Moving to North Carolina

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

The birthplace of human flight where the Wright Brothers created their first flying machine in 1903, North Carolina continues to be a center for innovation. Today it is headquarters to some of America's largest banks and large high tech research centers as well as some of the best universities in the country, including Duke and the University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Those wanting to relax have a variety of options: skiing, bird watching, rock climbing, camping, spelunking and freshwater and saltwater fishing.

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North Carolina Compared to USA Averages
USA North Carolina
Population: 311,591,917 8.686,242
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 68.1%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 83.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 26.1%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.49
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 196.1
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 23.4
Average Home Price: $188,400 $149,100
Median Household Income: $51,914 $45,570
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 15.5%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 30/60/25

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About North Carolina
State Capital: Raleigh
Top 5 Cities: Charlotte
Raleigh
Greensboro
Durham
Winston-Salem
Major Newspapers: Asheville Citizen-Times
Charlotte Observer
Herald-Sun
Independent Tribune
News and Observer
Major Sports Teams: NFL: Carolina Panther
NHL: Carolina Hurricanes"\

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