49th Fastest Growing County In America
Currituck County, North Carolina
Currituck County is the 49th fastest growing county in America
based on percent of growth between January 2000 and July 2006
for all counties that began the period with more than ten
thousand residents, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau
Currituck County which was established in 1672, grew in
population to 18,190 by the year 2000. In the six years that
marked the beginning of the 21st Century, the county increased
the number of inhabitants by 30.7 percent bringing the
estimated total population in July 2006 to 23,770.
The astounding growth of the last six years has made Currituck
County the number 2 fastest growing county in the Old North
State of North Carolina and the 49th fastest in the nation.
It is difficult to determine how the growth may have affected
the value of homes in the area but in 2000 the median cost for
a home within the 262 square mile jurisdiction of Currituck
County was $115,500.