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Charlotte, NC
Population: 630,478
Population, age 50+: 148,558
Population growth, age 50+: 25.9%
Financial
  City stats
Median family income
(per year)
$66,977
Family purchasing power
(annual, cost-of-living adjusted)
$74,254
Sales tax 7.50%
State income tax rate
(highest bracket)
8.00%I
State income tax rate
(lowest bracket)
6.00%I
Auto insurance premiums
(Average for the state)
$2,199
Retirement tax break from state? Yes
Housing
  City stats
Median home price $217,642
Average property taxes
(2006)
$2,053
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Quality of life
  City stats
Air quality index*
(% of days AQI ranked as good)
52.9%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 113
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 673
Leisure and culture
  City stats
Movie theaters
(within 15 miles)
36
Restaurants
(within 15 miles)
3,061
Bars
(within 15 miles)
251
Public tennis courts 134
Public swimming pools 4
Public golf courses
(within 30 miles)
91
Park acres 17,557
Libraries
(within 15 miles)
53
Museums (accredited by AAM;
within 30 miles)
6
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) 6
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts) 1
Weather
  City stats
Annual rainfall
(inches)
43.51
% clear days in the area 30
Snowfall
(average in inches)
5.80
High temp in July ° F 90.1°
Low temp in Jan ° F 32.1°
Health*
  City stats
Life expectancy
(men/women)
73.7/79.8
Has health plan
(% of residents)
88.0%
Diabetes rates
(% of residents diagnosed)
9.5%
Hypertension rates
(% of residents diagnosed)
35.5%
Geriatric doctors
(per 100,000 population)
1
Cancer doctors
(per 100,000)
59
Radiologists
(per 100,000)
122
Heart doctors
(per 100,000)
100
Elder-care facilities** 47
Meet the neighbors
  City stats
Median age 33.3
Completed at least some college
(% of residents)
66.9%
Married 46.5%
Divorced 9.3%
Racial diversity index
(100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity)
225.0
*County data
**Elder-care services refer to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Data from Total Living Choices.
(3) Crime incidences are estimates based on FBI 2005 Universal Crime and incidence reports, OnBoard Analysis.

(I) Income tax notes:
These states allow personal exemption or standard deductions as provided in the IRC. Utah allows a personal exemption equal to three-fourths the federal exemptions.
The tax brackets reported are for single individuals. For married taxpayers, the same rates apply to income brackets ranging from $51,200 to $336,551. An additional $300 personal exemption is allowed for joint returns or unmarried head of households.
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