Charlotte/Mecklenburg Quality of Life Explorer

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 2002
Year of Last Input:
Last Updated: Dec 3 2023
Project Location:
Charlotte, NC (USA)
State / Province:
North Carolina
United States
Lead Organization:
Type of Organization:
Government - Local

Geographic Scope

Sub-neighborhood, Neighborhood, Municipality, County 

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, Demography, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Public Safety, Transportation, Energy


The Quality of Life Explorer looks at the social, housing, economic, environmental and safety conditions in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Local residents, businesses, service providers, government agencies, realtors, universities and others can use the Explorer to learn more about the county and its neighborhoods, develop programs and services, and plan for the future.

What’s included?

  • Over 80 variables providing detailed information about neighborhood housing stock, household income, jobs, health, education, tree canopy coverage, crime rates, code violations, community engagement, energy consumption and much more
  • Maps, trend information, data tables and summary reports for 462 neighborhood profile areas
  • Ability to explore data by custom geographies (i.e., the light rail corridor, school zones, business districts, or jurisdiction such as the City of Charlotte)
  • Links to hundreds of City, County and community resources to help people learn more and take action

n 2012, the study transformed into an interactive dashboard that included all of Mecklenburg County. Prior to this time, the data was available only in very large, printed reports (see below historical reports). Because of these changes, data prior to 2010 is not comparable to the data found on the dashboard today.

Has Perfomance Measures?


Project URL

Indicator Domains

Neighborhood character, economics, education, engagement, environment, health, housing, safety and transportation

Reporting Format

Online Dashboard

Project Contact:

- Government - Local

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