Last Thursday, the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association hosted a symposium at UNC Charlotte sponsored by ULI Charlotte, the Urban Institute, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, and the Charlotte Regional Realtors® Association entitled “Who’s Moving In, Who’s Moving Out.” Dr. Rebecca Tippett, Director of Carolina Demography at UNC Chapel Hill, provided a presentation on population dynamics in the ten-county Charlotte Region, and was followed by a panel discussion and question and answer period. Her findings included the following:
109 people are moving into the Charlotte Region every day.
Charlotte is the 9th fastest growing large metro area in the country (Raleigh is the 2nd fastest).
In terms of net migration, Charlotte has the 3rd highest behind Orlando and Austin
Charlotte is a post-graduate destination.
7% of those moving here come from another country (most from India, Mexico, and China).
Millennials are moving to Charlotte and/or Mecklenburg County in their early and mid-20s but tend to move out to surrounding counties (mostly Cabarrus, Union, and York) in their mid-30s.
To view the presentation in its entirety, please click here.