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Old 12-28-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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From earlier thread.

Population Density by State

Massachusetts - 809.8 persons per square mile
Rhode Island - 1,003.2
Connecticut - 702.9
New York - 401.9
New Jersey - 1,134.5
Maryland - 541.9
Virginia - 178.8
North Carolina - 165.2
South Carolina - 133.2
Georgia - 141.4
Florida - 296.4

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Old 12-28-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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We are growing at a fast rate, but it is going to take a lot for us to catch up to CA (37 million), NY (19 million), or FL (18 million) in terms of population. Also, we will nevet be as dense as those places. NC is a pretty large state, and there are many parts that aren't even growing at all. Certain parts of NC are actually losing population while others are growing. I highly doubt that all of NC will become built out, bc all of NY, CA, FL, and TX are not built out. There is still a lot of countryside in all of those states. The drought has nothing to do with the fact that we don't have enough water for the population - it hasn't rained enough! Atleast we are starting to get more rain now. Nobody can control the weather. I think some of you need to stop predicting doomsday and enjoy the benefits of all this growth. Since you have the right to tell people not to move here, and if your so fed up with the growth, why live in a high growth area of the state? I hear Goldsboro, NC is a great place to live...

NC is not built for over 9 million people. Anyone who has made an investment here will only look at the rosy picture. We will have to see how the housing slump affects the Carolinas. While the 'bubble burst' in most states NCs bubble continues to increase. When it bursts, I will be waiting to buy so thats the only good news.

I know that a drought means that "it hasn't rained enough" but NC still does not have the resources to continue to support record growth, the drought only makes a bad situation worse. Its silly to compare NC to FL saying "oh they have millions of more people". We can only take so many, and the quality of life around my area, "lake Norman" has already started to be affected by unchecked growth. The infrstructure was not meant for so many people so soon.

NC is rapidly losing its identity as a Southern state, the good qualities are disappearing quickly as it turns into one big overcrowded, overblown, sprawling suburbia.
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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Thumbs up Great info

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From earlier thread.

Population Density by State

Massachusetts - 809.8 persons per square mile
Rhode Island - 1,003.2
Connecticut - 702.9
New York - 401.9
New Jersey - 1,134.5
Maryland - 541.9
Virginia - 178.8
North Carolina - 165.2
South Carolina - 133.2
Georgia - 141.4
Florida - 296.4
Excellent info and very eye opening. Comparing the pop where I came from to where I am now...is it any wonder why we love it here?
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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You have a good point, one that doesn't affect me near as much as most since we live out in farm country. Stabilization is a good thing and should be accomplished but our politicians are distracted by other things more important to them...not to us!
True Mikey! It makes sense for you to have a different perspective than those in large cities.

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I know that a drought means that "it hasn't rained enough" but NC still does not have the resources to continue to support record growth, the drought only makes a bad situation worse.
Drought warning issued for N.C. (http://www.charlotte.com/breaking_news/story/406104.html - broken link)
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Unless North Carolina seeks new water conservation methods, the ongoing population boom will make it difficult for state officials to prevent long-term water shortages, experts told hundreds of state and local leaders Friday.
Many are seeing the strain caused by the population increase. Don't get me wrong, I think its great that so many people have fallen in love with NC. However there are issues that need to be addressed.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:34 PM
 
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NC is not built for over 9 million people. Anyone who has made an investment here will only look at the rosy picture. We will have to see how the housing slump affects the Carolinas. While the 'bubble burst' in most states NCs bubble continues to increase. When it bursts, I will be waiting to buy so thats the only good news.

I know that a drought means that "it hasn't rained enough" but NC still does not have the resources to continue to support record growth, the drought only makes a bad situation worse. Its silly to compare NC to FL saying "oh they have millions of more people". We can only take so many, and the quality of life around my area, "lake Norman" has already started to be affected by unchecked growth. The infrstructure was not meant for so many people so soon.

NC is rapidly losing its identity as a Southern state, the good qualities are disappearing quickly as it turns into one big overcrowded, overblown, sprawling suburbia.
Lake Norman, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and maybe Greensboro might become "one big, overcrowded, overblown, sprawling suburbia" but the entire state won't. I am not the one comparing NC to FL, NY, or CA - you were. I was trying to prove the point that you can't compare. I understand your concerns, but your exaggerating a lot...
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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From earlier thread.

Population Density by State

Massachusetts - 809.8 persons per square mile
Rhode Island - 1,003.2
Connecticut - 702.9
New York - 401.9
New Jersey - 1,134.5
Maryland - 541.9
Virginia - 178.8
North Carolina - 165.2
South Carolina - 133.2
Georgia - 141.4
Florida - 296.4
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland are VERY VERY much smaller than NC landwise so its obvious that those states would have a much higher population density. It's just something to consider. Rhode Island's stats did surprise me though.
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Default You Asked For Growth & You Got It!

Growth just didn't happen over night in NC. I think it started with the aggressive banks in Charlotte that gobbled up the smaller banks in the region. I remember how they took over and left many in neighboring states unemployed. The banking industry and all of its ties to home building, construction and industry was a strong influence. Also, NC has always been an attractive place to retire. With the nations' economy changing to a "world" economy many have been left out in the Northeastern states where cost of living issues have diminished the quality of life and the "great migration" began. It seems NC has met the challenge of a new "frontier" with the construction of new roads and the "incentives" given out to businesses to locate there but I am wondering how long will it be before the state starts to look like New Jersey?(Sorry if I offended anyone).
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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NC Population

1940 - 3.6 Million
1950 - 4.1
1960 - 4.6
1970 - 5.1
1980 - 5.9
1990 - 6.6
2000 - 8.0
2007 - 9.1 (July Est.)

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Old 12-31-2007, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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NC Population

1940 - 3.6 Million
1950 - 4.1
1960 - 4.6
1970 - 5.1
1980 - 5.9
1990 - 6.6
2000 - 8.0
2007 - 9.1 (July Est.)
so it took 50 years for the population to almost double. It seems to be roughly +50,000/year up until the 1990s, and then in the '00 it's nearly 160,000/year.


Nice stats, can you break it down by county so we can see the highest growth areas (like we don't know it's going to be Charlotte-Meck and Wake Counties )
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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so it took 50 years for the population to almost double. It seems to be roughly +50,000/year up until the 1990s, and then in the '00 it's nearly 160,000/year.


Nice stats, can you break it down by county so we can see the highest growth areas (like we don't know it's going to be Charlotte-Meck and Wake Counties )
The Census Bureau is scheduled to release the current county growth data in the spring.
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