Google Earth Engine: Charlotte, North Carolina

The following link Google Earth Engine: Charlotte, North Carolina details the expansion and growth of the Charlotte, North Carolina area from the years 1984 to 2016.

According to the article “Most Cities in US Expanded Rapidly Over Last Decade” by Erik Schmitt, Charlotte, North Carolina was one of the fastest growing states in the US due to its rising economy and increase of immigrants during the year 2001. Named 17th largest city in the U.S., Charlotte thrives today as a diverse city with a population nearing 809,958 (2014), this up by 17,096 since the year 2013 according to city data.com. This is a 49.8% increase in Charlotte’s population from the year 2000.

Charlotte’s housing market has grown along with its median prices for home ownership; this increase has been accompanied by a growth in average income level according to city data. In 2015 the median household income was 53, 919, up from 46,975 in 2000 (citydata.com). The median house or condo value was 188, 800, up from 131,500 in 2000 (citydata.com).

This expansion has made way for more jobs, more businesses, more attractions, and ultimately more culture for Charlotte residents. The city, crowned “Queen City” has flourished for its attractive attributes such as its stadium for the North Carolina Panthers and its NASCAR Hall of Fame (citydata.com). Charlotte, N.C has been ranked as an “it” city for multiple endeavors involving jobs, business, and living. The city is one of the top 10 cities for newlyweds to live and work according to rent.com. Additionally, the city was ranked 2nd in the best areas for job seeking college students(citydata.com). Overall, these attributes make Charlotte a great place to travel and live for masses.

Sources: Citydata.com, Charlottenc.gov, NewYork Times.com (Most Cities In US Expanded Rapidly Over Last Decade)

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