Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
125,508
0.623% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.5
0.309% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
3.12% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$74,859
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$347,600
20.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
72,060
1.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC had a population of 126k people with a median age of 32.5 and a median household income of $74,859. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC grew from 124,731 to 125,508, a 0.623% increase and its median household income grew from $67,239 to $74,859, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.8%), White (Hispanic) (7.46%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.15%), and Other (Hispanic) (6.31%).

25.5% of the households in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

85.5% of the residents in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC are Queens University of Charlotte (672 degrees awarded in 2022), Southeastern College-Charlotte (451352) (265 degrees), and Chamberlain University-North Carolina (38 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was $347,600, and the homeownership rate was 44.4%.

Most people in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC is home to a population of 126k people, from which 85.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.8% of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (24.9k people).

In 2022, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.5k people) in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.36k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC are Spanish (22,506 households), Vietnamese (1,098 households), and Greek (712 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
63,066
Women
50.3%
62,392
Men
49.7%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 125,458 inhabitants, with 49.7% men, and 50.3% women.

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Citizenship

85.5%
2022 Citizenship
85.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 85.5% of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was 85.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    53.5k ± 2.04k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    34.9k ± 3.67k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    9.36k ± 1.62k
21.6%
Hispanic Population
27.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.5k people) in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.36k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.6% of the people in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC are hispanic (27.1k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    7,039 ± 2,001 people
  2. Mexico
    3,633 ± 1,458 people
  3. India
    2,024 ± 1,096 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was Honduras, the natal country of 7,039 Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC residents, followed by Mexico with 3,633 and India with 2,024.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
24.9k people
19.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
24.7k people

As of 2022, 19.8% of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC residents (24.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was 19.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    22,506 households (19.4%)
  2. Vietnamese
    1,098 households (0.945%)
  3. Greek
    712 households (0.613%)

25.5% of the households in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was Spanish. 19.4% of the households in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    843 ± 242
  2. Vietnam
    694 ± 144
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    617 ± 205

Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC employs 72.1k people. The largest industries in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC are Construction (5,845 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,405 people), and Banking & related activities (3,493 people), and the highest paying industries are Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($178,900), Legal services ($177,616), and Offices of physicians ($163,114).

Males in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,397. The income inequality in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.491, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
34,938
Women
48.6%
36,897
Men
51.4%

The workforce of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC in 2020 was 71,835 people, with 48.6% woman, and 51.4% men.

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Occupations

72.1k
2022 Value
1.7%
1 Year growth
± 1.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 70.9k employees to 72.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC, are Other managers (2,141 people), Customer service representatives (1,669 people), and Financial managers (1,464 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

72.1k
2022 Value
1.7%
1 Year growth
± 1.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 70.9k employees to 72.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC, are Construction (5,845 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,405 people), and Banking & related activities (3,493 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,072
Median earning men ± $2,981
$42,755
Median earning women ± $2,256

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($166,122), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($101,696), and Information ($87,813).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,124), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,596), and Public Administration ($55,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC awarded 983 degrees. The student population of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 678 male students and 1,617 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC are White (433 and 46.8%), followed by Black or African American (266 and 28.7%), Hispanic or Latino (100 and 10.8%), and Unknown (88 and 9.5%).

The largest universities in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Queens University of Charlotte (672 and 68.4%), Southeastern College-Charlotte (451352) (265 and 27%), and Chamberlain University-North Carolina (38 and 3.87%).

The most popular majors in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC are Registered Nursing (141 and 14.3%), Medical Assistant (125 and 12.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (91 and 9.26%).

The median tuition cost in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC for private four year colleges is $39,030.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,295 (29.5% men and 70.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,295 students enrolled in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC, 29.5% men and 70.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,107 records, of which 66.8% were women and 33.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 141 degrees awarded
  2. 36 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was Registered Nursing with 141 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 672 degrees awarded
  2. 265 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Queens University of Charlotte with 672 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 252 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC, which is 0.345 times less than the 731 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 433 degrees mean that there were 1.63 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 266 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,030) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.931% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.763% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (31.6k), High School or Equivalent (18.7k), and Some college (17.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was $347,600 in 2022, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $288,500 to $347,600, a 20.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC is 44.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC is $74,859. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

Property

$347,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,061
$23,840
Median Property Taxes
±$1,294

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Rent vs Own

44.4%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 44.4% of the housing units in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

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Household Income

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$74,859
Median Household Income
± $3,843
53.7k
Number of Households
± 2,048

In 2022, the median household income of the 53.7k households in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC grew to $74,859 from the previous year's value of $67,239.

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Wage Distribution

0.491
2022 Wage GINI in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was 0.491 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.316% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.6%)
  3. Carpooled (11.1%)

In 2022, 65.4% of workers in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.6%) and those who carpooled to work (11.1%).

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC (16.5k out of 124k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

84.3% of the population of Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 52.2% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 7% on Medicare, 9.36% on non-group plans, and 0.714% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 32.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.11% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.7%
Uninsured
52.2%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
7%
Medicare
9.36%
Non-Group
0.714%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charlotte City (Southwest) PUMA, NC grew by 3.8% from 15.1% to 15.7%.

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