Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County is home
to approximately 1,000,000
residents and the City of Charlotte.
With 6.9 million residents within
100 miles, Mecklenburg County
and Charlotte lie in the heart of
a region that is the sixth largest
urban area in the United States.
Mecklenburg County has the largest
population of any county in the
State of North Carolina. The County
includes the City of Charlotte; the
towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and
Huntersville (north of Charlotte); and
the towns of Matthews, Mint Hill,
and Pineville (south and southeast
of Charlotte).
Mecklenburg County is the most
populous county between Atlanta,
Georgia and Washington, D.C. In
fact, between 2005 and 2015, the
metropolitan region’s population
growth rate averaged 2.6 percent.
Over the last decade, Mecklenburg
County has attracted a large and
growing number of people from
around the country and the world.
As a major hub for American
Airlines – one of the country’s
largest airlines – it is easy to get to
Mecklenburg County. This access
has helped attract several Fortune
500 and 1000 companies that bring
millions of investment dollars into
the local economy. With a world renowned
park and recreation
system, a range of professional
and minor league sports teams,
and diverse communities, people
who come to Mecklenburg County
find an energized downtown and a
variety of living options.
The North Carolina Constitution
gives residents of all counties the
right to elect a Board of County
Commissioners (BOCC). Since
1994, Mecklenburg County has
been governed by a nine-member
BOCC with six members elected
by districts and three elected at–
large. The BOCC appoints a County
Manager who is the CEO of the
organization. For more information
about Mecklenburg County, please
visit the County website at

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