BY ZACHERY EANES
The Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area grew by 1.5 percent to nearly 560,000 people last year, making it the state’s fourth-fastest growing metro area, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
The Durham-Chapel Hill metro area, which consists of Durham, Orange, Chatham and Person counties, trailed only the Raleigh, Charlotte and Wilmington metro areas in the year ending last June 30. From 2010 to 2016, the Durham-Chapel Hill area saw the third-fastest growth of any metropolitan area in the state: 10.9 percent. That growth rate trailed only Raleigh (15.3 percent) and Charlotte (11.6 percent).