Having lived in North Carolina for so many years, I absolutely love it. People always ask me why. North Carolina gives me a little bit of everything. It’s like the ultimate lifestyle buffet. If I want, I can visit the mountains, the lake or the beach. I can explore city life, but if it gets too overwhelming, I can wander to the countryside.

Since North Carolina has so much to offer, it’s no wonder our cities are growing fast. To determine the fastest growing city in each state, 247WallSt reviewed population data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population and Housing Estimates Program. Metropolitan areas were ranked based on total population change from 2010 to 2020.

According to 247Wallst, the fastest growing city in North Carolina is the Raleigh-Cary metro area. Its population grew by 25.6% from 2010 to 2020 to 1,420,376 residents. During that same time, the population of North Carolina grew by 11.2%.


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