Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County

Last updated October 2021

774,798 Total Voters

Republican 20.91% Democrat 42.77% Libertarian 0.76% Green 0% Constitution 0% Unaffiliated 35.56%
White 51.91% Black 31.04% Other 17.05%

Mecklenburg County is a county located in the southwestern region of the state of North Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 919,618. It increased to 1,110,356 as of the 2019 estimate, making it the second-most populous county in North Carolina (after Wake County) and the first county in the Carolinas to surpass one million in population. Its county seat is Charlotte, and is the state's largest city.

Mecklenburg County is the central county of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. On September 12, 2013, the county welcomed its one millionth resident.

Like its seat, the county is named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of the United Kingdom, whose name is derived from the region of Mecklenburg in Germany, itself deriving its name from Mecklenburg Castle (Mecklenburg meaning "large castle" in Low German) in the village of Dorf Mecklenburg.

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Unemployment 8.87%

Voter Registration Thousands

In the General Assembly

  • State House
  • Rob Bryan (NC-88)
  • Charles Jeter (NC-92)
  • Thom Tillis (NC-98)
  • Rodney Moore (NC-99)
  • Tricia Cotham (NC-100)
  • Beverly Earle (NC-101)
  • Becky Carney (NC-102)
  • Bill Brawley (NC-103)
  • Ruth Samuelson (NC-104)
  • Jacqueline Schaffer (NC-105)
  • Carla Cunningham (NC-106)
  • Kelly Alexander (NC-107)
  • State Senate
  • Daniel Clodfelter (NC-37)
  • Joel Ford (NC-38)
  • Bob Rucho (NC-39)
  • Malcolm Graham (NC-40)
  • Jeff Tarte (NC-41)

Election Results