Brunswick population increased by nearly 22 percent since 2010
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina saw growth in 66 out of 100 counties last year and the fastest growing county is right here in our area.
According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today, since April 2010 to 2017, Brunswick County was the fastest growing county, increasing in population size by 21.8 percent, or 23,466 people.
Brunswick County is a part of the Myrtle Beach, SC metro area, the second fastest growing metro area in the country from 2016 to 2017, according to the Census Bureau.
Census estimates show that as of July 1, 2017, 10.3 million people called North Carolina home and the state remains the ninth most populous in the country.
“North Carolina is a wonderful place to live, work, start a business and raise a family, so it’s no surprise that our state continues to welcome new residents,” Governor Roy Cooper said. “We want to encourage growth for all parts of North Carolina-urban and rural, from the mountains to the coast.”
Pender County also saw a jump in growth. They came in fourth overall, growing by 16.7 percent behind Wake and Mecklenberg Counties.
According to the latest population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 10.3 million people in North Carolina as of July 1, 2017.
North Carolina remains the 9th largest state in the nation.