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1.8% growth
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13.2% growth
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3.96% growth
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6.73% growth


The economy of Charlotte, NC employs 446,387 people. The economy of Charlotte, NC is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Utilities; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 2.36; 2.33; and 2.01 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Charlotte, NC are Finance & Insurance (51,401), Retail trade (49,421), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (47,073), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,500), Utilities ($65,502), and Finance & Insurance ($62,008).

Median household income in Charlotte, NC is $61,017. Males in Charlotte, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of Charlotte, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Charlotte, NC. In Mecklenburg County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 88 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,675. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Charlotte, NC is from the county of Mecklenburg County, NC.

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Charlotte, NC is home to a population of 842,029 people, from which 89.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Charlotte, NC is composed of 350,932 White residents (41.7%), 296,543 Black residents (35.2%), 115,937 Hispanic residents (13.8%), 53,142 Asian residents (6.31%), and 18,924 Two+ residents (2.25%). The most common foreign languages in Charlotte, NC are Spanish (87,251 speakers), Other Asian (6,521 speakers), and African Languages (6,103 speakers), but compared to other places, Charlotte, NC has a relative high number of Gujarati (2,787 speakers), Laotian (1,030 speakers), and Other Asian (6,521 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Charlotte, NC awarded 14,026 degrees. The student population of Charlotte, NC is skewed towards females, with 6,062 male students and 7,964 female students. Most students in Charlotte, NC are White (7,437 and 53%), followed by Black or African American (3,239 and 23.1%), Hispanic or Latino (943 and 6.72%), and Unknown (691 and 4.93%). The largest universities in Charlotte, NC by number of graduates are University of North Carolina at Charlotte (6,434 and 45.9%), Central Piedmont Community College (3,522 and 25.1%), and Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (822 and 5.86%). The most popular majors in Charlotte, NC are General Business Administration & Management (457 and 3.26%), General Psychology (337 and 2.4%), and Registered Nursing (335 and 2.39%). The median tuition costs in Charlotte, NC are $31,360 for private four year colleges, and $3,737 and $16,908 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charlotte, NC is $201,500, which is 0.98 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $188,800 to $201,500, a 6.73% increase. The homeownership rate of Charlotte, NC is 52.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Charlotte, NC have an average commute time of 23.7 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.


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