Charlotte now 18th largest city in the US | CLT Blog

Charlotte now 18th largest city in the US

Posted on 2 Jul 2009 by Justin Ruckman

Charlotte became the 18th-largest city in the country during the year ending July 1, 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Queen City had 687,456 residents, up 2.7 percent from 669,205 the previous year.

Charlotte ranked as the 23rd fastest-growing city in the United States.”

Last year we rose from 20th to the 19th. This year the trend continues. You can view the latest U.S. Census population estimates from Read more at the Charlotte Business Journal.


  1. eric e 2 Jul 2009 at 12:21 PM


  2. Wendy Wells 17 Jul 2009 at 2:15 PM

    I’m not surprised our city continues to climb the list of growing cities. The weather is amiable, our geography is such that we’re close to mountains and sea… we have a great deal to offer transplants from just about anywhere on the globe!