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Charlotte Population


Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It lies just east of the Catawba River in the Piedmont region. According to the United States Census Bureau, Charlotte population in 2021 is estimated to be 911,659, the city has a total area of 308.6 square miles (799 sq km). Charlotte has diversified into textile manufacturing, machinery, metal, and food products, and is America's largest banking centers and one of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas. North Carolina was the chief gold mining state until the California Gold Rush in 1849. The Charlotte city was named after the wife of King George III of England.

YearPopulationChange %
2020 *898,9941.50
2021 *911,6591.43
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019

Charlotte city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 1935
YearCharlotte Population
Source:, 1950 to 1935 Charlotte city Population(UA)

Charlotte Size and Population

Charlotte population in 2020 is estimated to be 898,994, According to 2018 U.S Census estimates 48.3% are Male population, 51.7 are Female population, Sex ratio is 93.5 males per 100 females. 6.3% are under 5 years, 77% are 18 years and over and 10.9% are 65 years and over.

Total 421,513 are Male, 421,513 are Female, 55,227 under 5 years, 200,456 are under 18 years, 672,050 are 18 years and over and 94,775 are 65 years and over. Regarding Voting age population, 586,199 people are Citizens and eligible voters, out of these 273,816 are Male voters and 312,383 are Female voters. Percentage wise 46.7% are Male and 53.3% are Female.

Languages spoken in Charlotte

Charlotte population spoken language at home are 631,178 speak only English, 103,352 Spanish, 5,424 French (incl. Cajun), 329 Haitian, 364 Italian, 2,795 Portuguese, 2,152 German, 232 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 1,990 Greek, 2,027 Russian, 450 Polish, 1,156 Serbo-Croatian, 757 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages, 1,059 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari).

Asian Indian languages include 7,444 speak Hindi language, 2,185 Gujarati, 83 Urdu, 267 Punjabi, 454 Bengali, 4,580 Nepali, Marathi, 5466 Telugu, 3067 Tamil, 1,679 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages and 1,783 spea other Indo-European languages.

People from East Asia languages include 5,827 speak Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 967 Japanese, 1,390 Korean, 1872 Hmong, 4,056 Vietnamese, 234 Khmer, 398 Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 1,656 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages and 5,870 speak other languages of Asia.

651 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 4,471 Arabic, 285 Hebrew, 2,889 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 3,305 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 2,397 speak Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa.

Ethnic groups

As per U.S Census estimates of 2018, 47.3% are White Americans, 35.7% are African Americans, 7.1% are Asians, 0.5% are AIAN. Total count-wise 412,362 Whites, 311,637 Black or African American, 4,507 American Indian and Alaska Native, 269 are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.

61,615 are Asians, out of these 27,710 are Asian Indian(3.2), 8,600 are Chinese(1%), 1,193 are Filipino, 1,112 are Japanese, 2761 are Korean, 5145 are Vietnamese and 15,094 are other Asians nationalities.

Total 126,764 are Hispanic/Latino (of any race), out of these 40,310 are Mexican, 11,804 are Puerto Rican, 3,271 are Cuban and 71379 are other Hispanic/Latino.

Charlotte History

According to NCpedia, The Charlotte city nicknamed the "Queen City", was formed in 1768 and the settlers named it after the wife of King George III, Queen Charlotte, Settlers gave the name of Mecklenburg, surrounding county to honor her birthplace in Germany. Europeans first settled in teh area because it was the meeting point of two Native American trading paths, which became Trade and Tryon streets, due to this locals call downtown Charlotte as "Uptown". This intersection of both streets was the highest elevation point in the city, so people had to go up to the hill to reach this point. After the war in 1780, North Carolina's hinterland began to flourish due to the discovery of gold nearby locations of Charlotte area led to increased settlement in the area. Mining activity was flourished and several pits dug almost in the center of town, that made Charlotte's growth, and the mines led to the establishment of the national mint in Charlotte in 1837. The Charlotte Mint opened on the 400 block of West Trade Street by creating more than $5 million in the form of gold currency. In 1852, local investors in Charlotte and upstate South Carolina succeeded at completing the first rail line to enter the heart of the Carolinas, The rail roads connected Charlotte with Columbia, South Carolina, where existing tracks transported goods to the port of Charleston, South Carolina. Charlotte railroads actually had a greater impact on the local economy. The North Carolina state legislature immediately authorized to construct second line to link Charlotte with Raleigh, North Carolina.

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