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Via: WRAL.com

Raleigh is among North Carolina’s fastest-growing cities, with a nearly 50 percent increase in residents over the past decade.

U.S. census numbers released Tuesday shows the city, still the second largest in the state, reached a population of 403,892 in 2010 – a 46.3 percent jump since 2000 and the third strongest increase among the state’s 20 largest cities.

Much of North Carolina’s growth came in areas around Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington.

Charlotte is still the largest city in the state with a population of 731,424 – a 35.2 percent growth rate from 10 years ago.

At the bottom of the ranking, Rocky Mount grew the least, at a rate of 2.8 percent with a growth of 1,584 people

Numbers also show the Latino population doubling from less than 400,000 to more than 800,000. The number of white residents grew 13 percent while the black population grew 18 percent

The state’s overall population jumped more than 18 percent from 2000 to 2010 and now totals more than 9.5 million.