There is good news for North Carolina in the way of population growth. Our latest accolade credits N.C. as the fourth-fastest growing state in the country by the U.S. Census Bureau. As for the Greater Raleigh area, our population growth has outpaced every other metro in North Carolina since 1990. And for those new to the area, consider yourself one of the 902,951 people who are part of the projected population increase from1995 to 2020*. Thanks in part to our county’s steady growth, the Greater Raleigh area has managed to stay above the national real estate downturn. Triangle MLS recently reported that the median sales price in Wake County was up 3.8 percent for the month of November.