NC remains on track for 14th U-S Congressional seat

Feb 25, 2020

Projections based on 2019 population estimates indicate North Carolina remains on track to add a 14th seat to its U-S House of Representatives delegation. A blog post by Carolina Demography indicates that current estimates predict North Carolina will be one of seven states to gain representation in the U-S House while ten states are projected to lose seats following the 2020 census. As of July 1, 2019, North Carolina’s population was estimated at 10.5 million. That’s a growth of 952,000 people since the 2010 census. During the most recent fiscal year, North Carolina added 106,500 people… the fourth consecutive year of gains over 100,000. Most of the recent gains… around 2/3rds… were from domestic migrants… individuals moving to North Carolina from other states, with the biggest numbers coming from New York and Florida.