Living Here Guide

17 numbers that will help you understand Charlotte

A pair of international companies are expanding in Mecklenburg County and will bring with them a nearly 150 jobs.
A pair of international companies are expanding in Mecklenburg County and will bring with them a nearly 150 jobs.

1,054,835: Mecklenburg County’s estimated 2016 population. Charlotte has an estimated 842,051 residents.

15,656: The number of residents Charlotte added last year, more than all but 10 cities in the country.

34.9: Median age in Mecklenburg County.

89.4: Percent of county residents with a high school degree or higher.

$56,854: Median household income in the county, about $10,000 higher than the $46,868 median for the state.

14.3: Percent of Mecklenburg County’s population that’s foreign-born.

166: Nonstop destinations from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

307.1: Size of Charlotte in square miles. The city is more than twice the size of Philadelphia and more than four times larger than Washington, D.C.

$226,000: Median sales price for all homes in Mecklenburg County.

3,375: Animals adopted in the fiscal year 2017 from Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care and Control.

18.8: Percentage of people in the county who speak a language at home other than English.

24: Average minutes of commute for Mecklenburg County residents.

104: Degrees, hottest day in Charlotte, which happened six times between 1954 and 2012.

-5: Degrees, coldest day, three times between 1880 and 1985.

41.63: Inches of precipitation per year, on average.

4: In inches, the average annual snowfall in Charlotte.

11: White Christmases in 138 years, although seven of those times it was just a trace.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Charlotte Chamber of Commerce; National Weather Service.

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