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Cities & States

Population: 792,137
Population: 432,520
Population: 279,427
Population: 246,084
Population: 236,642
Population: 202,521
Population: 151,186
Population: 111,998
High Point
Population: 108,031
Population: 88,598

Mecklenburg County
Population: 947,135
Wake County
Population: 929,214
Guilford County
Population: 495,326
Forsyth County
Population: 354,656
Cumberland County
Population: 322,033
Durham County
Population: 276,494
Buncombe County
Population: 241,801
Gaston County
Population: 207,263
New Hanover County
Population: 206,403
Union County
Population: 205,426

North Carolina

North Carolina Employment Profile

North Carolina is located in the Southeast region, and has transitioned from a traditional economy based on tobacco, furniture and textiles, to a global economy that is driven by knowledge-based enterprises. Academic R&D is one of the Tar Heel State’s competitive advantages, concentrated in the Research Triangle region. Most recent job growth has been in the service sector industries, while most job losses have been in the traditional or labor intensive industries, such as manufacturing. (Source: North Carolina Department of Commerce)

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by retail trade; health care and social assistance; manufacturing; and accommodation and food services, respectively.


Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
18.24% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in North Carolina

Directory of Counties in North Carolina

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