Projected Annual County Population Totals, 2020-2029
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County July 2020 July 2021 July 2022 July 2023 July 2024 July 2025 July 2026 July 2027 July 2028 July 2029
Alamance 171,207 173,388 175,567 177,747 179,928 182,111 184,290 186,472 188,650 190,833
Alexander 38,689 38,811 38,922 39,021 39,108 39,186 39,255 39,317 39,372 39,420
Alleghany 11,622 11,700 11,778 11,855 11,934 12,011 12,091 12,169 12,246 12,324
Anson 25,458 25,460 25,459 25,458 25,458 25,460 25,459 25,460 25,459 25,458
Ashe 27,842 27,987 28,134 28,279 28,425 28,571 28,716 28,861 29,007 29,153
Avery 17,923 17,929 17,926 17,927 17,927 17,926 17,926 17,927 17,928 17,927
Beaufort 47,363 47,325 47,282 47,243 47,200 47,161 47,118 47,079 47,038 46,997
Bertie 19,582 19,583 19,581 19,581 19,583 19,582 19,581 19,581 19,581 19,582
Bladen 33,881 33,672 33,465 33,256 33,047 32,837 32,629 32,420 32,213 32,002
Brunswick 143,157 146,485 149,812 153,139 156,466 159,794 163,119 166,450 169,774 173,103
Buncombe 268,690 271,796 274,899 278,004 281,109 284,213 287,318 290,422 293,526 296,633
Burke 92,610 93,061 93,513 93,966 94,419 94,869 95,321 95,771 96,223 96,676
Cabarrus 217,144 221,328 225,705 230,150 234,565 238,899 243,169 247,414 251,675 255,963
Caldwell 84,308 84,680 85,173 85,555 85,994 86,334 86,711 87,032 87,400 87,746
Camden 10,499 10,533 10,560 10,584 10,604 10,621 10,635 10,644 10,655 10,663
Carteret 71,582 72,100 72,628 73,164 73,702 74,244 74,785 75,328 75,872 76,414
Caswell 23,300 23,299 23,299 23,302 23,300 23,301 23,301 23,301 23,300 23,299
Catawba 159,183 159,784 160,387 160,988 161,589 162,191 162,795 163,395 163,998 164,599
Chatham 78,040 79,813 81,589 83,364 85,139 86,913 88,691 90,464 92,238 94,012
Cherokee 29,939 30,247 30,539 30,821 31,093 31,354 31,603 31,844 32,073 32,292
Chowan 13,926 13,834 13,730 13,633 13,530 13,434 13,331 13,234 13,132 13,032
Clay 11,966 12,124 12,284 12,444 12,602 12,762 12,919 13,081 13,239 13,398
Cleveland 99,151 99,310 99,440 99,548 99,633 99,706 99,764 99,812 99,852 99,883
Columbus 56,475 56,475 56,476 56,475 56,475 56,475 56,474 56,476 56,475 56,474
Craven 103,588 103,592 103,598 103,603 103,603 103,609 103,611 103,614 103,614 103,615
Cumberland 329,167 329,192 329,209 329,224 329,233 329,238 329,243 329,247 329,246 329,249
Currituck 28,633 29,288 29,945 30,600 31,255 31,909 32,565 33,219 33,877 34,532
Dare 38,055 38,443 38,807 39,146 39,464 39,760 40,040 40,300 40,541 40,771
Davidson 169,834 170,872 171,910 172,946 173,983 175,021 176,059 177,096 178,133 179,172
Davie 44,209 44,715 45,222 45,728 46,237 46,743 47,250 47,758 48,267 48,772
Duplin 59,234 59,045 58,868 58,694 58,528 58,369 58,215 58,065 57,925 57,788
Durham 320,933 325,576 330,219 334,859 339,503 344,143 348,786 353,429 358,071 362,713
Edgecombe 52,696 52,544 52,390 52,237 52,084 51,931 51,779 51,625 51,472 51,319
Forsyth 385,208 389,018 392,815 396,602 400,383 404,158 407,932 411,702 415,470 419,240
Franklin 69,883 70,962 72,043 73,123 74,203 75,284 76,363 77,443 78,522 79,601
Gaston 224,998 225,938 226,927 228,271 230,057 232,160 234,346 236,410 238,239 239,854
Gates 12,125 12,139 12,148 12,157 12,161 12,163 12,167 12,168 12,170 12,171
Graham 8,763 8,758 8,751 8,748 8,747 8,743 8,740 8,741 8,738 8,737
Granville 63,304 64,338 65,369 66,401 67,435 68,466 69,497 70,530 71,563 72,595
Greene 21,301 21,301 21,299 21,301 21,300 21,298 21,299 21,300 21,300 21,300
Guilford 544,715 550,724 556,827 562,992 569,197 575,424 581,670 587,926 594,187 600,455
Halifax 51,026 50,688 50,349 50,012 49,674 49,335 48,996 48,657 48,319 47,981
Harnett 138,192 140,353 142,515 144,674 146,836 149,000 151,159 153,322 155,481 157,645
Haywood 63,950 64,444 64,941 65,435 65,929 66,424 66,920 67,416 67,909 68,403
Henderson 120,500 122,036 123,536 124,999 126,426 127,818 129,175 130,503 131,797 133,059
Hertford 24,041 24,045 24,051 24,055 24,062 24,065 24,070 24,076 24,080 24,085
Hoke 58,797 60,795 62,583 64,060 65,203 66,068 66,785 67,502 68,358 69,433
Hyde 5,398 5,375 5,348 5,324 5,298 5,273 5,248 5,224 5,196 5,171
Iredell 185,517 188,613 191,709 194,805 197,900 200,997 204,091 207,186 210,280 213,376
Jackson 45,545 46,180 46,815 47,450 48,086 48,723 49,357 49,990 50,625 51,262
Johnston 209,403 213,493 217,351 221,169 225,214 229,550 234,176 238,957 243,739 248,392
Jones 10,100 10,099 10,101 10,100 10,099 10,099 10,101 10,099 10,101 10,103
Lee 60,793 61,118 61,430 61,725 62,009 62,279 62,538 62,786 63,021 63,249
Lenoir 57,004 56,888 56,774 56,658 56,544 56,429 56,315 56,199 56,084 55,971
Lincoln 87,395 88,719 89,925 91,077 92,176 93,288 94,428 95,622 96,852 98,110
Macon 37,160 37,684 38,205 38,728 39,251 39,772 40,294 40,814 41,339 41,861
Madison 23,069 23,341 23,616 23,886 24,158 24,432 24,705 24,978 25,250 25,523
Martin 23,076 22,972 22,865 22,757 22,651 22,545 22,439 22,333 22,228 22,121
McDowell 46,800 47,020 47,239 47,459 47,677 47,896 48,115 48,335 48,553 48,770
Mecklenburg 1,138,473 1,160,910 1,182,354 1,203,424 1,224,660 1,246,255 1,267,987 1,289,657 1,311,197 1,332,690
Mitchell 15,243 15,247 15,249 15,250 15,252 15,253 15,253 15,254 15,254 15,252
Montgomery 28,085 28,165 28,244 28,324 28,404 28,484 28,562 28,642 28,722 28,801
Moore 102,838 104,559 106,250 107,917 109,558 111,168 112,757 114,319 115,854 117,368
Nash 95,616 95,860 95,861 95,970 95,972 96,019 96,020 96,041 96,044 96,053
New Hanover 241,782 245,876 249,970 254,064 258,159 262,255 266,347 270,442 274,534 278,629
Northampton 20,453 20,352 20,191 20,077 19,927 19,807 19,662 19,536 19,395 19,265
Onslow 203,464 205,715 207,966 210,217 212,465 214,719 216,966 219,219 221,469 223,718
Orange 147,451 148,988 150,524 152,058 153,591 155,122 156,652 158,177 159,706 161,230
Pamlico 13,311 13,328 13,348 13,367 13,384 13,404 13,424 13,441 13,461 13,479
Pasquotank 39,811 39,808 39,805 39,803 39,803 39,801 39,803 39,802 39,801 39,802
Pender 64,820 66,001 67,182 68,363 69,543 70,725 71,905 73,087 74,267 75,449
Perquimans 13,855 13,929 14,011 14,099 14,191 14,286 14,385 14,483 14,584 14,685
Person 40,273 40,394 40,511 40,623 40,732 40,836 40,936 41,033 41,127 41,218
Pitt 182,401 183,908 185,414 186,922 188,427 189,936 191,442 192,949 194,456 195,962
Polk 21,760 21,901 22,040 22,176 22,309 22,444 22,573 22,700 22,825 22,949
Randolph 144,344 144,561 144,781 144,999 145,216 145,432 145,651 145,870 146,088 146,307
Richmond 44,866 44,783 44,699 44,617 44,533 44,450 44,366 44,283 44,199 44,116
Robeson 129,446 128,520 127,592 126,667 125,738 124,810 123,883 122,956 122,030 121,102
Rockingham 90,980 90,903 90,846 90,812 90,787 90,771 90,760 90,753 90,749 90,744
Rowan 144,278 145,248 146,216 147,186 148,156 149,123 150,093 151,062 152,032 153,000
Rutherford 69,706 70,149 70,583 71,017 71,448 71,874 72,302 72,730 73,157 73,586
Sampson 64,307 64,426 64,531 64,622 64,702 64,772 64,832 64,889 64,936 64,977
Scotland 35,821 35,831 35,841 35,850 35,857 35,869 35,876 35,887 35,897 35,906
Stanly 64,384 64,824 65,266 65,705 66,142 66,583 67,024 67,465 67,903 68,344
Stokes 46,595 46,592 46,590 46,588 46,584 46,583 46,582 46,579 46,579 46,574
Surry 73,117 73,118 73,118 73,117 73,118 73,118 73,118 73,118 73,118 73,117
Swain 15,129 15,260 15,395 15,526 15,659 15,791 15,925 16,058 16,190 16,323
Transylvania 35,777 36,116 36,457 36,798 37,138 37,479 37,820 38,158 38,501 38,842
Tyrrell 4,309 4,309 4,310 4,310 4,310 4,308 4,310 4,308 4,309 4,309
Union 242,474 247,708 253,079 258,496 263,901 269,274 274,606 279,906 285,189 290,462
Vance 45,207 45,227 45,244 45,263 45,277 45,290 45,302 45,312 45,321 45,331
Wake 1,119,165 1,142,144 1,165,265 1,188,474 1,211,741 1,235,046 1,258,375 1,281,717 1,305,068 1,328,428
Warren 20,052 20,000 19,954 19,912 19,872 19,837 19,806 19,780 19,754 19,732
Washington 12,072 11,989 11,905 11,821 11,738 11,654 11,572 11,488 11,404 11,319
Watauga 60,096 61,319 62,545 63,768 64,993 66,217 67,442 68,664 69,888 71,112
Wayne 126,560 127,798 129,033 130,155 131,099 131,855 132,450 132,944 133,407 133,893
Wilkes 70,494 70,785 71,081 71,377 71,668 71,960 72,256 72,548 72,842 73,135
Wilson 82,836 83,348 83,892 84,453 85,027 85,610 86,197 86,792 87,385 87,982
Yadkin 38,944 39,129 39,286 39,421 39,538 39,635 39,722 39,791 39,855 39,905
Yancey 18,461 18,511 18,559 18,608 18,657 18,706 18,756 18,803 18,855 18,904
STATE 10,647,005 10,768,571 10,888,836 11,008,725 11,128,672 11,248,928 11,369,175 11,489,169 11,608,825 11,728,282
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2017 and Population Projections, Vintage 2018

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Last updated December 3, 2018