Youth Services Catalog
   April 18, 2014

The Youth Services Catalog includes all organizations that provide workforce development services for at-risk and disconnected youth in the Charlotte area.  Read more

How green is your ZIP code? Charlotte's carbon footprint
   February 6, 2014

Charlotte's carbon footprint is dwarfed by other metro centers like Washington and Atlanta, but within the Charlotte region some areas produce much more carbon than others. Interactive maps from UC Berkeley now let you see the differences by ZIP code. (Graphic: UC Berkeley CoolClimate Network) Read more

As N.C. graduation rates rise, CMS and Wake are tied
   August 29, 2013

Between 2006 and 2013, the rate of N.C. high school students graduating on time (in four years) rose from 68.3 percent to 82.5 percent. The state's two largest districts, Wake and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, now have the same rate, 81 percent. Explore data for all N.C. districts with our interactive dashboards. (Photo: iStock) Read more

Charlotte transit stations: realizing development potential?
   July 30, 2013

Development patterns along Charlotte's Blue Line show a mixed bag of more low-density neighborhoods than planners recommend. That means the corridor is brimming with opportunity to develop more intensely, and in a way that puts walkable, diverse urban neighborhoods near transit. (Photo: Melissa Currie) Read more

New homes tell the story of a growing region
   July 10, 2013

Melissa Currie
It’s no secret the Charlotte region has seen a huge influx of newcomers, with homes built by the thousands. New Census data show the high percentage of homes that are only a few years old. With interactive, county-by-county data. Read more

The landscape of advanced classes in CMS
   May 30, 2013

Ayana Allen, Abiola Farinde, Chance Lewis
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools strives to ensure that all students are ready for careers or college. But at CMS, like other urban districts, students at schools in disadvantaged areas are likely to be inadequately prepared for college success. (Photo: Nancy Pierce) Read more

Metro changes affect Charlotte and regions across the country
   May 2, 2013

Changes to how metropolitan areas are defined added nearly a half-million people to Charlotte’s MSA, making it the 23rd most populous in the country. How did the changes affect Charlotte's peer metro areas such as Atlanta (pictured)? (Photo: dbking, used under CC-BY-2.0) Read more

Explore CMS data at the school level
   April 18, 2013

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute has partnered with MeckEd to provide a series of interactive maps that allow the public to do their own exploration of CMS schools. Those maps have now been combined into a new interface that creates an integrated school data resource.  (Graphic: Zach Szczepaniak) Read more

Boundary change boosts Charlotte metro population
   March 28, 2013

In January, the Charlotte metro area population was 1.8 million people. In February, the metro area population was 2.3 million. Where did the half-million people come from? New boundaries were drawn for metropolitan statistical areas. (Photo: Downtown Chester, S.C., in Chester County, which was added to the Charlotte MSA. / Nancy Pierce) Read more

Charlotte metro: Still high-growth, still strong at core
   March 20, 2013

Of metro areas with more than 1 million people, Charlotte ranked ninth nationally in population growth from 2011 to 2012. That growth was strongest at the center of the metro area, in Mecklenburg County, which outpaced the suburban counties in the region for the second year. (Image: Bing maps) Read more