Charlotte, NC - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    774,807
  • Population Density
    2,479 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    305 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    1,081 3.5
Charlotte is a large city in North Carolina with 774,807 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 1,081 reviews
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    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Charlotte: Out of the 15 years that I lived there, I only ever heard of one safety issue. And that was men going around trying to "sell magazines" and then break into your home. We had an alarm system though that would signal the police in the event of a break in.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Charlotte: I am engaged to a man in the military, so we will be moving around a lot in our lives. It will be very hard to compete with Charlotte. It was so perfectly located. 20 minutes from the city and 5 minutes from several shopping areas. Definitely a very nice and enjoyable place to live!
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Toddville Road: The kids are the biggest issue and that's not saying much.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Toddville Road: This area is developing with new homes and apartment complexes. It will continuee to grow and is a good area because of the schools and attractions nearby.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Sterling: Lots of people move to Charlotte because it has more opportunities and it does! You can be yourself and achieve your goals

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Prosperity Church Road 19,659
Provincetowne 14,719
Highland Creek 12,787
Hidden Valley 11,739
Montclaire South 11,518
Back Creek Church Road 11,395
Steele Creek 11,152
Myers Park 10,355
Windsor Park 10,306
East Forest 10,122
Yorkmount 9,535
Coulwood West 9,449
Mallard Creek/Withrow Downs 9,327
Ballantyne East 9,119
Harristown 8,844
Marshbrooke 8,734
Shannon Park 8,617
Bradfield Farms 8,522
Providence Plantation 8,243
Davis Lake/Eastfield 7,865
Yorkshire 7,857
Toddville Road 7,833
Hickory Ridge 7,772
Silverwood 7,662
West Sugar Creek/W.T. Harris Boulevard 7,528
Mineral Springs/Rumble Road 7,514
Providence Crossing 7,431
Starmount Forest 7,382
Providence Estates East 7,070
Ballantyne West 7,017
Hickory Grove 6,918
Piper Glen Estates 6,891
North Sharon Amity/Reddman Road 6,788
Mountain Island 6,750
Hampshire Hills 6,737
Firestone/Garden Park 6,703
Newell 6,654
Oak Forest 6,608
Carmel 6,448
Wedgewood 6,432
Eastland/Wilora Lake 6,398
Idlewild South 6,315
University City North 6,312
Dilworth 6,144
Derita/Statesville 6,109
Marlwood 6,084
Harwood Lane 6,055
Dixie/Berryhill 6,038
College Downs 5,954
Beverly Woods 5,628
University City South 5,624
Johnston Road/McAlpine 5,541
Wessex Square 5,526
Foxcroft 5,460
Thomasboro/Hoskins 5,448
Eastway/Sheffield Park 5,323
Stonehaven 5,247
Sunset Road 5,238
Farm Pond 5,122
Olde Whitehall 5,114
Olde Providence South 5,073
Griers Fork 4,909
Lansdowne 4,662
Madison Park 4,660
Oakdale South 4,635
Becton Park 4,628
Eagle Lake 4,533
Beatties Ford/Trinity 4,499
Oxford Hunt 4,428
Idlewild Farms 4,427
Barclay Downs 4,421
Elizabeth 4,409
Country Club Heights 4,389
Sardis Forest 4,340
Montibello 4,266
Sharon Woods 4,163
Brown Road 4,132
Nevin Community 4,012
Cotswold 4,010
Sardis Woods 3,975
Pawtuckett 3,975
Pleasant Hill Road 3,889
Clanton Park/Roseland 3,871
Closeburn/Glenkirk 3,827
Sherwood Forest 3,824
Olde Providence North 3,756
Park Crossing 3,619
Collingwood 3,598
Autumnwood 3,597
Rockwell Park/Hemphill Heights 3,586
Briarcreek/Woodland 3,563
Quail Hollow 3,520
Plaza-Shamrock 3,436
Enderley Park 3,408
Rain Tree 3,392
Westchester 3,359
Moores Chapel 3,246
Seven Eagles 3,234
Henderson Circle 3,126
Plaza Midwood 3,072
Sedgefield 2,988
Fourth Ward 2,941
Wendover/Sedgewood 2,890
Sterling 2,883
Freedom Park 2,803
Starmount 2,797
Wildwood 2,735
Ashbrook/Clawson Village 2,712
Sugar Creek/Ritch Avenue 2,680
Eastover 2,624
Slater Road/Hamilton Circle 2,605
Ashley Park 2,571
North Charlotte 2,568
Grier Heights 2,533
Hembstead 2,384
Lincoln Heights 2,300
Mountainbrook 2,281
Touchstone Village/Elm Lane 2,278
Whiteoak 2,165
Coulwood East 2,164
Providence Park 2,116
City Center 2,031
Oakhurst 1,954
First Ward 1,925
Biddleville 1,902
Third Ward 1,830
Belmont 1,828
Tryon Hills 1,748
Oakdale North 1,678
Villa Heights 1,614
Westerly Hills 1,585
University Park 1,550
Lockwood 1,540
Todd Park 1,438
Wilson Heights 1,427
Washington Heights 1,416
Arbor Glen 1,402
West Boulevard 1,388
Highway 51/Park Road 1,312
Chantilly 1,308
Wesley Heights 1,206
Wilmore 1,169
Smallwood 1,166
Governor's Square 1,148
Colonial Village 1,132
Southside Park 1,031
Westover Hills 1,028
Druid Hills South 993
Optimist Park 988
Ponderosa/Wingate 944
Echo Hills 905
Revolution 870
Druid Hills North 865
Brookhill 813
Lakewood 798
Oakview Terrace 760
Double Oaks 751
Greenville 707
Cherry 687
Oaklawn 684
Sevierville 649
Plaza Hills 648
Harbor House 586
Genesis Park 555
McCrorey Heights 464
J.T. Williams 442
Capitol Drive 428
Commonwealth 420
Coliseum Drive 407
York Road 306
Boulevard Homes 289
Pinecrest 269
Jackson Homes 228

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
Charlotte Township 774,807
3.33 Berryhill Township 3,032
3.66 Paw Creek Township 8,283
4.00 Long Creek Township 11,180
3.66 Pineville 7,855
Pineville Township 7,855
4.00 Steele Creek Township 8,735
4.00 Mallard Creek Township 4,475
4.00 Matthews 28,677
4.33 Providence Township 11,269
3.33 Crab Orchard Township 4,115
4.33 Huntersville 49,279
4.00 Morning Star Township 35,631
3.33 Riverbend Township 25,835
3.66 Clear Creek Township 20,521
3.66 Mint Hill 23,934
Fort Mill Township 54,198
4.00 Sandy Ridge Township 50,054
3.66 Harrisburg 13,549
4.00 Stallings 14,185
3.66 Poplar Tent Township 37,617
3.66 Weddington 9,906
3.66 Odell Township 13,469
Harrisburg Township 25,299
4.00 Marvin 5,806
4.00 Vance Township 53,715
4.00 Indian Trail 34,950
3.66 Concord 82,266
3.33 Van Wyck Township 21,810

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Raleigh 423,287
4.00 Atlanta 440,641
4.00 Nashville 624,261
3.66 Jacksonville 837,533
3.66 Louisville 605,762

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 28269 76,365
4.00 28277 64,394
3.33 28215 55,171
3.66 28227 53,483
3.66 28216 49,144
4.00 28210 44,532
3.66 28205 46,071
4.00 28105 41,882
4.00 28262 41,498
3.33 28213 37,493
3.33 28212 40,451
4.00 28226 37,557
3.00 28208 34,641
3.66 28214 34,937
4.00 28270 32,653
4.00 28273 33,755
4.00 28211 29,508
3.66 28217 27,577
4.33 28209 21,820
3.66 28278 22,485
4.33 28203 13,143
3.00 28206 12,030
3.66 28134 10,000
4.00 28207 9,729
4.33 28202 10,562
4.00 28204 5,526

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.00 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 165

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 Community School of Davidson Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Ardrey Kell High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Socrates Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.33 Carolina International School Public, Charter K-10 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Lake Norman Charter School Public, Charter 5-12 Middle, High
3.66 Providence High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Cato Middle College High School Public 11-12 High
3.66 Myers Park High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Randolph Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.00 Collinswood Language Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
Metro School Public PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Waddell Language Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
1.66 Sugar Creek Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Jay M. Robinson Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 South Charlotte Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Hawk Ridge Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Crestdale Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.00 Community Charter School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
2.66 Chantilly Montessori School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Irwin Academic Center Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.00 Polo Ridge Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Community House Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Highland Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Eastover Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Charlotte Islamic Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Charlotte Latin School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Providence Day School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Cannon School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Northside Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Charlotte United Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Gaston Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
South Charlotte Baptist Academy Private, Religious PK, K-11 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Charlotte Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 United Faith Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Covenant Classical School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Covenant Day School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Southlake Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Charlotte Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Westminster Catawba Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Brisbane Academy Preparatory School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Hickory Grove Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Cramerton Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Gaston Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Bible Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Manus Academy Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 First Assembly Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Central Academy at Lake Park Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Victory Christian Center School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Davidson College
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Winthrop University
Wingate University
Belmont Abbey College
Queens University of Charlotte
Johnson C. Smith University
Livingstone College
Central Piedmont Community College
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte
York Technical College
Gaston College
NASCAR Technical Institute
Stanly Community College
University of Phoenix - Charlotte
University of South Carolina - Lancaster
The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University
King's College - North Carolina
Brightwood College - Charlotte
ITT Technical Institute - Charlotte South
Paul Mitchell the School - Gastonia
ITT Technical Institute - Charlotte North
DeVry University - North Carolina
Southeastern Institute - Charlotte

Around Charlotte

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Charlotte, NC United States North Carolina Charlotte Metro Area Atlanta, GA Jacksonville, FL Louisville, KY Nashville, TN Raleigh, NC
White 43.90% 63.25% 64.56% 63.99% 36.41% 54.16% 67.89% 56.14% 53.95%
African American 34.42% 12.23% 21.15% 21.63% 52.39% 30.19% 22.37% 28.10% 28.52%
Hispanic 13.43% 16.62% 8.70% 9.28% 5.56% 8.23% 4.65% 10.12% 10.91%
Asian 5.52% 4.83% 2.36% 2.84% 3.76% 4.32% 2.24% 3.21% 4.28%
Multiracial 2.24% 2.05% 1.89% 1.72% 1.56% 2.56% 2.62% 1.99% 1.70%
Native American 0.24% 0.66% 1.09% 0.32% 0.12% 0.24% 0.12% 0.24% 0.22%
Other 0.19% 0.19% 0.19% 0.19% 0.17% 0.21% 0.09% 0.15% 0.32%
Pacific Islander 0.06% 0.16% 0.06% 0.04% 0.02% 0.09% 0.04% 0.05% 0.09%

Age

Charlotte, NC United States North Carolina Charlotte Metro Area Atlanta, GA Jacksonville, FL Louisville, KY Nashville, TN Raleigh, NC
9 years and under 15% 13% 13% 14% 11% 13% 13% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 11% 11% 7% 10% 10% 8% 9%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10% 9% 15% 10% 9% 11% 14%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 13% 14% 20% 15% 14% 19% 18%
35 to 44 years 15% 13% 14% 15% 15% 13% 13% 14% 15%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14% 14% 12% 14% 14% 13% 13%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 12% 11% 10% 12% 13% 11% 9%
65 and over 9% 13% 14% 11% 10% 12% 13% 11% 9%

Education Levels

Charlotte, NC United States North Carolina Charlotte Metro Area Atlanta, GA Jacksonville, FL Louisville, KY Nashville, TN Raleigh, NC
Less than a high school diploma 12% 14% 15% 14% 12% 12% 13% 14% 9%
High school diploma or equivalent 19% 28% 27% 25% 20% 29% 29% 24% 16%
Some college or associate degree 28% 29% 31% 30% 22% 33% 30% 26% 27%
Bachelor's degree 28% 18% 18% 21% 27% 18% 16% 23% 31%
Master's degree or higher 13% 11% 10% 9% 20% 8% 12% 13% 16%

Gender

Charlotte, NC United States North Carolina Charlotte Metro Area Atlanta, GA Jacksonville, FL Louisville, KY Nashville, TN Raleigh, NC
Female 52.1% 50.8% 51.3% 51.4% 50.5% 51.6% 51.8% 51.7% 51.9%
Male 47.9% 49.2% 48.7% 48.6% 49.5% 48.4% 48.2% 48.3% 48.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Charlotte, NC United States North Carolina Charlotte Metro Area Atlanta, GA Jacksonville, FL Louisville, KY Nashville, TN Raleigh, NC
Own 55.4% 64.9% 65.8% 67.3% 44.1% 60.3% 60.8% 53.5% 53.2%
Rent 44.6% 35.1% 34.2% 32.7% 55.9% 39.7% 39.2% 46.5% 46.8%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Charlotte, NC United States North Carolina Charlotte Metro Area Atlanta, GA Jacksonville, FL Louisville, KY Nashville, TN Raleigh, NC
Assault 374.7 264.1 306.5 320.5 661.1 450.8 329.6 805.8 230.1
Murder 5.5 5.2 6.7 6.4 20.5 11.2 8.3 6.3 2.8
Rape 24.5 36.8 22.4 33.2 56.0 27.2 75.2 18.4
Robbery 185.1 135.0 142.4 163.7 512.6 165.8 225.9 235.1 141.0

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Charlotte, NC United States North Carolina Charlotte Metro Area Atlanta, GA Jacksonville, FL Louisville, KY Nashville, TN Raleigh, NC
Burglary 703.8 575.0 908.2 747.4 1203.9 795.1 946.9 734.3 735.9
Larceny 2663.9 2114.0 2820.7 2699.6 3631.0 2914.1 2902.3 2720.8 2162.7
Motor vehicle theft 199.2 257.3 180.8 197.2 912.5 231.4 336.1 175.5 164.3

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
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    Precipitation

  • 3.4"
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  • 2.1"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 51°
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    39°
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    56°
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    64°
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    68°
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    67°
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    Precipitation

  • 3.4"
  • 3.3"
  • 4.0"
  • 3.0"
  • 3.2"
  • 3.7"
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  • 4.2"
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    Snowfall

  • 2.1"
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 102 responses

  • 65% Yes
  • 21% Not sure
  • 15% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 144 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 138 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 130 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 137 responses

  • 20% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 42% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 36% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 1% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 53 responses

  • 32% Very accepting.
  • 51% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 11% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 6% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 178 responses

  • 25% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 57% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 17% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 1% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 54 responses

  • 19% I love everything about it.
  • 63% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 2% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 55 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments