North Carolina is located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. North Carolina has a population of 9.1 million people, making it the tenth most populous state in 2007. The state’s population increased by 1,011,719 people from 2000 to 2007, and is projected to increase to 11.5 million by 2025. This 1.3% projected annual growth rate is above the national average of 0.8%. From 2006 to ... [Show full abstract] 2007 the state’s population grew by 2.3%. Per capita personal income in North Carolina was $33,663 in 2007, up from $32,338 in 2006. For 2007, this was $4,901 below the national average and the fifteenth lowest in the country. The state’s per capita income grew at a compound annual rate of 3.2% from 2000 to 2007, compared to 3.7% nationally.