Charlotte is a very large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 885,708 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 management occupations (12.14%), sales jobs (11.49%), and office and administrative support (10.71%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Charlotte telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.73% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Charlotte, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Charlotte is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Charlotte a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Charlotte is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
One important feature of Charlotte is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 82.69% 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.
The citizens of Charlotte are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.32% 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 2018 was $38,000, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,000 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 14.28% 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 16.69% 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.