North Carolina’s economy may not be growing as fast as lawmakers like. But the state’s population remains on an upward path.
Numbers from the U-S Census Bureau show North Carolina has the fifth largest population growth in the country. Ben Bolender is a Demographer with the Population Estimates Branch of the Census Bureau. He says the state grew by 101-thousand people"
"About 60-thousand more people moved into North Carolina than moved out. So, that’s our net overall migration number."
But what about the rest?
Ben Bolender: "The other 40-thousand people comes from the difference between births and deaths. There were 40-thousand more births than there were deaths in North Carolina."
These new census numbers were calculated between July 2011 and July 2012. Texas had the largest population increase – but North Dakota – with its natural gas boom – had the fastest growing population.