North Carolina

Capital: Raleigh
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
9,934,399
Population 2015 10,035,186
Population 2016 10,146,788
Below Poverty 2014 17.1
Below Poverty 2015 15.3
Below Poverty 2016 13.6
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 57.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 57.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 58.7
Unemployed 2014 6.3
Unemployed 2015 5.8
Unemployed 2016 5.1
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 4.1
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 1,541
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.