North Carolina


Newspapers

2004 Daily 47
Weekly 151
Total 198
2019 Daily 43
Weekly 111
Total 154
22% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Newspaper Circulation

2004 Daily 1.3 million
Weekly 1.3 million
Total 2.6 million
2019 Daily 770,000
Weekly 830,000
Total 1.6 million
38% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Population

Total Population
10 million
Adult Population
8.0 million
Population Rank
9th out of 50
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Demographics

Median Age
39
Age Rank
20th oldest state of 50 (tied with Kentucky)
Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
29%
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Economics

Median Income
$48,000 (compared with $55,000 for U.S.)
Poverty Rate
15% (compared with 13% in U.S.)
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Filling the Void (Online News Organizations)

13 online news organizations cover North Carolina, according to the LION database
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National Politics

2016 Presidential Election Results
Trump, 50%; Clinton, 46%
Senators
2 Republicans
Representatives
9 Republicans, 3 Democrats
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State Politics

2016 Voter Turnout
67%
State Senators
29 Republicans, 21 Democrats
State Representatives
65 Republicans, 55 Democrats
Gov. Roy Cooper (D) ends his term Jan. 2021
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