CHARLOTTE — A recent analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance showed the number of people moving to the local region each day outpacing the Raleigh area but lagging behind other peer markets in the South.
In its newest study on the bureau’s recently released population estimates, CLT Alliance found that 113 people moved to the Charlotte region on a daily basis between July 2021 and July 2022, which, it noted, equates to about double the size of the Carolina Panthers’ regular-season roster. It came to that figure by tallying up net migration numbers for the counties that make up the region during the one-year span — 41,163 — and dividing it by the 365 days in the year. That number is up from 83 people daily in 2021 and 91 people pre-pandemic in 2019.
CLT Alliance, which advocates for the local business community and economic development, stated the region’s surge in net migration last year marked the highest it’s been since 2008. The findings were compiled by the nonprofit’s research team.
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