Mecklenburg County (North Carolina)
Mecklenburg County is a county located in the state of North Carolina of the United States. In 2000, the County had 695 454 inhabitants and a population density of 510 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Charlotte.
The County is located in southwestern North Carolina, on the south by South Carolina and has an area of 1415 square kilometers, of which 52 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Iredell County, Cabarrus County, Union County, Gaston County and Lincoln County.
Mecklenburg County is divided into 15 numbered townships: 1 ( Charlotte), 2 ( Berryhill ), 3 ( Steele Creek ), 4 ( Sharon ), 5 ( Providence ), 6 ( Clear Creek ), 7 ( Crab Orchard ), 8 ( Mallard Creek ), 9 ( Deweese ), 10 ( Lemley ), 11 ( Long Creek ), 12 (Paw Creek ), 13 (Morning Star ), 14 ( Pineville ), and 15 ( Huntersville ).
Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from parts of Anson County. It was named, as is the district capital of Charlotte, according to Sophie Charlotte of Mecklenburg -Strelitz, the wife of King George III. of Great Britain. 1769 Tryon County was split off.
According to the census of 2000, there were 695 454 people in Mecklenburg County. Of these, 15,412 people lived in collective centers, the other inhabitants living in 273 416 households and 174 986 families. The population density was 510 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made up of 64.02 percent White, 27.87 percent Black or African American, 0.35 percent Native American, 3.15 percent Asian, 0.05 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 3.01 percent from other races groups; 1.55 percent were descended from two or more races. 6.45 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 273 416 households out of which 32.1 percent of children under the age of 18 living with them. 47.7 percent were married couples living together, 12.4 percent were single mothers and 36.0 percent were non-families. 27.6 percent of all households and 5.9 percent living alone who is 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.06.
25.1 percent of the population were under 18 years old. 9.7 percent 18 to 24 years 36.4 percent between 25 and 44, 20.3 percent between 45 and 64, and 8.6 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 33 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.
The median income for a household (median) amounted to $ 50,579, the median income for a family $ 60,608. Males had a median income of $ 40,934, women $ 30,100. The per capita income was $ 27,352. 9.2 percent of the population and 6.6 percent of families are below the poverty line. 11.5 percent of them are children and adolescents under age 18 and 9.3 percent are 65 years or older.