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Comparison Highlights

  • Seattle, WA tends to be more expensive for home buyers than Charlotte, NC. During the last year, Seattle home values have risen by 12.8%, while Charlotte home values have risen by 5.8%.
  • Seattle is 193% more densely populated than Charlotte.
  • People are 6% less likely to be married in Seattle.
  • The Median Age is 2.7 years older in Seattle.

Cost of Living Comparison Highlights

  • Charlotte is 48.3% less expensive than Seattle.
  • Charlotte, housing costs are 100.9% less than Seattle housing costs.
  • Health related expenses are 21.7% less in Charlotte.


  • The crime indices range from 1-100. A higher number corresponds with more crime. Our crime rates are based on FBI data. 
  • Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. All violent crimes involve force or threat of force.
  • Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. 

Education Comparison Highlights

  • Charlotte spends 26.1% less per student than Seattle. 
  • The Student Teacher Ratio is 19.1% lower in Charlotte than in Seattle (lower means fewer students in each classroom).
  • Charlotte had 51.3% more residents who had graduated High School compared to Seattle.

 In summary...GO HAWKS!
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