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Hey Huntersville, where ya from?

Hey Huntersville, where ya from?

Satellite image of Huntersville in 1993

by Jeremy Markovich / NewsChannel 36

Jeremy Markovich / NewsChannel 36

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 12:54 PM

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Here now, Huntersville, is proof that you're probably not from around here.

New census numbers are out. They show the 20 largest cities in North Carolina. Of them, Huntersville is growing the fastest.

From 2000 to 2010, its population ballooned from 24,960 to 46,773. Its borders didn't expand. But 87 percent more people live there now than a decade ago.

That seemed like a lot. I called up Bill Russell, president of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce -- 87 percent, he said. That's nothing.

In 1990, Huntersville's population was a measly 3,014. That means for every one person that lived there then, more than 15 live there now.

Put it another way. Six months ago, Russell was talking to a group of local business owners. Raise your hand, he said, if you grew up around here. Not one of them did.

So far, the census hasn't released detailed information about who came from where, what they do and how they live. For now, all we know is, you're here.

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