December 24, 2010

NC Population surges ahead in 2010

Thinking its getting more crowded around here lately? According to the latest US Census numbers, North Carolina jumped substantially ahead in the number of residents and is among the "mega-states" in population. The State's population swelled by a whopping 18.5 percent since year 2000.

The NC population increased nearly 1.5 million people since 2000 to a total count of 9,535,483, the fifth most of any state.

The state missed by only a few thousand the opportunity to have one more seat in the US House.

The accelerated growth brings up issues to ponder going forwards - increased demand for resources, jobs, health care and many of the things shared by all citizens.
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