charlotte-nc2Reasons Charlotte NC is a great place to live. Reason 4

This week we are sharing with you reasons Charlotte, NC is a great place to live.

Today Reason #4. Let me share some statistics

Demographics: As of 2009, census estimates show there are 716,874 people living within Charlotte's city limits, and 935,304 in Mecklenburg County. The Combined Statistical Area of Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC had a population of 2,566,399 in 2009. The median income for a household in the city is $48,670, and the median income for a family is $59,452.

Religion: The birthplace of Billy Graham, Charlotte was and still is locally known as the "The City of Churches." Of those who practice a religion, most Charlotteans are Christians of various Protestant denominations. Throughout much of its history Presbyterian churches were the most prominent in Charlotte but the changing demographics of the city's rapidly increasing population have brought scores of new denominations and faiths to the city. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Wycliffe Bible Translaors’ JAARS Center and Sim Missions Organization also make their homes in Charlotte. In total, Charlotte proper lays claim to more than 700 places of worship.

Airport: Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is the 30th busiest airport in the world, as measured by traffic[46] It is served by many domestic airlines, as well as international airlines Nonstop flights are available to many destinations across the United States, as well as flights to many world areas.

Mass Transit: The Charlotte Area Transit System is the the agency responsible for operating mass transit in Charlotte, and Mecklenburg County. CATS operates light rail transit, historical trolleys, express shuttles, and bus service serving Charlotte and its immediate suburbs. The LYNX light rail system comprises a 9.6-mile line north-south line known as the Blue Line.

School System: The city's public school system, Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools is the second largest in North Carolina and 20th largest in the nation. About 132,000 students are taught in 161 separate elementary, middle and high schools.

Colleges and Universities: Belmont Abbey College Central Piedmont Community College Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Johnson & Wales University Johnson C. Smith University King's College Montreat College Pfeiffer University at Charlotte Queens University of Charlotte Reformed Theological Seminary -- Charlotte Southern Evangelical Seminary University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Media in Charlotte, NC

Television The Charlotte television market is the 25th largest in 2007, according to Nielsen Media Research. Broadcast television stations serving the market include:

WBTV, Channel 3 (CBS affiliate) WSOC-TV, Channel 9 (ABC affiliate) WHKY-TV, Channel 14 (Independent) WUNE-TV, Channel 17 (PBS/UNCTV affiliate) WCCB, Channel 18 (FOX affiliate) WNSC-TV, Channel 30 (PBS/SCETV affiliate) WCNC-TV, Channel 36 (NBC affiliate) WTVI, Channel 42 (PBS affiliate) WJZY, Channel 46 (The CW affiliate) WMYT-TV, Channel 55 (My Network TV affiliate) WUNG-TV, Channel 58 (PBS/UNCTV affiliate) WAXN-TV, Channel 64 (Independent)

Charlotte is home to three nationally/internationally available cable television networks: ESPNU SPEED Channel The Inspiration Network (INSP), recently moved across the state border to Indian Land, SC. The metro area is also served locally by a 24-hour cable news channel, News 14 Carolina, available on Time Warner Cable.


The Charlotte radio market is the 33rd largest in 2006, according to Arbitron. Broadcast radio stations serving the market include, in order of format:

Classical WDAV 89.9 FM Country WKKT 96.9 FM WSOC-FM 103.7 FM WRHM-FM 107.1 FM WIXE 1190 AM Family/Children WGFY 1480 AM (Radio Disney) Jazz WNSC 88.9 (broadcasts from Rock Hill, South Carolina Top 40/Pop WNKS 95.1 FM Newstalk/Sports WFAE 90.7 FM (news) WGHC 870 AM (simulcast from 1370 AM in Clayton, Georgia) WFNZ/WFNA 610 and 1660 AM (sports) WBT 1110 AM and 99.3 FM (news) WHKY 1290 AM (talk) WLNK 107.9 FM (Personalities with some Hot AC) WRHI 1340 AM and 94.3 FM (news) Oldies WRBK-FM 90.3 FM WTHZ 94.1 FM ("Magic Ninety-four-one")(broadcasts from Piedmont Triad) Public Radio WSGE 91.7 FM Spanish WOLS 106.1 FM WNOW-FM 105.3 FM and 1030 AM (Regional Mexican) WXNC 1060 AM WGSP 1310 AM Religious WRCM-FM 91.9 FM (Christian) WYFQ 93.5 FM and 930 AM (Bible Broadcasting Network) WPZS 100.9 FM (Urban Contemporary Gospel) WMIT 106.9 FM (Contemporary Christian) WZRH 960 AM WHVN 1270 AM (with simulcasts on WCGC 1270 and WAVO 1150 AM) WGIV 1370 AM (Urban Contemporary Gospel) WDEX 1430 AM (Southern Gospel) WOGR 1540 AM (Christian) Rock WXRC 95.7 FM (classic rock) WRFX 99.7 FM (classic rock) WLYT-FM 102.9 FM (soft rock/adult contemporary) WKQC 104.7 FM (soft rock/adult contemporary) WEND 106.5 FM (Modern Rock) Urban WQNC 92.7 FM (R&B/Soul) WIBT 96.1 FM (Hip hop/Rhythmic) WPEG 97.9 FM (Hip Hop/R&B) WBAV 101.9 FM (R&B/Soul/Adult) Variety WYLI-LP 93.7 FM

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