Symposium Highlights Charlotte Area Population Dynamics

Last Thursday, the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association hosted a symposium at UNC Charlotte sponsored by ULI Charlotte, the Urban Institute, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, and the Charlotte Regional Realtors® Association entitled “Who’s Moving In, Who’s Moving Out.”  Dr. Rebecca Tippett, Director of Carolina Demography at UNC Chapel Hill, provided a presentation on population dynamics in the ten-county Charlotte Region, and was followed by a panel discussion and question and answer period.  Her findings included the following:

  • 109 people are moving into the Charlotte Region every day.
  • Charlotte is the 9th fastest growing large metro area in the country (Raleigh is the 2nd fastest).
  • In terms of net migration, Charlotte has the 3rd highest behind Orlando and Austin
  • Charlotte is a post-graduate destination.
  • 7% of those moving here come from another country (most from India, Mexico, and China).
  • Millennials are moving to Charlotte and/or Mecklenburg County in their early and mid-20s but tend to move out to surrounding counties (mostly Cabarrus, Union, and York) in their mid-30s.

To view the presentation in its entirety, please click here.

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