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2012 Presidential Nominating Convention Cities by the Numbers

From the U.S. Census Bureau

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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Charlotte, N.C.

731,424
Population of Charlotte, N.C.

72.4%
The percentage of eligible voters (18 and older who were citizens) in North Carolina who were registered in the last presidential election.

88.1%
Percentage of Charlotte residents age 25 and older who are high school graduates or higher.

39.8%
Percentage of Charlotte residents age 25 and older who have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

13.6%
Percentage of the population who are foreign-born.

55,720
Number of veterans in Mecklenburg County.

13.1%
Percentage of Charlotte residents who are Hispanic or Latino.

50.0%
Percentage of Charlotte residents who are white and not Hispanic.

35.0%
Percentage of Charlotte residents who are black or African-American.

5.0%
Percentage of Charlotte residents who are Asian.

0.5%
Percentage of Charlotte residents who are American Indian or Alaska Native.

0.1%
Percentage of Charlotte residents who are Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

32.7 years
Median age of Charlotte residents.

25.2%
Percentage of the population under 18 years old.

8.5%
Percentage of the population 65 years and older.

17.2%
Percentage of the Charlotte population 5 and older who speak a language other than English at home.

9.4%
Percentage of population 15 years and older who have divorced.

32.7%
Percentage of population 15 years and older who have never married.

49.6%
Percentage of population 15 years and older who are currently married.

24.0 minutes
Mean travel time to work for Charlotte residents.

$52,364
Median household income in Charlotte.

12.8%
Percentage of individuals in Charlotte who are living in poverty.

Tampa, Fla.

335,709
Population of Tampa, Fla.

64.9%
The percentage of eligible voters (citizens 18 and older) in Florida who were registered in the last presidential election.

83.3%
Percentage of Tampa residents age 25 and older who are high school graduates or higher.

31.2%
Percentage of Tampa residents age 25 and older who have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

13.8%
Percentage of the population who are foreign-born.

99,469
Number of Tampa residents who are veterans.

23.1%
Percentage of Tampa residents who are Hispanic or Latino.

62.9%
Percentage of Tampa residents who are white and not Hispanic.

26.2%
Percentage of Tampa residents who are black or African-American.

3.4%
Percentage of Tampa residents who are Asian.

0.4%
Percentage of Tampa residents who are American Indian or Alaska Native.

0.1%
Percentage of Tampa residents who are Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

34.7 years
Median age of Tampa residents.

22.6%
Percentage of the Tampa population under 18 years old.

11.0%
Percentage of the Tampa population 65 years and older.

24.2%
Percentage of the Tampa population 5 and older who speak a language other than English at home.

14.0%
Percentage of population 15 years and older who have divorced.

31.0%
Percentage of population 15 years and older who have never married.

43.8%
Percentage of population 15 years and older who are currently married.

22.8 minutes
Mean travel time to work for Tampa residents.

$43,215
Median household income in Tampa.

18.6%
Percentage of individuals in Tampa who are living in poverty.

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Did you know?
Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan is the only baseball player to have his number retired by three teams—Texas, Houston and California. This doesn't include Jackie Robinson whose No. 42 was retired by all teams.

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