The Charlotte metro was definitely a hotbed of growth for the state during the past decade. From 2000 to 2010, the Charlotte metro area’s population grew by 32 percent, compared to the national growth rate of 9.7 percent. The pattern within the metro region is uneven, however, with of much of the strongest population increases concentrated in areas north and south of Charlotte.
In the 2011-12 school year, charter school students in Mecklenburg numbered 8,281, or 5.68 percent of the 137,497 students enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.*
Explore/compare school-level data for Charlotte Mecklenburg for the 2010-11 school year.
This series of maps was created in collaboration with MeckEd.
This series of maps was created in collaboration with MeckEd. They were presented at a number of community meetings in preparation for the 2011 Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board elections.
This series of maps shows the varying degrees of educational attainment in the Charlotte region based on 2009 U.S. Census data. The levels of educational attainment range from “less than high school” to “graduate or professional degree” and indicate the highest level of education achieved by the individual. To view the spatial distribution of a specific level of education, like “associate degree”, click the button to the left. The map will then display the percent of each county’s population 25 years and older with that level of education; the darker the copper the greater the percent of the county’s population at that level of education. Estimates are not available for counties with populations under 65,000 (Anson, Chester and Stanley).
This map series shows the annual rates of child poverty in the fourteen-county Charlotte region for the years 2000 through 2009. The shade of the county represents the severity of child poverty; the darker the teal, the greater the percent of children living in poverty in that county.
Click the play button below the title to start the animation. To view specific years, click the on timeline at the appropriate point.
Many parts of North Carolina have seen significant population growth over the last few decades. This has translated into changes in development and land-use patterns. RENCI at UNC Charlotte has conducted research that is revealing the physical and environmental impacts of growth in the Piedmont and surrounding areas.