Charlotte demographics profile

StatisticCharlotteNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,64218191
Median age33.838.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%57%55%
Speak English79%89%79%
Speak Spanish12%7%13%
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.

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  • The population density in Charlotte is 1359% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Charlotte is 12% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Charlotte 50.73% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Charlotte 35.26% of the population is African American.
  • In Charlotte 5.97% of the population is Asian.

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Charlotte population breakdown by race

RaceCharlotteNorth CarolinaNational
African American35.26%21.50%12.63%
American Indian0.31%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.09%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race2.76%2.45%3.06%
Other race4.89%3.01%4.75%
In Charlotte, 13.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Charlotte age breakdown

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Source: The Charlotte, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).