Regional Information: Lake Norman by the Numbers

Our lakeside lifestyle and short commute times to Uptown Charlotte have combined to drive a population boom in the north Mecklenburg County communities of Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson since the mid-1990s.


During this period, local officials have worked closely with the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and the NC Department of Transportation to extend utility services and improve roadways and Interstate access. These efforts paved the way for significant residential growth.

Population 1990      2006       2010         2013                             

Huntersville 3,014 38,796 44,985 50,458

Cornelius 2,581 20,449 24,866 26,898

Davidson 4,046 8,760 10,305 11,750

Lake Norman Region 9,641 68,005 80,156

 

The following chart compares the growth rate of the Lake Norman region with that of the state, county, and the City of Charlotte:


Population 1990 2006 2010 2014

State of North Carolina 6,628,637 8,856,505 9,535,483 9,944,000

Charlotte MSA 1,024,643 1,462,636 1,720,586 2,426,363

Mecklenburg County 511,433 827,445 919,628 990,977

Charlotte 395,934 630,478 731,424 792,862