Poll ranks North Carolina as sixth most popular state
October 7th, 2009 4:51 PM

Triangle Business Journal - by James Gallagher

The Tar Heel State is one of the most attractive in the nation, according to a new poll.

North Carolina tied with Arizona and Washington as the sixth most popular states in the nation when it comes to where people want to live, according to a Harris Interactive poll.

“The most popular states and cities where large numbers of people would like to live tend to attract tourists and business,” according to a Harris news release. “They are places where people like to take vacations and where companies like to have their offices and factories.”

Coastal states tend to dominate the list. California ranked No. 1 for the sixth year in a row as the place Americans would like to live. Florida came in second and Hawaii, third.

Despite North Carolina’s popularity, no cities within the state made the list of cities people would most like to live in or near. Among cities, New York City took the top spot in the poll, followed by Denver and San Francisco.

The other most popular states were: Texas (No. 4), Colorado (No. 5), Tennessee (No. 9), Oregon (No. 10), New York (No. 11), South Carolina and Massachusetts (both No. 12), Georgia (No. 14), and Montana (No. 15).

The other cities in the top 15 are in order San Diego, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, and Los Angeles.

The poll of 2,498 U.S. adults was conducted Aug. 10-18.

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