A crystal ball for the Tar Heel state: Tippett studies population changes and the effects they could have in the years ahead

Sep 25, 2017

UNC spotlights Rebecca Tippett's knowledge and expertise about recent population changes in North Carolina. Tippett is the Director of Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center.

Excerpt: "North Carolina is still adding about 100,000 new residents every year," Tippett said. "We'll probably have about a million more residents in 10 years."

That projected growth is enough to help the state pick up another Congressional seat, Tippett said. While a larger, more diverse population could help North Carolina earn some additional clout, it could also bring challenges.

"We really exist to help individuals, organizations, business leaders and policymakers across the state understand how and why North Carolina's population is changing, and what that means for them and their organizations," Tippett said.

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