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8 hours ago, tarhoosier said:

Charlotte #9 in annual population increase 2015-2019. Unlike all the other top ten our largest contributor state was New York, not a shared or neighboring state. BankTown I guess. 

https://www.commercialcafe.com/blog/metro-to-metro-migration-trends-update/

Anecdotally of late, I've noticed a preponderance of Connecticut license plates throughout Dilworth and South End. Wondering what is bringing this seeming influx?

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57 minutes ago, davidclt said:

Anecdotally of late, I've noticed a preponderance of Connecticut license plates throughout Dilworth and South End. Wondering what is bringing this seeming influx?

interesting I know of econ dev prospect from CT  but could be banking types moving south from the CT suburbs. 

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Which county in NC is most like the state as a whole?    Drumroll please......  Forsyth home of Winston Salem (and birthplace of Krispy Kreme) , then Franklin (NE of Raleigh) and then Gaston County!

Check this study out by NC Demography

Which county in NC is most like the state? | Carolina Demography (ncdemography.org)

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On 12/21/2021 at 10:35 AM, QCxpat said:

This morning, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for the nation, states and Puerto Rico.

The estimates are as of July 1, 2021.  Please see tables and a link below.

Link:  https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2021/2021-population-estimates.html

Excerpt:

"The South, with a population of 127,225,329, was the most populous of the four regions (encompassing 38.3% of the total national population) and was the only region that had positive net domestic migration of 657,682 (the movement of people from one area to another within the United States) between 2020 and 2021.  The Northeast region, the least populous of the four regions with a population of 57,159,838 in 2021, experienced a population decrease of -365,795 residents due to natural decrease (-31,052) and negative net domestic migration (-389,638).  The West saw a gain in population (35,868) despite losing residents via negative net domestic migration (-144,941).  Growth in the West was due to natural increase (143,082) and positive net international migration (38,347).  Between 2020 and 2021, 33 states saw population increases and 17 states and the District of Columbia lost population, 11 of which had losses of over 10,000 people.  This is a historically large number of states to lose population in a year."

 

Table 1.

Top 10 Most Populous States: 2021
Rank Geographic Area April 1, 2020
(Estimates Base)
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021
1 California 39,538,223 39,499,738 39,237,836
2 Texas 29,145,505 29,217,653 29,527,941
3 Florida 21,538,187 21,569,932 21,781,128
4 New York 20,201,249 20,154,933 19,835,913
5 Pennsylvania 13,002,700 12,989,625 12,964,056
6 Illinois 12,812,508 12,785,245 12,671,469
7 Ohio 11,799,448 11,790,587 11,780,017
8 Georgia 10,711,908 10,725,800 10,799,566
9 North Carolina 10,439,388 10,457,177 10,551,162
10 Michigan 10,077,331 10,067,664 10,050,811

 

Table 2. 

 
Top 10 States in Numeric Growth, 2020 to 2021
Rank Geographic Area April 1, 2020
(Estimates Base)
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021 Numeric Growth
1 Texas 29,145,505 29,217,653 29,527,941 310,288
2 Florida 21,538,187 21,569,932 21,781,128 211,196
3 Arizona 7,151,502 7,177,986 7,276,316 98,330
4 North Carolina 10,439,388 10,457,177 10,551,162 93,985
5 Georgia 10,711,908 10,725,800 10,799,566 73,766
6 South Carolina 5,118,425 5,130,729 5,190,705 59,976
7 Utah 3,271,616 3,281,684 3,337,975 56,291
8 Tennessee 6,910,840 6,920,119 6,975,218 55,099
9 Idaho 1,839,106 1,847,772 1,900,923 53,151
10 Nevada 3,104,614 3,114,071 3,143,991 29,920

 

Table 3.

Top 10 States in Percent Growth, 2020 to 2021
Rank Geographic Area April 1, 2020
(Estimates Base)
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021 Percent Growth
1 Idaho 1,839,106 1,847,772 1,900,923 2.9%
2 Utah 3,271,616 3,281,684 3,337,975 1.7%
3 Montana 1,084,225 1,086,193 1,104,271 1.7%
4 Arizona 7,151,502 7,177,986 7,276,316 1.4%
5 South Carolina 5,118,425 5,130,729 5,190,705 1.2%
6 Delaware 989,948 991,886 1,003,384 1.2%
7 Texas 29,145,505 29,217,653 29,527,941 1.1%
8 Florida 21,538,187 21,569,932 21,781,128 1.0%
9 Nevada 3,104,614 3,114,071 3,143,991 1.0%
10 South Dakota 886,667 887,099 895,376 0.9%

 

Table 4.

Top 10 States (or Equivalent)in Numeric Decline, 2020 to 2021
Rank Geographic Area April 1, 2020
(Estimates Base)
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021 Numeric Decline
1 New York 20,201,249 20,154,933 19,835,913 -319,020
2 California 39,538,223 39,499,738 39,237,836 -261,902
3 Illinois 12,812,508 12,785,245 12,671,469 -113,776
4 Massachusetts 7,029,917 7,022,220 6,984,723 -37,497
5 Louisiana 4,657,757 4,651,203 4,624,047 -27,156
6 Pennsylvania 13,002,700 12,989,625 12,964,056 -25,569
7 District of Columbia 689,545 690,093 670,050 -20,043
8 Michigan 10,077,331 10,067,664 10,050,811 -16,853
9 New Jersey 9,288,994 9,279,743 9,267,130 -12,613
10 Ohio 11,799,448 11,790,587 11,780,017 -10,570

 

Table 5.

Top 10 States (or Equivalent) in Percent Decline, 2020 to 2021
Rank Geographic Area April 1, 2020
(Estimates Base)
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021 Percent Decline
1 District of Columbia 689,545 690,093 670,050 -2.9%
2 New York 20,201,249 20,154,933 19,835,913 -1.6%
3 Illinois 12,812,508 12,785,245 12,671,469 -0.9%
4 Hawaii 1,455,271 1,451,911 1,441,553 -0.7%
5 California 39,538,223 39,499,738 39,237,836 -0.7%
6 Louisiana 4,657,757 4,651,203 4,624,047 -0.6%
7 Massachusetts 7,029,917 7,022,220 6,984,723 -0.5%
8 North Dakota 779,094 778,962 774,948 -0.5%
9 West Virginia 1,793,716 1,789,798 1,782,959 -0.4%
10 Mississippi 2,961,279 2,956,870 2,949,965 -0.2%

Last Revised: December 21, 2021

How Does Your State Compare?

 

North Carolina is now going faster than Georgia again. It's interesting to see how this translate throughout the 2020s.

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On 12/21/2021 at 10:35 AM, QCxpat said:

This morning, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for the nation, states and Puerto Rico.

The estimates are as of July 1, 2021.  Please see tables and a link below.

Link:  https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2021/2021-population-estimates.html

Excerpt:

"The South, with a population of 127,225,329, was the most populous of the four regions (encompassing 38.3% of the total national population) and was the only region that had positive net domestic migration of 657,682 (the movement of people from one area to another within the United States) between 2020 and 2021.  The Northeast region, the least populous of the four regions with a population of 57,159,838 in 2021, experienced a population decrease of -365,795 residents due to natural decrease (-31,052) and negative net domestic migration (-389,638).  The West saw a gain in population (35,868) despite losing residents via negative net domestic migration (-144,941).  Growth in the West was due to natural increase (143,082) and positive net international migration (38,347).  Between 2020 and 2021, 33 states saw population increases and 17 states and the District of Columbia lost population, 11 of which had losses of over 10,000 people.  This is a historically large number of states to lose population in a year."

 

Table 1.

Top 10 Most Populous States: 2021
Rank Geographic Area April 1, 2020
(Estimates Base)
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021
1 California 39,538,223 39,499,738 39,237,836
2 Texas 29,145,505 29,217,653 29,527,941
3 Florida 21,538,187 21,569,932 21,781,128
4 New York 20,201,249 20,154,933 19,835,913
5 Pennsylvania 13,002,700 12,989,625 12,964,056
6 Illinois 12,812,508 12,785,245 12,671,469
7 Ohio 11,799,448 11,790,587 11,780,017
8 Georgia 10,711,908 10,725,800 10,799,566
9 North Carolina 10,439,388 10,457,177 10,551,162
10 Michigan 10,077,331 10,067,664 10,050,811

 

Table 2. 

 
Top 10 States in Numeric Growth, 2020 to 2021
Rank Geographic Area April 1, 2020
(Estimates Base)
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021 Numeric Growth
1 Texas 29,145,505 29,217,653 29,527,941 310,288
2 Florida 21,538,187 21,569,932 21,781,128 211,196
3 Arizona 7,151,502 7,177,986 7,276,316 98,330
4 North Carolina 10,439,388 10,457,177 10,551,162 93,985
5 Georgia 10,711,908 10,725,800 10,799,566 73,766
6 South Carolina 5,118,425 5,130,729 5,190,705 59,976
7 Utah 3,271,616 3,281,684 3,337,975 56,291
8 Tennessee 6,910,840 6,920,119 6,975,218 55,099
9 Idaho 1,839,106 1,847,772 1,900,923 53,151
10 Nevada 3,104,614 3,114,071 3,143,991 29,920

 

Table 3.

Top 10 States in Percent Growth, 2020 to 2021
Rank Geographic Area April 1, 2020
(Estimates Base)
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021 Percent Growth
1 Idaho 1,839,106 1,847,772 1,900,923 2.9%
2 Utah 3,271,616 3,281,684 3,337,975 1.7%
3 Montana 1,084,225 1,086,193 1,104,271 1.7%
4 Arizona 7,151,502 7,177,986 7,276,316 1.4%
5 South Carolina 5,118,425 5,130,729 5,190,705 1.2%
6 Delaware 989,948 991,886 1,003,384 1.2%
7 Texas 29,145,505 29,217,653 29,527,941 1.1%
8 Florida 21,538,187 21,569,932 21,781,128 1.0%
9 Nevada 3,104,614 3,114,071 3,143,991 1.0%
10 South Dakota 886,667 887,099 895,376 0.9%

 

Table 4.

Top 10 States (or Equivalent)in Numeric Decline, 2020 to 2021
Rank Geographic Area April 1, 2020
(Estimates Base)
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021 Numeric Decline
1 New York 20,201,249 20,154,933 19,835,913 -319,020
2 California 39,538,223 39,499,738 39,237,836 -261,902
3 Illinois 12,812,508 12,785,245 12,671,469 -113,776
4 Massachusetts 7,029,917 7,022,220 6,984,723 -37,497
5 Louisiana 4,657,757 4,651,203 4,624,047 -27,156
6 Pennsylvania 13,002,700 12,989,625 12,964,056 -25,569
7 District of Columbia 689,545 690,093 670,050 -20,043
8 Michigan 10,077,331 10,067,664 10,050,811 -16,853
9 New Jersey 9,288,994 9,279,743 9,267,130 -12,613
10 Ohio 11,799,448 11,790,587 11,780,017 -10,570

 

Table 5.

Top 10 States (or Equivalent) in Percent Decline, 2020 to 2021
Rank Geographic Area April 1, 2020
(Estimates Base)
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021 Percent Decline
1 District of Columbia 689,545 690,093 670,050 -2.9%
2 New York 20,201,249 20,154,933 19,835,913 -1.6%
3 Illinois 12,812,508 12,785,245 12,671,469 -0.9%
4 Hawaii 1,455,271 1,451,911 1,441,553 -0.7%
5 California 39,538,223 39,499,738 39,237,836 -0.7%
6 Louisiana 4,657,757 4,651,203 4,624,047 -0.6%
7 Massachusetts 7,029,917 7,022,220 6,984,723 -0.5%
8 North Dakota 779,094 778,962 774,948 -0.5%
9 West Virginia 1,793,716 1,789,798 1,782,959 -0.4%
10 Mississippi 2,961,279 2,956,870 2,949,965 -0.2%

Last Revised: December 21, 2021

How Does Your State Compare?

 

The fact that we were 4th biggest numerical gain (and by a lot) is insane!  I wonder how many of those numbers are Charlotte area 

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4 hours ago, go_vertical said:

I believe for the last several years Charlotte has been maintaining an annual growth of 15,000 to 19,000 people a year so probably accounting for about 18 to 20 percent of the state total. 

I would it would be more.  The majority is either Charlotte or Triangle.  I can’t imagine the rest of the state to have as much.  Seems off to me. 

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^ yea,  based on the 2010-2020 numbers essentially ALL of that growth is in metro Charlotte and Raleigh with token amounts from Wilmington metro and Asheville (mostly Buncombe and Henderson). Don’t forget, more than half of NC’s counties lost population between 2010-2020 and the Triad was essentially flat.

As boomers start to thin out we will see some accelerating declines happening in the Sandhills (Gen-Xers don’t play as much golf), Mountains, and possibly the the coast (but I think most of the coast will do fine as it increasingly becomes part of the Triangle burbs)

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4 hours ago, kermit said:

^ yea,  based on the 2010-2020 numbers essentially ALL of that growth is in metro Charlotte and Raleigh with token amounts from Wilmington and Asheville. Don’t forget, more than half of NC’s counties lost population between 2010-2020 and the Triad was essentially flat.

As boomers start to thin out we will see some significant declines happening in the Sandhills (Gen-Xers don’t play as much golf), Mountains, and possibly the the coast (but I think most of the coast will do fine as it increasingly becomes part of the Triangle burbs)

"Start to thin out" :rofl:

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NC seems on Pace to be neck & neck with GA by 2027 to 2029 and may overtake Georgia (albeit slightly) in population by the early 2030’s timeframe.  What’s interesting is that NC, GA and Ohio would essentially be the same size population wise if trends continue unabated (In 2030’s).  That’s incredible to imagine the tectonic shift in USA Population but those three could all have the same amount of Electoral College Votes.

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On 12/28/2021 at 3:46 PM, Hushpuppy321 said:

NC seems on Pace to be neck & neck with GA by 2027 to 2029 and may overtake Georgia (albeit slightly) in population by the early 2030’s timeframe.  What’s interesting is that NC, GA and Ohio would essentially be the same size population wise if trends continue unabated (In 2030’s).  That’s incredible to imagine the tectonic shift in USA Population but those three could all have the same amount of Electoral College Votes.

What's crazy to me is that by 2050, it's not unreasonable to think that NC and GA could be the fifth and sixth largest states by population likely passing Illinois and Pennsylvania.

People always mention how huge California is by population but if you copied it on the east coast from central Florida to central Virginia (basically excluding the NOVA area and Miami), there wouldn't be much difference in population.

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1 hour ago, KJHburg said:

Interesting according to the stats above the Carolinas both North and South Carolina have close to  16 M people now.  And Charlotte of course is the dominant city in both states and on the border.  

We need more transplants from other Carolinas cities to fill in our numbers :)

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