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Thought it might be a good idea for statewide census data.

U.S. Census released yesterday 2010 state population counts versus previous state population estimates. North Carolina was impressive.

Estimates for 2010 were at 9,432,921. Actual was at 9,535,483. This represents 102,562 more people in the actual population versus estimates.

http://www.census.gov/popest/eval-estimates/eval-est2010.html

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According to the Census website, North Carolina's data will be released "next." I'm assuming this week.

Yes - you are right. The press release(dated 2/24/11) confirms that it would be this week. I'm excited as the data they have been releasing for other states is pretty interesting and includes city growth numbers as well.

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Census data for NC comes out tomorrow...I'm eager to see all of NC's metro population stats.

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Top 20 NC Cities

Charlotte city………………………………………….. 731 424

Raleigh city………………………………… 403 892

Greensboro city…………………………….. 269 666

Winston-Salem city………………………… 229 617

Durham city………………………………… 228 330

Fayetteville city……………………………… 200 564

Cary town…………………………………. 135 234

Wilmington city……………………………… 106 476

High Point city………………………………. 104 371

Greenville city……………………………….. 84 554

Asheville city……………………………….. 83 393

Concord city………………………………… 79 066

Gastonia city…………………………….. 71 741

Jacksonville city………………………… 70 145

Rocky Mount city………………………….. 57 477

Chapel Hill town………………………….. 57 233

Burlington city………………………………. 49 963

Wilson city……………………………….. 49 167

Huntersville town……………………………. 46 773

Kannapolis city……………………………… 42 625

Top 20 NC Counties

Mecklenburg County………………………. 919 628

Wake County……………………………. 900 993

Guilford County…………………………… 488 406

Forsyth County…………………………… 350 670

Cumberland County……………………….. 319 431

Durham County…………………………….. 267 587

Buncombe County………………………….. 238 318

Gaston County……………………………… 206 086

New Hanover County……………………… 202 667

Union County…………………………………….. 201 292

Cabarrus County……………………………. 178 011

Onslow County…………………………….. 177 772

Johnston County……………………………. 168 878

Pitt County……………………………………. 168 148

Davidson County…………………………….. 162 878

Iredell County………………………………. 159 437

Catawba County…………………………… 154 358

Alamance County…………………………. 151 131

Randolph County…………………………………….. 141 752

Rowan County………………………………….. 138 428

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out of curiosity:

Mecklenburg: 919,628 / 526 sqmi = 1,748.3 persons per square mile.

Wake: 900,993 / 832 sqmi = 1,082.9

Guilford: 488,406 / 649 sqmi = 752.6

Forsyth: 350,670 / 413 sqmi = 849.1

Cumberland: 319,431 / 658 sqmi = 485.5

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Mecklenburg County basically doesn't have any vast amount of undeveloped areas left. Charlotte's growth is also flowing over into Union County's western towns, Union County once again has the highest growth rate in the state with 62%!

Related note: This high growth is being maintained with no freeway into Charlotte, US 74 is a traffic nightmare and the US 74 Bypass hasn't even started construction yet.

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Unfortunately it doesn't look like Charlotte will get a chance to leap into the 17th spot for American city size. Fort Worth kept pace and is staying just ahead at 741,206. Unless Columbus took a beating, it looks like we'll stay #18 for a while longer.

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It looks like Charlotte didn't meet the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce estimate for 2010, we missed by 20,000 or so. Did the recession really affected Charlotte by that much? And was the Chamber was a little too optimistic about growth regarding the effects of the recession? Anyone know the exact 2010 Charlotte's land area?

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out of curiosity:

Mecklenburg: 919,628 / 526 sqmi = 1,748.3 persons per square mile.

Wake: 900,993 / 832 sqmi = 1,082.9

Guilford: 488,406 / 649 sqmi = 752.6

Forsyth: 350,670 / 413 sqmi = 849.1

Cumberland: 319,431 / 658 sqmi = 485.5

I've always heard that Durham County was considered a dense county (at least compared to some) any ideas on the # of ppl per sq mile for Durham County? It's such a narrow county although the top 1/2 of it is overwhelmingly rural and undeveloped which prolly brings down the #s a bit....also how about New Hanover County? Another small county in land mass with a decent population.... thanks for feeding my curiousity haha :-)

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I'm betting that the Chamber was too optimistic in its projection. I think Charlotte is recovering well from the recession given the beating it took.

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I've always heard that Durham County was considered a dense county (at least compared to some) any ideas on the # of ppl per sq mile for Durham County? It's such a narrow county although the top 1/2 of it is overwhelmingly rural and undeveloped which prolly brings down the #s a bit

267,587 / 290sqmi = 922.7 people per square mile

(btw, i'm using the "land" square mileage, so it's the county minus water)

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I'm betting that the Chamber was too optimistic in its projection. I think Charlotte is recovering well from the recession given the beating it took.

The Charlotte Chamber over optimistic about something??? Get out of town! :rofl:

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Charlotte is 299 square miles as of the last annexations in 2009 compared with 242 square miles during the 2000 census.

Charlotte 2010: 731,424 / 299 sqmi = 2446.23 people per square mile.

Charlotte 2000: 540,828 / 242 sqmi = 2234.83 people per square mile.

Charlotte increased its density by 211.4 people per square mile while adding 57 square miles. So the annexation isn't the sole factor for the population increase.

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When will we know about MSA data concerning the restructuring or rejoining of MSAs that were separated? The News and Observer today had an article on the new 2010 data and consistently said that the Triangle region was 1.6 million, leading me to think they were referring to the CSA. But if that is the case, maybe the new MSA numbers will be larger in both size and population.

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I assume that, at a minimum, Charlotte's MSA would have to wait for the released of South Carolina's data.

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If I remember correctly, the Census Bureau didn't adjust and started changing MSA, and defining CSA until 2003 for the 2000 Census. So when Charlotte's MSA/CSA are calculated for 2010, we won't know until a couple more years if Charlotte has added any more counties.

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I think it's pretty great that the main urban areas of NC have grown. Not just Charlotte, but Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Durham. The crescent arc of the state is truly an urbanized area of distinct and growing cities. thumbsup.gif

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I've always heard that Durham County was considered a dense county (at least compared to some) any ideas on the # of ppl per sq mile for Durham County? It's such a narrow county although the top 1/2 of it is overwhelmingly rural and undeveloped which prolly brings down the #s a bit....also how about New Hanover County? Another small county in land mass with a decent population.... thanks for feeding my curiousity haha :-)

In comparison, Greensboro has more people in its city limits than all of Durham County. I know that Durham County is geographically bigger than Greensboro. Durham County has 267,000 people. Greensboro has 269,666 people. Greensboro is pretty densely populated. Guilford County is getting up there to 500,000 people.

I'm interest in seeing the 2010 CMSA numbers for both the Triangle and the Triad. For years the Triad had more people than the Triangle until recently. But new numbers could put both the CMSAs neck and neck. The Triad had 1.5 million in 2000.

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Wow, I was pleasantly surprised by how much Greensboro grew. With how many cities nationwide had been over estimated I was somewhat expecting it to be in the 250-255 range instead of almost 270. Based on the county population numbers released the other day the triad (including Montgomery county) has 1,640,717 (1,612,919 without Montgomery) people compared to 1,414,656 (not sure if this number includes Montgomery or not, though) in the 2000 census.

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I think it's pretty great that the main urban areas of NC have grown. Not just Charlotte, but Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Durham. The crescent arc of the state is truly an urbanized area of distinct and growing cities. thumbsup.gif

Yes it is, and there is almost a continuous string of towns and small cities between Charlotte and Raleigh along the I-85/40 corridor. All three metros are connected. The The Triad borders the Charlotte metro at the Davidson County/Rowan County line (Yadkin River) and the Triad borders the Triangle at the Alamance County/Orange County line.

The Triangle

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The Piedmont Triad

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Metrolina

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Unfortunately it doesn't look like Charlotte will get a chance to leap into the 17th spot for American city size. Fort Worth kept pace and is staying just ahead at 741,206. Unless Columbus took a beating, it looks like we'll stay #18 for a while longer.

And on top of that, Louisville has leaped ahead of Charlotte. The city consolidated with the county some time ago, so they probably absorbed a bunch of suburbs that boosted their numbers.

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And on top of that, Louisville has leaped ahead of Charlotte. The city consolidated with the county some time ago, so they probably absorbed a bunch of suburbs that boosted their numbers.

Louisville has been consolidated with its county for some time now. I think for the official numbers the Census uses the balance. Which is the consolidated area minus incorporated places. When you do this, Charlotte is still ahead of Louisville.

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