Real Estate: Charlotte, NC a “New Heartland City” of the Nation?

A detailed study just released from the Brookings Institute in Washington names Charlotte as one of the country’s “New Heartland” cities – large metropolitan areas that offer the workforce a good quality of life and the kinds of jobs economists predict will move the U.S. forward in the years to come. The report, entitled “The State of Metropolitan America,” offers a glimpse of what’s expected to be the results of the 2010 Census. Here are some other quick statistics of interest on the Queen City:
  • Total population (MSA 2009): 1,701,799
  • Growth: + 27 percent
  • Change in foreign-born population (2000-2008): + 77.8 percent
  • Median household income: $55,394
  • Percent of population 25 + with bachelor’s degree: 32 percent
To read the complete report, click here.

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