Mecklenburg County is a county located in the southwestern region of the state of North Carolina, in the United States.As of the 2010 census, the population was 919,618.It increased to 1,110,356 as of the 2019 estimate, making it the second-most populous county in North Carolina (after Wake County) and the first county in the Carolinas to surpass one million in population.
Mecklenburg County is a county in North Carolina.In 2010, 1,054,835 people lived there. The county seat is Charlotte
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Mecklenburg County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building located at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. It was designed by architect Louis H. Asbury and built between 1925 and 1928. It is four-story, rectangular, Neoclassical building sheathed in limestone.
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- E. Trade, Alexander, and E. 4th Sts., Charlotte, North Carolina
Caldwell is an unincorporated community in northern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Geography. Caldwell is located at (35.453749, -80.842851), south of the town of Davidson on State Highway 115. It lies 850 feet (259 m) above sea level.
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Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County, both in the Piedmont section of the state. It was named in commemoration of the marriage of King George III to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, for whom the county seat Charlotte is named. Due to unsure boundaries, a large part of south and western Mecklenburg County extended into areas that would later form part of the state of South Carolina. In 1768, most of this area (the part of Mecklenburg County west of the Catawba River) was designated Tryon County, North Carolina. Determining the final boundaries of these "western" areas between North and South Carolina was a decades-long process. As population increased in the area following the American Revolutionary War, in 1792 the northeastern part of Mecklenburg County was taken by the North Carolina legislature for Cabarrus County. Finally, in 1842 the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County was c...
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 546 square miles (1,410 km2), of which 524 square miles (1,360 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) (4.0%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 695,454 people, 273,416 households, and 174,986 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,322 people per square mile (510/km2). There were 292,780 housing units at an average density of 556 per square mile (215/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 64.02% White, 27.87% Black or African American, 0.35% American Indian/Alaska Native, 3.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.01% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 6.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latinoof any race. There were 273,416 households, out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.70% were married couples living together, 12.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.00% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and...
Mecklenburg County is a member of the regional Centralina Council of Governments. The county is governed by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC is a nine-member board made up of representatives from each of the six county districts and three at-largerepresentatives elected by the entire county. This electoral structure favors candidates in the at-large positions who will be elected by the majority population of the county. Each District has a population of approximately 165,000 individuals. All seats are partisan and are for 2-year terms (elections occur in even years). The current chairman of the Mecklenburg BOCC is George Dunlap (D, District 3). The Current Vice-Chair is Elaine Powell (D, District 1). Members of the Mecklenburg County Commission are required by North Carolina State law to choose a Chair and Vice-Chair once a year (at the first meeting of December). Historically, the...
Prior to 1928, Mecklenburg County was strongly Democratic, similar to most counties in the Solid South. For most of the time from 1928 to 2000, it was a bellwether county, only voting against the national winner in 1960 and 1992. For most of the second half of the 20th century, it leaned Republican in most presidential elections. From 1952 to 2000, a Democrat only won a majority of the county's vote twice, in 1964 and 1976; Bill Clintononly won a slim plurality in 1996. However, it narrowly voted for John Kerry in 2004 even as he lost both North Carolina and the election. It swung hard to Barack Obama in 2008, giving him the highest margin for a Democrat in the county since Franklin D. Roosevelt's landslides. Obama's margin in Mecklenburg was enough for him to narrowly win the state. It voted for Obama by a similar margin in 2012, and gave equally massive wins to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Joe Biden in 2020. Since 2008, Mecklenbu...
The second largest school system in North Carolina behind Wake County Public Schools. The current Chairman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School board is Mary T. McCray (At-Large). The Vice Chair is Ericka Ellis-Stewart (At-Large). The members of the Board of Educationare: 1. Mary T. McCray (At-Large - Chairman) 2. Elyse C. Dashew (At-Large - Vice Chair) 3. Ericka Ellis-Stewart (At-Large) 4. Rhonda Lennon (District 1) 5. Thelma Byers-Bailey (District 2) 6. Ruby M. Jones(District 3) 7. Tom Tate (District 4) 8. Eric C. Davis (District 5) 9. Paul Bailey (District 6) The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School board is non-partisan, and staggered elections are held every two years (in odd years).
The residents of Mecklenburg County are provided emergency medical service by MEDIC, the Mecklenburg EMS Agency. All emergency ambulance service is provided by MEDIC. No other emergency transport companies are allowed to operate within Mecklenburg County. While MEDIC is a division of Mecklenburg County Government, a board guides and directs MEDIC that consists of members affiliated with Atrium Health, Novant Healthand a swing vote provided by the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. Atrium and Novant are the two major medical institutions in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The major industries of Mecklenburg County are banking, manufacturing, and professional services, especially those supporting banking and medicine. Mecklenburg County is home to ten Fortune 500companies. Wachovia, a former Fortune 500 company, had its headquarters in Charlotte until it was acquired by Wells Fargofor $15.1 billion. Wells Fargo maintains the majority of the former company's operations in Charlotte. Goodrich Corporation, a former Fortune 500 company, had its headquarters in Charlotte until it was acquired by United Technologies Corporation for $18.4 billion. Charlotte is now the headquarters for UTC Aerospace Systems.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools(CMS) serves the entire county; however, the State of North Carolina also has approved a number of charter schools in Mecklenburg County (independently operated schools financed with tax dollars).
The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg Countyserves residents of Mecklenburg County. Library cards from any branch can be used at all 20 locations. The library has an extensive collection (over 1.5 million items) of reference and popular materials including DVDs, books on CD, best sellers, downloadable media, and books. The Billy Graham Library contains the papers and memorabilia related to the career of the well-known 20th century evangelist...
The county's primary commercial aviation airport is Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, the 12th largest airport in the USA.[circular reference]
With twenty-five freight trains a day, Mecklenburg is a freight railroad transportation center, largely due to its place on the NSmain line between Washington and Atlanta and the large volumes of freight moving in and out of the county via truck. Mecklenburg County is served daily by three Amtrakroutes. The Crescent train connects Charlotte with New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlottesville, and Greensboro to the north, and Atlanta, Birmingham and...
Light rail and mass transit
Light rail service in Mecklenburg County is provided by LYNX Rapid Transit Services. Currently, the 19-mile (31 km) Lynx Blue Line runs from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, through Uptown Charlotte, to Pineville; build-out is expected to be complete by 2034. The CityLynx Gold Line, a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) streetcar line runs from the Charlotte Transportation Centerto Hawthorne Lane & 5th Street, with additional stops to French Street in Biddleville and Sunnys...
Charlotte (/ ˈ ʃ ɑːr l ɪ t /) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina.Located in the Piedmont region, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County.In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population was 885,708, making it the 15th-most populous city in the U.S. and the second-largest in the Southeast behind Jacksonville, Florida.
Mar 23, 2021 · Mecklenburg County is a county located in the southwestern region of the state of North Carolina, in the United States.As of the 2010 census, the population was 919,618.It increased to 1,110,356 as of the 2019 estimate, making it the second-most populous county in North Carolina (after Wake County) and the first county in the Carolinas to surpass one million in population.
North Carolina DDHS has stated that it could take until spring for the vaccine to be widely available. The vaccine would be free of charge in North Carolina . On December 8, Governor Cooper announced a new curfew as COVID-19 cases surge in some counties.
600 E 4th St 11th Fl Charlotte-Mecklenburg Govt Center Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: (704) 336-2472 Fax: (704) 336-5887 www.co.mecklenburg.nc.us On the central southern border of NC, east of Gastonia; organized Nov 3, 1762 (prior to statehood) from Anson County.