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Beat me to it. I was just looking at the numbers,  and as of July 1, 2012, we were 2,000 people away from surpassing Ft. Worth to becoming the 16th largest city.  They also estimate that we gained about 19,000 people between 2011-2012. If that were to hold up we should be about 794,000 by July of this year.  We should definitely be in the top 15 by the time the 2020 Census comes around.  :good:

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Given the slowing/stopping of annexation we'll have to add population organically going forward, South End and UP are doing their part but densification/infill will have to happen in more places.  We can at least say Fort Worth has about 60 square miles on us and is therefore less dense.   :)

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It appears that the Charlotte Chamber has finally released their population estimates for 2013. According to them, Charlotte stands at 796,921 people. So close to the 800,000 mark!

Source: http://charlottechamber.com/clientuploads/Economic_pdfs/PopulationEstimates.pdf

That number has been on that site for quite some time...the census.gov numbers are the more accurate ones :)

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That number has been on that site for quite some time...the census.gov numbers are the more accurate ones :)

Ah, thank you! Any idea when they plan on releasing that data?

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Ah, thank you! Any idea when they plan on releasing that data?

 

 

According to census.gov: 

State and National Population estimates will be released: December 30th

County & Metropolitan Population estimates will be released: March 2014

City Population Estimates will be released: May 2014

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State Population Estimates for 2013 have been released.   NC is only about 50,000 behind taking over Michigan in the ranking.  They gained about 13,000 people last year compared to our 100,000.  We should overtake them by 2014.

 

1.  California ....        38,332,521

2.  Texas ....              26,448,193
3.  New York ....         19,651,127
4.  Florida ....             19,552,860

5.  Illinois ....               12,882,135   

6. Pennsylvania ....    12,773,801    

7.  Ohio ....                 11,570,808

8.  Georgia ....            9,992,167

9.  Michigan .....          9,895,622

10.  North Carolina ..  9,848,060

 

South Carolina ....  4,774,839 

 
Also, Georgia seems to be slowing down a bit gaining only 77,000 people, roughly.  They had been gaining about 100,000 people per year.

 

http://www.census.gov/popest/data/state/totals/2013/index.html

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^ North Carolina ranks #4 in 2012-2013 Population gains as well as #4 in 2010-2013 Population Gains.  We'll definitely pass Michigan (if trends continue) sometime in 2014.   

 

On a related note, Ohio and Pennsylvania growth over 4 years has not been particular strong and they may both be at their basic plateau level which just normal growth. Who knows - 5-10 years NC might be the 5th to 6th biggest state.

 

I can't wait for the county and city numbers to come out this Spring.  Raleigh will be leading us in growth percentage, but Charlotte will still be growing at a great pace.

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IMO the compound annual growth rate is a little more telling.

 

Rank      State                             CAGR

1              North Dakota              2.5%

2              District of Columbia   2.4%

3              Texas                          1.7%

4              Utah                            1.6%

5              Colorado                     1.6%

6              Florida                        1.3%

7              South Dakota              1.2%

8              Washington                1.2%

9              Arizona                        1.2%

10           Alaska                          1.2%

11           Wyoming                      1.1%

12           Nevada                         1.1%

13           North Carolina              1.1%

14           Virginia                         1.1%

15           South Carolina              1.1%

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IMO the compound annual growth rate is a little more telling.

 

Rank      State                             CAGR

1              North Dakota              2.5%

2              District of Columbia   2.4%

3              Texas                          1.7%

4              Utah                            1.6%

5              Colorado                     1.6%

6              Florida                        1.3%

7              South Dakota              1.2%

8              Washington                1.2%

9              Arizona                        1.2%

10           Alaska                          1.2%

11           Wyoming                      1.1%

12           Nevada                         1.1%

13           North Carolina              1.1%

14           Virginia                         1.1%

15           South Carolina              1.1%

 

 

GTFO of the northeast appears to be the trend.

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IMO the compound annual growth rate is a little more telling.

 

Rank      State                             CAGR

1              North Dakota              2.5%

 

 

Gonna disagree going simply by #1 North Dakota remains one of the smallest states (via population) in the entire country.  When you are that small it doesn't take much to have large % growth.  

 

The whole state grew by 2.5% and at 723,393 still has a population statewide smaller than the city of Charlotte (775,202: 2012 Census).   Look at some of those other high CAGRs: South Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming, - These are not states on the move per se.

 

I do get your point though that we've been adding a consistent percentage of people, but again those percentages can really be off if the state has a significant population base to begin with (California, New York, Texas, Florida, etc)

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Gonna disagree going simply by #1 North Dakota remains one of the smallest states (via population) in the entire country.  When you are that small it doesn't take much to have large % growth.  

 

The whole state grew by 2.5% and at 723,393 still has a population statewide smaller than the city of Charlotte (775,202: 2012 Census).   Look at some of those other high CAGRs: South Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming, - These are not states on the move per se.

 

I do get your point though that we've been adding a consistent percentage of people, but again those percentages can really be off if the state has a significant population base to begin with (California, New York, Texas, Florida, etc)

 

Ok, took a weighted average CAGR and the top ranks shuffled quite a bit. Not much shuffling at the bottom - ah59356's overall assessment remains the same.  

 

edit: format changed charts on post - updating for readability

edit2: added top 10

edit3: added bottom 10

 

                Rank

Rank      (CAGR   State                     4/1/2010              2013                   CAGR      Weighted

                Only)                                     Base Pop.        Estimate                            Avg CAGR

1              3              Texas                25,145,561           26,448,193           1.70%    0.300%

2              19           California           37,253,959           38,332,521           0.96%    0.140%

3              6              Florida               18,802,690           19,552,860           1.31%    0.133%

4              5              Colorado            5,029,196             5,268,367             1.56%    0.051%

5              13           North Carolina    9,535,471             9,848,060             1.08%    0.046%

6              17           Georgia                9,687,663             9,992,167             1.04%    0.043%

7              8              Washington        6,724,543             6,971,406             1.21%    0.040%

8              9              Arizona                 6,392,015             6,626,624             1.21%    0.038%

9              14           Virginia                 8,001,031             8,260,405             1.07%    0.038%

10           4              Utah                      2,763,885             2,900,872             1.63%    0.030%

 

 

42           45           Illinois                  12,830,632           12,882,135           0.13%    0.001%

43           41           Mississippi             2,967,299             2,991,207             0.27%    0.001%

44           42           Connecticut            3,574,097             3,596,080             0.20%    0.001%

45           46           Ohio                     11,536,503           11,570,808           0.10%    0.000%

46           44           New Hampshire      1,316,469             1,323,459             0.18%    0.000%

47           48           Michigan                 9,883,701             9,895,622             0.04%    0.000%

48           47           Vermont                     625,745                626,630              0.05%    0.000%

49           51           Rhode Island           1,052,567             1,051,511             -0.03%  0.000%

50           49           West Virginia          1,852,999             1,854,304             0.02%    0.000%

51           50           Maine                      1,328,361             1,328,302             0.00%    0.000%

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^Thanks!  That makes more sense.  It also is along the point I made earlier:  "^ North Carolina ranks #4 in 2012-2013 Population gains as well as #4 in 2010-2013 Population Gains."

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If you think about it, since we are already half way from July 2013 to July 2014, we have probably added another 50,000 residents in NC; which means that we have probably surpassed Michigan by now :)

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As a city, county and state, we should hit some pretty big milestones in 2014.  I'd expect the state 2014 estimate to right under 10,000,000.  Additionally, I have no doubt the 2013 county estimate will put Mecklenburg right under 1,020,000.  Lastly, I'd imagine our city has already passed 800,000 for 2013 and should be close to seeing us hit 825,000 by 2014 (which is insane to think about).

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Read an interesting tidbit (CBJ?) that said 40% of NC population is from other states/other countries.   All y'all natives are a dying breed!

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Read an interesting tidbit (CBJ?) that said 40% of NC population is from other states/other countries.   All y'all natives are a dying breed!

I'm confused...how does an influx of outsiders decrease the number of natives (or make us a dying breed)? All it does is reduce the overall percentage of the population who were born in NC. And, just as soon as those newcomers start to have kids...guess what goes back up? That's right...the percentage of native born North Carolinians. And, I'm sure someone will argue that those kids will be culturally different from those born in NC to NC natives, but NC has seen a large influx of people from other places before...and while it certainly affected some change, that is what created the NC you found when you arrived.

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I think he was being tongue in cheek. 

 

At the first firm I worked at, there were about 26 people, and only 2 of them grew up in the Charlotte area - only 1 in Charlotte itself. Kinda crazy!

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uhm ya to being tongue in cheek....    You know you natives have no sense of humor.  Bless your heart!

I wholeheartedly appreciate a good joke...

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