Oct. 26 at UNC Charlotte Center City

Who’s moving in? Out? Symposium takes a look

Land for sale for development in York County. Photo: Mae Israel

Many parts of the Carolinas, including the Charlotte region, are seeing a huge influx of newcomers. Who’s moving in, and from where? How are they reshaping decades-old demographic patterns?

For instance, Census Bureau numbers released in 2014 showed that New York sent more new residents to Mecklenburg County than did any other state, followed by Florida, New Jersey, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Those statistics came from the bureau’s 2008-2012 five-year American Community Survey. (Explore more data here: Moving to Charlotte? You’re not alone.)   


In 2014, 74,706 people moved into Mecklenburg County and 58,818 left, for a net gain of 15,888. New migration data, covering 2015, will be released in September.

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute is joining several other local sponsors to offer a lunchtime symposium Oct. 26 looking at Charlotte-area population migration. The key presenter will be Rebecca Tippett, director of demography at the Carolina Population Center at UNC Chapel Hill. She regularly writes and presents about the impact of demographic and social trends in North Carolina.

Jeff Michael, director of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, will moderate a panel discussion among:

  • Patrick Mumford, director of the City of Charlotte’s Department of Neighborhood & Business Services
  • Pam Wideman, deputy director of the City of Charlotte’s Department of Neighborhood & Business Services
  • Chuck McShane, research director at the Charlotte Chamber

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City and includes lunch. Cost is $15 for those registering by Oct. 14 and $20 for later registrations.  Register here.  http://www.greatercaa.org/event/CLTmigration

In addition to the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, sponsors are the Urban Land Institute Charlotte, Greater Charlotte Apartment Association, the Charlotte Chamber, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, Crescent Communities, Northwood Ravin, Wells Fargo, Carocon, Terwilliger Pappas and the City of Charlotte Neighborhood & Business Services Department.