WHY PLANT A CHURCH IN CHARLOTTE?
MEDIAN AGE: 33
NATIONS: 16.5% of total population
THE NEED: Recent research done by NC Baptist revealed that 9 of the 10 most unreached areas in North Carolina are within the 485 loop. Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina with a population of over 850,000. It is currently one of the top 10 fastest growing cities in the US, growing by 150 people per day. It is estimated that 100 different languages are spoken within the city limits because of the increase of international businesses and the universities.
TARGET LOCATION: University City - the northeast area of Charlotte between UNCC (29,000 students;1900 International students) and 485 is one of these areas. There are over 45,000 people (African American 42%; Caucasian 40%; Asian 10%; Latino 6%; Other 2%) with 90% non-evangelical.