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North Carolina Tops 10 Million in Population

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Now One of the Fastest Growing States in the Country

    Raleigh, N.C.     North Carolinians now have a lot of neighbors, 10 million in fact, according to figures released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Bureau says North Carolina is growing at the rate of 281 people per day, having the 5th largest population growth in the country from 2010-2015. North Carolina is now the 9th largest state by population.

    "Those of us who live in North Carolina know why this state is such a great place to live," said Governor Pat McCrory. "With our growing economy, great colleges and universities and quality of life, from the mountains to the coast, nothing compares to North Carolina."

    The governor added that North Carolina needs to prepare now for more anticipated growth.

    "Our transportation system and other infrastructure need to be upgraded as North Carolina continues to grow," said Governor McCrory. "That is why I have put our 25 year vision for transportation in place. Our state's transportation infrastructure plays a critical role in attracting and retaining businesses and connecting people to jobs, healthcare, education and recreation. The time to start is now if we want to be ready for the future growth."

    Each year, the United States Census Bureau produces and publishes estimates of the population for the nation, states, counties, state/county equivalents, and Puerto Rico. It estimates the resident population for each year since the most recent census by using measures of population change. The resident population includes all people currently residing in the United States.

    Contact: Crystal Feldman

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