Charlotte vs. Atlanta

Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)872,498498,044
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)18.6%16.7%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)735,692426,821
Population, Census, April 1, 2010731,424420,003
Persons under 5 years, percent6.8%5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent23.9%18.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent10.0%11.4%
Female persons, percent52.0%51.3%
White alone, percent49.5%40.3%
Black or African American alone, percent35.1%51.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent0.4%0.2%
Asian alone, percent6.5%4.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.1%0.0%
Two or More Races, percent2.8%2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent14.0%4.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent41.9%37.6%
Veterans, 2014-201836,08019,179
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201816.5%7.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201852.9%43.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$200,500$261,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,419$1,810
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$489$576
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,086$1,099
Households, 2014-2018323,709199,478
Persons per household, 2014-20182.562.22
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201880.3%78.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201821.5%9.2%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201892.9%88.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201885.4%78.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201888.9%90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201843.5%49.9%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20185.9%8.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent14.1%12.4%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201871.8%65.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201866.5%63.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)2,413,5573,023,387
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)7,031,7675,384,518
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)9,376,0773,609,685
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)19,884,5979,224,850
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)10,901,0266,088,296
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$14,062$13,719
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201825.727.0
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$60,886$55,279
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$36,426$43,468
Persons in poverty, percent14.0%21.6%
All firms, 201281,97364,593
Men-owned firms, 201241,60031,542
Women-owned firms, 201232,00828,172
Minority-owned firms, 201232,44930,104
Nonminority-owned firms, 201245,26931,750
Veteran-owned firms, 20127,6555,427
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201269,13656,197
Population per square mile, 20102,457.13,154.3
Land area in square miles, 2010297.68133.15

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Charlotte and Atlanta using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.