Friday August 13, 2021

2020 Census data puts Cabarrus in the NC spotlight

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 Census data results show an increase in the population of U.S. metro areas compared to a decade ago. In addition, these once-a-decade results showed the nation’s diversity in how people identify their race and ethnicity.

The Census data also quantified local growth, confirming a population boom in Cabarrus over the past decade.

According to The Charlotte Observer, "Cabarrus was the fastest-growing county in the region, and its 27% growth rate was the third greatest in the state, behind only Johnston and Brunswick counties, data shows. What’s more, Concord is now the state’s 10th most populous city.

"Meanwhile, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston and Rowan all saw increases from 50% to 64% in their Hispanic population from 2010 to last year."

These statistics, which come from the 2020 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, provide the first look at populations for small areas and include information on Hispanic origin, race, age 18 and over, housing occupancy and group quarters.

They represent where people were living as of April 1, 2020, and are available for the nation, states and communities down to the block level.

The Census Bureau also released data visualizations, America Counts stories and videos to help illustrate and explain this data. These resources are available on the 2020 Census results

page. Advanced users can access the data on the FTP site.

Read more in this Charlotte Observer article

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