The North Carolina census, released by the U.S. Census Bureau March 2011, detailed these results:
Raleigh is the populous incorporated place in North Carolina, increasing by 46.3%
Wake County is the most populus county in North Carolina, increasing by 43.5% to 900,993
14 other North Carolina counties increased in population by at least 25% including: Franklin, Johnston, Harnett, Chatham, Hoke, Union, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Iredell, Pitt, Camden, Currituck, Pender, and Brunswick.
Overall, North Carolina saw a 18.5% increase in population to 9,535,483, the second highest increase in 100 years of Census results.
The South (encompassing North Carolina) experienced an overall population increase of 14.3%, higher than any other region in the U.S.
The interactive graph below shows 10 decades of U.S. population change data. Mouse over a state to see the percentage and count of population growth. The left-hand graph will show the increasing trend for North Carolina.
The interactive graph below shows North Carolina population change by County. Mouse over a county to see the trend, percentage, and count of population growth.