Katie Zager

Student Absenteeism Persists in Mecklenburg County

Categories: General News, Katie Zager

By Katie Zager
New data published to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Quality of Life Explorer shows that the rates of chronic absenteeism, when a student misses 10% or more of days in a school year – excused or not, among students in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) remain elevated. Countywide, 22% of students met the definition of chronically […]

Moving to Charlotte? Here’s the best moving tool

By Katie Zager
Moving to or within Charlotte? The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Quality of Life Explorer can help you find your next home. Moving can be stressful, especially when you’re heading to a new city. Finding a place to live, when you don’t know the lay of the land, where to find preferred amenities, or may not know anyone in your new home town, is doubly so. With hundreds of homes for sale, and thousands of apartment listings, where do you even start? Once you’ve settled on your price point, and found a few places that meet your basic needs, what else […]

2023 North Mecklenburg Housing Needs Assessment

By Katie Zager
Last December, the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, along with the Lake Norman Economic Development Corporation, released the 2023 North Mecklenburg Housing Needs Assessment. This was an update to a report the institute previously released in 2019.

The assessment included information for the three towns that make up northern Mecklenburg County (North Mecklenburg); Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville. Here’s what we found […]

Poverty Rates Decline in Charlotte Region

Categories: Data, General News, Katie Zager Tags: Census, Data

By Katie Zager
New data from the American Community Survey(ACS) shows that poverty rates have decreased in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Among the 14 counties in the region, eight (60%) saw a statistically significant decrease in poverty. The region performed better than the nation as a whole, where about 36% of counties had a significant change in poverty rates […]