Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County

Last updated October 2020

785,315 Total Voters

Republican 21.51% Democrat 43.07% Libertarian 0.73% Green 0.06% Constitution 0.05% Unaffiliated 34.59%
White 50.9% Black 30.94% Other 18.16%

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 and largest city is Charlotte.

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