Mecklenburg County, NC Demographics

The total population of Mecklenburg County is estimated to be 1.12 million with 540,310 males (48.44%) and 575,093 females (51.56%). There are 34,783 more females than males in Mecklenburg County.
The median household income in Mecklenburg County was $79,041 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 582(0.74%) from $78,459 in 2020. This income is 105.94% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Mecklenburg County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $97,086. Overall, the median household income for the county of Mecklenburg County stands at $80,365.
In Mecklenburg County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $51,062 for males and $37,858 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $67,698 for males and $56,727 for females.
In Mecklenburg County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $112,610, while Some Other Race households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $50,680.
In 2022, the population of Mecklenburg County was 1,145,392, a 1.74% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Mecklenburg County's population was 1,125,809, an increase of 0.81% compared to a population of 1,116,788 in 2020.
The median age in Mecklenburg County, NC is 35.4, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.57% were under the age of 15, 21.43% aged 15 to 29, 47.73% aged 30 to 64, 10.01% aged 65 to 84, and 1.26% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Mecklenburg County population: 49.90% are White, 31.42% are Black or African American, 0.35% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 6.04% are Asian, 0.03% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 6.56% are some other race and 5.70% are multiracial.