That’s right North Carolina is one of the youngest states in the country – and Charlotte is one of the youngest ‘kids’!

According to the US Census (remember….you filled out the form right!!) North Carolina’s median age is 37.4 and Charlotte is 33.2…a baby!


Having lived here over 30 years we have always felt Charlotte was an up and coming city – it has always felt young and vibrant. And yet at the same time we have some amazing retirement communities including the wildly successful Sun City Lakes.
I guess the best way to put it is Charlotte has a great mix – literally something for anybody, any age and yes we’re great for babies!

Her are som other fun and interesting facts from the US Census and Charlotte Chamber of Commerce:

  • Cost of living below the national average
  • City, County and State AAA bond ratings
  • Sixth most active airport in the nation 700 airline flights daily
  • 8,850 new jobs for 2011
  • $14.3 billion in annual retail sales
  • First: Best place for companies to thrive
  • First: America\’s most livable communities
  • First: Top metro for economic growth
  • First: top state business climate
  • First: economic strength ranking
  • Second: largest banking center (controls over $2.3 trillion in assets)
  • Second: Best place to move
  • Second: best city for entrepreneurs
  • Second: Best place to start a small business
  • Third: Best city for corporate headquarters
  • Third: Best city for business
  • Fourth best city for relocating singles
  • Eighth in number of Fortune 500 headquarters
  • Sixth largest in-migration of people (relocating to Charlotte)
  • 18th largest city

And how about these national accolades from 2012 (Provided by Charlotte Chamber of Commerce)

#1 50 States Top State Business Climates November 2012 Site Selection Magazine

#5 50 States Top State for Doing Business October 2012 Area Development Special Magazine

#1 50 Cities Most Entrepreneurial August 2012 GlobalTrade Magazine

#3 Best Market to be Looking for a Technology Job July 2012 Simply Hired (of 100)

#4 Top State For Business July 2012 CNBC (of 50 states)

#2 Best Airport Apr 2012 Travel + Leisure (of 22 major airports)

#5 Frequent Flier Favorite Apr 2012 Trip Advisor (of U.S. airports)

#8 Clean Job Announcements, Q1 2010 Apr 2012 (of 50 states)

#1 Largest Population Increase (%) 2000-2010 Mar 2012 U.S. Census (of 42 urbanized areas of 1M+)

#4 Fastest Growing Job Market 2011 Mar 2012 Urbanophile (of 51 large MSAs)

#5 Most women-owned businesses Mar 2012 (of 50 states)

#5 Overall Well-Being Mar 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (of 190 large MSAs)

#1 Top Library for Children (ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center) Feb 2012 (of 500 childrens libraries)

#1 Best Online Business Graduate Program (Gardner-Webb) Jan 2012 U.S. News and World Report (of 160 programs)

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