by Arjun Bakshi The topic of this independent study is to examine the North Carolina housing market from 2007 to 2017. The 2008 financial crisis severely impacted many households around the country, including North Carolina. In the early 2000s, a large housing bubble emerged across the US – house prices appreciation occurred rapidly and more Continue Reading »
From the scenic Appalachian Mountains and beaches of the Outer Banks, to the military bases and massive hog farms down East, to geographically dispersed agricultural small holdings, to a hub of technological innovation and medicine in the Research Triangle and the banking and commercial center of Charlotte, North Carolina is a fascinatingly diverse state. Our Continue Reading »
While the Rural Outer Coastal region is the least populous of our five regional groupings, it has still proven to be a very interesting area to study for a variety of reasons. First, it experienced the most dramatic housing bubble when compared to the other regions, as demonstrated by the following graph comparing annual House Continue Reading »
The Mountains region is unique, both geographically and culturally, in comparison to the other parts of North Carolina. One defining factor is the Mountains region’s biggest defining lack of racial/ethnic diversity. As can be seen in the graph on the right, the Mountains region’s ratio of white to non-white inhabitants is close to 90%. This Continue Reading »
By Ahana Sen Instructions: Click on one of the categories on the legend to explore different demographic characteristics of pre-crisis North Carolina, and scroll right to view the full scale.