North Carolina
Top 100 finalists
City Population
Cary 106,400
Raleigh 341,500
Other cities
City Population
Asheville 69,308
Charlotte 584,053
Concord 62,994
Durham 201,310
Fayetteville 117,127
Gastonia 67,209
Greensboro 230,489
Greenville 61,723
High Point 88,296
Jacksonville 69,052
Rocky Mount 54,236
Wilmington 79,622
Winston-Salem 194,102
North Carolina companies
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Company Best Companies
2006 Rank
Kimley-Horn & Associates 20
SAS Institute 30
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Company F500 rank
Bank of America Corp. 12
Lowe's 42
Wachovia Corp. 57
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Biggest employers
Company Employees
Duke University 20,000
Duke University Health System 18,000
Burlington Industries Llc 13,699
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in July (°F)
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Most educated
  % residents with
graduate degrees
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Most singles
  % single residents
Bloomington, IN 58.2%
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  Median age
Jacksonville, NC 22.90
Provo, UT 23.28
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