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Mecklenburg County population: 919,628 (2010 Census)

City of Charlotte population: 731,424 (2010 Census) 17th largest city in U.S.

Mecklenburg County population change from 2000 to 2010: increased 32%

City of Charlotte population change from 2000 to 2010: increased 35%
Mecklenburg County land area: 526 square miles

Mecklenburg County water area: 19.9 square miles
City of Charlotte land area: 303 square miles (2012 - City Planning Department)
Persons per square mile—entire county: 1,755 (2010 Census)
Persons per square mile—City of Charlotte: 2,446 (2010 Census)
Housing units—entire county: 398,510 (2010 Census)
Private, nonfarm businesses—entire county: 27,886 (2010 Census)
Number of customers paying storm water fees—entire county: 220,000 residential and 20,000 commercial

Median Household Income—entire county: $55,294 (2010 Census)
Annual average rainfall: 41.63 inches (1981 to 2010 - NOAA National Climatic Data Center)
Miles of streams in Mecklenburg County: 3,000 (approximate)
Miles of streams that have water in them at all times: 1,000 (approximate)
Watersheds containing streams considered impaired for their intended use (countywide): 81%
Main surface water pollutants: Fecal coliform bacteria and sediment
Total acreage of floodplains—entire county: 16,832 or about 5% of total land area (estimate)
Miles of storm water pipe—City of Charlotte: 3,287 (estimate)

Number of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services employees: 160