Population implosion

I can’t help thinking that it probably doesn’t bode well for the Triad that there was only about 20% population growth here over the past ten years. By way of comparison, Wake County, where Raleigh is located, has added the equivalent of the entire population of Greensboro since 2000. Mecklenburg County, home to Charlotte, has added almost the entire population of Winston-Salem to its headcount in the same period of time.

Interestingly, the really big growth was in Fayetteville, where Fort Bragg is actually one of the nicer neighborhoods. So I guess there’s no accounting for taste.

Unrelated: happy birthday to the Pasadena Freeway.

3 thoughts on “Population implosion

  1. We might not have even lost population over the last ten years…WOOP! WOOP! though New York figures have not yet been released

  2. I feel certain that Fort Bragg is the only reason Fayetteville has grown. There’s been a significant increase in the population of Bragg, and most don’t live on post.

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