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NC adds 100,000 in latest Census estimates

Posted December 30, 2013

— North Carolina's population grew by almost 100,000 between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The addition of 99,696 people statewide during that time brings North Carolina's population to more than 9.8 million, making it the 10th most populous state in the U.S.

North Carolina has added 288,000 people in the last three years.


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  • Sally1023 Dec 31, 2013

    Oh my, fingers crossed! So hope they are democrats moving in to Pope gerrymandered districts....

  • heobaker Dec 31, 2013

    I guess there is more expected in the near future. Has anyone noticed all of the large, multi-family complexes being built now? I can't believe it, in the near future there will be thousands of apartment's, townhouse's available for occupancy.

    Most of them are built by out of state developer's.

    It seems like the building boom is back in some ways. I hope it'a not to fast, to soon.

  • mac240 Dec 31, 2013

    It would be a million if they counted everybody!

  • ThomasL Dec 31, 2013

    And this is Good news to the true NC natives of this once great state.Just means a lot of overcrowding and gobbling up more farmland and woods to build ugly subdivisions and apartment complexes sticking people in them like rats in walls.
    Guess its time to move to a more desolate place to live where people aren't stuck right up under you.

  • Inside The Beltline Dec 31, 2013

    We welcome the continued influx of educated and progressive people to our State! I saw this on the news this morning- educated, progressive , highly-paid people coming to mainly RDu, Charlotte, Asheville and Wilmington.

    The metro regions are soon going to topple the statewide elections to blue. Welcome to North Carolina!

  • Six String Dec 31, 2013

    "So why are taxes being increased? Somone is not paying their share."

    Gosh, our legislature decreased our taxes from a high of 7.7% to 5.8%. Of course, you should not count all of the other taxes and fees that went up. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...

  • Frank Downtown Dec 31, 2013

    That is why I can never find a parking space!

  • ConservativeVoter Dec 30, 2013

    That's not a good thing.

  • aspenstreet1717 Dec 30, 2013

    This is not good news.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Dec 30, 2013

    Some one beat me to it, but I'm guess it's a lot higher due a large group not responding

    If somebody did not respond, how did they get counted?