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Charlotte: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents

1980: 971,000

1990: 1,162,140

2000: 1,499,293

Percent change, 1990–2000: 29.0%

U.S. rank in 1980: 36th

U.S. rank in 1990: 34th

U.S. rank in 2000: 34th

City Residents

1980: 315,474

1990: 419,558

2000: 540,828

2003 estimate: 584,658

Percent change, 1990–2000: 28.9%

U.S. rank in 1980: 47th

U.S. rank in 1990: 35th

U.S. rank in 2000: 33rd (State rank: 1st)

Density: 2,232.4 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 315,061

Black or African American: 176,964

American Indian and Alaska Native: 1,863

Asian: 18,418

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 283

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 39,800

Other: 23,743

Percent of residents born in state: 46.3% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 38,529

Population 5 to 9 years old: 38,895

Population 10 to 14 years old: 36,269

Population 15 to 19 years old: 34,442

Population 20 to 24 years old: 41,513

Population 25 to 34 years old: 103,103

Population 35 to 44 years old: 92,561

Population 45 to 54 years old: 69,537

Population 55 to 59 years old: 22,470

Population 60 to 64 years old: 15,844

Population 65 to 74 years old: 25,616

Population 75 to 84 years old: 16,650

Population 85 years and older: 5,399

Median age: 32.7 years

Births (2003)

Total number: 10,566

Deaths (2003)

Total number: 3,903 (of which, 78 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $26,823

Median household income: $46,975

Total households: 215,803

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 15,422

$10,000 to $14,999: 9,254

$15,000 to $24,999: 24,030

$25,000 to $34,999: 28,791

$35,000 to $49,999: 36,318

$50,000 to $74,999: 44,158

$75,000 to $99,999: 23,612

$100,000 to $149,999: 18,999

$150,000 to $199,999: 6,404

$200,000 or more: 8,815

Percent of families below poverty level: 7.8% (35.6% of which were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 49,052


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