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By the numbers: the DNC and its host city, Charlotte

By Caitlin Stark, CNN
updated 4:17 PM EDT, Tue September 4, 2012
Workers prep for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina's Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday, September 3. The venue, usually home to the Queen City's NBA team, the Charlotte Bobcats, can seat 20,200 during NBA games. Workers prep for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina's Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday, September 3. The venue, usually home to the Queen City's NBA team, the Charlotte Bobcats, can seat 20,200 during NBA games.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 751,087: Population of Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 35,000: Number of attendees expected at the Democratic National Convention
  • $150 million to $200 million: Expected economic impact on North Carolina
  • 70: Expected number of protest groups during the convention

CNN Library (CNN) -- Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as the "Queen City," is expected to reap the economic benefits for hosting the Democratic National Convention.

But how much?

Here's a look - by the numbers.

751,087: Population of Charlotte, North Carolina.

35,000: Number of attendees expected at the Democratic National Convention.

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15,000: Number of attendees from the media.

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6,000: Number of expected delegates.

13,950: Number of hotel rooms booked in the Charlotte metropolitan area by convention attendees.

88.5%: Percentage of hotel rooms in the Charlotte area booked for the convention.

$36 million: Amount Charlotte host committee is expected to spend on the DNC.

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$128.7 million: Expected economic impact on North Carolina from the Democratic National Convention, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. This takes into account losses of $6.6 million from Charlotte-area residents avoiding downtown during the event.

$150 million to $200 million: Expected economic impact on North Carolina, according to the state Department of Commerce.

$127.3 million: Total economic impact realized by Denver after the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

$8.6 million: Amount of money lost by Boston from hosting the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

$12 million: Amount spent by the Democratic National Convention Committee to remodel Time Warner Cable Arena and Bank of America stadium.

70: Expected number of protest groups that will take part in demonstrations during the convention.

$50 million: Amount of federal funds allocated to Charlotte for police and security.

1,685: Number of police officers on the force in Charlotte.

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