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North Carolina's population has grown by 848,000, or 8.9%, since the 2010 census and reached 10.4 million residents in 2018, according to the UNC Carolina Population Center. Since 2015, the state has averaged more than 110,000 new residents each year, with most of the growth coming from net migration into the state. In 2017, 54,000 residents moved into the state from other countries, accounting for about 15% of North Carolina's population growth for the year. The countries of origin with the most immigrants are India and China. (See adjoining map.) But most in-migrants in 2017 were from other states, led by Florida (32,000); Virginia (29,000); South Carolina and New York (both 27,000); and California (20,000).

Caption: CAROLINAS INDEX The Carolinas Index is an equal weighted index composed of the 75 largest companies in the Carolinas based on market value.

Caption: TAXABLE RETAIL SALES (BILLION)

COUNTRIES WITH MOST IMMIGRANTS TO N.C. 2017 IMMIGRATION DATA MEXICO 3,238 EL SALVADOR...

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