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General Facts

For North Carolina

North Carolina real estate - homes for sale
 
Median Household Income: $ 41,391
Income (w/ Children): $ 57,754
Population: 7,546,493
Land Area: 48,718 Square Miles
Population Density: 155 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Tar Heel State
Capital: Raleigh
Date of Statehood: November 21, 1789
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: Dogwood
State Tree: Pine

  

North Carolina is located in the southeastern United States. It is bounded by Virginia on the north, Tennessee on the west, and South Carolina and Georgia on the south. The Atlantic Ocean forms its long irregular eastern boundary. Long an important agricultural state, North Carolina is the nation’s leading producer of tobacco. Since the 1920s, however, it has also been a major source of manufactured goods, especially tobacco products, chemicals, textiles, and furniture. Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina. Charlotte is the largest city and the center of the state’s most populous metropolitan region.

The site of an early attempted English settlement in the 1580s, North Carolina has played a significant role throughout U.S. history. North Carolinians were leaders in the American Revolution (1775-1783) and, through the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, contributed significantly to the ultimate American victory. North Carolina joined the Union on November 21, 1789, as the 12th of the original 13 states. Although hesitant to join the Union in 1789, they were equally reluctant to leave it during the American Civil War (1861-1865). However, once they joined the Confederacy, they gave wholeheartedly of North Carolina’s men and wealth. The state has been a pacesetter in internal improvements and public education. From a high sand dune called Kill Devil Hill, located near Kitty Hawk on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first successful airplane flights in 1903.

North Carolina’s name is derived from the Latin word Carolinus, meaning "of Charles." The state was named in honor of King Charles I and King Charles II of England by their friends and supporters who were establishing colonies in the southern part of the Virginia colony. The state is nicknamed the "Tar Heel State." While time has obscured the source of the name, some historians believe it refers to one of the state’s major colonial-era products—tar—which was derived from slowly burning the stumps of longleaf pine trees. More commonly accepted is that the name came about during the Civil War. Some say the name may have originally been used derisively, applied to North Carolina soldiers who could not hold a position against Union troops because they had forgotten to "tar their heels" and thus could not stick to their ground. Others contend the name was applied to North Carolina troops by Confederate leaders as a tribute to their sticking quality during battle. The state, once the northern part of the original Carolina colony, is also referred to as the "Old North State."

North Carolina, 29th in size among the 50 states, has a total area of 52,672 square miles, including 3,954 square miles of inland water. Its maximum dimensions are 503 miles from east to west and 187 miles from north to south. The state’s mean elevation is about 700 feet.

In January temperatures average 40° to 45° in most areas, except in the mountains, where the range is from 34° to 38°. There cold raw weather lasts much of the winter. In the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont, cold spells are brief. On the highest peaks, January averages are well below freezing and heavy snowfalls occur. July temperatures range from an average of about about 68° in the mountainous regions to as high as 80° in the Coastal Plain. Hot days are common at lower elevations, and temperatures seldom rise into the lower 100°s. Summers are cooler in the mountains.