Working from home in Charlotte, the new existing norm
An exploration of the work from home landscape in the Charlotte Metro region
July 13, 2020
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- 5.9% of all workers in the Charlotte metro worked remotely according Census Bureau data.
- Charlotte’s work from home (WFH) rate is 1.0% higher than the national average.
- WFH rates are heightened by presence of financial and technology industries that were already set-up for WFH pre-COVID shutdown.
- WFH rates highest in South Charlotte and Lake Norman communities.
- High correlation between WFH rates, Median Household Income, and rate of White Collar Occupations.
- WFH also highly concentrated in areas with densest office clusters (12% of Uptown residents work remotely, 14% of Ballantyne residents work remotely)
- Work for home was part of the Charlotte economy before COVID and will remain part of the regional economy after COVID.
- Employees will continue to balance WFH with in person office visits keeping demand for office space balanced.