Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte is a very large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 827,097 people and 200 constituent neighborhoods, Charlotte is the largest community in North Carolina.

Charlotte is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.59%), sales jobs (12.20%), and management occupations (11.56%).

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 car-oriented large cities in America. A full 0.81% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Charlotte. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Charlotte landscape.

Charlotte is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Charlotte really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Charlotte citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Charlotte ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Charlotte a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

Charlotte is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.27% of adults in Charlotte have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Charlotte in 2010 was $32,254, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,016 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 13.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Charlotte include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

Charlotte also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.71%.

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