North Carolina - LSGL Analysis of County Growth by Selected Indicator, 1969-2016
North Carolina

Introduction & Summary

The Performance of Your County Economy: How Does It Stack Up?

Leading...or Lagging? Gaining...or Slipping?

Stronger...or Weaker? Better...or Worse?

Borrowing from an approach that sometimes appears in the finance sections of the popular press, LSGL analysis is a handy and versatile way to compare, portray and classify the patterns of growth across all of North Carolina's 100 counties.
Here, we adopt this approach to gauge and compare the growth of North Carolina's counties over the latest available year (2016) against the backdrop of their growth over the previous decade (2007-2016). In so doing, we classify their growth and performance into 4 broad categories: Leading, Slipping, Gaining and Lagging. Particular attention is given to highlighting and assessing the growth of:
This LSGL module dynamically generates and calibrates a barometer for gauging the economic growth and performance of the 100 counties of North Carolina wherein "...unlike in the land of Lake Wobegon, not all the counties are above average."


  1. From the "Analysis Options Menu" to the right, select an indicator of interest to contrast and compare results.
To compare and examine broad long-term trends of any of the 100 North Carolina counties, enlist use of the interactive comparative trends analysis features at your disposal by clicking on the graph below.

Swain County Total Industry Earnings, 1969-2016

Swain County Total Industry Earnings, 1969-2016
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