• Census: Meck Co. second-fastest growing county in NC


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau stated that Mecklenburg County was the second-fastest growing county in North Carolina.

    The report revealed where the heaviest population growth in the state was concentrated last year.

    The fastest-growing county in North Carolina, according to the Census Bureau, between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013, was Brunswick County, whose population rose 2.8 percent over the period.

    Mecklenburg County was right behind it with a 2.4 percent population raise.

    The report stated that Mecklenburg County added 23,006 people over the period -- more than any other county in the state. It was followed by Wake County, which grew by 22,146 people, Durham County (6,052), Guilford County (5,592) and Union County (4,258).

    The report listed Mecklenburg County as the most populous county in North Carolina, with 990,977 residents, followed by Wake County (974,289) and Guilford County (506,610).

    This information in the report is based on annual population estimates for each of the nation’s counties, county equivalents, metropolitan areas and micropolitan areas since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2013.

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