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Facts & Figures

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About North Carolina

#1spends a greater percentage of tax revenues on higher education than any other state.
9thLARGEST STATE in population. We passed Michigan in 2014.
1 of 10States with a Triple A bond rating from all three major ratings agencies.

Census Data

North Carolina has overtaken Michigan to become the nation's ninth-largest state, adding more than 95,000 new residents between July 2013 and July 2014. That growth pushed the state's total estimated population to just shy of 10 million. Charlotte – North Carolina’s largest city – has grown by 16,000 people in a year, reflecting the city's continuing breakneck growth and that the city's population is now 810,000.

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