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Old 04-01-2007, 09:21 AM
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Originally Posted by Check123 View Post
All those counties and still only 2 million?
Mecklenburg countys population will exceed 1 million itself in 2010.

The population of Huntersville NC in 1990 was 3,000, now in 2007 its over 40,000. Lots of people moving in, not much in the way of roads are being built or infrastructure being built. What is added is already years behind by the time its completed.
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by friendnc View Post
The Charlotte metro is basically Mecklinburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Cabarrus, Rowan, Union counties in NC and Lancaster and York counties in SC. If you add those PROJECTED populations for 2007, the metro would be right at 2 mil.

The Raleigh/Durham metro is basically Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Franklin, and Johnston counties. With the above stated, the metro would be about 1.5-1.6 mil.
YOu forgot Anson, which is part of the Charlotte Metro Statistical Area.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:21 AM
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Winston-Salem is suppose to be 4th on this list with a population of 227,000 plus check the stats next time before you make a post like this
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:43 AM
Location: Sanford, NC
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Hrm, I'm surprised but Sanford "just missed" the cut at #27 according to the 2006 statistics I just read. However the surrounding unincorporated Lee County area is well over 50,000, and may be closer to 60,000.

It will be very interesting to see how the population in the Lee County area will grow over time, especially considering the BRAC initiative over the next few years.

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Old 02-25-2009, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarheelhombre View Post
YOu forgot Anson, which is part of the Charlotte Metro Statistical Area.
The largest metropolitan statistical areas in NC in 2007:

1. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord: 1,651,568
2. Raleigh-Cary: 1,047,629
3. Greesboro-High Point: 698,497
4. Durham: 479,624
5. Winston-Salem: 463,159
6. Asheville: 404,320
7. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton: 360,471
8. Fayetteville: 348,940
9. Wilmington: 339,511
10. Greenville: 172,473

Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas (http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/CBSA-est2007-annual.html - broken link)
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:04 PM
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This is a pretty old conversation, but just for the record, the July 2009 Census estimate for metro Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC is 1,745,524 and for Raleigh-Cary, NC it is 1,125,827.
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Check123 View Post
All those counties and still only 2 million?
A lot of those counties are really only populated on the side close to the main city in the metro area. Charlotte is kinda busting at the Mecklenburg county seams right now, and small cities surround it close to the adjacent county lines. The other half of the adjacent counties are very sparsely populated.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:36 PM
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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Originally Posted by friendnc View Post

Est. 2007

1. Charlotte - 687,650
2. Raleigh - 368,944
3. Greensboro - 243,012
4. Durham - 218,994
5. Winston Salem - 204,074
6. Fayetteville - 134,827
7. Cary - 126,497
8. Wilmington - 108,053
9. High Point - 95,340
10. Jacksonville - 75,929
11. Asheville - 75,004
12. Greenville - 72,295
13. Gastonia - 71,901
14. Concord - 66,803
15. Rocky Mount - 56,426
16. Chapel Hill - 55,310
17. Wilson - 49,288
18. Burlington - 48,298
19. Kannapolis - 41,536
20. Hickory - 39,767
21. Goldsboro - 37,853
22. Monroe - 35,531
23. Huntersville - 35,038
24. Apex - 30,968
25. Salisbury - 30,197
2009 estimates (July 1, US Census Bureau)
1. Charlotte 709,441 (12 month increase of ~16,000)
2. Raleigh 405,791 (12 month increase of ~11,000)
3. Greensboro 255,061 (12 month increase of ~4,000)
4. Winston-Salem 229,828 (12 month increase of ~2,000)
5. Durham 229,174 (12 month increase of ~6,000)
6. Fayetteville 198,061 (12 month increase of ~3,000)
7. Cary 136,600 (12 month increase of ~7,000)
8. High Point 103,396 (12 month increase of ~1,000)
9. Wilmington 101,350 (12 month increase of ~1,000)
10. Greenville 81,747 (12 month increase of ~2,000)
11. Jacksonville 80,525 (12 month increase of ~1,000)
12. Asheville 76,636 (12 month increase of ~800)
13. Gastonia 72,934 (12 month increase of ~600)
14. Concord 67,251 (12 month increase of ~1,000)
15. Rocky Mount 59,576 (12 month decline of 13)

Since these estimates were posted, obviously some things have changed - they are effectively out-of-date as soon as they are published:

Charlotte has had several annexations take place; the CofCommerce estimates a 2010 population of slightly over 756,000.

Wilmington has an annexation taking effect within the month which will add between 2 and 3 thousand people. A court case may delay the effective date of this.

Various newspaper articles (I'm afraid that I don't recall precise sources off the top of my head) seem to think that Durham has again overtaken Winston-Salem as #4, and that Fayetteville is now slightly over 200,000.

As of July, both Wilmington and Asheville have begun study of a number of large areas for potential annexation. The Wilmington study areas include Ogden, Kings Grant, Silver Lake, Masonboro and smaller neighborhoods at the periphery of those areas; the total population in those areas is around 30,000, though it's certain that Wilmington will probably not annex them all. The effective date for any annexations that do proceed would be July 1, 2013. The Asheville study areas include Arden, Riceville, and many smaller areas to the east and west; these various study areas have a total population of around 10,000, though again not all areas will qualify, and even some of the areas that do may not be annexed after cost/benefit analysis is completed. There is no effective date yet stated for the Asheville areas - as Asheville has no immediately pending major annexations to digest (Wilmington does), an Asheville annexation may proceed a little more swiftly.

Wilmington has also announced the adoptation of a precise annexation schedule (similar to Charlotte and Greenville) - with an every-other-year plan being drafted. Thus - barring any major structural change in NC annexation regulations - expect to see a steady upward movement in Wilmington's population numbers over the next several years, as much of unincorporated New Hanover County would qualify for annexation now, though the cost of an all-at-once annexation would make such a move unfeasible.
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