Charlotte employment information

IndexCharlotteNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$33,050$26,779$29,829
Median household income$55,599$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$77,185$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$38,174$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$36,948$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$28,659$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate6.1%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level15.8%16.8%15.1%
The Charlotte, NC employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Charlotte is $33,050, which is 23% higher than than the North Carolina average and 11% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $55,599, which is 15% higher than than the North Carolina average and 1% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Charlotte is 6%, which is 31% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Charlotte is 16% which is 5% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$37,062$55,599$111,198
City
$32,167$48,256$96,512
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Charlotte is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Charlotte is 1% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Charlotte is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Charlotte is 5% higher than the national average.

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Charlotte median earnings by income bracket

Charlotte employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.7%1.1%
Manufacturing sector10.2%0.3%
Financial & insurance services10.8%11.0%
Wholesale & retail services14.6%13.6%
Public administration2.1%2.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.5%3.1%
Education, health & social services8.5%29.5%
Other32.9%32.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Marvin, NC6,056$185,862236%
Weddington, NC10,254$125,966128%
Tega Cay, SC9,026$120,346118%
Wesley Chapel, NC8,217$103,43887%
Huntersville, NC51,701$90,63364%
Charlotte, NC808,834$55,5991%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fort Worth, TX815,930$54,8761%
Columbus, OH837,038$47,15615%
Indianapolis, IN846,674$43,10122%
San Francisco, CA850,282$87,70159%
Jacksonville, FL856,616$48,25613%
Charlotte, NC808,834$55,5991%
Source: The Charlotte, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).