North Carolina is located in the Southeast region of the United States. North Carolina is the 28th largest state, the 9th-most populous, and the 15th-most densely populated states in the country. The state capital is Raleigh, and the largest city is Charlotte. The Charlotte metropolitan area has an estimated population of 2.6 million people, and is the 23rd-most populous metropolitan area in the country, with the largest banking center in the nation after New York City. The Raleigh metropolitan area is the second-largest metropolitan area in the state, and is hone to the largest research park in the United States — Research Triangle Park.
Population: 10.5 million people
Median Household Income: $52,800
Population Density: 209 people/square mile
Median Home Sales Price: $208,000
Median Price to Rent: $1,395/month
On average, home values have gone up about 5.2% over the past year.