Jan 4, 2023 - News

North Carolina's fast population growth continued in 2022

Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Axios Visuals

North Carolina added the third largest number of residents between July 2021 and July 2022, according to new U.S. Census Bureau figures released in December.

  • The Tar Heel state added 133,088 residents, trailing Texas and Florida.
  • That translated to a growth rate of 1.3% — the ninth-fastest in the country.

Why it matters: The state's population growth has a huge influence on its economic direction — especially in its largest cities of Charlotte and Raleigh.

By the numbers: International migration was a big factor, the News & Observer reported.

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