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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