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Charlotte, NC

Charlotte leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
841,611
Charlotte Population7
$
47,471
Median Income6
6.3
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 64%

Age

34.1
Median Age7
19.2
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Charlotte residents are predominantly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 6.1% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 19.3%

Race

63.3
%
North Carolina Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Charlotte has comfortable summers and cold, snowless winters with frequent rain. The temperature reaches 90°F or above 46 days per year with an average temperature in January of 40°F. There is at least some rain 112 days per year with 42 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

31
%
Chance of Rain11
64
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature42

 

Housing

The average home value in Charlotte increased by 49% since 2010 which is 7% higher than the national average and 20% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,500
Monthly Average12
47
%
Renters43

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Charlotte is an average tax location with sales tax near the national average and property tax 24% lower than the national average, but income tax 14% higher than the national average.

Other

0.85
%
Property Tax21
7.25
%
Sales Tax19
1.23
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)44

 

Employment

Charlotte has an average employment rate of 94% which is 0% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Compass Group USA and Bank of America

Income

17.3
%
<$25,0006
16.8
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Charlotte leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results46

Representatives

Mayor28 Vi Lyles
Democratic
House of Representative28 Alma Adams
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, is 10.9 miles from the center of Charlotte, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, W.G. "Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center, is 35.1 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Levine Cancer Institute, is 4.6 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 No
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In North Carolina, 37.1% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 42.6% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#30 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#32 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report32
#83 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche33
#38 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche34
#20 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report35
#91 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub36
#56 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades37
 

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