- NORTH CAROLINA
With an area of 53,819 square miles, the state of North Carolina is ranked 28th in the nation. Its capital city is Raleigh. With a population of 10,054,192 as it was estimated at 2015, the state is on the 9th position most populous in the US. The most famous landmarks of the state are: “Chimney Rock State Park”, “Botanical Gardens at Ashville” and “Cape Hatteras Light”. The state is also known as the Tar Heel State and Old North State.
In the education sector, the state has a lot of private colleges such as Duke University, Wake Forest University, Montreat College and many others.
The state’s gross state product, as it was estimated in 2010, was $424.9 billion. The personal income tax of the state is 5.8% and the sales tax is 4.75%. The property taxation includes real property, personal property and motor vehicles. The state has the 2nd largest state highway system. Agriculture is one of the main industries in North Carolina. Over 50% of the state’s agricultural income are livestock and crops. Its top five agricultural products are hogs, broilers, greenhouse and nursery products, tobacco and turkeys. The state leading products in the manufacturing are cigarettes, pipe and chewing tobacco. North Carolina is a leading producer of feldspar, mica and pyrophyllite. Fishing is also one of the top industries in the state with its most valuable fish and shellfish products such as blue crabs, clams, flounder and shrimp. The cost of living in the state is 95.40, which is below the average in the United States. North Carolina is a home to more than 140,500 millionaires.
The Pawnbrokers Association in North Carolina was formed in 1989 and has continued improving and developing ever since.