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-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:
- 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:
- Universities and Colleges in Raleigh and the RTP
- Jobs in Raleigh and in Wake County
- Property Taxes in Wake County
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