2012 Revised County Population Estimates
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  Total Population Population Change Components of Change
Area April 1, 2010 Estimate Base July 1, 2012 Estimate Numeric Percent Births Deaths Natural Increase Net Migration
Alamance 151,198 152,749 1,551 1.0 3,945 3,368 577 974
Alexander 37,192 37,353 161 0.4 798 811 -13 174
Alleghany 11,154 11,004 -150 -1.3 203 327 -124 -26
Anson 26,928 26,618 -310 -1.2 614 667 -53 -257
Ashe 27,238 27,204 -34 -0.1 559 752 -193 159
Avery 17,806 17,878 72 0.4 343 451 -108 180
Beaufort 47,763 47,821 58 0.1 1,158 1,317 -159 217
Bertie 21,280 20,601 -679 -3.2 441 597 -156 -523
Bladen 35,182 35,132 -50 -0.1 805 929 -124 74
Brunswick 107,431 112,511 5,080 4.7 2,348 2,610 -262 5,342
Buncombe 238,328 244,837 6,509 2.7 5,775 5,540 235 6,274
Burke 90,838 89,600 -1,238 -1.4 1,952 2,157 -205 -1,033
Cabarrus 178,086 183,512 5,426 3.0 5,200 3,198 2,002 3,424
Caldwell 83,047 82,706 -341 -0.4 1,809 1,998 -189 -152
Camden 9,980 9,970 -10 -0.1 196 179 17 -27
Carteret 66,463 68,424 1,961 3.0 1,401 1,781 -380 2,341
Caswell 23,748 23,470 -278 -1.2 469 582 -113 -165
Catawba 154,758 155,590 832 0.5 4,058 3,407 651 181
Chatham 63,479 65,235 1,756 2.8 1,437 1,391 46 1,710
Cherokee 27,441 27,430 -11 -0.0 512 791 -279 268
Chowan 14,793 14,707 -86 -0.6 359 429 -70 -16
Clay 10,591 10,718 127 1.2 180 312 -132 259
Cleveland 98,030 97,560 -470 -0.5 2,481 2,461 20 -490
Columbus 58,107 58,033 -74 -0.1 1,468 1,568 -100 26
Craven 103,503 105,159 1,656 1.6 3,737 2,336 1,401 255
Cumberland 319,433 330,285 10,852 3.4 13,216 5,330 7,886 2,966
Currituck 23,547 24,129 582 2.5 519 467 52 530
Dare 33,920 34,798 878 2.6 843 660 183 695
Davidson 162,833 163,133 300 0.2 3,877 3,617 260 40
Davie 41,221 41,311 90 0.2 870 890 -20 110
Duplin 58,404 59,798 1,394 2.4 1,762 1,251 511 883
Durham 269,984 281,797 11,813 4.4 9,585 4,282 5,303 6,510
Edgecombe 56,545 55,995 -550 -1.0 1,549 1,436 113 -663
Forsyth 350,674 357,757 7,083 2.0 10,413 7,040 3,373 3,710
Franklin 60,558 61,657 1,099 1.8 1,505 1,158 347 752
Gaston 206,117 208,428 2,311 1.1 5,774 4,870 904 1,407
Gates 12,186 12,098 -88 -0.7 249 298 -49 -39
Graham 8,861 8,859 -2 -0.0 210 243 -33 31
Granville 57,522 57,758 236 0.4 1,303 1,243 60 176
Greene 21,359 21,256 -103 -0.5 531 444 87 -190
Guilford 488,418 501,638 13,220 2.7 13,633 9,125 4,508 8,712
Halifax 54,634 54,027 -607 -1.1 1,342 1,497 -155 -452
Harnett 114,697 121,333 6,636 5.8 3,968 2,017 1,951 4,685
Haywood 59,034 59,191 157 0.3 1,239 1,672 -433 590
Henderson 106,705 107,835 1,130 1.1 2,398 3,137 -739 1,869
Hertford 24,671 24,529 -142 -0.6 551 660 -109 -33
Hoke 46,889 50,037 3,148 6.7 2,172 677 1,495 1,653
Hyde 5,817 5,705 -112 -1.9 122 151 -29 -83
Iredell 159,462 162,957 3,495 2.2 3,982 3,191 791 2,704
Jackson 40,276 40,755 479 1.2 913 823 90 389
Johnston 168,872 174,375 5,503 3.3 5,078 2,755 2,323 3,180
Jones 10,166 10,395 229 2.3 237 273 -36 265
Lee 57,858 58,873 1,015 1.8 1,889 1,217 672 343
Lenoir 59,518 59,266 -252 -0.4 1,514 1,615 -101 -151
Lincoln 77,966 78,952 986 1.3 1,756 1,623 133 853
Macon 33,917 33,975 58 0.2 721 1,013 -292 350
Madison 20,789 21,233 444 2.1 405 550 -145 589
Martin 24,512 23,894 -618 -2.5 544 731 -187 -431
McDowell 44,996 45,280 284 0.6 1,044 1,095 -51 335
Mecklenburg 919,650 962,410 42,760 4.6 31,079 12,612 18,467 24,293
Mitchell 15,576 15,361 -215 -1.4 310 480 -170 -45
Montgomery 27,784 27,809 25 0.1 764 629 135 -110
Moore 88,246 90,586 2,340 2.7 2,168 2,455 -287 2,627
Nash 95,829 95,273 -556 -0.6 2,522 2,272 250 -806
New Hanover 202,683 209,898 7,215 3.6 5,038 3,936 1,102 6,113
Northampton 22,101 21,509 -592 -2.7 439 665 -226 -366
Onslow 177,799 191,156 13,357 7.5 9,796 2,211 7,585 5,772
Orange 133,688 138,386 4,698 3.5 2,863 1,775 1,088 3,610
Pamlico 13,143 13,156 13 0.1 215 366 -151 164
Pasquotank 40,661 40,033 -628 -1.5 1,123 897 226 -854
Pender 52,198 54,070 1,872 3.6 1,361 1,126 235 1,637
Perquimans 13,453 13,732 279 2.1 297 373 -76 355
Person 39,472 39,130 -342 -0.9 923 972 -49 -293
Pitt 168,166 172,591 4,425 2.6 4,838 2,843 1,995 2,430
Polk 20,520 20,321 -199 -1.0 287 694 -407 208
Randolph 141,801 142,439 638 0.4 3,648 3,055 593 45
Richmond 46,642 46,161 -481 -1.0 1,310 1,224 86 -567
Robeson 134,233 134,578 345 0.3 4,380 2,877 1,503 -1,158
Rockingham 93,631 92,844 -787 -0.8 2,069 2,500 -431 -356
Rowan 138,518 137,810 -708 -0.5 3,472 3,238 234 -942
Rutherford 67,816 67,920 104 0.2 1,576 1,921 -345 449
Sampson 63,469 63,983 514 0.8 1,925 1,452 473 41
Scotland 36,157 36,266 109 0.3 1,064 905 159 -50
Stanly 60,586 60,397 -189 -0.3 1,457 1,458 -1 -188
Stokes 47,417 46,988 -429 -0.9 929 1,111 -182 -247
Surry 73,748 73,503 -245 -0.3 1,778 1,950 -172 -73
Swain 13,981 14,420 439 3.1 433 410 23 416
Transylvania 33,087 33,055 -32 -0.1 588 925 -337 305
Tyrrell 4,407 4,134 -273 -6.2 98 101 -3 -270
Union 201,349 207,634 6,285 3.1 5,429 2,770 2,659 3,626
Vance 45,419 45,487 68 0.1 1,317 1,096 221 -153
Wake 901,059 945,528 44,469 4.9 28,141 10,385 17,756 26,713
Warren 21,024 20,806 -218 -1.0 415 553 -138 -80
Washington 13,214 12,785 -429 -3.2 298 361 -63 -366
Watauga 51,064 52,464 1,400 2.7 795 774 21 1,379
Wayne 122,646 125,119 2,473 2.0 3,841 2,684 1,157 1,316
Wilkes 69,303 69,405 102 0.1 1,528 1,682 -154 256
Wilson 81,230 81,394 164 0.2 2,242 1,938 304 -140
Yadkin 38,409 38,285 -124 -0.3 912 925 -13 -111
Yancey 17,817 17,869 52 0.3 391 490 -99 151
State 9,535,721 9,755,826 220,105 2.3 272,010 188,099 83,911 136,194
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2017

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Last updated December 3, 2018