North Carolina at a Glance
North Carolina is the 28th largest and 9th most populous U.S. state with just under 10 million people (9,943,964). Median state income per household in North Carolina is $66,985, according to 2014 estimates. The median age of North Carolinians is 37.4.
Often known as the Tar Heel State, North Carolina has exactly 100 counties. Its capital is Raleigh, and Charlotte is its largest city. A south atlantic state, North Carolina shares a border with South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Atlantic Ocean.
North Carolina & Economy
North Carolina has a growing economy; it was chosen as the third best state for business by Forbes magazine in 2010. Important industries include finance, technology and research. The textile sector is also well-represented in the state. North Carolinas minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
North Carolina Unemployment Rate
North Carolinas unemployment rate of 5.5% is almost equal to the national average of 5.6%.