Charlotte Fast Facts

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Population    
  2015 2020
City 796,921 862,396
County 1,000,000+ 1.8 mil
MSA 2.3 mil 2.6 mil
100 Mile radius 7.6 mil 7.9 mil

 

Employment (Nov. 14)
   
County 507,363 5.4% Unemployed
MSA 924,394 5.4% Unemployed

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Construction (2013)
   
Residential Units 12,957 $1.4 bil
Non-Residential Permits 5,744 $1.3 bil

 

 

 

 

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More Facts (accolades download)

  • Cost of living below the national average
  • City, County and State AAA bond ratings
  • 700 airline flights daily
  • 13,134 new jobs for 2014
  • $15.1 billion in annual retail sales1st best big city bargain
  • 1st  best city for high pay and low expenses
  • 1st best urban school district
  • 1st most competitive large-size airport
  • 2nd best city for recent college graduates
  • 2nd best place for families to live
  • 2nd largest banking center (controls more than $2.2 trillion in assets)
  • 3rd best state for business
  • 4th most cost-friendly business location
  • 4th U.S. city attracting the most families
  • 5th best place for job seekers
  • 6th most active airport in the nation
  • 16th largest U.S. city