Projected Annual County Population Totals, 2040-2050
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County July 2040 July 2041 July 2042 July 2043 July 2044 July 2045 July 2046 July 2047 July 2048 July 2049 July 2050
Alamance 208,019 209,956 211,890 213,826 215,766 217,696 219,633 221,569 223,504 225,439 227,378
Alexander 42,211 42,404 42,595 42,789 42,982 43,172 43,366 43,557 43,752 43,944 44,135
Alleghany 13,087 13,165 13,245 13,322 13,401 13,479 13,559 13,635 13,715 13,793 13,873
Anson 22,786 22,738 22,690 22,641 22,592 22,544 22,496 22,448 22,398 22,348 22,300
Ashe 32,673 32,911 33,147 33,385 33,624 33,864 34,100 34,341 34,579 34,815 35,056
Avery 19,449 19,517 19,584 19,649 19,719 19,787 19,853 19,919 19,987 20,054 20,123
Beaufort 46,955 46,943 46,931 46,920 46,909 46,897 46,884 46,872 46,862 46,848 46,838
Bertie 17,625 17,539 17,452 17,365 17,279 17,189 17,103 17,017 16,931 16,841 16,757
Bladen 33,367 33,322 33,280 33,235 33,191 33,148 33,102 33,058 33,014 32,969 32,925
Brunswick 213,371 216,632 219,887 223,149 226,408 229,666 232,928 236,186 239,446 242,704 245,966
Buncombe 303,393 305,395 307,401 309,404 311,405 313,408 315,410 317,415 319,416 321,419 323,423
Burke 96,431 96,696 96,958 97,222 97,487 97,750 98,016 98,281 98,545 98,811 99,073
Cabarrus 299,548 303,760 307,981 312,191 316,377 320,542 324,694 328,848 333,018 337,202 341,397
Caldwell 92,212 92,618 93,023 93,427 93,829 94,234 94,639 95,042 95,445 95,852 96,253
Camden 10,644 10,644 10,646 10,647 10,646 10,647 10,646 10,649 10,646 10,647 10,647
Carteret 81,302 81,814 82,328 82,842 83,356 83,869 84,380 84,897 85,411 85,926 86,439
Caswell 23,349 23,351 23,350 23,348 23,347 23,347 23,347 23,346 23,346 23,346 23,349
Catawba 185,203 186,459 187,716 188,973 190,231 191,487 192,742 194,000 195,257 196,511 197,768
Chatham 106,778 108,277 109,772 111,269 112,765 114,263 115,759 117,255 118,753 120,252 121,744
Cherokee 34,705 34,968 35,228 35,487 35,749 36,008 36,267 36,527 36,788 37,049 37,307
Chowan 13,485 13,455 13,427 13,400 13,371 13,346 13,317 13,289 13,260 13,233 13,204
Clay 13,813 13,900 13,980 14,065 14,140 14,219 14,296 14,372 14,445 14,515 14,583
Cleveland 104,521 104,537 104,552 104,562 104,573 104,584 104,589 104,595 104,600 104,603 104,605
Columbus 51,225 50,999 50,776 50,551 50,326 50,100 49,875 49,652 49,427 49,202 48,978
Craven 102,396 102,396 102,396 102,395 102,396 102,397 102,397 102,397 102,394 102,395 102,393
Cumberland 334,831 334,830 334,834 334,836 334,834 334,836 334,835 334,835 334,837 334,835 334,835
Currituck 36,092 36,500 36,907 37,317 37,720 38,127 38,535 38,945 39,352 39,759 40,168
Dare 42,975 43,089 43,199 43,300 43,393 43,480 43,563 43,640 43,711 43,780 43,844
Davidson 195,934 197,245 198,560 199,873 201,187 202,500 203,811 205,127 206,440 207,752 209,066
Davie 54,867 55,429 55,989 56,546 57,108 57,670 58,229 58,790 59,353 59,915 60,475
Duplin 62,319 62,391 62,458 62,526 62,587 62,647 62,704 62,760 62,812 62,862 62,907
Durham 411,793 416,383 420,977 425,571 430,165 434,756 439,355 443,945 448,537 453,129 457,724
Edgecombe 43,968 43,579 43,194 42,803 42,415 42,025 41,637 41,249 40,861 40,469 40,083
Forsyth 445,036 448,418 451,804 455,192 458,579 461,967 465,351 468,741 472,126 475,515 478,900
Franklin 93,888 95,036 96,181 97,329 98,475 99,624 100,772 101,916 103,063 104,211 105,359
Gaston 257,446 259,182 260,929 262,678 264,428 266,175 267,915 269,660 271,399 273,142 274,880
Gates 11,733 11,733 11,733 11,733 11,733 11,733 11,733 11,730 11,731 11,731 11,731
Graham 8,416 8,413 8,415 8,412 8,413 8,411 8,411 8,409 8,409 8,409 8,409
Granville 74,774 75,445 76,114 76,785 77,455 78,124 78,790 79,460 80,129 80,798 81,468
Greene 20,844 20,844 20,845 20,843 20,843 20,842 20,842 20,842 20,841 20,843 20,843
Guilford 649,608 656,587 663,600 670,653 677,735 684,841 691,966 699,117 706,284 713,465 720,661
Halifax 43,561 43,207 42,856 42,501 42,150 41,797 41,445 41,091 40,737 40,385 40,031
Harnett 173,721 175,599 177,478 179,357 181,234 183,114 184,994 186,875 188,750 190,630 192,507
Haywood 72,621 73,089 73,559 74,028 74,495 74,966 75,435 75,902 76,371 76,841 77,308
Henderson 148,116 149,511 151,136 152,535 154,159 155,554 157,179 158,575 160,200 161,597 163,221
Hertford 23,300 23,303 23,301 23,303 23,302 23,304 23,304 23,303 23,305 23,303 23,301
Hoke 61,150 61,458 61,767 62,074 62,381 62,685 62,989 63,295 63,596 63,898 64,201
Hyde 4,609 4,585 4,560 4,537 4,511 4,487 4,462 4,439 4,412 4,389 4,363
Iredell 231,817 234,275 236,735 239,196 241,655 244,117 246,576 249,035 251,496 253,955 256,414
Jackson 52,154 52,552 52,951 53,348 53,745 54,145 54,543 54,940 55,340 55,740 56,138
Johnston 315,026 320,061 325,095 330,132 335,166 340,202 345,234 350,270 355,303 360,339 365,374
Jones 9,986 9,984 9,982 9,981 9,979 9,977 9,975 9,976 9,971 9,972 9,971
Lee 72,513 73,074 73,638 74,200 74,761 75,325 75,887 76,450 77,008 77,572 78,135
Lenoir 54,901 54,817 54,731 54,645 54,560 54,473 54,391 54,304 54,219 54,135 54,050
Lincoln 113,855 115,227 116,564 117,859 119,119 120,354 121,589 122,845 124,125 125,427 126,743
Macon 47,862 48,406 48,953 49,503 50,052 50,599 51,148 51,698 52,245 52,793 53,340
Madison 25,276 25,421 25,567 25,707 25,852 25,998 26,142 26,281 26,428 26,569 26,713
Martin 20,230 20,103 19,974 19,846 19,719 19,590 19,464 19,337 19,208 19,079 18,951
McDowell 49,097 49,238 49,375 49,515 49,653 49,793 49,931 50,070 50,208 50,345 50,482
Mecklenburg 1,540,320 1,561,374 1,582,408 1,603,449 1,624,499 1,645,554 1,666,607 1,687,659 1,708,708 1,729,755 1,750,805
Mitchell 14,583 14,559 14,542 14,521 14,499 14,478 14,457 14,438 14,419 14,397 14,378
Montgomery 28,393 28,432 28,471 28,509 28,549 28,587 28,625 28,663 28,703 28,741 28,779
Moore 137,848 139,595 141,342 143,088 144,833 146,574 148,315 150,053 151,790 153,528 155,261
Nash 100,977 101,026 101,069 101,106 101,139 101,170 101,198 101,223 101,245 101,260 101,274
New Hanover 300,389 303,694 306,998 310,305 313,609 316,914 320,219 323,521 326,827 330,134 333,439
Northampton 14,310 14,030 13,748 13,467 13,188 12,906 12,624 12,340 12,060 11,781 11,499
Onslow 253,774 255,995 258,218 260,437 262,660 264,883 267,106 269,325 271,545 273,768 275,992
Orange 177,101 178,573 180,051 181,523 182,992 184,459 185,928 187,392 188,857 190,325 191,784
Pamlico 13,559 13,576 13,594 13,611 13,629 13,644 13,661 13,678 13,693 13,711 13,729
Pasquotank 39,727 39,727 39,727 39,727 39,725 39,728 39,728 39,728 39,728 39,727 39,727
Pender 80,591 81,437 82,277 83,122 83,967 84,809 85,652 86,495 87,340 88,185 89,028
Perquimans 16,012 16,132 16,249 16,370 16,488 16,611 16,730 16,850 16,969 17,088 17,207
Person 42,498 42,574 42,648 42,722 42,793 42,860 42,927 42,990 43,055 43,114 43,171
Pitt 228,596 230,897 233,201 235,507 237,809 240,113 242,414 244,720 247,025 249,327 251,634
Polk 25,224 25,392 25,559 25,728 25,895 26,062 26,228 26,394 26,561 26,727 26,892
Randolph 160,215 160,993 161,775 162,554 163,335 164,116 164,896 165,676 166,454 167,236 168,016
Richmond 43,057 42,972 42,884 42,799 42,713 42,626 42,538 42,454 42,367 42,278 42,192
Robeson 128,698 128,603 128,513 128,419 128,325 128,232 128,137 128,044 127,952 127,862 127,765
Rockingham 91,587 91,587 91,586 91,583 91,584 91,584 91,586 91,583 91,584 91,584 91,586
Rowan 155,315 156,162 156,988 157,707 158,299 158,824 159,370 160,009 160,747 161,538 162,309
Rutherford 76,657 77,051 77,444 77,838 78,235 78,631 79,024 79,420 79,814 80,209 80,605
Sampson 64,108 64,109 64,115 64,115 64,118 64,116 64,115 64,119 64,118 64,118 64,118
Scotland 35,225 35,212 35,193 35,176 35,160 35,141 35,125 35,110 35,092 35,076 35,059
Stanly 71,024 71,349 71,677 72,004 72,326 72,653 72,978 73,305 73,633 73,961 74,286
Stokes 46,875 46,879 46,881 46,884 46,887 46,888 46,888 46,890 46,890 46,892 46,892
Surry 75,551 75,669 75,785 75,902 76,017 76,136 76,253 76,367 76,486 76,602 76,720
Swain 15,309 15,355 15,403 15,451 15,496 15,545 15,593 15,641 15,687 15,737 15,783
Transylvania 41,331 41,632 41,928 42,228 42,525 42,823 43,119 43,420 43,716 44,014 44,310
Tyrrell 3,655 3,651 3,645 3,642 3,637 3,631 3,627 3,621 3,616 3,611 3,608
Union 338,092 343,219 348,340 353,457 358,583 363,704 368,827 373,946 379,067 384,190 389,312
Vance 45,466 45,469 45,468 45,471 45,471 45,470 45,470 45,471 45,471 45,471 45,471
Wake 1,517,529 1,538,781 1,560,036 1,581,290 1,602,543 1,623,795 1,645,050 1,666,304 1,687,559 1,708,815 1,730,067
Warren 16,289 16,123 15,954 15,784 15,621 15,455 15,290 15,122 14,957 14,788 14,625
Washington 10,412 10,334 10,255 10,178 10,101 10,021 9,945 9,864 9,786 9,710 9,630
Watauga 70,705 71,541 72,440 72,958 73,554 73,939 74,628 75,261 76,205 76,955 77,837
Wayne 135,727 136,228 136,726 137,224 137,724 138,225 138,725 139,224 139,722 140,223 140,722
Wilkes 75,477 75,753 76,029 76,306 76,580 76,858 77,135 77,408 77,684 77,959 78,236
Wilson 94,638 95,181 95,726 96,271 96,814 97,361 97,905 98,449 98,992 99,537 100,083
Yadkin 38,076 38,077 38,077 38,078 38,076 38,078 38,078 38,079 38,079 38,076 38,077
Yancey 23,921 24,173 24,427 24,681 24,932 25,188 25,440 25,694 25,947 26,203 26,455
STATE 12,821,708 12,936,526 13,051,593 13,165,920 13,280,362 13,394,273 13,508,696 13,622,969 13,737,896 13,852,515 13,967,473
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2019 and Population Projections, Vintage 2020

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Last updated February 18, 2021