Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte Metropolitan Area has the 13th largest Black population in the United States with 542,050 African Americans making up 22% of the Metropolitan total. Source: Census Bureau 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimate

Metropolitan Area DataBlackTotal Metro
Median household income$45,526$61,156
Family poverty rate14.6%9.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher27.2%35.5%
Married-couple family households29.4%49.3%
Homeowner rate44.6%65.6%

Although smaller than Atlanta and Dallas, Charlotte is also considered a top destination for African Americans looking to relocate. This has prompted an influx of middle class Blacks into the Charlotte metro area. As a matter of fact during the 1990’s Charlotte ranked third only behind Atlanta and Dallas in migration for African Americans.  Home to Johnson C. Smith University the city, like Atlanta enjoys an influx of college graduates from the school who decide to stay after graduation.


Download the Complete African American Population Report for:

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metro

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