Charlotte Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Charlotte metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Charlotte in 2022 is 2,204,000, a 3.38% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Charlotte in 2021 was 2,132,000, a 3.8% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Charlotte in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in United States
City Name Population
New York City 18,867,000
Los Angeles 12,488,000
Chicago 8,901,000
Houston 6,603,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,488,000
Miami 6,215,000
Atlanta 6,013,000
Philadelphia 5,756,000
Washington DC 5,434,000
Phoenix 4,652,000
Boston 4,327,000
Detroit 3,521,000
Seattle 3,489,000
San Francisco 3,318,000
San Diego 3,295,000
Minneapolis 2,967,000
Tampa 2,945,000
Denver 2,897,000
Las Vegas 2,839,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,556,000
San Antonio 2,413,000
Baltimore 2,343,000
St. Louis 2,221,000
Charlotte 2,204,000
Portland 2,197,000
Sacramento 2,186,000
Austin 2,176,000
Orlando 2,038,000
Indianapolis 1,858,000
San Jose 1,809,000
Cincinnati 1,764,000
Cleveland 1,761,000
Kansas City 1,711,000
Pittsburgh 1,699,000
Columbus 1,687,000
Raleigh 1,547,000
Virginia Beach 1,482,000
Milwaukee 1,448,000
Jacksonville 1,314,000
Nashville 1,294,000
Providence 1,201,000
Salt Lake City 1,192,000
Memphis 1,163,000
Richmond 1,128,000
Louisville 1,107,000
McAllen 1,060,000
Hartford 1,010,000
Oklahoma City 1,008,000
New Orleans 1,005,000
Tucson 1,003,000
El Paso 974,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 957,000
Albuquerque 942,000
Temecula-Murrieta 931,000
Cape Coral 910,000
Honolulu 905,000
Buffalo 884,000
Birmingham 856,000
Omaha 851,000
Provo-Orem 818,000
Fresno 786,000
Tulsa 783,000
Allentown 777,000
Knoxville 771,000
Baton Rouge 756,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 750,000
Rochester 746,000
Columbia, South Carolina 743,000
Dayton 743,000
Ogden-Layton 738,000
Charleston-North Charleston 734,000
Bakersfield 718,000
Concord 693,000
Colorado Springs 685,000
Springfield 676,000
The Woodlands 644,000
Mission Viejo 643,000
Albany 635,000
Grand Rapids 603,000
New Haven 597,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 576,000
Kissimmee 568,000
Akron 564,000
Des Moines 559,000
Harrisburg 558,000
Worcester 557,000
Greenville 550,000
Port St. Lucie 545,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 544,000
Wichita 535,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 529,000
Winston-Salem 528,000
Little Rock 527,000
Reno 523,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 520,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 517,000
Lancaster 513,000
Toledo 509,000
Madison 501,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 497,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 487,000
Boise City 462,000
Denton-Lewisville 458,000
Spokane 456,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 455,000
Augusta-Richmond County 452,000
Stockton 446,000
Concord 438,000
Visalia 437,000
Jackson, Mississippi 431,000
Durham 429,000
Chattanooga 426,000
Syracuse 421,000
Modesto 418,000
Santa Clarita 415,000
Myrtle Beach 408,000
Oxnard 402,000
Huntsville 400,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 383,000
Lafayette 376,000
Scranton 374,000
Greensboro 369,000
Montgomery 367,000
Asheville 366,000
Antioch 365,000
Springfield, Missouri 359,000
Lakeland 358,000
Pensacola 357,000
Youngstown 353,000
Fayetteville 352,000
Corpus Christi 350,000
Fort Collins 349,000
Flint 344,000
Fort Wayne 343,000
Lexington-Fayette 341,000
Mobile 334,000
Santa Rosa 334,000
Savannah 334,000
Trenton 333,000
Ann Arbor 331,000
Laredo 329,000
Rockford 328,000
Lansing 327,000
Shreveport 325,000
Charlotte - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 2,204,000 3.38%
2021 2,132,000 3.80%
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%