Mecklenburg County, NC

1,054,835 Population
523.4 square miles 2,015.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
10.4%
was 10.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in NC
Population Density
2,015.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
44.6%
was 44.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
15.2%
was 14.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in NC
Percent Under 18
24.2%
was 24.4%
Ranked 9th Highest in NC
Percent 65 and Over
10.6%
was 10.3%
Ranked 39th Highest in NC

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.1
was 5.4
Ranked 8th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
12.1%
was 14.2%
Ranked 9th Lowest in NC
Median Household Income
$59,268
was $56,883
Ranked 4th Highest in NC
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.8
48.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,895
Ranked 7th Highest in NC
Patents per 100,000
33
Ranked 6th Highest in NC

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
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No Data Available
Violent Crimes per 100,000
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No Data Available
Property Crimes per 100,000
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No Data Available

 Housing

Total Housing Units
435,023
was 427,873
Ranked 1st Highest in NC
Median Rent
$1,059
was $992
Ranked 2nd Highest in NC
Total Building Permits
8,558
was 8,012
 
Occupied Housing Units
399,504
was 397,157
 
Homeownership Rate
55.8%
was 55.7%
Ranked 36th Highest in NC
Single Family Building Permits
3,863
was 3,200
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
830.8
was 817.5
Ranked 1st Highest in NC
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.7%
was 14.9%
Ranked 39th Highest in NC
Multifamily Building Permits
4,695
was 4,812
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 12th Highest in NC
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
20.8
was 19.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
8.6
was 8.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
93.6%
was 95.6%
Ranked 35th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
85.7%
Ranked 12th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.7%
was 99.0%
Ranked 27th Highest in NC

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.6%
was 89.4%
Ranked 10th Highest in NC
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
44.6%
was 43.3%
Ranked 4th Highest in NC

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