2002 Revised County Population Estimates
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County July 2002 Estimate April 2000 Estimate Base Amount Percent Total Births, A2000 - J2002 Total Deaths, A2000 - J2002 Natural Growth, A2000 - J2002 Amount Percent
Alamance 135,917 130,750 5,167 4.0 4,233 2,938 1,295 3,872 3.0
Alexander 34,172 33,566 606 1.8 966 647 319 287 0.9
Alleghany 10,757 10,672 85 0.8 249 312 -63 148 1.4
Anson 25,664 25,268 396 1.6 748 657 91 305 1.2
Ashe 24,809 24,394 415 1.7 577 644 -67 482 2.0
Avery 17,794 17,149 645 3.8 399 400 -1 646 3.8
Beaufort 45,302 44,916 386 0.9 1,445 1,249 196 190 0.4
Bertie 19,921 19,765 156 0.8 595 628 -33 189 1.0
Bladen 32,925 32,252 673 2.1 1,065 884 181 492 1.5
Brunswick 78,716 73,121 5,595 7.7 1,952 1,636 316 5,279 7.2
Buncombe 211,398 206,365 5,033 2.4 5,720 5,012 708 4,325 2.1
Burke 89,197 89,163 34 0.0 2,458 1,854 604 -570 -0.6
Cabarrus 139,839 131,043 8,796 6.7 4,894 2,505 2,389 6,407 4.9
Caldwell 78,796 77,747 1,049 1.3 2,223 1,743 480 569 0.7
Camden 7,309 6,884 425 6.2 166 145 21 404 5.9
Carteret 60,147 59,334 813 1.4 1,342 1,514 -172 985 1.7
Caswell 23,729 23,474 255 1.1 575 549 26 229 1.0
Catawba 145,395 141,700 3,695 2.6 4,695 2,934 1,761 1,934 1.4
Chatham 52,695 49,396 3,299 6.7 1,495 1,096 399 2,900 5.9
Cherokee 24,985 24,261 724 3.0 602 699 -97 821 3.4
Chowan 14,520 14,522 -2 -0.0 436 413 23 -25 -0.2
Clay 9,195 8,778 417 4.8 173 253 -80 497 5.7
Cleveland 96,660 96,129 531 0.6 2,898 2,275 623 -92 -0.1
Columbus 55,083 54,758 325 0.6 2,288 1,450 838 -513 -0.9
Craven 93,067 91,526 1,541 1.7 3,574 1,863 1,711 -170 -0.2
Cumberland 305,193 302,978 2,215 0.7 12,280 4,492 7,788 -5,573 -1.8
Currituck 19,509 18,179 1,330 7.3 494 364 130 1,200 6.6
Dare 32,083 29,959 2,124 7.1 794 578 216 1,908 6.4
Davidson 150,653 147,248 3,405 2.3 4,358 3,094 1,264 2,141 1.5
Davie 36,436 34,841 1,595 4.6 1,029 771 258 1,337 3.8
Duplin 51,291 49,054 2,237 4.6 1,812 1,117 695 1,542 3.1
Durham 232,890 223,270 9,620 4.3 8,609 3,752 4,857 4,763 2.1
Edgecombe 55,919 55,604 315 0.6 1,824 1,396 428 -113 -0.2
Forsyth 313,803 306,274 7,529 2.5 10,345 6,160 4,185 3,344 1.1
Franklin 50,520 47,284 3,236 6.8 1,483 994 489 2,747 5.8
Gaston 190,768 190,445 323 0.2 5,906 4,467 1,439 -1,116 -0.6
Gates 10,730 10,521 209 2.0 253 290 -37 246 2.3
Graham 8,097 7,996 101 1.3 218 239 -21 122 1.5
Granville 51,960 48,486 3,474 7.2 1,355 997 358 3,116 6.4
Greene 19,365 18,957 408 2.2 551 367 184 224 1.2
Guilford 429,668 420,848 8,820 2.1 13,405 7,790 5,615 3,205 0.8
Halifax 56,903 57,444 -541 -0.9 1,739 1,517 222 -763 -1.3
Harnett 95,622 90,978 4,644 5.1 3,290 1,656 1,634 3,010 3.3
Haywood 55,251 54,025 1,226 2.3 1,250 1,445 -195 1,421 2.6
Henderson 92,800 89,184 3,616 4.1 2,424 2,471 -47 3,663 4.1
Hertford 23,730 22,588 1,142 5.1 624 670 -46 1,188 5.3
Hoke 35,799 33,708 2,091 6.2 1,506 542 964 1,127 3.3
Hyde 5,929 5,817 112 1.9 134 156 -22 134 2.3
Iredell 130,463 122,631 7,832 6.4 4,167 2,485 1,682 6,150 5.0
Jackson 34,570 33,103 1,467 4.4 822 684 138 1,329 4.0
Johnston 131,655 121,998 9,657 7.9 4,674 2,161 2,513 7,144 5.9
Jones 10,127 10,311 -184 -1.8 210 279 -69 -115 -1.1
Lee 50,782 49,196 1,586 3.2 1,853 1,081 772 814 1.7
Lenoir 59,537 59,636 -99 -0.2 1,864 1,607 257 -356 -0.6
Lincoln 66,526 63,810 2,716 4.3 1,998 1,289 709 2,007 3.1
Macon 30,759 29,802 957 3.2 694 840 -146 1,103 3.7
Madison 19,712 19,612 100 0.5 491 487 4 96 0.5
Martin 25,137 25,549 -412 -1.6 721 715 6 -418 -1.6
McDowell 42,828 42,134 694 1.6 1,193 999 194 500 1.2
Mecklenburg 735,881 695,348 40,533 5.8 27,237 10,257 16,980 23,553 3.4
Mitchell 15,835 15,687 148 0.9 372 464 -92 240 1.5
Montgomery 27,077 26,797 280 1.0 920 599 321 -41 -0.2
Moore 77,187 74,772 2,415 3.2 2,023 1,961 62 2,353 3.1
Nash 88,565 87,378 1,187 1.4 2,826 1,968 858 329 0.4
New Hanover 167,992 160,315 7,677 4.8 4,571 3,175 1,396 6,281 3.9
Northampton 21,872 22,051 -179 -0.8 558 641 -83 -96 -0.4
Onslow 153,479 150,418 3,061 2.0 7,175 1,727 5,448 -2,387 -1.6
Orange 119,329 115,589 3,740 3.2 2,921 1,549 1,372 2,368 2.0
Pamlico 12,968 12,896 72 0.6 229 330 -101 173 1.3
Pasquotank 35,591 34,890 701 2.0 1,037 820 217 484 1.4
Pender 42,692 41,071 1,621 3.9 1,110 844 266 1,355 3.3
Perquimans 11,663 11,369 294 2.6 267 348 -81 375 3.3
Person 36,795 35,603 1,192 3.3 1,045 861 184 1,008 2.8
Pitt 139,145 133,759 5,386 4.0 4,504 2,344 2,160 3,226 2.4
Polk 18,929 18,299 630 3.4 404 619 -215 845 4.6
Randolph 132,800 130,503 2,297 1.8 4,204 2,556 1,648 649 0.5
Richmond 46,391 46,597 -206 -0.4 1,496 1,189 307 -513 -1.1
Robeson 124,801 123,170 1,631 1.3 4,742 2,669 2,073 -442 -0.4
Rockingham 92,723 92,018 705 0.8 2,630 2,288 342 363 0.4
Rowan 132,149 130,364 1,785 1.4 3,794 3,028 766 1,019 0.8
Rutherford 63,898 62,923 975 1.5 1,860 1,697 163 812 1.3
Sampson 61,118 60,157 961 1.6 2,076 1,417 659 302 0.5
Scotland 35,366 35,952 -586 -1.6 1,103 809 294 -880 -2.4
Stanly 58,838 58,092 746 1.3 1,695 1,322 373 373 0.6
Stokes 45,297 44,640 657 1.5 1,138 920 218 439 1.0
Surry 71,616 71,208 408 0.6 2,143 1,736 407 1 0.0
Swain 13,286 12,980 306 2.4 399 359 40 266 2.0
Transylvania 29,728 29,316 412 1.4 618 783 -165 577 2.0
Tyrrell 4,171 4,143 28 0.7 101 114 -13 41 1.0
Union 138,589 123,834 14,755 11.9 5,141 1,928 3,213 11,542 9.3
Vance 44,326 42,946 1,380 3.2 1,648 1,070 578 802 1.9
Wake 679,502 627,906 51,596 8.2 23,821 7,458 16,363 35,233 5.6
Warren 20,069 19,861 208 1.0 448 519 -71 279 1.4
Washington 13,583 13,730 -147 -1.1 397 402 -5 -142 -1.0
Watauga 44,181 42,684 1,497 3.5 780 632 148 1,349 3.2
Wayne 114,786 113,449 1,337 1.2 3,890 2,368 1,522 -185 -0.2
Wilkes 66,925 65,630 1,295 2.0 1,998 1,494 504 791 1.2
Wilson 75,300 73,810 1,490 2.0 2,457 1,648 809 681 0.9
Yadkin 36,914 36,352 562 1.5 1,101 852 249 313 0.9
Yancey 17,695 17,758 -63 -0.4 443 422 21 -84 -0.5
STATE 8,324,059 8,046,668 277,391 3.4 267,443 160,425 107,018 170,373 2.1

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