Charlotte Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Charlotte metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Charlotte in 2020 is 2,054,000, a 4.21% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Charlotte in 2019 was 1,971,000, a 4.51% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Charlotte in 2018 was 1,886,000, a 5.13% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Charlotte in 2017 was 1,794,000, a 5.16% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in United States
City Name Population
New York City 18,804,000
Los Angeles 12,447,000
Chicago 8,865,000
Houston 6,371,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,301,000
Miami 6,122,000
Atlanta 5,803,000
Philadelphia 5,717,000
Washington DC 5,322,000
Phoenix 4,511,000
Boston 4,309,000
Detroit 3,548,000
Seattle 3,433,000
San Francisco 3,314,000
San Diego 3,251,000
Minneapolis 2,926,000
Tampa 2,877,000
Denver 2,827,000
Las Vegas 2,699,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,469,000
Baltimore 2,325,000
San Antonio 2,320,000
St. Louis 2,213,000
Portland 2,151,000
Sacramento 2,123,000
Charlotte 2,054,000
Austin 2,053,000
Orlando 1,964,000
Indianapolis 1,807,000
San Jose 1,791,000
Cleveland 1,763,000
Cincinnati 1,746,000
Pittsburgh 1,704,000
Kansas City 1,686,000
Columbus 1,644,000
Virginia Beach 1,477,000
Raleigh 1,444,000
Milwaukee 1,439,000
Jacksonville 1,280,000
Nashville 1,249,000
Providence 1,200,000
Salt Lake City 1,169,000
Memphis 1,150,000
Richmond 1,105,000
Louisville 1,089,000
McAllen 1,012,000
Hartford 999,000
New Orleans 992,000
Oklahoma City 989,000
Tucson 982,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 953,000
El Paso 951,000
Albuquerque 915,000
Honolulu 892,000
Buffalo 891,000
Cape Coral 851,000
Temecula-Murrieta 848,000
Birmingham 842,000
Omaha 835,000
Fresno 769,000
Provo-Orem 766,000
Tulsa 766,000
Allentown 763,000
Rochester 743,000
Dayton 741,000
Knoxville 741,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 736,000
Baton Rouge 734,000
Columbia, South Carolina 716,000
Ogden-Layton 711,000
Charleston-North Charleston 708,000
Bakersfield 691,000
Concord 683,000
Springfield 669,000
Colorado Springs 668,000
Mission Viejo 636,000
Albany 630,000
Grand Rapids 599,000
New Haven 593,000
The Woodlands 570,000
Akron 565,000
Worcester 548,000
Des Moines 544,000
Harrisburg 542,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 537,000
Greenville 529,000
Kissimmee 528,000
Wichita 527,000
Port St. Lucie 521,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 519,000
Little Rock 514,000
Toledo 509,000
Winston-Salem 509,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 507,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 504,000
Reno 504,000
Lancaster 497,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 491,000
Madison 487,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 476,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 467,000
Boise City 447,000
Spokane 447,000
Denton-Lewisville 445,000
Augusta-Richmond County 444,000
Stockton 436,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 434,000
Chattanooga 421,000
Jackson, Mississippi 420,000
Syracuse 420,000
Durham 418,000
Modesto 411,000
Concord 401,000
Visalia 401,000
Oxnard 397,000
Santa Clarita 392,000
Huntsville 384,000
Myrtle Beach 377,000
Scranton 375,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 370,000
Greensboro 361,000
Lafayette 358,000
Youngstown 357,000
Pensacola 355,000
Asheville 354,000
Antioch 353,000
Montgomery 352,000
Corpus Christi 347,000
Fayetteville 347,000
Springfield, Missouri 347,000
Flint 345,000
Lakeland 344,000
Fort Wayne 340,000
Fort Collins 337,000
Lexington-Fayette 334,000
Mobile 333,000
Santa Rosa 331,000
Trenton 329,000
Ann Arbor 328,000
Lansing 326,000
Rockford 324,000
Savannah 324,000
Shreveport 322,000
Laredo 315,000
Charlotte - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,054,000 4.21%
2019 1,971,000 4.51%
2018 1,886,000 5.13%
2017 1,794,000 5.16%
2016 1,706,000 5.11%
2015 1,623,000 5.12%
2014 1,544,000 5.11%
2013 1,469,000 5.08%
2012 1,398,000 5.11%
2011 1,330,000 5.14%
2010 1,265,000 5.07%
2009 1,204,000 5.15%
2008 1,145,000 5.14%
2007 1,089,000 5.12%
2006 1,036,000 5.07%
2005 986,000 5.12%
2004 938,000 5.16%
2003 892,000 5.06%
2002 849,000 5.07%
2001 808,000 5.21%
2000 768,000 5.21%
1999 730,000 5.19%
1998 694,000 5.31%
1997 659,000 5.10%
1996 627,000 5.20%
1995 596,000 5.30%
1994 566,000 5.20%
1993 538,000 5.28%
1992 511,000 5.14%
1991 486,000 5.42%
1990 461,000 3.13%
1989 447,000 2.76%
1988 435,000 2.59%
1987 424,000 2.66%
1986 413,000 2.74%
1985 402,000 2.55%
1984 392,000 2.62%
1983 382,000 2.69%
1982 372,000 2.76%
1981 362,000 2.55%
1980 353,000 2.32%
1979 345,000 2.37%
1978 337,000 2.43%
1977 329,000 2.17%
1976 322,000 2.22%
1975 315,000 2.27%
1974 308,000 2.33%
1973 301,000 2.38%
1972 294,000 2.08%
1971 288,000 2.49%
1970 281,000 2.55%
1969 274,000 3.01%
1968 266,000 3.10%
1967 258,000 2.79%
1966 251,000 2.87%
1965 244,000 2.95%
1964 237,000 3.04%
1963 230,000 2.68%
1962 224,000 3.23%
1961 217,000 2.84%
1960 211,000 3.94%
1959 203,000 4.10%
1958 195,000 3.72%
1957 188,000 3.87%
1956 181,000 4.02%
1955 174,000 4.19%
1954 167,000 4.38%
1953 160,000 3.90%
1952 154,000 4.05%
1951 148,000 4.23%
1950 142,000 0.00%