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Census shows people concentrating in cities, with widespread population loss in N.C. counties

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Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2012 1:00 am | Updated: 11:15 am, Thu Dec 13, 2012.

The state grew by 1.3 percent from 2010 to 2011, but new U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that 44 of the state's 100 counties — including most in Northwest North Carolina — lost residents.

The state's economic powerhouses of Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham led the way, contributing almost 45 percent of the state's growth during the first year since the 2010 census.

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