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The US Census Bureau recently released new definitions of urban areas. What does this change mean for North Carolina?

The State Demographer's latest population projections show North Carolina will reach 14.0 million people by 2050 – adding 3.5 million people from July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2050, a 32.7% increase.

The latest population estimates published by the US Census Bureau show North Carolina’s growth in the past year exceeded the average annual growth during the previous decade.

State Budget Director Kristin Walker shares perspective on her new role and the road ahead for OSBM as she takes leadership of the state budget office.

Tips to help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of data profiles, dashboards and other data compilations.

Decisionmakers rely on population projections of children when planning for schools and housing, services, and amenities. Projections of the young child population demonstrate changes ahead for North Carolina.

Census Bureau's American Community Survey, 2016-2020 shows North Carolina foreign-born population comes from across the world.

An overview of the Count Question Resolution process for government jurisdictions who may want to request a review of their Census 2020 count.

An explanation of the difference between population counts, estimates and projections. Comparing US Census Bureau data to state data sources and when to use which data source.

Population projections show North Carolina will be older and more diverse, with more people from other places than native North Carolinians, and a smaller ratio of workers to non-workers than there is today.

Census Bureau 2021 population estimates show historically low growth across the U.S. North Carolina's population grew, driven largely by net migration.

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush signed into law a joint resolution designating November as the first National American Indian Heritage Month. That year’s U.S. Census identified 1.96 million people classified as American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN).

The data report, How NC Ranks, is updated each year to compare NC data to nation averages and other states.

Different organizations throughout North Carolina use the State Demographer's population estimates and projections. Here are five examples of how the data is used.

LINC is an online database retrieval service providing information from a variety of federal and state data sources. An easy to access and use resource for data of all kinds.