Currituck County Among The Fastest Growing In U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates North Carolina's capital will outstrip the banking center atop the list of largest counties.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday the Census Bureau projects that Wake County will pass Mecklenburg County as the state's most populous in a few years if trends continue.

The Census Bureau released the estimated populations of every county and metropolitan area in the country as of last July. Wake County's population was estimated at just under 900,000, compared to 914,000 in Mecklenburg County. Wake is home to Raleigh. Mecklenburg County's seat is Charlotte.

North Carolina has six of the country's 100 fastest-growing counties. They are Union, Brunswick, Wake, Johnston, Hoke and Currituck.

The state's estimated population was almost 9.4 million, up 16 percent.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2010 at 05:57 PM
    Well the reason is there is know where else to build on the beach(DARE COUNTY).The rich(MOSTLY YANKEES)come here to spend money.We have to grow to support our way of life.There is nothing here, but in a way thats what yankees like to get away from walls of concrete.These people are chronic complainers I agree .They are not satisfied with anything.Sort of like hollywood.But all said and done americans (not illegals)have to have jobs and income coming in to support their families.I wish I lived close enough to work in Currituck.What a nice area that is.
  • by B Location: nc on Mar 24, 2010 at 05:21 PM
    To Dave: I was born here and therefor it is home,with family, friends,business that mean to much to leave.
  • by Dave on Mar 24, 2010 at 03:56 PM
    Hey B, GET OVER IT! If you don't like it MOVE!!
  • by B Location: nc on Mar 24, 2010 at 01:22 PM
    It was so nice living in the area 20yrs ago, it will never be the same, the yankees have ruined our way of life. Weekends were spent a local beaches, people met friends, girls, future wives,now it sit empty because some yankees bought to build condos on. Our best hunting land, gone, cleared to build more houses for yankees and they complain about bears and geese on their golf course and in their yards, you folks have taken a lot away from good people.
  • by Jim Location: Beaufort on Mar 24, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    Neo, "If the government checks stopped flowing for a month" I guess they would have to get off their butts and start doing some of the work their parents had to do in order to survive. You know, the jobs they're now letting the illegal imagrants do while they drink cool-aid and draw their government checks...
  • by To GT on Mar 24, 2010 at 12:25 PM
    "Our" tax dollars count the same as yours. Oh and foul-mouthed isn't a regional trait.
  • by GT on Mar 24, 2010 at 10:42 AM
    Not saying that we don't have issues of our own...however, adding a bunch of foul-mouthed, loud, obnoxious yanks insn't ging to fix the problem. By the way, I haven't seen many transplants in the "rural slums" that you are talking about, it mostly once-quiet peaceful overrun with "them". :-(
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Mar 24, 2010 at 08:52 AM
    Well "GT", from what I see in Northeastern NC, the yankees have a point. We are very diverse, with alot of stupid and lazy welfare grubbing people. If the government checks stopped flowing for a month, we would have total chaos in these rural slums.
  • by Jim Location: Beaufort on Mar 24, 2010 at 08:45 AM
    Even if the natives are stupid, we don't need a bunch of yankees from Nu Joizey with more dollars that sense telling us that...
  • by B Location: nc on Mar 24, 2010 at 07:50 AM
    The yankees are coming! The yankees are coming!
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