Charlotte Metro Area

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  3. Charlotte Metro Area Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Charlotte Metro Area Employment Information
  5. Charlotte Metro Area Family Information
  6. Charlotte Metro Area Education Information
  7. Charlotte Metro Area Business Information
  8. Charlotte Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Charlotte Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Charlotte Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Charlotte Metro Area Counties
  12. Charlotte Metro Area Cities


Charlotte Metro Area Legal Resources

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Charlotte Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 1,165,834
  • Land Area (2000): 6,256.926 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 92.321 square kilometers

Charlotte Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
2004 1,459,677 2005 1,498,697 2006 Not Available

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Houses (2000): 480,386

Charlotte Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 1,961,068 83.93%
 Rural, Farm 14,898 0.64%
 Rural, Non-farm 360,668 15.44%

Charlotte Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Charlotte Metro Area Employment Information

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Charlotte Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 510,015 493,994 16,021 3.14% 31
1991 512,986 486,223 26,762 5.22% 52
1992 520,425 489,617 30,808 5.92% 59
1993 530,613 505,396 25,217 4.75% 48
1994 543,651 523,326 20,325 3.74% 37
1995 557,752 538,480 19,272 3.46% 35
1996 581,042 560,693 20,349 3.50% 35
1997 596,709 578,171 18,538 3.11% 31
1998 602,690 586,805 15,886 2.64% 26
1999 624,086 608,923 15,163 2.43% 24
2000 645,726 623,859 21,867 3.39% 34
2001 663,068 629,812 33,256 5.02% 50
2002 674,845 633,985 40,860 6.05% 61
2003 680,384 638,153 42,231 6.21% 62
2004 681,864 644,814 37,049 5.43% 54
2005 696,813 661,433 35,379 5.08% 51
2006 726,139 693,189 32,950 4.54% 45
2007 733,321 699,623 33,698 4.60% 46
2008 742,094 698,024 44,070 5.94% 59
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 731,627 693,619 38,008 5.19% 52
Feb 2008 731,743 693,146 38,597 5.27% 53
Mar 2008 736,018 697,410 38,608 5.25% 52
Apr 2008 737,948 700,389 37,559 5.09% 51
May 2008 742,400 699,573 42,827 5.77% 58
Jun 2008 746,528 699,719 46,809 6.27% 63
Jul 2008 758,406 706,572 51,834 6.83% 68
Aug 2008 748,533 696,148 52,385 7.00% 70
Sep 2008 745,642 695,636 50,006 6.71% 67
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Charlotte Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 83,606 12.93%
2. Finance and Insurance 46,422 7.18%
3. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 41,528 6.42%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 31,236 4.83%
5. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 24,290 3.76%
6. Health Care 19,402 3.00%
7. Educational Services 19,088 2.95%
8. Metal Manufactuing 17,442 2.70%
9. Public Administration 16,914 2.62%
10. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 16,756 2.59%
11. Truck Transportation 16,354 2.53%
12. Repair and Maintenance 14,040 2.17%
13. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 14,022 2.17%
14. Food and Beverage Stores 13,222 2.05%
15. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 13,216 2.04%
16. Utilities 12,662 1.96%
17. Machinery Manufacturing 11,912 1.84%
18. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 11,322 1.75%
19. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 10,694 1.65%
20. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 10,496 1.62%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 68,840 12.44%
2. Finance and Insurance 65,682 11.87%
3. Educational Services 59,192 10.69%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 34,144 6.17%
5. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 31,842 5.75%
6. Social Assistance 20,628 3.73%
7. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 17,620 3.18%
8. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 15,344 2.77%
9. Department and Other General Stores 14,162 2.56%
10. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 12,962 2.34%
11. Public Administration 12,942 2.34%
12. Food and Beverage Stores 12,820 2.32%
13. Construction 11,496 2.08%
14. Personal and Laundry Services 11,096 2.00%
15. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 10,338 1.87%
16. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 10,026 1.81%
17. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 7,462 1.35%
18. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 5,812 1.05%
19. Apparel Manufacturing 5,408 0.98%
20. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 5,232 0.95%

Charlotte Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 31,838 4.92%
2. Other Management Occupations 31,820 4.92%
3. Other Sales and Related Occupations 31,138 4.82%
4. Other Production Occupations 29,456 4.56%
5. Other Installation / Maintenance 28,402 4.39%
6. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 26,302 4.07%
7. Computer Specialists 25,090 3.88%
8. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 20,810 3.22%
9. Top Executives 20,100 3.11%
10. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 19,614 3.03%
11. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 19,208 2.97%
12. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 17,170 2.66%
13. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 17,094 2.64%
14. Vehicle Mechanics 16,830 2.60%
15. Other Construction Trades 16,296 2.52%
16. Business Operations Specialists 13,308 2.06%
17. Engineers 12,846 1.99%
18. Other Office and Admin Support 11,898 1.84%
19. Operations Managers Non Finance 11,596 1.79%
20. Carpenters 11,384 1.76%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 35,074 6.34%
2. Secretaries and Admins 28,886 5.22%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 28,760 5.20%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 20,050 3.62%
5. Other Management Occupations 19,524 3.53%
6. Customer Service Representatives 18,906 3.42%
7. Business Operations Specialists 18,648 3.37%
8. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 17,780 3.21%
9. Registered Nurses 17,678 3.19%
10. Cashiers 17,214 3.11%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 16,652 3.01%
12. Other Production Occupations 16,390 2.96%
13. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 14,854 2.68%
14. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 13,266 2.40%
15. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 13,250 2.39%
16. Accountants and Auditors 12,316 2.23%
17. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 12,006 2.17%
18. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 11,222 2.03%
19. Health Technologists and Technicians 11,102 2.01%
20. Computer Specialists 10,830 1.96%

Charlotte Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 1,131,059 62.75%
15-35 hours 183,478 10.18%
1-14 hours 46,856 2.60%
No regular hours 440,985 24.47%

Charlotte Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 25,647 2.24%
5 AM-5:29 AM 22,917 2.00%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 40,271 3.52%
6 AM-6:29 AM 97,003 8.47%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 139,766 12.20%
7 AM-7:29 AM 206,633 18.04%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 193,384 16.88%
8 AM-8:29 AM 131,854 11.51%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 56,186 4.90%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 56,706 4.95%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 21,706 1.89%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 9,302 0.81%
Noon-3:59 PM 69,235 6.04%
4 PM-11:59 PM 75,023 6.55%

Charlotte Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 23,637 2.06%
5-9 87,351 7.62%
10-14 148,596 12.97%
15-19 183,337 16.00%
20-24 186,283 16.26%
25-29 79,171 6.91%
30-34 190,124 16.60%
35-39 37,203 3.25%
40-44 45,297 3.95%
45-59 96,703 8.44%
60-89 44,196 3.86%
At least 90 23,735 2.07%

Charlotte Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 5,936 0.52% 702,439 61.31%
30-44 5,322 0.46% 267,302 23.33%
45-59 2,680 0.23% 94,023 8.21%
At least 60 6,156 0.54% 61,775 5.39%

Charlotte Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 1,407 0.12%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 149,583 12.66%
 Car / truck / van, solo 951,389 80.55%
 Motorcycle 897 0.08%
 Other 7,442 0.63%
 Public transportation 20,094 1.70%
 Walked 14,821 1.25%
 Worked at home 35,507 3.01%

Charlotte Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Charlotte Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 899,128 (2,284,048 people)
Families (2000): 616,560 (1,884,104 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 262,798
People at same address in 1995: 1,056,251

Charlotte Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 65,314 7.25%
$10,000-$14,999 41,435 4.60%
$15,000-$19,999 44,938 4.99%
$20,000-$24,999 52,908 5.87%
$25,000-$29,999 57,624 6.39%
$30,000-$34,999 56,844 6.31%
$35,000-$39,999 53,400 5.93%
$40,000-$44,999 54,045 6.00%
$45,000-$49,999 46,245 5.13%
$50,000-$59,999 90,185 10.01%
$60,000-$74,999 105,486 11.71%
$75,000-$99,999 102,607 11.39%
$100,000-$124,999 53,750 5.96%
$125,000-$149,999 26,107 2.90%
$150,000-$199,999 22,882 2.54%
$200,000 or more 27,347 3.03%

Charlotte Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 113,117 25.17%
 Family, 2 people 126,390 28.12%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 24,222 5.39%
 Family, 3 people 75,972 16.90%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 3,870 0.86%
 Family, 4 people 63,935 14.22%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 1,534 0.34%
 Family, 5 people 25,975 5.78%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 492 0.11%
 Family, 6 people 8,426 1.87%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 202 0.04%
 Family, 7 or more people 5,165 1.15%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 165 0.04%

Charlotte Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 781,020 32.85%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 296,938 12.49%
Public Assistance 19,843 0.83%
Retirement 120,241 5.06%
Self Employment 94,580 3.98%
Social Security 182,218 7.66%
Supplemental Security 26,017 1.09%
Wage / Salary 760,921 32.00%
Other 95,878 4.03%

Charlotte Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 253,510 53.26%
 With children under 18 222,441 46.74%

Charlotte Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 69,008 7.76%
 Married 539,719 60.68%
 Never Married 262,484 29.51%
 Widowed 18,167 2.04%

Charlotte Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 94,478 10.01%
 Married 537,481 56.96%
 Never Married 225,568 23.91%
 Widowed 86,005 9.12%

Charlotte Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Charlotte Metro Area Education Information

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Charlotte Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 105,117 6.02%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 233,265 13.37%
 High school diploma or equivalent 426,503 24.44%
 Some college, no degree 401,457 23.00%
 Associate degree 110,040 6.31%
 Bachelors degree 344,433 19.74%
 Graduate or professional degree 124,396 7.13%

Charlotte Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 21,417 1.84% 26,962 2.31% 48,379 4.15%
Kindergarten 29,067 2.49% 5,330 0.46% 34,397 2.95%
Grades 1-4 120,951 10.37% 18,608 1.60% 139,559 11.97%
Grades 5-8 119,822 10.28% 14,752 1.27% 134,574 11.54%
Grades 9-12 109,080 9.36% 11,990 1.03% 121,070 10.38%
Undergrad college 76,391 6.55% 24,189 2.07% 100,580 8.63%
Graduate or professional school 13,912 1.19% 6,470 0.55% 20,382 1.75%
Total 490,640 42.08% 108,301 9.29% 598,941 51.37%

Charlotte Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Charlotte Metro Area Business Information

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Charlotte Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2001 5,204 4,639
2002 4,735 4,325
2003 4,689 3,893
2004 4,776 3,945

Charlotte Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Charlotte Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Charlotte Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 2,078,100 90.71%
 Below Poverty Level 212,800 9.29%

Charlotte Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Charlotte Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 4,415

Charlotte Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
2004 4.537 0.353 0.063 2.458 7.411 0.000 12.495 32.741 6.021 51.257
2005 4.900 0.373 0.079 3.003 8.355 0.000 13.467 31.629 6.341 51.437
2006 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2007 4.061 0.295 0.067 2.510 6.933 0.000 12.223 32.149 5.082 49.455

Charlotte Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Charlotte Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Charlotte Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 170,337 14.61%
10-19 Years 154,743 13.27%
20-29 Years 176,534 15.14%
30-39 Years 206,821 17.74%
40-49 Years 178,697 15.33%
50-59 Years 126,042 10.81%
60-69 Years 72,240 6.20%
70-79 Years 52,862 4.53%
80-89 Years 23,303 2.00%
90+ Years 4,255 0.36%

Charlotte Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 572,263 49.09%
 Female 593,571 50.91%

Charlotte Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 797,137 68.37%
 African-American 261,581 22.44%
 Hispanic/Latino 65,058 5.58%
 Asian 25,527 2.19%
 Multiracial 11,216 0.96%
 Amerindian 3,535 0.30%
 Other Race 1,401 0.12%
 Pacific Islander 379 0.03%

Charlotte Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. German 266,967 18.60%
2. United States Or American 254,885 17.76%
3. English 201,573 14.04%
4. Irish 192,249 13.39%
5. Scotch Irish 96,061 6.69%
6. Italian 69,155 4.82%
7. Scottish 52,863 3.68%
8. French Non-Basque 39,297 2.74%
9. Polish 31,855 2.22%
10. Dutch 30,645 2.13%

Charlotte Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 1,941,772 89.58%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 132,807 6.13%
3. French 11,878 0.55%
4. Vietnamese 9,788 0.45%
5. German 9,514 0.44%
6. African 5,708 0.26%
7. Chinese 5,370 0.25%
8. Arabic 5,316 0.25%
9. Korean 5,190 0.24%
10. Greek 4,960 0.23%

Charlotte Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 2,160,564 92.46%
 Naturalized immigrant 48,284 2.07%
 Not a citizen 127,786 5.47%

Charlotte Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Charlotte Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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