North Carolina

Capital: Raleigh
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
10,383,620
Population 2017 10,270,800
Population 2016 10,156,679
Below Poverty 2017 14.7
Below Poverty 2016 15.4
Below Poverty 2015 16.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
58.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 58.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 58.3
Unemployed 2018 3.9
Unemployed 2017 4.5
Unemployed 2016 5.1
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 2,127
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.