2003 Revised County Population Estimates
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County July 2003 Estimate April 2000 Estimate Base Amount Percent Total Births, A2000 - J2003 Total Deaths, A2000 - J2003 Natural Growth, A2000 - J2003 Amount Percent
Alamance 136,245 130,750 5,495 4.2 6,059 4,264 1,795 3,700 2.8
Alexander 34,346 33,566 780 2.3 1,373 920 453 327 1.0
Alleghany 10,677 10,672 5 0.0 339 455 -116 121 1.1
Anson 25,690 25,268 422 1.7 1,089 957 132 290 1.1
Ashe 25,127 24,394 733 3.0 823 944 -121 854 3.5
Avery 17,887 17,149 738 4.3 572 605 -33 771 4.5
Beaufort 45,269 44,916 353 0.8 2,041 1,773 268 85 0.2
Bertie 20,013 19,765 248 1.3 842 869 -27 275 1.4
Bladen 33,282 32,252 1,030 3.2 1,503 1,280 223 807 2.5
Brunswick 80,915 73,121 7,794 10.7 2,797 2,389 408 7,386 10.1
Buncombe 214,046 206,365 7,681 3.7 8,254 7,191 1,063 6,618 3.2
Burke 88,738 89,163 -425 -0.5 3,463 2,690 773 -1,198 -1.3
Cabarrus 143,196 131,043 12,153 9.3 7,108 3,706 3,402 8,751 6.7
Caldwell 78,803 77,747 1,056 1.4 3,145 2,525 620 436 0.6
Camden 7,865 6,884 981 14.3 257 209 48 933 13.6
Carteret 60,779 59,334 1,445 2.4 1,926 2,228 -302 1,747 2.9
Caswell 23,738 23,474 264 1.1 832 801 31 233 1.0
Catawba 145,155 141,700 3,455 2.4 6,751 4,230 2,521 934 0.7
Chatham 53,791 49,396 4,395 8.9 2,186 1,583 603 3,792 7.7
Cherokee 25,196 24,261 935 3.9 868 1,024 -156 1,091 4.5
Chowan 14,439 14,522 -83 -0.6 602 594 8 -91 -0.6
Clay 9,363 8,778 585 6.7 264 364 -100 685 7.8
Cleveland 96,752 96,129 623 0.6 4,106 3,270 836 -213 -0.2
Columbus 54,943 54,758 185 0.3 3,052 2,075 977 -792 -1.4
Craven 93,681 91,526 2,155 2.4 5,102 2,726 2,376 -221 -0.2
Cumberland 304,616 302,978 1,638 0.5 17,634 6,549 11,085 -9,447 -3.1
Currituck 20,352 18,179 2,173 12.0 715 530 185 1,988 10.9
Dare 33,085 29,959 3,126 10.4 1,185 848 337 2,789 9.3
Davidson 151,824 147,248 4,576 3.1 6,280 4,537 1,743 2,833 1.9
Davie 36,774 34,841 1,933 5.5 1,450 1,110 340 1,593 4.6
Duplin 51,819 49,054 2,765 5.6 2,577 1,626 951 1,814 3.7
Durham 235,006 223,270 11,736 5.3 12,493 5,456 7,037 4,699 2.1
Edgecombe 55,583 55,604 -21 -0.0 2,552 2,008 544 -565 -1.0
Forsyth 316,323 306,274 10,049 3.3 14,919 8,947 5,972 4,077 1.3
Franklin 51,663 47,284 4,379 9.3 2,138 1,428 710 3,669 7.8
Gaston 190,052 190,445 -393 -0.2 8,436 6,386 2,050 -2,443 -1.3
Gates 10,870 10,521 349 3.3 361 413 -52 401 3.8
Graham 8,152 7,996 156 2.0 322 335 -13 169 2.1
Granville 52,947 48,486 4,461 9.2 1,950 1,443 507 3,954 8.2
Greene 19,629 18,957 672 3.5 790 561 229 443 2.3
Guilford 432,981 420,848 12,133 2.9 19,263 11,308 7,955 4,178 1.0
Halifax 56,533 57,444 -911 -1.6 2,485 2,183 302 -1,213 -2.1
Harnett 96,696 90,978 5,718 6.3 4,707 2,408 2,299 3,419 3.8
Haywood 55,907 54,025 1,882 3.5 1,834 2,097 -263 2,145 4.0
Henderson 94,417 89,184 5,233 5.9 3,530 3,630 -100 5,333 6.0
Hertford 23,626 22,588 1,038 4.6 911 971 -60 1,098 4.9
Hoke 36,581 33,708 2,873 8.5 2,195 797 1,398 1,475 4.4
Hyde 5,854 5,817 37 0.6 192 220 -28 65 1.1
Iredell 133,121 122,631 10,490 8.6 5,988 3,618 2,370 8,120 6.6
Jackson 35,594 33,103 2,491 7.5 1,181 1,001 180 2,311 7.0
Johnston 135,033 121,998 13,035 10.7 6,836 3,164 3,672 9,363 7.7
Jones 10,025 10,311 -286 -2.8 297 402 -105 -181 -1.8
Lee 51,420 49,196 2,224 4.5 2,689 1,544 1,145 1,079 2.2
Lenoir 59,419 59,636 -217 -0.4 2,634 2,331 303 -520 -0.9
Lincoln 67,543 63,810 3,733 5.9 2,854 1,872 982 2,751 4.3
Macon 31,070 29,802 1,268 4.3 1,011 1,236 -225 1,493 5.0
Madison 19,819 19,612 207 1.1 709 710 -1 208 1.1
Martin 24,940 25,549 -609 -2.4 1,027 1,035 -8 -601 -2.4
McDowell 43,013 42,134 879 2.1 1,703 1,437 266 613 1.5
Mecklenburg 754,436 695,348 59,088 8.5 39,772 14,968 24,804 34,284 4.9
Mitchell 15,770 15,687 83 0.5 538 673 -135 218 1.4
Montgomery 27,190 26,797 393 1.5 1,304 878 426 -33 -0.1
Moore 77,927 74,772 3,155 4.2 2,924 2,877 47 3,108 4.2
Nash 88,723 87,378 1,345 1.5 4,001 2,868 1,133 212 0.2
New Hanover 171,665 160,315 11,350 7.1 6,630 4,604 2,026 9,324 5.8
Northampton 21,909 22,051 -142 -0.6 787 926 -139 -3 -0.0
Onslow 155,761 150,418 5,343 3.6 10,323 2,490 7,833 -2,490 -1.7
Orange 120,368 115,589 4,779 4.1 4,252 2,241 2,011 2,768 2.4
Pamlico 12,981 12,896 85 0.7 334 477 -143 228 1.8
Pasquotank 35,978 34,890 1,088 3.1 1,523 1,179 344 744 2.1
Pender 42,972 41,071 1,901 4.6 1,573 1,220 353 1,548 3.8
Perquimans 11,743 11,369 374 3.3 391 496 -105 479 4.2
Person 37,073 35,603 1,470 4.1 1,500 1,249 251 1,219 3.4
Pitt 141,029 133,759 7,270 5.4 6,496 3,415 3,081 4,189 3.1
Polk 19,071 18,299 772 4.2 568 902 -334 1,106 6.0
Randolph 133,771 130,503 3,268 2.5 5,995 3,687 2,308 960 0.7
Richmond 46,053 46,597 -544 -1.2 2,096 1,732 364 -908 -1.9
Robeson 125,394 123,170 2,224 1.8 6,744 3,860 2,884 -660 -0.5
Rockingham 92,687 92,018 669 0.7 3,746 3,359 387 282 0.3
Rowan 131,903 130,364 1,539 1.2 5,471 4,350 1,121 418 0.3
Rutherford 64,248 62,923 1,325 2.1 2,617 2,449 168 1,157 1.8
Sampson 61,199 60,157 1,042 1.7 2,974 2,047 927 115 0.2
Scotland 35,089 35,952 -863 -2.4 1,593 1,156 437 -1,300 -3.6
Stanly 58,739 58,092 647 1.1 2,422 1,936 486 161 0.3
Stokes 45,553 44,640 913 2.0 1,633 1,356 277 636 1.4
Surry 71,531 71,208 323 0.5 3,061 2,508 553 -230 -0.3
Swain 13,334 12,980 354 2.7 565 538 27 327 2.5
Transylvania 29,879 29,316 563 1.9 891 1,172 -281 844 2.9
Tyrrell 4,286 4,143 143 3.5 143 161 -18 161 3.9
Union 144,139 123,834 20,305 16.4 7,494 2,837 4,657 15,648 12.6
Vance 44,134 42,946 1,188 2.8 2,329 1,561 768 420 1.0
Wake 699,267 627,906 71,361 11.4 34,954 10,926 24,028 47,333 7.5
Warren 20,252 19,861 391 2.0 650 759 -109 500 2.5
Washington 13,507 13,730 -223 -1.6 557 549 8 -231 -1.7
Watauga 44,566 42,684 1,882 4.4 1,126 941 185 1,697 4.0
Wayne 115,080 113,449 1,631 1.4 5,574 3,407 2,167 -536 -0.5
Wilkes 67,168 65,630 1,538 2.3 2,847 2,171 676 862 1.3
Wilson 75,597 73,810 1,787 2.4 3,497 2,369 1,128 659 0.9
Yadkin 36,752 36,352 400 1.1 1,552 1,229 323 77 0.2
Yancey 17,546 17,758 -212 -1.2 607 604 3 -215 -1.2
STATE 8,418,493 8,046,668 371,825 4.6 385,242 232,929 152,313 219,512 2.7

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