Census: NC Ranks 3rd In Population Gain

A new U.S. Census report shows that North Carolina had the third-largest population gain in the country in the past year.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that for the year ending in July, North Carolina gained more than 130,000 residents, bringing the total population to about 9.4 million. Texas and California were the only states to gain more residents.

The new estimates show North Carolina's population grew by a rate of 1.4 percent -- the 9th fastest growth rate in the nation. Wyoming was the fastest-growing state at a rate of just over 2 percent.

Michigan, Maine and Rhode Island saw a drop in population.

Official figures come after April's census survey.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2010 at 01:27 PM
    They need to find out who has legal status when they do the census and deport those who are here illegally.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Dec 26, 2009 at 05:55 AM
    when it comes to the overflow of illegal imigrants being allowed in our country, Gods warns us in the book of Matthew 7 verse 6: "Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. This is so true. These illegal imigrants are tearing our economy & country apart, either through illegal drug trafficing, unpaid taxes, FREE health care & DSS benefits, sending large sums of money to Mexico and the list goes on. Why does half of this country allow this to happen? Wake up and take back what IS YOURS!!! Don't vote for canadates who've allowed this to happen for their personal political gain. The lib's do not care about you nor this country! They and the ones who voted them in office are responsible for our economic downfall. Not costs of war etc.. 30-50 million illegals sucking the bglood out of our economy is our main problem and the people who enabled the situation as well. Deport ASAP!!!!!
  • by American Location: NC on Dec 25, 2009 at 08:05 PM
    Most people I know in NC don't mind the Yankees. It's the illegals that they disagree with.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 25, 2009 at 03:12 PM
    Folks, since NC is such an illegal friendly place to live, they come here, thus the gain. Now with the Senate Oking their healthcare plan, what a great day for illegals soon to get amnesty. Well, its only our money and futures. Even the ignorant liberals don't understand "you don't work for a poor man". So, when you are working for an illegal at minimum wage, you'll get it then. Learn Spanish. Actually Heather, if the teaparty becomes a rebellion, even the yankess would fight the government. It doesn't seem totally north and south, its just our screwed up president and both screwed up houses. Somehow, the forgot who they work for and ignored the polls. The ones that tell them they need to learn how to say "you want to supersize that for a dollar?", if the continue.
  • by BIG C Location: TARBORO on Dec 25, 2009 at 01:17 PM
  • by KMJ Location: LA on Dec 25, 2009 at 12:10 PM
    To Heather: You stand alone on this one.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Dec 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM
    The headline is right. You can verify that by walking into Walmart, Foodlion or any mall and see hundreds of illegal imigrants. New imigrants I've never seen within the last two years! It's not a surprize to me because many of them are allowed into our country due to political issues. If you were illegal and had the chance to receive benefits and special treatment, wouldn't you vote for the canadate which promised it on you behalf? Just put yourself in the picture and tell yourself, should I be forced to give part of my car, truck, house and paycheck to persons that didn't work for or pay for them? No you wouldn't! Then why do you Obama voters allow your money to support foreigners who have no respect or vested interest in our nation? Go figure.....When your wealth has diminished and has been thrown to the dogs in this world, don't you dare complain and wonder what has happened. You eventually see that we've become a socialist/progressive nation like Russia, France and Germany.
  • by Heather Location: NC on Dec 24, 2009 at 09:35 AM
    Yankees make the south a better place! I love them!
  • by B Location: NC on Dec 24, 2009 at 07:35 AM
    Illegals and yankees have destroyed our nice town of Washington, mainly it's the folks from up north that are the biggest problem,too much traffic and their attitude, please go home and leave us alone..
  • by Anonymous on Dec 24, 2009 at 04:31 AM
    Why don't they tell you in their report how many of the new people to NC are legal ones. By looking at the only 2 higher states, Tx and Ca. you can assume that the majority were from Mexico and more than likely illegal. It is amazing how the government will twist wording of this or that to make it sound like it is a good thing when in fact it sucks. The fact remains until we get rid of NAFTA and the illegals we are not going to prosper in the US and stand a good chance of having to learn to speak Chinese.
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