NC Ranks Among Top 5 States For New Residents

Posted by Rachael Ward on Jan 6, 2021 4:40:11 PM

In Buyers, North Carolina home buyers, census, population, relocation

If you're local to North Carolina, especially in the Triad area, you may have noticed more license plates from different states, more neighbors moving in from out of town, or just a general increase in the population. You're not alone - we're noticing the same thing - and the data proves it to be true!

Every year the United States Census Bureau collects data about the nation's people and economy, and shares that information with the public. Now the 2020 results have been released! Looking specifically at the results for total state populations from July 1, 2019 through July 1, 2020, it is safe to say that North Carolina has had a significant growth in the last year - ranking #4 in the nation!

#1 TEXAS: + 374,000

#2 FLORIDA: + 241,000

#3 ARIZONA: + 130,000

#4 NORTH CAROLINA: + 99,000

#5 GEORGIA: + 82,000

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (numbers rounded to the nearest thousand)

The data also shows that while South and West areas of the nation have had significant increases in population, the Midwest and Northeast have been decreasing in population. So as we move forward, expect more growth down here in South.

If we're being honest, you can't blame anyone for wanting to live in our beautiful state of North Carolina - located between the beach and the mountains, experiencing all four seasons, and easy commuting, it's hard to beat. If you know anyone moving in from out of town, send them our way! We'll show them around town and help find the right piece of NC to call home.


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