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Charlotte Population 2024

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, and abbreviated as CLT, According to the United States Census Bureau, Charlotte population in 2024 is estimated to be 896,050, 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.

The Charlotte metropolitan or the Greater Charlotte area included cities are cities of Gastonia, Concord, Huntersville, and Rock Hill as well as counties surrounding Mecklenburg County. The Greater Charlotte population in 2019 is estimated to be 2,797,636, covering area of 3,198 sq mi. There are two boundaries for the metropolitan area, The Charlotte Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan in North Carolina and Chester, Lancaster and York counties in South Carolina. The Combined Statistical Area includes all of Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Albemarle (Stanly County) and Shelby (Cleveland County).

Charlotte City(2021)Greater Charlotte CSA(2019)
Area308.6 square miles (799 sq km)3,198 sq mi (8,280 sq km)
USA Rank1621 (CSA)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA

Below is the Charlotte population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *879,6950.585
2022 *891,3271.33
2023 *895,0000.42
2024 *896,0500.12
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Charlotte city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearCharlotte Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Charlotte city Population(UA)

Charlotte Metropolitan

The Greater Charlotte or Charlotte Metropolitan or some times called as Charlotte Metrolina is an urbanized region centered on the city of Charlotte of North and South Carolina within and surrounding the city of Charlotte, area includes the cities of Gastonia, Concord, Huntersville, and Rock Hill as well as counties surrounding Mecklenburg County. According to 2019 estimates, Charlotte Metropolitan population is 2.79 million, covers 3,198 sq miles. Charlotte-Concord Combined Statistical Area (CSA) consists of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and Albemarle (Stanly County) and Shelby (Cleveland County). The cities include in the Charlotte-Concord CSA area are Mecklenburg County(Huntersville, Cornelius, Pineville, Davidson, Matthews, Mint Hill, Weddington), Cabarrus County(Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis), Cleveland County(Shelby, Kings Mountain), Gaston County(Gastonia, Mount Holly, Belmont), Iredell County(Mooresville, Statesville), Lincoln County(Lincolnton), Rowan County(Salisbury), Stanly County(Albemarle), Union County(Indian Trail, Monroe, Waxhaw, Stallings), York County(Rock Hill, Fort Mill,Tega Cay).
Area308.6 square miles (799 sq km)3,198 sq mi (8,280 sq km)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA

Charlotte Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, Charlotte population in 2020 is estimated to be 874,579, It is sixteenth largest city in the US by rank, 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. Charlotte population in 2023 is estimated to be 894,126, population in 2022 is estimated to be 891,327, and in 2021 is estimated to be 879,695.

Charlotte Language demographics

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.

Charlotte Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Charlotte by age is 885,707, out of these 424,337 are male, 461,370 are female, The sex ratio of Charlotte is 92. The median age of the Charlotte population is 34.2, CLT population by age are, under 18 years is 207,767, 16 years and over is 699,598, 18 years and over is 677,940, 21 years and over is 645,550, 65 years and over is 117782. 47.9% are male, 52.1% are female, 23.5% are under 18 years old, 79.0% are 16 years and over, 76.5% are 18 years and over, 72.9% are 21 years and over, 10.6% are 65 years and over. There are total 375,538 housing units, The voting population of Charlotte are 593,405, out of these 273,314 are male voters, 320,091 are female voters, 46.1% are male,53.9% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -560,1636.8%
5 - 953,8506.1%
10 - 1461,7467.0%
15 - 1953,4136.0%
20 - 2459,7316.7%
25 - 34165,14118.6%
35 - 44129,70014.6%
45 - 54112,36312.7%
55 - 5951,0045.8%
60 - 6444,3325.0%
65 - 7459,3806.7%
75 - 8424,0262.7%
85 and over10,8581.2%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Charlotte Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Charlotte by race are:

White Population

White population in Charlotte, North Carolina are 415,665, percentage wise 46.9 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Charlotte, North Carolina are 313,204, percentage wise 35.4 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in CLT, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Charlotte are 55,079, percentage wise 6.2 percent are asians, out of these 24,196 are Asian Indians, 7,352 are Chinese, 2,666 are Filipinos, 1,072 are Japanese, 1,114 are Korean, 8,398 are Vietnamese and 10,281 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Charlotte, North Carolina are 133,109. Percentage wise 15.0 percent are hispanics, out of these 49,765 are Mexican people, 11,915 are Puerto Ricans, 2,188 are Cubans, and 69,241 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race885,707Percent
Black or African American313,20435.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,6870.4%
Asian Population55,0796.2%
Asian Indian24,1962.7%
Other Asian Population10,281
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3220.0%
Hispanic or Latino133,10915.0%
Puerto Rican11,9151.3%
Other Hispanic or Latino69,241
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Charlotte native population is 734,969, out of these 367,706 born in the North Carolina state and 355,552 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 150,738, out of these 55,941 are Naturalised US citizen, 6,796 are in Europe, 19,118 in Asia, 10,741 in Africa, 18,224 in Latin America and 968 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in CLT are 94,797, out of these 6,304 are from Europe, 28,272 are from Asia, 7,427 from Africa, 51,769 are from Latin America and 873 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence367,706
Born in other state in the United States355,552
Born outside the United States11,711
Puerto Rico3,536
U.S. Island Areas190
Born abroad of American parent(s)7,985
Foreign born
Born outside of United States150,738
Naturalized U.S. citizen55,941
Latin America18,224
Northern America968
Not a U.S. citizen94,797
Latin America51,769
Northern America873
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

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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