Fast Facts (Updated Q3 2019)

Whether you live here, work here or just visit for the restaurants, breweries and shopping, South End draws you in with a discovery around every corner. From industrial origins to design renaissance to vibrant urban district, this place blends old and new in a way unlike anyplace else.

  • 16,500 Workers
  • 1.9 Million SF office under construction or planned
  • 500 Hotel rooms under construction or planned
  • 475,000 SF Retail under construction or planned
  • 6,508 Market rate housing units
  • 9,000 Residents
  • 75% of residents between 18-35 years of age
  • $65,000 Median household income
  • 3,476 Residential units under construction or planned
  • 1.2 Million SF of retail shops and restaurants
  • 197 Shops and restaurants
  • 82% of shops and restaurants are locally-owned
  • 475,000 SF of retail under construction or planned
  • 6 Craft breweries
  • 14,000 Average daily light rail riders
  • 4 Lynx light rail stations
  • 621,000 Light rail passengers boarded yearly
  • 18.6 Miles of light rail service accessible
  • 4 Charlotte B-cycle bike share stations
  • 4.5 Miles of the Charlotte Rail Trail


Charlotte Center City Partners’ research department produces regular reports on the economy and vitality of South End and Center City Charlotte overall.

South End Fast Facts (2019)

State of the Center City (2020)

South End Development Report (2019)

South End Resident Snapshot (2017)

Center City 2020 Vision Plan



Megan Liddle Gude, Director of South End: mgude (at) charlottecentercity (dot) org or 704-332-9584