Where are North Carolina’s newest residents moving from?
The majority of North Carolina’s growth over the past few decades has been from net migration, meaning more people moved here than moved away. Recent population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicated that about 70% of North Carolina’s estimated growth between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2020, came from net migration. The other 30% of our state’s growth came from natural increase, meaning more births than deaths took place in our state.
Where are our new residents moving from?
Nearly 361,000 individuals moved to North Carolina in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Most of those individuals – 308,400 or 86% of all in-migrants – moved to North Carolina from another state. (Note: this also includes 1,500 in-migrants from Puerto Rico.) Top states were:
- Virginia (38K)
- Florida (27K)
- South Carolina (26K)
- New York (23K)
- Georgia (19K)