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Mecklenburg County, NC
The county was named for Princess Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the queen of King George III

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Mecklenburg County is one of 100 counties in North Carolina.

The county is in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 771,617. This was an increase of  10.95% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$50,579
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mecklenburg County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Mecklenburg County was $38,556. This was an increase of 23.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 125% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Charlotte
Census 2000 highlights: Ranked No.8 among U.S. counties for the number of private-housing building permits issued in 2000; largest county in the state (by population); led the state in per-capita income ($35,245 in 1998)

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12% of Mecklenburg County residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mecklenburg County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Mecklenburg County include Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens, Berryhill Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Caldwell Cemetery, Charlotte Memorial Gardens, Davidson College Cemetery, Dinkins Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Mecklenburg County include Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Elizabeth, First Ward, Fourth Ward, Huntersville, Matthews, Merry Oaks, Mint Hill ... View communities

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Colleges in Mecklenburg County include Carolinas College of Health Sciences, Central Piedmont Community College, Davidson College, Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University of Charlotte, University of North Carolina - Charlotte ... View colleges

School districts in Mecklenburg County include Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Mecklenburg County include Beatties Ford Road Branch Library, Belmont Center Branch, Carmel Branch Library, Cityview Branch Library, Cornelius Branch Library, Coulwood Branch Library, Davidson Branch Library, Hickory Grove Branch Library, Independence Branch Library, Law & Government Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mecklenburg County include Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Weekly, Huntersville Herald ... View newspapers

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Mecklenburg County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mecklenburg County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Mecklenburg County include Charlotte/Douglas International

Hotels in Mecklenburg County include Adam's Mark Hotel Charlotte, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Ballantyne Resort, Best Value Inn & Suites, Best Value Inn Suites Charlotte, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Airport Inn ... More hotels

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