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Both Mooresville and Statesville’s Population Growth Rates Top Charlotte

From Jenna Martin – Managing Editor, Digital , Charlotte Business Journal

According to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the city of Charlotte is home to one of the fastest-growing populations in the nation.

Charlotte added an estimated 15,607 people between a one-year span from July 2022-23 to reach a total population of 911,311 people, according to the latest data. Charlotte’s numeric increase ranked third highest among incorporated places in the U.S. with populations of at least 20,000 people.

Charlotte’s population grew 1.7% during the year period — the same as in 2022. Its growth rate as a percentage ranked at No. 274 among cities and towns with populations of 20,000 or more.

Seven towns or cities in the local metro area including Mooresville and Statesville had populations with higher growth rates than Charlotte. Those are:

  • Monroe (Union County), up 4.9% to 37,797 people
  • Kannapolis (Cabarrus and Rowan counties), up 3% to 59,321 people
  • Indian Trail (Union County), up 2.6% to 42,854
  • Waxhaw (Union County), up 2.4% to 23,073
  • Mooresville (Iredell County), up 1.9% to 53,721
  • Statesville (Iredell County), up 1.8% to 30,220
  • Gastonia had the same population growth as Charlotte at 1.7%, reaching 83,942 people. Huntersville (64,688), Cornelius (33,139), Matthews (30,934) and Mint Hill (27,815) followed closely with growth rates of 1.6%.

Overall, the Charlotte metro area added nearly 50,500 residents over the year period in 2023 to reach a population of about 2.8 million, per previously released Census estimates. That was the sixth-largest increase in the nation.

Charlotte remains the 15th-largest city in the U.S.

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