Charlotte employment information

IndexCharlotteNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$31,844$25,608$28,555
Median household income$53,274$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$73,766$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$35,073$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$35,691$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$27,169$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate7.8%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level17.3%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Charlotte is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Charlotte is equal to the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Charlotte is 34% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Charlotte is 11% higher than the national average.

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Charlotte median earnings by income bracket

Charlotte employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.2%0.9%
Manufacturing sector9.9%0.3%
Financial & insurance services10.5%10.5%
Wholesale & retail services14.5%13.7%
Public administration2.2%2.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.5%2.9%
Education, health & social services8.3%30.5%
Other33.1%31.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Marvin, NC5,806$158,246196%
Weddington, NC9,906$129,695143%
Tega Cay, SC8,224$114,294114%
Wesley Chapel, NC7,882$91,46371%
Huntersville, NC49,279$85,25859%
Charlotte, NC774,807$53,2740%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fort Worth, TX778,573$52,4922%
Columbus, OH811,943$44,77416%
San Francisco, CA829,072$78,37847%
Indianapolis, IN835,097$42,07621%
Jacksonville, FL837,533$46,76813%
Charlotte, NC774,807$53,2740%
Source: The Charlotte, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.