Most Expensive Charlotte Neighborhoods
|1||Sharon Rd / Ferncliff Rd|
|2||Providence Rd / Colville Rd|
|3||Queens U of Charlotte / Selwyn Ave|
|4||Sharon Rd / Colony Rd|
|5||E Morehead St / Kenilworth Ave|
|6||Pineville Matthews Rd / Reverdy Ln|
|8||Darby Chase Dr / James Richard Dr|
|9||Randolph Rd / N Wendover Rd|
|10||East Blvd / South Blvd|
Charlotte is a very large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 792,862 people and 200 constituent neighborhoods, Charlotte is the largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Charlotte is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Charlotte is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charlotte who work in office and administrative support (13.32%), sales jobs (12.55%) and management occupations (11.27%).
Also of interest is that Charlotte has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Charlotte is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Charlotte is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
One important feature of Charlotte is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 81.15% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Charlotte anyway. So, if you like to drive, Charlotte is the city for you! The landscape around Charlotte reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Charlotte is having a public transportation system, but in Charlotte the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Charlotte benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
The population of Charlotte is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.85% of adults in Charlotte have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Charlotte in 2010 was $31,556, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,224 for a family of four. However, Charlotte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Charlotte is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Charlotte home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Charlotte residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Charlotte also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Charlotte include German, English, Irish, Italian and Scots-Irish.
Charlotte also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.03%.
The most common language spoken in Charlotte is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||289,860|
|CHARLOTTE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||55.39%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||44.61%|
|TYPE OF CHARLOTTE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||56.91%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||7.22%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.52%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||29.07%|
|SIZE OF CHARLOTTE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.15%|
|AGE OF CHARLOTTE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||25.91%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||50.17%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||20.77%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||3.15%|
|CHARLOTTE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$186,353|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$991|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $55,000||3.22%|
|$55,001 - $109,000||13.79%|
|$109,001 - $219,000||42.51%|
|$219,001 - $328,000||17.83%|
|$328,001 - $437,000||8.78%|
|$437,001 - $546,000||4.54%|
|$546,001 - $820,000||5.15%|
|$820,001 - $1,093,000||2.14%|
|PEOPLE OF CHARLOTTE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.46%|
|5 TO 17||17.53%|
|18 TO 24||9.97%|
|25 TO 34||17.50%|
|35 TO 54||28.89%|
|55 TO 64||9.86%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||8.79%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||88.02%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$52,375|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$31,556|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||17.07%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (11.77%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.04%)
Information Technology (2.80%)
Real estate (2.32%)
Public Service (2.09%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||34.97%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.43%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.06%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||4.37%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.58%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||13.28%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (6.35%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (80.31%)
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