North Carolina

Capital: Raleigh
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
9,748,181
Population 2013 9,848,917
Population 2014 9,943,964
Below Poverty 2011 15.4
Below Poverty 2012 17.2
Below Poverty 2013 18.6
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 56.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 56.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 56.6
Unemployed 2011 9.9
Unemployed 2012 10.2
Unemployed 2013 7.9
Unemployed 2014 6.1
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 1,185
STATE FACTS
The first English colony in America was located on Roanoke Island. The colony mysteriously vanished with no trace except for the word "Croatoan" scrawled on a nearby tree.
Mount Mitchell in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. It towers 6,684 feet above sea level.
North Carolina has 1,500 lakes of 10 acres or more in size and 37,000 miles of fresh water streams.