North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2013

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AROUND THE STATE PHYSICAL REGIONS Alleghany Ashe Surry Stokes 77 Watauga 321 ��� Mountains ��� Piedmont ��� Inner Coastal Plain ��� Tidewater 52 Wilkes Forsyth Yadkin Winston-Salem 421 Mitchell 321 Avery Caldwell Yancey 26 Madison Asheville Polk 74 Transylvania Henderson Cherokee Macon Kannapolis Lincoln 74 Shelby Davidson Mooresville Concord Cleveland 64 Cabarrus Gaston 85 Stanly Gastonia 26 Mon Mecklenburg Charlotte 64 Clay 64 Monroe Union 74 Anson CITY POPULATION CITY POPULATION 1. Charlotte 751,999 26. Mooresville 33,387 2. Raleigh 412,311 27. Monroe 33,238 3. Greensboro 272,190 28. Wake Forest 31,086 4. Winston-Salem 232,143 29. New Bern 30,048 5. Durham 231,730 30. Sanford 28,280 6. Fayetteville 207,996 31. Matthews 27,878 7. Cary 139,169 32. Thomasville 26,800 8. Wilmington 108,333 33. Garner 26,342 9. High Point 105,493 34. Cornelius 25,671 The U.S. Census Bureau estimated North Carolina���s population on July 1, 2011, at 9,656,401, making it the nation���s 10th largest state. That number had increased 1.3% since Census Day, April 1, 2010. For that same period, the state���s largest city ��� Charlotte ��� ranked ninth nationally in numeric population growth, while Cary ��� where the population increased 3.2% ��� and Raleigh ��� 3.1% ��� were No. 9 and No. 10 among the fastestgrowing U.S. cities with populations of more than 100,000. 10. Asheville 85,339 35. Holly Springs 25,567 11. Greenville 85,059 36. Asheboro 25,371 12. Concord LARGEST CITIES 85 Lexington Rowan 321 Rutherford Jackson Statesville 70 Salisbury 77 Catawba 64 74 74 Graham Hickory Burke Buncombe Haywood Swain 40 70 64 64 Morganton McDowell 40 Thomasville 40 Iredell 64 70 High Point Davie Alexander Lenoir 80,386 37. Statesville 24,680 13. Jacksonville 74,610 38. Kernersville 23,782 14. Gastonia 72,173 39. Mint Hill 23,342 15. Chapel Hill 57,757 40. Lumberton 21,606 16. Rocky Mount 57,275 41. Kinston 21,577 17. Burlington 50,587 42. Havelock 21,022 18. Wilson 49,119 43. Shelby 20,346 19. Huntersville 48,463 44. Carrboro 19,905 20. Kannapolis 43,141 45. Morrisville 19,406 21. Hickory 40,086 46. Clemmons 18,829 22. Apex 38,691 47. Lexington 18,808 23. Goldsboro 35,749 48. Fuquay-Varina 18,638 24. Indian Trail 34,308 49. Elizabeth City 18,597 25. Salisbury 33,704 50. Lenoir 18,123 Source: N.C. Of���ce of State Budget and Management, 2011

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