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April 27, 2014 5:18 PM

Mecklenburg growth rate continues to outpace neighboring counties

Mecklenburg had the second-highest growth rate in North Carolina last year behind only Brunswick County, new U.S. Census Bureau data show. Mecklenburg’s population of 990,977 represented a 2.4 percent increase from 2012 and brought it to the precipice of the million-person mark, which will be a first for a Carolinas county.

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