Charlotte vs. Raleigh

Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)872,498469,298
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)18.6%16.1%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)735,692404,073
Population, Census, April 1, 2010731,424403,892
Persons under 5 years, percent6.8%6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent23.9%21.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent10.0%10.2%
Female persons, percent52.0%51.6%
White alone, percent49.5%58.5%
Black or African American alone, percent35.1%29.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent0.4%0.4%
Asian alone, percent6.5%4.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.1%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent2.8%3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent14.0%11.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent41.9%53.3%
Veterans, 2014-201836,08020,243
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201816.5%13.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201852.9%51.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$200,500$236,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,419$1,480
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$489$526
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,086$1,074
Households, 2014-2018323,709180,046
Persons per household, 2014-20182.562.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201880.3%78.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201821.5%17.1%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201892.9%95.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201885.4%87.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201888.9%91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201843.5%50.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20185.9%6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent14.1%12.1%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201871.8%70.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201866.5%66.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)2,413,5571,237,121
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)7,031,7673,698,100
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)9,376,0771,842,032
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)19,884,5975,399,766
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)10,901,0267,268,468
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$14,062$17,176
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201825.723.7
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$60,886$63,891
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$36,426$36,875
Persons in poverty, percent14.0%13.7%
All firms, 201281,97343,895
Men-owned firms, 201241,60023,259
Women-owned firms, 201232,00815,599
Minority-owned firms, 201232,44913,214
Nonminority-owned firms, 201245,26928,507
Veteran-owned firms, 20127,6554,049
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201269,13637,312
Population per square mile, 20102,457.12,826.3
Land area in square miles, 2010297.68142.90

Source: United States Census Bureau

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