Fastest Growing County in the Triangle (HINT: It’s Not The One You’re Thinking Of)

April 4, 2018 Ben Mathis

Fastest Growing County in the Triangle (HINT: It’s Not The One You’re Thinking Of)

Anyone else notice the roads getting more crowded the past few years?

Yeah, us too.

In the immortal words of Bachman-Turner Overdive, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet.”

Counties around the two largest urban centers in North Carolina, Charlotte and Raleigh, all saw preciptious gains in population growth since 2010.

Johnston County was the third fastest growing county in the state at 2.94 percent, while Wake County was ninth overall at 2.2 percent.

As you move away from the larger cities, you can see that all areas of North Carolina are not experiencing the exponential growth.

34 of North Carolina’s 100 total counties actually logged fewer residents than the previous year. Bertie county leads the way in loss of population, with total population shrinking more than 9.5 percent.

Check out the growth or shrinkage of North Carolina counties with the table and map below!

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