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Raleigh's population skews young

Posted September 15, 2011

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— The City of Oaks has plenty of acorns, according to a new study from a Washington, D.C., think tank.

Raleigh’s percentage of residents under age 15 increased by 45 percent between 2000 and 2010, demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution’s Public Policy Research Center said. That growth is second nationwide, Frey said, with the rate in Provo, Utah, increasing by 48 percent.

Charlotte tied with McAllen, Texas, at sixth in Frey's rankings, at 33 percent. Fort Myers, Fla., Austin, Texas, and Las Vegas rounded out the top five.

Frey found that residents under age 15 increased by 25 percent or more in 10 metropolitan areas across the South and the Mountain West because of high rates of births and in-migration.

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  • gingerlynn Sep 16, 2011

    original - you are right and they will probably be voting soon!

  • NiceNSmooth Sep 16, 2011

    Notice they report "residents" and not "citizens". The reason is what they are not saying.

    lol... if they are that young... more than likely they were born here... not that you could be wrong or anything

  • canyonman5 Sep 16, 2011

    The illegal aliens are costly and not productive but since the white house compares illegals to jaywalking, nothing will be done. Your children and your children will pay dearly for this lack of action.

  • orangemoonlite Sep 16, 2011

    @fatchanceimwrong - you're so right!

  • momeeee Sep 16, 2011

    Time to build more schools.

  • fatchanceimwrong Sep 16, 2011

    Notice they report "residents" and not "citizens". The reason is what they are not saying.