Population Growth & Population Aging in North Carolina Counties

Between 2000 and 2010, North Carolina gained almost 1.5 million residents to reach a total population of 9.5 million in 2010. Over this time period, North Carolina was the sixth fastest growing state in the nation. Its growth rate was 18.5%, nearly double the national rate of 9.7%. While its growth rate will slow, the state as a whole is projected to gain roughly one million residents each decade through 2040 and to rise from being…

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Welcome to Carolina Demography!

Welcome to Carolina Demography, a new service of the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. Carolina Demography focuses on the population characteristics and change occurring in North Carolina, its regions, counties, and communities. While demography is not destiny, understanding changes in population can help us understand broader shifts in everything from the economy to culture to political behavior. Carolina Demography exists to transform the myriad of data products and analytic tools into specific, usable information and…

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