As Northerners Move South, Charlotte Sees Big Changes

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

All month, the federal government has been actively encouraging people across America to fill out the 2010 Census. The survey, which is distributed every ten years, may reveal that the demographics of many cities have drastically changed over the decade. One of those cities is Charlotte, N.C., where an increasing number of northerners and minorities have moved to the once majority-white and classically southern city.

For a better understanding of how the city has evolved over time, we talk with Michael DeVaul, who moved to Charlotte in 1999, and Humpy Wheeler, who has lived in the city all his life.


Michael DeVaul and Humpy Wheeler

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [1]

Allison from Charlotte, NC

Thanks so much for the discussion this morning. As someone who has lived in Charlotte for just over a year, I will share my two cents which is that the massive changes in demographics in the Charlotte area leave this city with a bit of a plain vanilla feel. It's often said that this City is lacking a soul. That said, the spring weather here is absolutely fantastic and maybe a fair trade-off for living in a fairly bland city!

Apr. 14 2010 10:46 AM

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