What the latest census figures reveal about Charlotte’s population growth – WSOC TV


CHARLOTTE – The South and West are home to America’s fastest growing cities, though none are found locally. Between July 2020 and 2021, the city of Charlotte grew by 2,962 people – or about 0.3% – to an estimated population of 879,709, according to new data from the US Census Bureau.

The bureau this week released its population estimates for cities and towns in 2021. It follows the release earlier this year of population estimates for metros and counties, which puts the Charlotte metropolitan area at approximately 2.7 million people – up some 31,381 people during the year – and Mecklenburg County at 1.12 million people – up more than 3,900.

Charlotte is the 16th largest city in the United States, according to estimates.

Since the last census on April 1, 2020, the population of Queen City has increased by approximately 0.6%, or approximately 5,168 people. This growth rate among incorporated areas in the United States with at least 50,000 residents ranked at No. 238.

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