Two of every five North Carolina residents (42%) were born in another state or country, but this ranges from 14% in Bertie County to 74% in Currituck.
After English, Spanish has long been the most common language spoken in North Carolina, but 4 new languages entered the top 10 over the past 3 decades.
Both pre- and post-recession, half of all moves to North Carolina were for work-related reasons.
North Carolina has 157,000 UNC-Chapel Hill alumni, outnumbering the 29,000 Duke alumni more than 5 to 1. But move north and west, and the alumni numbers tilt in Duke’s favor.
NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill pull students from all 100 counties, but attendance at other state schools is more regional.