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Mecklenburg County, NC

County Profiles

Mecklenburg County

The city of Charlotte, the largest urban area in the Carolinas, is located in the center of Mecklenburg County. Charlotte is the heart of the greater metropolitan area and is ranked the 17th largest city in the U.S. with more than 859,035 residents while Mecklenburg County’s population is 1,092,533.

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Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County

The Queen City

With 1.7 million qualified workers in a 60 mile radius. Over the next 20 years, Mecklenburg County is expected to grow in population by another 47 percent.

City of Charlotte
The Queen City

Mecklenburg County

Quick Facts


Total Population


Labor Force


Median Household Income


Median Age

4 Percent

Unemployment Rate

17.7 Percent

High School Diploma

7.8 Percent

Associate Degree

29.7 Percent

Bachelor's Degree

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Mecklenburg County