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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2016: 1,054,835 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 695,454 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 184,971
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 34,617
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 170,392
Renter-occupied apartments: 142,625 (it was 103,024 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

33%

Land area: 526 sq. mi.

Water area: 19.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 2004 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mecklenburg County: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.5%), Educational, health and social services (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (47.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (31.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.0%)
  • Asian alone (5.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Some other race alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years
Males: 506,610  (48.0%)
Females: 548,225  (52.0%)

Mecklenburg County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Mecklenburg County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $62,978 ($50,579 in 1999)

This county:

$62,978
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $908 (lower quartile is $724, upper quartile is $1,161)
This county:

$908
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $221,400 (it was $139,000 in 2000)
Mecklenburg:

$221,400
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $143,200 - $365,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $296,126
Here:

$296,126
State:

$235,833

Townhouses or other attached units: $198,405
Here:

$198,405
State:

$191,052

In 2-unit structures: $298,690
Here:

$298,690
State:

$221,545

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,153
Here:

$139,153
State:

$144,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $234,211
Here:

$234,211
State:

$188,356

Mobile homes: $45,043
Here:

$45,043
State:

$74,306

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $410,772
Here:

$410,772
State:

$110,587
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,402
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $480

Institutionalized population: 6,172
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Health of residents in Mecklenburg County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
78.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
74.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
73.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.
24.3% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 8564 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2001: 8345 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2002: 8357 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2003: 7591 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2004: 8463 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2005: 8473 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2006: 9287 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2007: 6857 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2008: 2496 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2009: 1315 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2010: 1869 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 1949 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 3200 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 2013: 3863 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2014: 3896 buildings, average cost: $212,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,314 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,269 (1.0%)

Mecklenburg County household income distribution in 2009 Mecklenburg County home values distribution Mecklenburg County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.1%
Mecklenburg County:

12.1%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Black residents, 25.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.9% for American Indian residents, 29.3% for other race residents, 11.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.0 years old
(Males: 34.1 years old, Females: 36.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.0 years old, Black residents: 33.2 years old, American Indian residents: 39.7 years old, Asian residents: 32.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.6 years old, Other race residents: 26.8 years old)

Area name: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mecklenburg County is $613 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $857 a month.

Cities in this county include: Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Cornelius, Davidson, Pineville.

Mecklenburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Mecklenburg County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.278 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 17.3 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mecklenburg County: Yates Place Camp (A), Uwharrie Hunting Camp (B), Cove Boat Ramp (C), Town Creek Indian Mound (D), Hydro (E), Tuckertown (F), Badin Lake Campground (G), Badin Lake Group Campground (H), East Morris Mountain Hunt Camp (I), West Morris Mountain Camp (J), State Prison Camp 804 (K), Uwharrie National Forest Station (L), North Carolina Forest Service Rangers Office (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mecklenburg County include: Hamer Creek Church (A), New Hope Church (B), Mountain Grove Church (C), Mount Zion Church (D), Thomasville Church (E), Mount Olivet Church (F), Macedonia Church (G), Little River Church (H), Laurel Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bruton Cemetery (1), Chisolm Cemetery (2), Gillis Cemetery (3), Shiloh Cemetery (4), Love Joy Cemetery (5), Macedonia Cemetery (6), Lanes Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Alexander Pond (A), Chappell Pond (B), North State Orchard Pond Number Two (C), Smitherman Mill Pond (D), North State Orchard Pond Number One (E), McNair Lake (F), Ewing Lake (G), Cunningham Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Branch (A), Hughs Creek (B), Susies Creek (C), Hogpen Branch (D), Haystack Branch (E), Gravelly Branch (F), Gold Branch (G), Glady Fork (H), Gillis Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mecklenburg County include: Uwharrie Wildlife Area (1), Uwbarrie Game Land (2), Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site (3), Uwharrie Game Land (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cherokee County, South Carolina , Cabarrus County , Dare County , Hoke County , Jackson County , Sevier County, Tennessee , Wilson County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 42,462
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 44.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 160,304 (38.9% naturalized citizens)

Mecklenburg County:

15.2%
Whole state:

7.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 41,160
  • 2000 to 2009: 53,384
  • 1990 to 1999: 40,022
  • 1980 to 1989: 14,470
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,388
  • Before 1970: 5,063
Note: State values scaled to Mecklenburg County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.8%

Mecklenburg County marital status for males Mecklenburg County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 259,650
  • One, attached: 30,079
  • Two: 5,814
  • 3 or 4: 11,927
  • 5 to 9: 28,672
  • 10 to 19: 40,594
  • 20 to 49: 31,346
  • 50 or more: 20,219
  • Mobile homes: 6,442
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 280

Housing units in Mecklenburg County with a mortgage: 172,944 (5,088 second mortgage, 23,187 home equity loan, 445 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 49,909

Here:

77.8% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mecklenburg County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant204,287491
Mainline Protestant138,743188
Catholic78,69215
Black Protestant26,61273
Other20,97968
Orthodox8,72412
None442,262-
Mecklenburg County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 185
Mecklenburg County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 83
This county:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 245
Mecklenburg County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 804
This county:

9.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mecklenburg County:

7.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Mecklenburg County:

24.2%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Mecklenburg County:

Average size of farms: 85 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $238,380
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $9911.39
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.05%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.68%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $193,829
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.46%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,460
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.12
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.95%
Corn for grain: 148 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1512 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1365 harvested acres
Vegetables: 72 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9 acres

Tornado activity:

Mecklenburg County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 6761981.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1976, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mecklenburg County-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 133.3 miles away from Mecklenburg County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 166.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 268.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 180.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.7 miles away from Mecklenburg County center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 156.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1312: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-844: September 25, 1989, FEMA Id: 844, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 11, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3049: August 11, 1977, FEMA Id: 3049, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • North Carolina Drought and Freezing, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3033: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3033, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought

The number of natural disasters in Mecklenburg County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (18%)
  • India (14%)
  • Honduras (6%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Ecuador (3%)
  • Colombia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mecklenburg County (%):

  • American (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • African (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Mecklenburg County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 548,732 (80.3%)
  • Carpooled: 61,321 (9.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11,985 (1.8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 410 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,624 (0.2%)
  • Railroad: 990 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 7,703 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 168 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 10,232 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 40,208 (5.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 6,355 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,371 people in nursing homes
  • 1,919 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,516 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 393 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 298 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 264 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 250 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 249 people in state prisons
  • 202 people in other group homes
  • 199 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 150 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 150 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 142 people in halfway houses
  • 36 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 26 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 17 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 7,046 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,654 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,956 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 910 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 825 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 499 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 357 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 244 people in state prisons
  • 205 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 133 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 129 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 56 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,913.

7.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,945 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($406 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

2.72% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($12,837 average AGI)
5.20% relocated from other states ($35,702 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

5.20%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, NC  0.43% ($42,491 average AGI)
from Cabarrus County, NC  0.36% ($35,358)
from York County, SC  0.25% ($37,859)
from Gaston County, NC  0.24% ($34,842)
from Iredell County, NC  0.19% ($47,817)
from Wake County, NC  0.19% ($41,372)
from Guilford County, NC  0.14% ($37,538)


6.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,883 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($536 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

0.07%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

2.57% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($17,864 average AGI)
4.19% relocated to other states ($35,483 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

4.19%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Union County, NC  0.46% ($64,047 average AGI)
to Cabarrus County, NC  0.42% ($46,571)
to York County, SC  0.33% ($49,388)
to Gaston County, NC  0.28% ($38,220)
to Iredell County, NC  0.18% ($53,634)
to Wake County, NC  0.18% ($51,808)
to Guilford County, NC  0.11% ($36,472)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.3

Births per 1000 population in Mecklenburg County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Mecklenburg County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mecklenburg County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mecklenburg County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mecklenburg County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 83,844 (69,474 aged, 14,370 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 29,395 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4,757)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,057)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (3,893)
  • Unspecified dementia (3,225)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,040)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,562)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,267)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,627)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,533)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,468)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.78
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,591
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 253
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,144

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,712
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 632
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 9,711

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 76.7
  • Cut/Pierce - 11.3
  • Other - 13.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 51.7
  • Suffocation - 18.2
  • Poisoning - 15.2
  • Other - 8.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,054,835
  • In family households: 838,399 (127,068 male householders, 120,355 female householders)
    178,768 spouses, 318,037 children (301,661 natural, 6,252 adopted, 10,124 stepchildren), 18,407 grandchildren, 17,006 brothers or sisters, 19,779 parents, 18,554 other relatives, 20,425 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 201,368 (70,931 male householders (53,697 living alone)), 81,150 female householders (67,492 living alone)), 49,287 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 15,068

Size of family households: 107,361 2-persons, 61,351 3-persons, 46,604 4-persons, 22,424 5-persons, 6,883 6-persons, 2,800 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 121,189 1-person, 26,616 2-persons, 3,162 3-persons, 1,038 4-persons, 76 5-persons.

158,490 married couples with children.
74,687 single-parent households (13,643 men, 61,044 women).

79.9% of residents of Mecklenburg speak English at home.
10.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,227,497,000 ($4,183 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $186,733,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,236,744,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $506,980,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,028,000
Federal grants: $561,168,000
Federal procurement contracts: $552,001,000 ($69,682,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $358,574,000 ($42,480,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $23,846,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $932,718,000
Federal Government insurance: $471,120,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 66,184
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 24,609
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +24,476
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +35,986
Here:

+45 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mecklenburg County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 106.50 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 11,363
  • 2010 to 2013: 21,065
  • 2000 to 2009: 113,836
  • 1990 to 1999: 89,263
  • 1980 to 1989: 64,590
  • 1970 to 1979: 47,133
  • 1960 to 1969: 39,801
  • 1950 to 1959: 26,441
  • 1940 to 1949: 11,418
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,113
Note: State values scaled to Mecklenburg population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mecklenburg County population
  • 1 room: 571
  • 2 rooms: 611
  • 3 rooms: 3,703
  • 4 rooms: 12,605
  • 5 rooms: 33,106
  • 6 rooms: 42,276
  • 7 rooms: 39,701
  • 8 rooms: 33,394
  • 9+ rooms: 56,886
  • 1 room: 4,574
  • 2 rooms: 9,309
  • 3 rooms: 35,332
  • 4 rooms: 47,464
  • 5 rooms: 36,073
  • 6 rooms: 23,584
  • 7 rooms: 9,147
  • 8 rooms: 5,844
  • 9+ rooms: 5,324
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mecklenburg County population
  • no bedroom: 594
  • 1 bedroom: 2,565
  • 2 bedrooms: 23,451
  • 3 bedrooms: 104,360
  • 4 bedrooms: 74,908
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16,975
  • no bedroom: 4,741
  • 1 bedroom: 41,566
  • 2 bedrooms: 66,278
  • 3 bedrooms: 49,039
  • 4 bedrooms: 12,986
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,041
Cars and other vehicles available in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mecklenburg County population
  • no vehicle: 3,289
  • 1 vehicle: 56,280
  • 2 vehicles: 106,786
  • 3 vehicles: 42,617
  • 4 vehicles: 11,250
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,631
  • no vehicle: 17,569
  • 1 vehicle: 91,920
  • 2 vehicles: 52,729
  • 3 vehicles: 11,288
  • 4 vehicles: 2,425
  • 5+ vehicles: 720

82% of Mecklenburg County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in North Carolina.

Mecklenburg County:

81.6%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 428,236
  • Other state: 452,862
  • Northeast: 142,695
  • Midwest: 82,079
  • South: 191,715
  • West: 36,373

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mecklenburg County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.0%)
  • Electricity (31.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (70.2%)
  • Utility gas (28.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14,685
Here:

12.8%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,201
Here:

11.3%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10,335
Here:

17.5%
North Carolina:

17.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Mecklenburg County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $65,538,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $138,154,000
    General Public Buildings: $57,080,000
    Other Higher Education: $31,466,000
    Housing and Community Development: $12,822,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,925,000
    General - Other: $4,997,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,329,000
    Libraries: $3,436,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,044,000
    Parks and Recreation: $646,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $949,130,000
    Health - Other: $132,767,000
    General - Other: $93,644,000
    Other Higher Education: $88,767,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,999,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $61,357,000
    Liquor Stores: $52,720,000
    Central Staff Services: $41,003,000
    Transit Utilities: $32,248,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,379,000
    Libraries: $29,875,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $17,671,000
    Police Protection: $13,246,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,654,000
    Financial Administration: $5,136,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,289,000
    Local Fire Protection: $792,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $108,230,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $144,768,000
    Health - Other: $261,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $31,038,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,721,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,205,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,974,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,631,000
    Financial Administration: $682,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $381,000
    Parks and Recreation: $379,000
    Health - Other: $311,000
    Police Protection: $278,000
    Correctional Institutions: $258,000
    Local Fire Protection: $39,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $972,890,000

Mecklenburg County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $74,084,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $23,221,000
    Higher Education - Other: $20,173,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $13,970,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,795,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,658,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $312,000
    Parking Facilities: $76,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $2,627,000
    All Other: $1,021,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,194,000
    Public Welfare: $1,926,000
    All Other: $962,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $21,421,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $13,948,000
    Rents: $2,571,000
    Sale of Property: $137,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $63,892,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $708,173,000
    Public Welfare: $98,263,000
    Health and Hospitals: $36,911,000
    All Other: $9,480,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,538,000
    General Local Government Support: $195,000
  • Tax - Property: $751,147,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $220,707,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $24,444,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,474,000
    NEC: $2,066,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,357,000
    Other License: $84,000

Mecklenburg County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,035,111,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,965,553,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $197,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $127,442,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $40,590,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $37,316,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,274,000

Mecklenburg County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $195,023,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $346,192,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,316,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 12,124
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,549
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 10,575
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,780
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 6,703
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,641
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,633
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5,432
Mecklenburg County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Mecklenburg County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 144 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5,005$154,6195,484$222,88424,698$219,456547$133,11720$5,948,4501,779$150,14724$110,083
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED172$148,343378$252,3681,826$212,229118$62,8903$3,276,000153$132,83021$60,810
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,019$144,3171,010$200,6198,467$199,176576$53,8026$5,948,000825$133,69340$84,125
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN779$147,415821$210,1615,047$203,658155$112,5233$7,027,667414$145,28513$87,615
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS118$155,085163$214,5771,526$201,33775$135,9871$209,00073$145,5899$76,889
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 136 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED969$225,205843$208,29938$169,7890$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED393$227,486330$212,12156$135,0890$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED130$242,223161$201,85712$169,0001$77,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN80$222,50085$207,22415$179,6674$259,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS47$181,66031$172,87117$115,1760$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Mecklenburg County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3,70070.7 years
Mary3,39478.2 years
John3,20973.0 years
William3,15773.1 years
Robert2,35870.4 years
Charles1,50670.8 years
Margaret1,25879.1 years
George1,21173.8 years
Thomas1,16771.7 years
Willie1,09470.9 years
Most common last names in Mecklenburg County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,45574.1 years
Williams1,05773.0 years
Johnson1,01872.2 years
Brown98773.9 years
Davis97871.6 years
Jones78372.8 years
Moore69573.2 years
Miller68272.7 years
Wilson66573.4 years
Alexander62875.4 years
Businesses in Mecklenburg County, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI8Journeys2
ALDO5Justice5
AMF Bowling3KFC14
AT&T20Kincaid5
Abercrombie & Fitch3Kmart2
Abercrombie Kids2Knights Inn2
Ace Hardware3Kohl's4
Advance Auto Parts17La Quinta2
Aeropostale3La-Z-Boy3
Aerosoles1Lane Bryant5
American Eagle Outfitters4Lane Furniture4
Ann Taylor6LensCrafters3
Apple Store1Little Caesars Pizza11
Applebee's5Long John Silver's1
Arby's11Lowe's9
Ashley Furniture3Macy's3
Audi1MainStay1
AutoZone15Marriott24
Avenue1Marshalls7
BMW2MasterBrand Cabinets26
Bakers2McDonald's41
Bally Total Fitness2Men's Wearhouse8
Banana Republic4Microtel4
Barnes & Noble4Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins13Motherhood Maternity5
Bath & Body Works8New Balance25
Bebe2New York & Co3
Bed Bath & Beyond3Nike60
Ben & Jerry's5Nissan3
Best Western3Nordstrom1
Blockbuster13Office Depot8
Brooks Brothers2OfficeMax4
Brookstone1Old Navy7
Budget Car Rental3Olive Garden2
Buffalo Wild Wings3On The Border2
Burger King22Outback5
Buybuy BABY1Outback Steakhouse5
CVS40Pac Sun2
Cache3Panda Express5
CarMax1Panera Bread10
Caribou Coffee11Papa John's Pizza11
Casual Male XL2Payless8
Catherines3Penske9
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart8
Chevrolet4Pier 1 Imports6
Chick-Fil-A22Pizza Hut20
Chico's3Plato's Closet2
Chipotle4Pottery Barn2
Chuck E. Cheese's2Pottery Barn Kids1
Church's Chicken3Qdoba Mexican Grill9
Cinnabon 5Quality5
Circle K21Quiznos12
Clarion1RadioShack13
Clarks2Ramada4
Cold Stone Creamery5Red Lobster1
Coldwater Creek3Red Robin3
Comfort Inn3Red Roof Inn2
Comfort Suites5Rite Aid37
Costco2Rodeway Inn2
Cracker Barrel2Rooms To Go5
Crate & Barrel1Ruby Tuesday3
Cricket Wireless41Rue211
Curves6Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
DHL1SAS Shoes2
Dairy Queen10SONIC Drive-In3
Days Inn6Sam's Club3
Decora Cabinetry9Sears8
Dennys1Sephora3
Discount Tire5Sheraton1
Domino's Pizza20Shoe Carnival2
DressBarn4Skechers USA1
Dressbarn3Sleep Inn5
Dunkin Donuts17Soma Intimates2
Econo Lodge5Spencer Gifts1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel13
Ethan Allen2Staples5
Express3Starbucks49
Extended Stay America3Steak 'n Shake2
Extended Stay Deluxe1Studio 61
FedEx198Studio Plus Deluxe Studios2
Finish Line2Subaru2
Firestone Complete Auto Care14Suburban2
Foot Locker4Subway56
Ford5Super 84
Forever 212T-Mobile32
GNC28T.G.I. Driday's3
GameStop14T.J.Maxx4
Gap5Taco Bell20
Goodwill4Talbots5
Gymboree4Target10
H&R Block30The Cheesecake Factory1
Haagen-Dazs2The Limited2
Hardee's5The Room Place2
Havertys Furniture2Tire Kingdom13
Haworth1Torrid1
Hilton22Toyota2
Hobby Lobby2Toys"R"Us3
Holiday Inn13Trader Joe's3
Hollister Co.3U-Haul34
Home Depot9UPS234
Homestead Studio Suites1Urban Outfitters1
Honda3Value City Furniture3
Hot Topic2Vans5
Howard Johnson1Verizon Wireless15
Hyatt5Victoria's Secret5
Hyundai3Volkswagen3
IHOP7Waffle House10
IKEA1Walgreens19
InTown Suites6Walmart8
J. Jill2Wendy's30
J.Crew2Westin1
JCPenney1Wet Seal1
Jack In The Box11Wingate2
Jamba Juice1YMCA15
JoS. A. Bank6Z Gallerie1
Jones New York25

Mecklenburg County on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"