StatisticCharlotteNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,64221891
Median age33.838.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%43%43%
Speak English79%89%79%
Speak Spanish12%7%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Charlotte is 1112% higher than North Carolina
  • The median age in Charlotte is 12% lower than North Carolina
  • In Charlotte 50.73% of the population is White
  • In Charlotte 35.26% of the population is Black
  • In Charlotte 5.97% of the population is Asian

Compare Charlotte, NC Demographics


      Charlotte population breakdown by race

      RaceCharlotteNorth CarolinaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Charlotte age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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