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Charlotte city, North Carolina

Charlotte city, North Carolina
Nickname(s):The Queen City, The QC, Crown Town, The Hornet's Nest, The Home of NASCAR, The Gem of the South, The CLT, Bank Town, Char-Town, City of Trees
Founded:1755
Incorporated:1768
Population
- Total:731.424 (2010)
- Density:2.454,4/sq mi (948,7/sq km)
Area code(s):704, 980
Website:www.charmeck.org
Area
- Total:301 sq mi (777 sq km)
- Land:298 sq mi (771 sq km)
- Water:3 sq mi (6 sq km)
- % water:0,77 %
Latitude:+35.2087069
Longitude:-080.8307389

Quick information summary of the Charlotte city area.

Charlotte city is located in the state of North Carolina. It occupies the area of 301 square miles. 3 square miles are water areas and 298 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Charlotte city lies at +35.2087069, -080.8307389 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 731.424 living in the Charlotte city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (49.96%), Black or African American (35.03%) and Some Other Race (6.83%). Median age is 32 for the males and 34 for the females.

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and county seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2011 it had a population of 751,087, making it the 17th most populous U.S. city.

It is known by many nicknames - “The Queen City,” “The QC,” “Crown Town,” “The Hornet’s Nest,” “The Home of NASCAR,” “The Gem of The South” and “The City of Trees.”

Charlotte is a major financial center. In fact, it is the second-largest financial center by assets in the USA, behind New York City. It used to be famous for the NBA team Charlotte Hornets and today it is home of the Carolina Panthers (NFL) and Charlotte Bobcats (NBA). It also hosts the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Residents of Charlotte are called Charlotteans. The city lies in the Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5).

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Statistical data for the Charlotte city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
731,424
White alone
365,38449.96 %
Black or African American alone
256,24135.03 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,4830.48 %
Asian alone
36,4034.98 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5810.08 %
Some Other Race alone
49,9286.83 %
Two or More races
19,4042.65 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Charlotte city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Charlotte city part within the Subdivision
Mecklenburg County 919.628- Charlotte city part731.424
Township 1, Charlotte 731.424- Charlotte city part731.424

Profile of the Charlotte city

History of Charlotte

The area of present-day Charlotte was originally inhabited by the Catawba people. European settlers soon realized the area was very fertile and started moving there, pushing away the native inhabitants. In the 1750s they named the area after Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of the King George III. Charlotte was incorporated in 1768 and in 1774 it became the seat of Mecklenburg County, also named after the king’s wife. The residents of Charlotte were always nurtured a spirit of independence and a general “can-do” attitude, so it is no surprise they signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence in 1775, more than a year before the joint colonies did so. The town prospered in the late 18th century after the completion of flour and saw mills and the discovery of gold in the surrounding area.

The importance of mines in Charlotte later diminished, but the city established itself as an important center for cotton production and textile industry. Not one but several railroads arrived to Charlotte by the mid-1880s, which, naturally, provided additional boost for the city and its economy. By 1903, more than a half of the entire production of textile in the USA was located within a 100-mile radius of Charlotte. After the World War II Charlotte became a major distribution center and in 1920s it also became a center of banking and finance.

Recently, Charlotte has been one of the favorite destinations for relocation, not only for businesses but also for families. Population is still growing, the job market is expanding, and it seems that Charlotte has been experiencing a prosperity seldom seen in other cities during difficult economic times.

Geography and Climate

Charlotte has a total area of 297.68 square miles. It is located in the Carolina Piedmont and it is situated atop a rise between Sugar Creek and Irwin Creek. There are no significant geographic features, such as large bodies of water, elevations and similar, which has allowed the city to expand and become a road, rail and air transportation hub. The Catawba River and Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina, are located several miles northwest of the city

The city has a humid subtropical climate, typical for a southeastern U.S. Winters are short and cool and summers are long, hot and humid. The wettest period is between January and March, when severe ice storms are known to happen.

Population of Charlotte

In 2012, Charlotte had a population of 772,627. In 2010, the racial makeup in the city was 45.1% non-Hispanic Whites, 35% Black or African American, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5% Asian, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 6.8% some other race and 2.7% two or more races.

Charlotte is the historic seat of Southern Presbyterianism and the birthplace of Billy Graham, the famous evangelist. The city has the headquarters of the Baptist Peace fellowship of North Carolina and campuses of the Reformed Theological Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as well as the headquarters of the Advent Christian Church.

The largest Christian church by attendance is the Elevation Church. The Cathedral of Saint Patrick is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte and the Holy Trinity Cathedral is the primary Greek Orthodox church in North Carolina. The city also has a large Jewish population, the largest in the state.

Economy

Charlotte is the second-largest banking center in the nation, after New York City. It is home to Bank of America, the second-largest financial institution by assets in the nation. Wachovia also had its corporate headquarters in Charlotte until the acquisition by Wells Fargo. Still, the city has kept the headquarters for East Coast Operations of Wells Fargo.

The city is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies, such as Lowe’s, Duke Energy, Nucor, Sonic Automotive, Family Dollar, Goodrich Corporation, SPX Corporation and Chiquita Brands International. Other large companies in the city include Muzak, Bojangles, Carlisle Companies, Time Warner Cable RSC Brands, Babcock and Wilcox and others.

Charlotte is one of the most important centers of motorsports industry, with several NASCAR offices and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which, together with Carowinds amusement park, is the top tourist attraction in the city.

Museums and Arts

Notable museums in Charlotte include Mint Museum of Art, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Carolinas Aviation Museum, Discovery Place, Levine Museum of the New South, Wells Fargo History Museum and, of course, the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

As for the performing arts, Charlotte is home to the Opera Carolina, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn, Tremont Music Hall, North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and The Robert Johnson Show.

Education

Notable institutions of higher learning in Charlotte include Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte School of Law, Johnson C. Smith University, Johnson and Wales University, Queens University of Charlotte and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which is the largest university in the city.

Transportation

Charlotte is served by the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, the sixth-busiest airport in the USA and in the world for traffic or aircraft movements. The airport is the largest hub of US Airways.

As for the passenger rail transportation, the city is served by three Amtrak’s routes: The Crescent, The Carolinian and The Piedmont.

Statistical data for the Charlotte city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
731,424
White alone
365,38449.96 %
Black or African American alone
256,24135.03 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,4830.48 %
Asian alone
36,4034.98 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5810.08 %
Some Other Race alone
49,9286.83 %
Two or More races
19,4042.65 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
731,424
Not Hispanic or Latino
635,73686.92 %
Hispanic or Latino
95,68813.08 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
731,424
Not Hispanic or Latino
635,73686.92 %
White alone
329,54551.84 %
Black or African American alone
252,00739.64 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,2500.35 %
Asian alone
36,1155.68 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
4360.07 %
Some Other Race alone
1,9600.31 %
Two or More races
13,4232.11 %
Hispanic or Latino
95,68813.08 %
White alone
35,83937.45 %
Black or African American alone
4,2344.42 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,2331.29 %
Asian alone
2880.30 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1450.15 %
Some Other Race alone
47,96850.13 %
Two or More races
5,9816.25 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
33
Male
32
Female
34

Household Type

Total
289,860
Family households
175,43660.52 %
Husband-wife family
116,58366.45 %
Other family
58,85333.55 %
Male householder, no wife present
13,53322.99 %
Female householder, no husband present
45,32077.01 %
Nonfamily households
114,42439.48 %
Householder living alone
87,92176.84 %
Householder not living alone
26,50323.16 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Charlotte city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Charlotte city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Charlotte city center

Airport

  • Law Enforcement Center Airport [0.86 mi] [1.38 km]

Building

  • Carlton G Watkins Center [1.91 mi] [3.08 km]
  • Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County - Myers Park Branch [0.88 mi] [1.42 km]
  • Mint Museum of Art [1.19 mi] [1.92 km]
  • Carolinas Rehabilitation Center [0.64 mi] [1.04 km]
  • Charlotte Fire Department Station 6 [0.64 mi] [1.02 km]
  • Charlotte Fire Department Station 2 [1.55 mi] [2.5 km]
  • Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County - West Boulevard Branch [3.7 mi] [5.96 km]
  • Charlotte Fire Department Station 8 [1.3 mi] [2.09 km]
  • Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County - Plaza Midwood Branch [1.29 mi] [2.07 km]
  • Charlotte Jail Central [0.88 mi] [1.41 km]

Cemetery

  • Evergreen Cemetery [3.27 mi] [5.26 km]

Church

  • Amity Church [3.91 mi] [6.29 km]
  • Antioch Church [1.93 mi] [3.11 km]
  • Eastway Church [2.96 mi] [4.77 km]

Civil

  • City of Charlotte [0.24 mi] [0.38 km]
  • Township 1-Charlotte [0 mi] [0 km]

Hospital

  • Levine Children's Hospital [0.6 mi] [0.96 km]
  • Carolinas Medical Center [0.56 mi] [0.9 km]
  • Crittenden Home (historical) [0.48 mi] [0.77 km]
  • Carolinas Specialty Hospital [0.56 mi] [0.9 km]
  • Carolinas Medical Center Mercy [0.56 mi] [0.9 km]
  • Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital [0.44 mi] [0.71 km]
  • Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hospital [0.44 mi] [0.7 km]
  • Presbyterian Hospital [0.43 mi] [0.7 km]
  • United States Army Reserve Hospital [1.56 mi] [2.51 km]

Locale

  • Lanier Shopping Center [3.71 mi] [5.97 km]
  • Myers Park Shopping Center [0.93 mi] [1.49 km]
  • Sedgefield Shopping Center [2.22 mi] [3.58 km]
  • Dilworth Gardens Shopping Center [0.92 mi] [1.48 km]
  • Dilworth Crossing Shopping Center [1.35 mi] [2.18 km]
  • Villa Square Shopping Center [0.68 mi] [1.1 km]
  • Amity Gardens Shopping Center [3.21 mi] [5.17 km]
  • Coliseum Shopping Center [2.82 mi] [4.54 km]
  • Bethlehem Community Center [2.31 mi] [3.72 km]
  • Bonnie Brae Golf Course [2.73 mi] [4.39 km]
  • Revolution Park Golf Course [2.76 mi] [4.44 km]
  • Hanover Square [0.59 mi] [0.95 km]
  • Chantilly Shopping Center [1.65 mi] [2.65 km]
  • Eastway Shopping Center [2.84 mi] [4.56 km]
  • Darby Acres Shopping Center [3.54 mi] [5.69 km]
  • Westover Shopping Center [3.01 mi] [4.85 km]
  • Carolina Golf Course [3.91 mi] [6.3 km]
  • Central Square [1.17 mi] [1.89 km]

Park

  • Clark Griffith Park [1.63 mi] [2.62 km]
  • Amay James Park [3.96 mi] [6.37 km]
  • Latta Park [0.98 mi] [1.58 km]
  • Revolution Park [2.68 mi] [4.31 km]
  • Abbott Park [2.32 mi] [3.73 km]
  • Independence Park [0.62 mi] [1 km]
  • American Legion Memorial Stadium [0.69 mi] [1.1 km]
  • Kilborne District Park [3.42 mi] [5.5 km]

Populated Place

  • Sedgefield [2.14 mi] [3.45 km]
  • Grier Heights [1.72 mi] [2.76 km]
  • Oakhurst [2.95 mi] [4.75 km]
  • Myers Park [0.81 mi] [1.3 km]
  • Eastover [1.51 mi] [2.43 km]
  • Colonial Heights [0.32 mi] [0.52 km]
  • Clayton Park [3.54 mi] [5.7 km]
  • Rosemont [0.81 mi] [1.31 km]
  • Dalton Village [3.87 mi] [6.23 km]
  • Winterfield [3.68 mi] [5.92 km]
  • Dilworth [0.95 mi] [1.53 km]
  • Cherry [0.25 mi] [0.41 km]
  • Darby Acres [3.77 mi] [6.06 km]
  • Chantilly [1.22 mi] [1.96 km]
  • Elizabeth [1.48 mi] [2.37 km]
  • Wilmore [1.64 mi] [2.63 km]
  • Villa Heights [1.26 mi] [2.03 km]
  • Glenwood [2.51 mi] [4.05 km]

School

  • Oakhurst Elementary School [2.81 mi] [4.52 km]
  • Eastover Elementary School [0.98 mi] [1.57 km]
  • Billingsville School [1.48 mi] [2.38 km]
  • Sedgefield Middle School [1.63 mi] [2.63 km]
  • Marie G Davis Middle School [2.71 mi] [4.35 km]
  • Saint Patrick's Catholic School [0.83 mi] [1.33 km]
  • Palmer Fire School (historical) [1.23 mi] [1.98 km]
  • Chantilly Elementary School [1.72 mi] [2.77 km]
  • Winterfield Elementary School [3.61 mi] [5.82 km]
  • Eastway Middle School [2.99 mi] [4.81 km]
  • Morgan Elementary School [0.18 mi] [0.29 km]
  • Barringer Elementary School [3.21 mi] [5.17 km]
  • Dilworth Elementary School [1.17 mi] [1.88 km]
  • Elizabeth College (historical) [0.43 mi] [0.68 km]
  • Graham School (historical) [1.09 mi] [1.75 km]
  • Kings College [0.58 mi] [0.93 km]
  • Wilmore School [1.97 mi] [3.17 km]
  • Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School [0.56 mi] [0.91 km]
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School [1.19 mi] [1.91 km]
  • Myers Street School [0.82 mi] [1.32 km]
  • Central High School (historical) [0.64 mi] [1.02 km]
  • Second Ward High School (historical) [0.91 mi] [1.46 km]
  • Central Piedmont Community College [0.68 mi] [1.09 km]
  • Metro School [0.76 mi] [1.23 km]
  • Merry Oaks International Academy Elementary School [2.82 mi] [4.53 km]
  • Tate Teen-Age Parents School [1.46 mi] [2.34 km]

Stream

  • Edwards Branch [1.5 mi] [2.42 km]

Tower

  • WIST-AM (Charlotte) [1.28 mi] [2.06 km]
  • WQCC-AM (Charlotte) [1.12 mi] [1.8 km]
  • WTVI-TV (Charlotte) [2.22 mi] [3.57 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
CharlotteAt&t28243
CharlotteBank Of America28255
CharlotteBb&t28289
CharlotteBranch Bank And Trust (Bb&t)28258
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CharlotteDuke Power28242
CharlotteFirst Citizens Bank28263
CharlotteGMAC28253
CharlotteJp Morgan Chase28290
CharlotteMint Hill28227
CharlotteN C Natl Bank28255
CharlotteQueens College28274
CharlotteUnc Charlotte28223
CharlotteUsps28228
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