Charlotte is the most populous city in what U.S. state?
A: The state of North Carolina.
Located in the Piedmont region, it is the county seat
of what county?
A: Mecklenburg County.
As of the 2020 census, what was the population?
A: 874,579, making Charlotte the 16th-most populous city in the U.S.
Where is it the seventh most populous city?
A: In the South, and the second most populous city in the Southeast behind Jacksonville, Florida.
The city is the cultural, economic, and transportation
center of what?
A: The Charlotte metropolitan area, whose 2020 population of 2,660,329 ranked 22nd in the U.S.
Metrolina is part of a sixteen-county market region or
combined statistical area with a 2020 census-estimated population of what?
Between 2004 and 2014, Charlotte was ranked as the
A: Fastest-growing metro area, with 888,000 new residents.
Based on U.S. Census data from 2005 to 2015, Charlotte
tops the U.S. in what?
A: Millennial population growth.
It is the third-fastest-growing what?
A: Major city in the United States.
Residents are referred to as what?
Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of what companies?
A: Bank of America, Truist Financial, and the east coast headquarters of Wells Fargo, which along with other financial institutions has made it the second-largest banking center in the United States.
As of 2020, Charlotte was considered as a what by the
A: Gamma + level global city.
What type of climate does Charlotte have?
A: It has a humid subtropical climate.
It is located several miles east of what?
A: The Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina.
Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake are two smaller
A: Man-made lakes located near the city.
The Catawba Native Americans were the first known
historic tribe to settle Mecklenburg County (in the Charlotte area) and were
first recorded when?
A: Around 1567 in Spanish records.
By 1759 half the Catawba tribe had died from what?
A: Smallpox, which was endemic among European colonists.
At the time of their largest population, Catawba people
numbered how many?
A: 10,000, but by 1826 their total population had dropped to 110.
The city of Charlotte was developed first by a wave of
migration of what?
A: Scots-Irish Presbyterians, or Ulster-Scot settlers from Northern Ireland, who dominated the culture of the Southern Piedmont Region.
They made up the principal founding population in what?
A: The backcountry.
German immigrants also settled the area before what?
A: The American Revolutionary War, but in much smaller numbers.
The area that is now Charlotte was first settled by
European colonists around 1755, when Thomas Spratt and his family settled
A: Near what is now the Elizabeth neighborhood.
Thomas Polk (great-uncle of U.S. President James K.
Polk), who later married Thomas Spratt's daughter, built his house by the
intersection of two Native American trading paths between what two rivers?
A: The Yadkin and Catawba rivers.
Nicknamed the "Queen City", like its county a few years
earlier, Charlotte was named in honor of whom?
A: German princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become the Queen Consort of Great Britain and of Ireland in 1761, seven years before the town's incorporation.
Within decades of Polk's settling, the area grew to
become the Town of Charlotte, incorporating when?
A: In 1768.