Mecklenburg County Residents Among Top Earners in North Carolina

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recent analysis by financial technology company SmartAsset identifies the places in North Carolina where residents earn the most money. The study analyzes data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Five-Year American Community Survey to determine the counties with the highest earners. These rankings are a contributing factor in an overarching study on the places with the most purchasing power.

For a look at how the leading counties in North Carolina compared, check out the table below:

Rank County, State Cost of Living Median Income Median Income Index
1 Wake, NC $46,205 $80,591 48.92
2 Union, NC $46,688 $80,033 48.45
3 Orange, NC $43,784 $71,723 41.57
4 Currituck, NC $43,047 $69,964 40.12
5 Cabarrus, NC $40,999 $67,328 37.94
6 Chatham, NC $41,220 $67,031 37.69
7 Mecklenburg, NC $41,401 $66,641 37.37
8 Camden, NC $43,473 $64,572 35.65
9 Durham, NC $39,835 $60,958 32.66
10 Iredell, NC $39,490 $60,955 32.66

 

The full study results, methodology and interactive map can be found here: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/cost-of-living-calculator#northcarolina/median-income

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