Demographics

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    Largest N.C. County Has 348 Times as Many People as Smallest

    Wake County is now North Carolina’s largest county by population, with 1,129,410 residents. It’s 1.2% larger than the second-largest county, Mecklenburg. Both are more than twice as large as No. 3 Guilford. Meanwhile, the state’s smallest county — Tyrrell — is home to 3,245 people. Carolina Demography highlights interesting numbers…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2021
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    Housing Must Keep Up With Job Growth

    The future belongs to the cities that can keep affordable housing growth properly matched to job growth. And that’s proving too difficult for some city governments, especially in states with extensive land-use regulations. Perhaps cities like San Francisco, Boston, and New York should take a lesson or two from North…
    Brooke Medina, July 20, 2021
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    Good News About Families

    In “Growing Up With Mom and Dad: New Data Confirm The Tide Is Turning,” the Institute for Family Studies reports that the percent of children living with two parents has increased in recent years, especially among African Americans. The author, Nicholas Zill says: It is too early…
    Jon Guze, June 18, 2021
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    Snapshot of the Day: Millennials are moving to Cary and Raleigh

    From Smart Asset comes this look at the net migration of millennials for 2019. Millennials are defined as between 25 and 39 — with the oldest turning 40 this year. Cary ranks No. 7, with Raleigh at No. 13. Could this be part of the reason Wake County has turned…
    Donna Martinez, April 12, 2021