North Carolina Population Growing Rapidly

Raleigh, N.C. – Fueled by a migration increase, North Carolina’s population grew by 112,000 new residents the last two years, the largest single year increase since 2010 and the fifth-largest increase in the United States. 

According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, North Carolina’s population is growing faster than the national average and added 81,000 net migrants since 2015.  The state has added 611,000 new residents since 2010.

Speaker Tim Moore responded to to the news:

“I’m excited to welcome so many new residents to our state’s growing economy and education systems.  Lower taxes and increased revenue collections helped our state produce a half-billion dollar budget surplus this year, so we can fund rapid enrollment growth and infrastructure priorities to meet the needs of new residents across North Carolina.”

Courtesy of UNC Demography Center