Raleigh in Top Ten Fastest Growing Metro Areas in the United States

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2010 North Carolina Census Results

Raleigh-Cary in Top Ten Fastest Growing Cities in the United States

2010 Census Results Show Raleigh's Strong Population Growth

Raleigh in Top Ten Fastest Growing Cities in the United States

Raleigh-Cary has been named the fourth fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation, from the 2000 census to the 2010 census. 

The 2010 U.S. Census results showed an over 40% population increase in the Raleigh-Cary metropolitan area, now reaching a population of 1,130,490.

Other metropolitan areas making the top ten fastest-growing list included: Palm Coast, FL; St. George, UT; Las Vegas-Paradise, NV; Provo-Orem, UT.  


Raleigh-Cary's population growth strongly correlates to the projected 90% increase in 2011 Raleigh building permits.


The North Carolina census, released by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2011, detailed these results:

Raleigh in Top Ten Fastest Growing Cities in the United States

 - Durham is the fifth most populous incorporated place in North Carolina, increasing by 22.1%

 - Wake County is the number one most populus county in North Carolina, increasing by 43.5% to 900,993

 - 14 other North Carolina counties increased their 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.




Data provided by U.S. Census Bureau.


There are many reasons why Raleigh continues to show growth in population and new home construction, including:


2010 U.S. Census Results - Which Areas are Growing the Most?

Wake County Growth | 2010 Wake County, NC Census Results

Harnett County Growth | 2010 Harnett County, NC Census Results

Orange County Growth | 2010 Orange County Census Results

Lee County Growth | 2010 Lee County, NC Census Results

Chatham County Growth | 2010 Chatham County, NC Census Results

Durham Number Five in Population Growth | Durham Growth



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Gabe Macaluso
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Great Blog, Raleigh is a great area and I am so excited to be getting into this growing market. Thanks for all the helpful information.

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