North Carolina's population continues to grow according to new data from the U.S. Census.

The state is now home to 10,273,419 people, jumping by more than 116,000 in just one year.

That puts North Carolina among the top ten states in terms of raw residential growth over the last year.

It also lines up with a national trend that's been gaining steam: the U.S. population is South bound. Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia were all among the top ten on the numeric growth chart.

But people are also moving West: the fastest growing states between 2016 and 2017 were Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Washington.

Meanwhile, the country as a whole grew by 2.3 million people, bringing the U.S. population to nearly 326 million. This comes despite net international migration dropping for the first time in years.

In the last few years, North Carolina became the ninth state to surpass 10 million residents. If domestic migration trends continue apace, Michigan is poised to join the club next.

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