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.
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$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.