Charlotte, NC

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Population

872,506

1.57% growth

Median Age

34.7


Median Household Income

$60,764

0.955% decline

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Number of Employees

472,775

1.79% growth

Median Property Value

$230,900

7.15% growth

About

In 2018, Charlotte, NC had a population of 873k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $60,764. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Charlotte, NC grew from 859,052 to 872,506, a 1.57% increase and its median household income declined from $61,350 to $60,764, a -0.955% decrease.

The population of Charlotte, NC is 40.8% White Alone, 34.9% Black or African American Alone, and 14.5% Hispanic or Latino. 22.8% of the people in Charlotte, NC speak a non-English language, and 88.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charlotte, NC are University of North Carolina at Charlotte (7,158 degrees awarded in 2017), Central Piedmont Community College (2,997 degrees), and Queens University of Charlotte (705 degrees).

The median property value in Charlotte, NC is $230,900, and the homeownership rate is 52.5%. Most people in Charlotte, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Charlotte, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Charlotte, NC employs 473k people. The largest industries in Charlotte, NC are Finance & Insurance (54,760 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,657 people), and Retail Trade (47,524 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,364), Finance & Insurance ($73,201), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,969).

Median household income in Charlotte, NC is $60,764. Males in Charlotte, NC have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,552. The income inequality in Charlotte, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,764

2018 value

± $1,333

-0.955%

1 Year Growth

± 3.89%

Households in Charlotte, NC have a median annual income of $60,764, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,350 in 2017, which represents a -0.955% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,551

Average Male Salary

± $1,091

$47,552

Average Female Salary

± $846

In 2018, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.32 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,551 ± $4,420

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $53,592 ± $28,568

  3. White

    $52,871 ± $810

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Charlotte, NC is from North Carolina.

0.47

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.556% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 28

  2. Census Tract 29.05

  3. Census Tract 58.46

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Charlotte, NC was Census Tract 28 with a value of $211,250, followed by Census Tract 29.05 and Census Tract 58.46, with respective values of $207,500 and $162,621.

The following map shows all of the places in Charlotte, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charlotte, NC (121k out of 814k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    56,366 ± 1,778

  2. White

    41,007 ± 1,539

  3. Hispanic

    29,500 ± 1,283

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Charlotte, NC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

473k

2018 Value

± 12,619

1.79%

1 Year growth

± 3.68%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Charlotte, NC grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 464k employees to 473k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charlotte, NC, are Management Occupations (56,087 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (52,408 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (52,308 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Charlotte, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Charlotte, NC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (56,087 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (52,408 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (52,308 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Charlotte, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.6 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.37 times), and Legal Occupations (1.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Charlotte, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($101,377), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($87,124), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,383).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

473k

2018 Value

± 12,619

1.79%

1 Year growth

± 3.68%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Charlotte, NC grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 464k employees to 473k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charlotte, NC, are Finance & Insurance (54,760 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,657 people), and Retail Trade (47,524 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Charlotte, NC, though some of these residents may live in Charlotte, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Charlotte, NC, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (54,760 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,657 people), and Retail Trade (47,524 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Charlotte, NC has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.5 times higher than expected), Information (1.43 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Charlotte, NC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,364), Finance & Insurance ($73,201), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,969).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.5% of the population of Charlotte, NC has health coverage, with 52.1% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 7.55% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Charlotte, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Charlotte, NC see 1150 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.41% increase from the previous year (1134 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1469 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 405 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,150 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mecklenburg County, NC see an average of 1,150 patients per year. This represents a 1.41% increase from the previous year (1,134 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mecklenburg County, NC in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.5%

Uninsured

52.1%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

7.55%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charlotte, NC grew by 2.97% from 12.1% to 12.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Charlotte, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Charlotte, NC is home to a population of 873k people, from which 88.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.8% of Charlotte, NC residents were born outside of the country (136k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Charlotte, NC is composed of 356k White Alone residents (40.8%), 304k Black or African American Alone residents (34.9%), 127k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.5%), 61.1k Asian Alone residents (7.01%), 18.9k Two or More Races residents (2.17%), 2.88k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.33%), 2.56k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.293%), and 223 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0256%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Charlotte, NC are Spanish (103,352 speakers), Hindi (7,444 speakers), and Other Languages of Asia (5,870 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Charlotte, NC was 34.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Charlotte, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Charlotte, NC residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

136k people

15.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

130k people

As of 2017, 15.8% of Charlotte, NC residents (136k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Charlotte, NC was 15.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    229,977 ± 11,643 people

  2. India

    71,606 ± 6,547 people

  3. Honduras

    31,466 ± 4,348 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 229,977 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 71,606 and Honduras with 31,466.

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Citizenship

88.8%

2018 Citizenship

88.2%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 88.8% of Charlotte, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Charlotte, NC was 88.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    356k ± 7.57k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    304k ± 7.95k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    127k ± 9.71k

In 2018, there were 1.17 times more White Alone residents (356k people) in Charlotte, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 304k Black or African American Alone and 127k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Charlotte, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    103,352 speakers (12.6%)

  2. Hindi

    7,444 speakers (0.911%)

  3. Other Languages of Asia

    5,870 speakers (0.718%)

22.8% of Charlotte, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Charlotte, NC was Spanish. 12.6% of the overall population of Charlotte, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.911% speak Hindi and 0.718% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,966 ± 1,425

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,533 ± 1,888

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,507 ± 1,656

Charlotte, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Charlotte, NC awarded 12,984 degrees. The student population of Charlotte, NC is skewed towards women, with 26,311 male students and 30,425 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charlotte, NC are White (6,726 and 56.2%), followed by Black or African American (2,766 and 23.1%), Hispanic or Latino (1,102 and 9.21%), and Asian (486 and 4.06%).

The largest universities in Charlotte, NC by number of degrees awarded are University of North Carolina at Charlotte (7,158 and 55.1%), Central Piedmont Community College (2,997 and 23.1%), and Queens University of Charlotte (705 and 5.43%).

The most popular majors in Charlotte, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,193 and 9.19%), General Business Administration & Management (787 and 6.06%), and Registered Nursing (509 and 3.92%).

The median tuition costs in Charlotte, NC are $23,312 for private four year colleges, and $3,812 and $17,246 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 359 degrees awarded

  2. 428 degrees awarded

  3. 359 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Charlotte, NC was Registered Nursing with 359 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Charlotte, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,158 degrees awarded

  2. 2,997 degrees awarded

  3. 705 degrees awarded

$3,812

Median In-State Public

$23,312

Median Private

In 2017, the Charlotte, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Carolina at Charlotte with 7,158 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,363

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,621

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,363 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Charlotte, NC, which is 0.704 times less than the 7,621 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Charlotte, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,726 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,766 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,102 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Charlotte, NC were to White students. These 6,726 degrees mean that there were 2.43 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,766 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charlotte, NC was $230,900 in 2018, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $215,500 to $230,900, a 7.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Charlotte, NC is 52.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Charlotte, NC have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Charlotte, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$230,900

2018 Median

± $6,108

$215,500

2017 Median

± $6,722

In 2018, the median property value in Charlotte, NC grew to to $230,900 from the previous year's value of $215,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Charlotte, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charlotte, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$60,764

Median Household Income

± $1,333

336k

Number of Households

± 9,370

In 2018, the median household income of the 336k households in Charlotte, NC declined from $60,764 from the previous year's value of $61,350.

The following chart displays the households in Charlotte, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Charlotte, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charlotte, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

52.5%

2018 Homeownership

53.2%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 52.5% of the housing units in Charlotte, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Charlotte, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charlotte, NC have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.17% of the workforce in Charlotte, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.53%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.36%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Charlotte, NC was Drove Alone (75.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.53%) and those who Worked At Home (8.36%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Charlotte, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Charlotte, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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