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Charlotte, NC (North Carolina) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $321,400 (it was $131,500 in 2000)
Charlotte:

$321,400
North Carolina:

$236,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $219,300 - $486,300

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $388,029
Here:

$388,029
State:

$316,354

Townhouses or other attached units: $296,370
Here:

$296,370
State:

$269,203

In 2-unit structures: $184,325
Here:

$184,325
State:

$212,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $178,624
Here:

$178,624
State:

$189,814

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $433,957
Here:

$433,957
State:

$258,822

Mobile homes: $52,977
Here:

$52,977
State:

$90,232

Total population: 809,958 (Urban population: 541,137, Rural population: 994 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 393,631 (365,269 occupied: 193,930 owner occupied, 171,339 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

47%
State:

33%

Housing density: 1,625 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2021: $445,491.

Median contract rent in 2021: $1,157 (lower quartile is $908, upper quartile is $1,458)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2021: $1,481


Median gross rent in Charlotte, NC in 2021: $1,301

Housing units in Charlotte with a mortgage: 142,912 (13,532 second mortgage, 171 home equity loan, 10,553 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,089

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $105,905

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $70,681

Median monthly housing costs: $1,302

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Charlotte, North Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1993

Median year apartment built: 1998

Household type by relationship:

Households: 879,697
  • Male householders: 172,659 (59,165 living alone), Female householders: 192,610 (68,987 living alone)
  • 137,506 spouses (135,936 opposite-sex spouses), 27,664 unmarried partners, (26,162 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 245,418 children (234,630 natural, 4,803 adopted, 5,985 stepchildren), 14,429 grandchildren, 10,209 brothers or sisters, 14,772 parents, 401 foster children, 16,101 other relatives, 36,079 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 11,849

Size of family households: 88,066 2-persons, 54,017 3-persons, 38,007 4-persons, 16,296 5-persons, 5,189 6-persons, 3,350 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 128,152 1-person, 26,466 2-persons, 4,572 3-persons, 1,006 4-persons, 69 5-persons, 79 6-persons.

111,682 married couples with children.
63,864 single-parent households (12,139 men, 51,725 women).

77.8% of residents of Charlotte speak English at home.
12.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
4.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 150,842 (17.1%)
(38.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.0
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1,073no bedroom
  • 3,1291 bedroom
  • 24,6742 bedrooms
  • 90,5313 bedrooms
  • 57,9484 bedrooms
  • 16,5755+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 8,528no bedroom
  • 49,5631 bedroom
  • 64,1512 bedrooms
  • 37,1383 bedrooms
  • 9,8664 bedrooms
  • 2,0935+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Charlotte in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Charlotte in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5,628no vehicle
  • 53,5371 vehicle
  • 91,3962 vehicles
  • 33,8173 vehicles
  • 7,3244 vehicles
  • 2,2285+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Charlotte in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Charlotte in renter-occupied apartments
  • 16,731no vehicle
  • 96,1401 vehicle
  • 42,2032 vehicles
  • 11,7563 vehicles
  • 3,4994 vehicles
  • 1,0105+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 7991 room
  • 9862 rooms
  • 4,3013 rooms
  • 15,8844 rooms
  • 33,5885 rooms
  • 38,9906 rooms
  • 29,7467 rooms
  • 25,5868 rooms
  • 44,0509+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 8,2731 room
  • 11,7462 rooms
  • 41,8963 rooms
  • 47,2204 rooms
  • 28,5395 rooms
  • 17,3816 rooms
  • 8,1287 rooms
  • 3,8828 rooms
  • 4,2749+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2021 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Charlotte, NC
  • Charlotte, NC household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Charlotte, NC in 2021
  • 19,491Less than $10,000
  • 18,884$10,000 to $19,999
  • 25,230$20,000 to $29,999
  • 30,066$30,000 to $39,999
  • 30,048$40,000 to $49,999
  • 27,776$50,000 to $59,999
  • 40,203$60,000 to $74,999
  • 45,603$75,000 to $99,999
  • 35,071$100,000 to $124,999
  • 23,955$125,000 to $149,999
  • 28,681$150,000 to $199,999
  • 40,261$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2021 in Charlotte, NC

  • Distribution of house value in Charlotte, NC in 2021
  • 2,617Less than $10,000
  • 530$10,000 to $14,999
  • 331$15,000 to $19,999
  • 202$20,000 to $24,999
  • 880$25,000 to $29,999
  • 459$30,000 to $34,999
  • 107$35,000 to $39,999
  • 149$40,000 to $49,999
  • 717$50,000 to $59,999
  • 342$60,000 to $69,999
  • 918$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,133$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,478$90,000 to $99,999
  • 4,508$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,782$125,000 to $149,999
  • 11,248$150,000 to $174,999
  • 9,502$175,000 to $199,999
  • 24,839$200,000 to $249,999
  • 25,161$250,000 to $299,999
  • 37,714$300,000 to $399,999
  • 21,822$400,000 to $499,999
  • 26,781$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7,771$750,000 to $999,999
  • 5,753$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 3,113$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 2,073$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2021 in Charlotte, NC

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Charlotte, NC in 2021
  • 834Less than $100
  • 395$100 to $149
  • 985$150 to $199
  • 377$200 to $249
  • 360$250 to $299
  • 1,611$300 to $349
  • 762$350 to $399
  • 426$400 to $449
  • 948$450 to $499
  • 1,687$500 to $549
  • 1,359$550 to $599
  • 2,561$600 to $649
  • 2,726$650 to $699
  • 3,973$700 to $749
  • 4,949$750 to $799
  • 16,691$800 to $899
  • 15,438$900 to $999
  • 44,158$1,000 to $1,249
  • 30,778$1,250 to $1,499
  • 27,900$1,500 to $1,999
  • 5,994$2,000 to $2,499
  • 1,599$2,500 to $2,999
  • 342$3,000 to $3,499
  • 909$3,500 or more
  • 3,577No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2021

Percentage of workers working in this county: 89.9%
Number of people working at home: 162,470 (34.6% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 4,937
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 28,944
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 40,223
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 53,243
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 53,075
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 26,981
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 49,298
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 12,357
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 8,364
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 14,924
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 7,663
  • 90 or more minutes: 7,234
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Charlotte

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 357,388 (61.9%)
  • Carpooled: 35,970 (6.2%)
  • Bus: 5,083 (0.9%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 121 (0.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 97 (0.0%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 1,536 (0.3%)
  • Ferryboat: 286 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 7,465 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 553 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 6,296 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 162,470 (28.1%)
Class of Workers in 2021
  • Unemployment by race in 2021
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 3.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 7.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 14.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.9%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • 6.6%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 65,7602010 or later
  • 34,2092000 to 2009
  • 28,9151990 to 1999
  • 12,3991980 to 1989
  • 5,3841970 to 1979
  • 3,853Before 1970
Ancestries in Charlotte, NC

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 28,386 (5.2%)
  • English: 28,227 (5.2%)
  • Irish: 18,721 (3.5%)
  • German: 17,193 (3.2%)
  • African: 11,139 (2.1%)
  • Italian: 9,390 (1.7%)
  • European: 7,548 (1.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 7,319 (1.4%)
  • Scottish: 4,662 (0.9%)
  • Ethiopian: 3,591 (0.7%)
  • Polish: 3,492 (0.6%)
  • Greek: 3,475 (0.6%)
  • Jamaican: 2,640 (0.5%)
  • Nigerian: 1,821 (0.3%)
  • Ukrainian: 1,757 (0.3%)
  • British: 1,697 (0.3%)
  • Russian: 1,453 (0.3%)
  • French: 1,413 (0.3%)
  • Iranian: 1,379 (0.3%)
  • Dutch: 1,298 (0.2%)
  • Somali: 1,236 (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 1,162 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 1,033 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 1,003 (0.2%)
  • Welsh: 979 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 971 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 913 (0.2%)
  • Liberian: 874 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 873 (0.2%)
  • Haitian: 858 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 837 (0.2%)
  • West Indian: 803 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 755 (0.1%)
  • Swedish: 676 (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 604 (0.1%)
  • Senegalese: 588 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 564 (0.1%)
  • Jordanian: 478 (0.09%)
  • Hungarian: 450 (0.08%)
  • South African: 448 (0.08%)
  • Afghan: 436 (0.08%)
  • Moroccan: 434 (0.08%)
  • Guyanese: 426 (0.08%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 426 (0.08%)
  • Yugoslavian: 405 (0.07%)
  • Canadian: 393 (0.07%)
  • Iraqi: 392 (0.07%)
  • Ghanaian: 383 (0.07%)
  • Turkish: 300 (0.06%)
  • Austrian: 299 (0.06%)
  • Czech: 268 (0.05%)
  • Danish: 255 (0.05%)
  • Sudanese: 248 (0.05%)
  • Swiss: 242 (0.04%)
  • Lithuanian: 241 (0.04%)
  • Bulgarian: 240 (0.04%)
  • Belgian: 233 (0.04%)
  • Finnish: 220 (0.04%)
  • Palestinian: 217 (0.04%)
  • Serbian: 205 (0.04%)
  • Egyptian: 201 (0.04%)
  • Kenyan: 169 (0.03%)
  • Barbadian: 164 (0.03%)
  • Croatian: 150 (0.03%)
  • Northern European: 143 (0.03%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 139 (0.03%)
  • Armenian: 127 (0.02%)
  • Syrian: 112 (0.02%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 110 (0.02%)
  • Slovene: 103 (0.02%)
  • Slavic: 90 (0.02%)
  • Dutch West Indian: 89 (0.02%)
  • Macedonian: 86 (0.02%)
  • British West Indian: 77 (0.01%)
  • Cape Verdean: 74 (0.01%)
  • Australian: 71 (0.01%)
  • Latvian: 70 (0.01%)
  • Estonian: 58 (0.01%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 55 (0.01%)
  • Israeli: 46 (0.01%)
  • Belizean: 43 (0.01%)
  • Carpatho Rusyn: 37 (0.01%)
  • Zimbabwean: 36 (0.01%)
  • Maltese: 31 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
Charlotte:

13.6% (20,846)
North Carolina:

25.8% (217,920)

India
Charlotte:

12.8% (19,611)
North Carolina:

9.2% (77,793)

Honduras
Charlotte:

8.8% (13,506)
North Carolina:

4.3% (36,770)

El Salvador
Charlotte:

5.9% (9,081)
North Carolina:

3.8% (32,354)

Vietnam
Charlotte:

3.3% (5,089)
North Carolina:

2.9% (24,831)

Ecuador
Charlotte:

2.9% (4,453)
North Carolina:

0.8% (6,650)

Guatemala
Charlotte:

2.9% (4,443)
North Carolina:

2.6% (21,595)

Colombia
Charlotte:

2.7% (4,093)
North Carolina:

2.1% (17,464)

Dominican Republic
Charlotte:

2.5% (3,919)
North Carolina:

1.6% (13,781)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Charlotte:

2.5% (3,877)
North Carolina:

3.2% (27,351)

Cuba
Charlotte:

1.7% (2,667)
North Carolina:

1.0% (8,879)

Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Charlotte:

1.7% (2,544)
North Carolina:

0.4% (3,471)

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

  • This state: 358,455
  • Other state: 354,222
  • Northeast: 116,719
  • Midwest: 65,072
  • South: 146,113
  • West: 26,318

82.9% of Charlotte residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38.5% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34.4% lived in North Carolina.


Charlotte:

82.9%
State average:

85.9%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4,658
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3,785
  • 5th and 6th grade: 5,981
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,984
  • 9th grade: 4,383
  • 10th grade: 3,034
  • 11th grade: 3,646
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,581
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 49,862
  • Less than 1 year of college: 11,156
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 35,342
  • Associate degree: 16,651
  • Bachelor's degree: 90,384
  • Master's degree: 36,290
  • Professional school degree: 9,857
  • Doctorate degree: 3,757
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 5,546
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2,307
  • 5th and 6th grade: 4,324
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,419
  • 9th grade: 2,533
  • 10th grade: 2,451
  • 11th grade: 3,749
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,102
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 51,325
  • Less than 1 year of college: 14,815
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 42,320
  • Associate degree: 25,894
  • Bachelor's degree: 95,868
  • Master's degree: 44,436
  • Professional school degree: 8,232
  • Doctorate degree: 3,855
Educational Attainment for Females
Charlotte marital status for males
Charlotte marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 207,293
  • One, attached: 35,628
  • Two: 3,640
  • 3 or 4: 11,218
  • 5 to 9: 28,061
  • 10 to 19: 37,582
  • 20 to 49: 24,213
  • 50 or more: 40,615
  • Mobile homes: 5,353
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 28

Median worth of mobile homes: $45,300

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2021: 0.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2021: 0.8%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Charlotte
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Charlotte, NC
  • 63.5%Utility gas
  • 34.3%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Charlotte, NC
  • 74.9%Electricity
  • 23.8%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14,078
Here:

16.6%
North Carolina:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,801
Here:

10.8%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,904
Here:

18.6%
North Carolina:

17.5%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability