Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte is a very large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 859,035 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 (12.23%), management occupations (11.99%), and sales jobs (11.79%).

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 a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Charlotte. This makes Charlotte a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Charlotte presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

Of the large cities in America, Charlotte is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 81.78% of people in Charlotte drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Charlotte, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

The citizens of Charlotte are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.89% of adults in Charlotte have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Charlotte in 2010 was $34,687, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,748 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 13.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Charlotte include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Charlotte's cultural character, accounting for 16.43% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Charlotte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.