2016 Revised County Population Estimates
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  Total Population Population Change Components of Change
Area April 1, 2010 Estimate Base July 1, 2016 Estimate Numeric Percent Births Deaths Natural Increase Net Migration
Alamance 151,198 160,195 8,997 6.0 11,084 9,655 1,429 7,568
Alexander 37,192 38,033 841 2.3 2,215 2,304 -89 930
Alleghany 11,154 11,310 156 1.4 592 863 -271 427
Anson 26,928 25,632 -1,296 -4.8 1,598 1,809 -211 -1,085
Ashe 27,238 27,192 -46 -0.2 1,474 2,088 -614 568
Avery 17,806 17,897 91 0.5 902 1,232 -330 421
Beaufort 47,763 47,495 -268 -0.6 3,048 3,660 -612 344
Bertie 21,280 19,828 -1,452 -6.8 1,144 1,645 -501 -951
Bladen 35,182 34,719 -463 -1.3 2,233 2,528 -295 -168
Brunswick 107,431 127,290 19,859 18.5 6,505 7,660 -1,155 21,014
Buncombe 238,328 257,495 19,167 8.0 16,242 15,594 648 18,519
Burke 90,838 89,836 -1,002 -1.1 5,448 6,227 -779 -223
Cabarrus 178,086 200,559 22,473 12.6 14,680 9,127 5,553 16,920
Caldwell 83,047 83,115 68 0.1 5,034 5,680 -646 714
Camden 9,980 10,293 313 3.1 565 476 89 224
Carteret 66,463 69,925 3,462 5.2 3,827 4,924 -1,097 4,559
Caswell 23,748 23,479 -269 -1.1 1,289 1,657 -368 99
Catawba 154,758 156,760 2,002 1.3 11,036 9,861 1,175 827
Chatham 63,479 70,916 7,437 11.7 3,943 4,090 -147 7,584
Cherokee 27,441 28,593 1,152 4.2 1,389 2,223 -834 1,986
Chowan 14,793 14,314 -479 -3.2 945 1,191 -246 -233
Clay 10,591 11,238 647 6.1 521 870 -349 996
Cleveland 98,030 98,127 97 0.1 6,749 6,983 -234 331
Columbus 58,107 56,754 -1,353 -2.3 3,935 4,377 -442 -911
Craven 103,503 103,272 -231 -0.2 9,726 6,551 3,175 -3,406
Cumberland 319,433 330,657 11,224 3.5 35,509 15,271 20,238 -9,014
Currituck 23,547 26,009 2,462 10.5 1,530 1,335 195 2,267
Dare 33,920 36,213 2,293 6.8 2,237 1,861 376 1,917
Davidson 162,833 165,720 2,887 1.8 10,825 10,285 540 2,347
Davie 41,221 42,179 958 2.3 2,401 2,546 -145 1,103
Duplin 58,404 60,075 1,671 2.9 4,755 3,440 1,315 356
Durham 269,984 303,289 33,305 12.3 26,845 12,028 14,817 18,488
Edgecombe 56,545 53,496 -3,049 -5.4 4,041 3,983 58 -3,107
Forsyth 350,674 369,609 18,935 5.4 28,382 19,683 8,699 10,236
Franklin 60,558 65,318 4,760 7.9 4,245 3,300 945 3,815
Gaston 206,117 215,439 9,322 4.5 15,799 13,700 2,099 7,223
Gates 12,186 12,001 -185 -1.5 674 796 -122 -63
Graham 8,861 8,833 -28 -0.3 557 679 -122 94
Granville 57,522 59,124 1,602 2.8 3,525 3,310 215 1,387
Greene 21,359 21,304 -55 -0.3 1,367 1,205 162 -217
Guilford 488,418 523,973 35,555 7.3 38,193 25,692 12,501 23,054
Halifax 54,634 52,176 -2,458 -4.5 3,640 4,167 -527 -1,931
Harnett 114,697 129,847 15,150 13.2 11,425 5,672 5,753 9,397
Haywood 59,034 61,496 2,462 4.2 3,527 4,556 -1,029 3,491
Henderson 106,705 113,976 7,271 6.8 6,692 8,579 -1,887 9,158
Hertford 24,671 24,212 -459 -1.9 1,481 1,763 -282 -177
Hoke 46,889 52,239 5,350 11.4 5,908 1,892 4,016 1,334
Hyde 5,817 5,600 -217 -3.7 310 381 -71 -146
Iredell 159,462 173,146 13,684 8.6 11,266 9,120 2,146 11,538
Jackson 40,276 43,099 2,823 7.0 2,454 2,234 220 2,603
Johnston 168,872 189,045 20,173 11.9 14,074 7,955 6,119 14,054
Jones 10,166 10,130 -36 -0.4 614 800 -186 150
Lee 57,858 59,227 1,369 2.4 4,996 3,444 1,552 -183
Lenoir 59,518 57,779 -1,739 -2.9 4,136 4,556 -420 -1,319
Lincoln 77,966 82,041 4,075 5.2 4,893 4,614 279 3,796
Macon 33,917 35,075 1,158 3.4 2,099 2,754 -655 1,813
Madison 20,789 22,037 1,248 6.0 1,221 1,484 -263 1,511
Martin 24,512 23,509 -1,003 -4.1 1,526 2,030 -504 -499
McDowell 44,996 45,589 593 1.3 2,888 3,099 -211 804
Mecklenburg 919,650 1,056,264 136,614 14.9 88,521 35,631 52,890 83,724
Mitchell 15,576 15,209 -367 -2.4 889 1,334 -445 78
Montgomery 27,784 27,789 5 0.0 2,008 1,745 263 -258
Moore 88,246 95,730 7,484 8.5 6,281 6,866 -585 8,069
Nash 95,829 94,484 -1,345 -1.4 6,783 6,346 437 -1,782
New Hanover 202,683 225,369 22,686 11.2 14,110 11,204 2,906 19,780
Northampton 22,101 20,930 -1,171 -5.3 1,162 1,769 -607 -564
Onslow 177,799 193,680 15,881 8.9 26,847 6,224 20,623 -4,742
Orange 133,688 142,364 8,676 6.5 7,703 4,955 2,748 5,928
Pamlico 13,143 13,315 172 1.3 567 982 -415 587
Pasquotank 40,661 39,901 -760 -1.9 3,114 2,423 691 -1,451
Pender 52,198 59,297 7,099 13.6 3,808 3,153 655 6,444
Perquimans 13,453 13,669 216 1.6 799 992 -193 409
Person 39,472 39,755 283 0.7 2,577 2,701 -124 407
Pitt 168,166 176,219 8,053 4.8 13,332 7,778 5,554 2,499
Polk 20,520 21,135 615 3.0 870 1,877 -1,007 1,622
Randolph 141,801 143,477 1,676 1.2 10,015 8,743 1,272 404
Richmond 46,642 44,999 -1,643 -3.5 3,426 3,436 -10 -1,633
Robeson 134,233 132,914 -1,319 -1.0 11,709 8,072 3,637 -4,956
Rockingham 93,631 91,920 -1,711 -1.8 5,835 6,944 -1,109 -602
Rowan 138,518 140,537 2,019 1.5 9,761 9,209 552 1,467
Rutherford 67,816 67,669 -147 -0.2 4,257 5,282 -1,025 878
Sampson 63,469 63,646 177 0.3 5,295 4,078 1,217 -1,040
Scotland 36,157 35,829 -328 -0.9 2,849 2,574 275 -603
Stanly 60,586 61,701 1,115 1.8 4,149 4,153 -4 1,119
Stokes 47,417 46,568 -849 -1.8 2,511 3,222 -711 -138
Surry 73,748 72,795 -953 -1.3 4,765 5,415 -650 -303
Swain 13,981 14,717 736 5.3 1,239 1,178 61 675
Transylvania 33,087 34,093 1,006 3.0 1,690 2,596 -906 1,912
Tyrrell 4,407 4,141 -266 -6.0 266 294 -28 -238
Union 201,349 224,009 22,660 11.3 14,854 7,947 6,907 15,753
Vance 45,419 44,968 -451 -1.0 3,550 3,061 489 -940
Wake 901,059 1,030,326 129,267 14.3 78,745 30,349 48,396 80,871
Warren 21,024 20,244 -780 -3.7 1,156 1,482 -326 -454
Washington 13,214 12,394 -820 -6.2 800 1,000 -200 -620
Watauga 51,064 55,191 4,127 8.1 2,217 2,171 46 4,081
Wayne 122,646 125,126 2,480 2.0 10,606 7,554 3,052 -572
Wilkes 69,303 69,890 587 0.8 4,272 4,782 -510 1,097
Wilson 81,230 81,599 369 0.5 6,028 5,335 693 -324
Yadkin 38,409 37,875 -534 -1.4 2,441 2,602 -161 -373
Yancey 17,817 18,099 282 1.6 1,068 1,380 -312 594
State 9,535,721 10,167,566 631,845 6.6 753,025 530,327 222,698 409,147
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2017

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Last updated December 3, 2018