Charlotte, NC has a population of 808,834 and is the 17th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,642 per sq mi which is 1359% higher than the North Carolina average and 2816% higher than the national average. The median age in Charlotte is 34 which is approximately 12% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Charlotte, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 79% speak English and 12% speak Spanish. 42% of Charlotte residents were born in North Carolina, 41% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 16% were foreign born.