Charlotte Fast Facts

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Population
2014 2022
City 796,921 1.0 mil
County 1,000,000+ 1.3 mil
MSA 2.3 mil 2.8 mil
100 Mile radius 7.5 mil 9.5 mil

 

Employment (Jan. 14)
County 506,025 6.9% Unemployed
MSA 922,926 6.9% Unemployed

 

 

 

 

Air Travel (2013)
Enplaned Passengers 21.7 mil
Enplaned Cargo 62,207 tons

 

 

 

 

Construction (2012)
Residential Units 10,190 $1.1 bil
Non-Residential Permits 6,219 $1.3 bil

 

 

 

 

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  • Cost of living below the national average
  • City, County and State AAA bond ratings
  • 700 airline flights daily
  • 11,530 new jobs for 2013
  • $15.1 billion in annual retail sales
  • 1st America’s most livable communities
  • 1st  best place for companies to thrive
  • 1st best urban school district
  • 1st most entrepreneurial city
  • 2nd top state business climate

  • 2nd most desirable place to purchase a home
  • 2nd largest banking center (controls over $2.2 trillion in assets)
  • 3rd best city city of the future
  • 4th fastest growing job market
  • 5th top state for doing business
  • 5th best city for economic potential
  • 6th most active airport in the nation
  • 8th in number of Fortune 500 companies
  • 17th largest U.S. city