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Yet the rural heart of North Carolina is “in cardiac arrest” according to a Dec. 2019 article from the Charlotte Observer.
As of 2016, forty-nine of the state’s 100 counties saw population decline since the 2010 census. Only two of the 49 counties had a population greater than 100,000 (Robeson & Craven County). Northampton County saw the biggest decline in the state, losing 9.5% of it’s population, or just over 2,000 people in six years.

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Population Decline; The Hardest Hit Counties In Each State Since 1990

Since 1990 These Counties Are The Hardest Hit By Population Decline In Their State The 1990s are a significant time for Lost Americana, which goes beyond the fact that during that decade
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