Mecklenburg County is home to one of the largest veteran communities in North Carolina. As one of the Regional Indicators Partners, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont collaborates with the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute to monitor trends among veterans (and other populations Goodwill serves). This article features an infographic that provides a snapshot of the 55,000 veterans living in the county.
There are two new resources on Goodwill's Regional Indicators partner page – an interactive map of Goodwill locations and the updated Youth Services Catalog. Explore these resources with our interactive tools.
Recent changes to the way metropolitan areas are defined added nearly a half-million in population to Charlotte’s MSA, making it the 23rd most populous in the country. How did these changes unfold in Charlotte's peer metro areas? Some, like Atlanta and Minneapolis-St. Paul, expanded, while others remained unchanged or even declined.
The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute has partnered with MeckEd to provide a series of interactive maps that allow the public to do their own exploration of CMS schools. Those maps have now been combined into a new interface that creates an integrated school data resource.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 153,015 individuals who worked in Mecklenburg County commuted from another county in the Charlotte MSA – among the highest number of county-to-county commuters in the U.S.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released the revised October 2012 unemployment numbers for all counties and metropolitan areas (MSAs). The new data show an unchanged unemployment rate of 9.3 in October compared to September for the 14-county Charlotte region.
Case-Shiller Home Price Index values for October 2012 were released recently by Standard & Poor’s. Charlotte area home prices rose 0.3 percent between September and October. Compared to October of last year, home prices are up 4.2 percent.