Charlotte, NC Population

By | June 24, 2019

Population: 540,828. Estimated population in July 2020: 610,949 (+13.0% change)
Males: 264,978 (49.0%), Females: 275,850 (51.0%)

The city of Charlotte is located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in North Carolina, including top 10 cities by population and area of North Carolina.

Zip codes: 28202, 28203, 28204, 28205, 28206, 28207, 28208, 28209, 28210, 28211, 28212, 28213, 28214, 28215, 28216, 28217, 28223, 28226, 28227, 28262, 28269, 28270, 28273, 28277, 28278.

Median resident age: 32.7 years
Median household income: $46,975
Median house value: $134,300

Races in Charlotte:

  • White Non-Hispanic (55.1%)
  • Black (32.7%)
  • Hispanic (7.4%)
  • Other race (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • Vietnamese (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (10.1%), English (8.5%), Irish (7.9%), United States (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), Italian (3.3%).

Elevation: 850 feet

Land area: 242.3 square miles

Map of Charlotte, NC

Population

For population 25 years and over in Charlotte

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 36.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charlotte city

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

11.1% Foreign born (5.6% Latin America, 2.9% Asia, 1.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +110,805 (+25.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Charlotte:

  • CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER/BEHAV HEALTH (1000 BLYTHE BLVD)
  • CHARLOTTE INSTITUTE OF REHABILITATION (1100 BLYTHE BOULEVARD)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL INC (2001 VAIL AVE)
  • PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL (200 HAWTHORNE LANE BOX 33549)
  • PRESBYTERIAN-ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL (1901 RANDOLPH RD)
  • UNIVERSITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (8800 NORTH TYRON STREET)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Charlotte:

  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 8 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; Abbreviation: CLT)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 53 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 77 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Abbreviation: INT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Charlotte:

  • WILGROVE AIR PARK (about 12 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; Abbreviation: 8A6)
  • CONCORD REGIONAL (about 16 miles; CONCORD, NC; Abbreviation: JQF)
  • GOOSE CREEK (about 19 miles; INDIAN TRAIL, NC; Abbreviation: 28A)
Amtrak station:
CHARLOTTE (1914 N. TYRON ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Charlotte:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (Full-time enrollment: 13,706; Location: 9201 UNIVERSITY CITY BLVD; Public; Website: www.uncc.edu/; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 7,967; Location: PO BOX 35009; Public; Website: www.cpcc.cc.nc.us)
  • JOHNSON C SMITH UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,531; Location: 100-152 BEATTIES FORD RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.jcsu.edu)
  • QUEENS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,098; Location: 1900 SELWYN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.queens.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • KINGS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 316; Location: 322 LAMAR AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHARLOTTE (Full-time enrollment: 151; Location: 1515 MOCKINGBIRD LN STE 600; Private, for-profit; Website: www.aich.artinstitutes.edu)
  • BROOKSTONE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 135; Location: 8307 UNIVERSITY EXEC PK DR STE 240; Private, for-profit; Website: www.brookstone.edu)
  • CAROLINAS COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES (Full-time enrollment: 124; Location: 1200 BLYTHE BLVD; Public; Website: www.carolinascollege.org)
  • PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 123; Location: 1901 E FIFTH ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MERCY SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 91; Location: 1921 VAIL AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.carolinas.org/education/mercyson/)
  • UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OF BEAUTY (Full-time enrollment: 60; Location: 1701 W TRADE ST; Private, for-profit)
  • CAROLINA BEAUTY COLLEGE 4 (Full-time enrollment: 59; Location: NORTH PARK MALL 5430-0 N TRYON ST; Private, for-profit)
  • DUDLEYS BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 42; Location: 1950 JOHN MCDONALD AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • SOUTH EASTERN COLLEGE OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Full-time enrollment: 39; Location: 1535 ELIZABETH AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • HAIRSTYLING INSTITUTE OF CHARLOTTE INC (Full-time enrollment: 35; Location: 209B S KINGS DR; Private, for-profit; Website: [email protected])
  • CHARLOTTE TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING SCHOOL (Location: 500 N HOSKINS RD; Private, for-profit)
  • BRANDS COLLEGE OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Location: 4900B OLD PINEVILLE RD; Private, for-profit)
  • BRANDS COLLEGE OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Location: 115 LAKEWOOD AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • CAROLINA SCHOOL OF BROADCASTING (Location: 7003 WALLACE RD STE 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.csb-radio-tv.com)
  • BERLITZ LANGUAGE CENTERS (Location: 5821 FAIRVIEW RD STE 105; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Charlotte:

  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 24 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,221)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 26 miles; DALLAS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,473)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)
  • ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; SALISBURY, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,499)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; HICKORY, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,563)
  • FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,271)

Biggest public high schools in Charlotte:

  • INDEPENDENCE HIGH (Students: 2,729; Location: 1967 PATRIOT DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MYERS PARK HIGH (Students: 2,613; Location: 2400 COLONY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PROVIDENCE HIGH (Students: 2,436; Location: 1800 PINEVILLE-MATTHEWS RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ZEBULON B VANCE HIGH (Students: 2,418; Location: 7600 IBM ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EAST MECKLENBURG HIGH (Students: 2,275; Location: 6800 MONROE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTH MECKLENBURG HIGH (Students: 2,216; Location: 8900 PARK RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HOPEWELL HIGH (Students: 2,048; Location: 11530 BEATTIES FORD ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST MECKLENBURG HIGH (Students: 1,524; Location: 7400 TUCKASEEGEE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GARINGER HIGH (Students: 1,488; Location: 1100 EASTWAY DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST CHARLOTTE HIGH (Students: 1,483; Location: 2219 SENIOR DR; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in Charlotte:

  • CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 1,591; Location: 1440 CARMEL ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • PROVIDENCE DAY SCHOOL (Students: 1,377; Location: 5800 SARDIS ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CHARLOTTE LATIN SCHOOL (Students: 1,316; Location: 9502 PROVIDENCE ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 987; Location: 7301 SARDIS ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 904; Location: 7702 PINEVILLE MATTHEW RD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 720; Location: 333 JEREMIAH BLVD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • UNITED FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 477; Location: 8617 PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER SCH. (Students: 399; Location: P.O. BOX 240433; Grades: PK – 12)
  • RESURRECTION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 224; Location: 2825 SHENANDOAH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 160; Location: 8101 FALLSDALE DR; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Charlotte:

  • JAMES MARTIN MIDDLE (Students: 1,708; Location: 7800 IBM DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • COULWOOD MIDDLE (Students: 1,247; Location: 500 KENTBERRY DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHRIDGE MIDDLE (Students: 1,188; Location: 7601 THE PLAZA; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHWEST HIGH (Students: 1,183; Location: 1415 BEATTIES FORD; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • JAY M ROBINSON MIDDLE (Students: 1,171; Location: 5925 BALLANTYNE COMMONS PWY; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • QUAIL HOLLOW MIDDLE (Students: 1,145; Location: 2901 SMITHFLD CH RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PHILLIP O BERRY ACADEMY OF TEC (Students: 1,145; Location: 1430 ALLEGHANY STREET; Grades: 09 – 11)
  • LAKE WYLIE ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,144; Location: 13620 ERWIN RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • DAVID COX ROAD ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,101; Location: 4215 DAVID COX RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CARMEL MIDDLE (Students: 1,100; Location: 5001 CAMILLA DR; Grades: 06 – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Charlotte:

  • HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC MS (Students: 977; Location: 3100 PARK RD; Grades: 6 – 8)
  • CALVARY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CTR (Students: 826; Location: 5801 PINEVILLE MATTHEWS ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHRISTIA (Students: 742; Location: 6050 HICKORY GROVE RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 632; Location: 7000 ENDHAVEN LN; Grades: KG – 5)
  • ST GABRIEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 545; Location: 3028 PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: KG – 5)
  • COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 445; Location: 9100 OLMSTED DR & 9026 MALLARD; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • ST ANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 600 HILLSIDE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 401; Location: 1125 BUCHANAN STREET; Grades: KG – 5)
  • OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: 4225 SHAMROCK DR.; Grades: PK – 5)
  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 260; Location: 2633 EASTWAY DR; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Charlotte:

  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG CNTY (Operating income: $25,195,400; Location: 310 NORTH TRYON STREET; 1,609,531 books; 63,496 audio materials; 41,035 video materials; 2,810 serial subscriptions)