The map below shows median household income in Charlotte by area. Areas in the top 1% of earnings are in purple, high-earning areas are in green, and low-earning areas are in red.

Charlotte, NC map of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

Top 1%


The median household income in Charlotte is $72,835. This means Charlotte income is higher than the median income in the United States, with city household incomes in the 78th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in the Charlotte metro area 35% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 21% of cities might have higher incomes, and 77% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby cities family and household incomes are lower. Median income ranges from a low of $9,454 to a high of $261,251 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the south parts of the city, and lower income areas are in the northeast areas.

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