Mecklenburg County is located in south-central North Carolina. The County Seat is Charlotte and the largest city is Charlotte . The Official Web Site is located at http://charmeck.org. The 2014 population estimate is 1,012,539 and the 2010 census population was 919,666. The land area is 523.84 square miles and there are 1755.5 persons per square mile.
59.7% of the population is White, 32.1% is Black or African American, 12.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 88.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 40.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $181,900, there are 366,689 households, an average of 2.54 persons per household. The per capita income is $32,482, the median household income is $55,444, and 15.4% of the persons in Mecklenburg County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 89,165. Retail sales (in $1000) were $14,114,263, and sales per capita were $16,306. The percentage of black-owned firms is 15.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.8%.
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