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Welcome to Charlotte ...

The city of Charlotte is located in Mecklenburg County<1> and is the County Seat for Mecklenburg County.

When the people of Charlotte refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Charlottean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Charlotte has a population of 887,928 people<3> (see below for details).

Charlotte was established in 1755.

The community of Charlotte is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Charlotte lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Charlotte: (704) & (980)<5>

Websites for Charlotte ...

Official Website:   www.charmeck.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.charlottechamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jlcharlotte.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Charlotte had an population of 887,928 people. This is an increase of 21.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 64.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Charlotte had a population of 731,424 people (which is 79.53% of the total population of Mecklenburg County). This makes Charlotte the county's most populous community.

The population of Charlotte represents 7.67% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 731,424 people, the population of Charlotte increased 35.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 540,828 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Charlotte.

Adding Charlotte to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Charlotte in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Charlotte was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Charlotte on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Charlotte on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Charlotte ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Charlotte - they are located in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Charlotte.

Communities near Charlotte ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Charlotte.

  • Concord [Cabarrus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
    • Concord [Cabarrus County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Charlotte
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,500 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<8>
  • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntersville
    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Charlotte
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntersville<8>
  • Indian Trail [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Trail
    • Indian Trail [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Charlotte
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,040 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Trail
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Trail<8>
  • Matthews [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matthews
    • Matthews [Mecklenburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Charlotte
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,718 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matthews<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Charlotte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornelius have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornelius
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornelius<8>
    • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mint Hill
      • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Charlotte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mint Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mint Hill<8>
    • Fort Mill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Mill
      • Fort Mill [York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Charlotte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Mill<8>
    • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Charlotte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<8>
    • Stallings [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stallings
      • Stallings [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Charlotte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stallings have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stallings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stallings<8>
    • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly
      • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Charlotte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Charlotte. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Charlotte.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Charlotte. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Charlotte.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Charlotte. Our list includes 108 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Charlotte.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charlotte ...

Looking for more information about Charlotte? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Charlotte, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Charlotte.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Mecklenburg County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Charlotte: www.charmeck.org/

The official website for Mecklenburg County: www.charmeck.org

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Mecklenburg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Charlotte refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Charlotte may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Charlotte.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Charlotte - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Charlotte) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charlotte. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CharlotteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charlotte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2227, Longitude: -80.8317    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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