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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 523.8 square miles
Population Density 1,755.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 990,977
Population change 7.8%
Under 5 years of age 7.1%
Under 18 24.8%
65 and over 9.7%
Females 51.8%
White 59.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 12.6
Asian 5.2%
Two or more races 2.2%
Black or African American 32.1%
Native American 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 40.7%
Veterans 52,506
Households and Housing
Households 366,689
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 80.4%
Median household income $55,444
The per capita income $32,482
Live below the poverty line. 15.4%
housing units 410,575
Multi-unit structures 31%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $181,900
Residents owning their homes. 59.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 89,165
Women-owned firms 30.8%
Asian-owned firms 4.5%
Hispanic-owned firms 4.8%
Black-owned firms 15.6%
Native American-owned firms 0.7%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.1%
Retail sales $14,114,263
Retail sales per capita $16,306
Manufacturers shipments $11,201,036
Merchant wholesaler sales $17,104,781