Population Overview, 2010-2038
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  Population
County July 2010 July 2015 July 2020 July 2025 July 2030 July 2035 July 2038
Alamance 151,491 156,820 171,207 182,111 193,013 203,917 210,460
Alexander 37,250 37,647 38,689 39,186 39,461 39,614 39,669
Alleghany 11,142 11,241 11,622 12,011 12,403 12,792 13,026
Anson 26,846 26,044 25,458 25,460 25,459 25,458 25,459
Ashe 27,231 27,065 27,842 28,571 29,299 30,028 30,465
Avery 17,929 17,755 17,923 17,926 17,927 17,927 17,928
Beaufort 47,800 47,640 47,363 47,161 46,953 46,751 46,628
Bertie 21,217 20,450 19,582 19,582 19,583 19,582 19,582
Bladen 35,185 34,935 33,881 32,837 31,794 30,750 30,124
Brunswick 108,067 123,097 143,157 159,794 176,429 193,067 203,047
Buncombe 238,797 253,924 268,690 284,213 299,735 315,261 324,573
Burke 90,682 89,012 92,610 94,869 97,129 99,389 100,745
Cabarrus 178,540 195,278 217,144 238,899 260,271 281,789 294,680
Caldwell 83,005 82,735 84,308 86,334 88,135 90,041 91,157
Camden 10,008 10,209 10,499 10,621 10,669 10,691 10,697
Carteret 66,696 69,723 71,582 74,244 76,957 79,674 81,301
Caswell 23,764 23,482 23,300 23,301 23,299 23,299 23,301
Catawba 154,785 156,157 159,183 162,191 165,203 168,212 170,019
Chatham 63,851 69,404 78,040 86,913 95,788 104,662 109,986
Cherokee 27,428 27,761 29,939 31,354 32,507 33,448 33,930
Chowan 14,737 14,452 13,926 13,434 12,931 12,435 12,133
Clay 10,609 10,998 11,966 12,762 13,559 14,354 14,831
Cleveland 97,916 97,787 99,151 99,706 99,908 99,985 100,003
Columbus 58,021 57,199 56,475 56,475 56,474 56,475 56,476
Craven 104,416 103,215 103,588 103,609 103,616 103,620 103,621
Cumberland 327,322 329,304 329,167 329,238 329,250 329,253 329,254
Currituck 23,673 25,537 28,633 31,909 35,187 38,465 40,434
Dare 33,985 35,803 38,055 39,760 40,983 41,859 42,260
Davidson 162,928 164,563 169,834 175,021 180,208 185,395 188,508
Davie 41,256 41,668 44,209 46,743 49,280 51,817 53,338
Duplin 58,637 59,942 59,234 58,369 57,655 57,067 56,770
Durham 271,854 297,278 320,933 344,143 367,357 390,566 404,491
Edgecombe 56,655 54,310 52,696 51,931 51,165 50,400 49,942
Forsyth 351,457 365,827 385,208 404,158 423,006 441,840 453,140
Franklin 60,826 64,103 69,883 75,284 80,682 86,082 89,322
Gaston 206,240 212,405 224,998 232,160 241,359 249,985 255,283
Gates 12,167 11,824 12,125 12,163 12,171 12,173 12,172
Graham 8,870 8,747 8,763 8,743 8,737 8,735 8,733
Granville 57,664 58,295 63,304 68,466 73,627 78,785 81,883
Greene 21,137 21,049 21,301 21,298 21,300 21,301 21,299
Guilford 489,548 516,644 544,715 575,424 606,724 638,090 656,912
Halifax 54,497 52,253 51,026 49,335 47,641 45,951 44,935
Harnett 115,763 127,055 138,192 149,000 159,804 170,613 177,098
Haywood 58,987 60,465 63,950 66,424 68,899 71,373 72,859
Henderson 106,882 111,945 120,500 127,818 134,290 140,016 143,128
Hertford 25,019 24,477 24,041 24,065 24,089 24,112 24,126
Hoke 47,593 51,800 58,797 66,068 70,757 78,670 81,988
Hyde 5,797 5,572 5,398 5,273 5,147 5,023 4,948
Iredell 159,775 169,906 185,517 200,997 216,472 231,948 241,235
Jackson 40,368 41,656 45,545 48,723 51,897 55,074 56,977
Johnston 169,679 183,914 209,403 229,550 252,858 274,259 287,877
Jones 10,141 10,199 10,100 10,099 10,100 10,099 10,099
Lee 57,876 58,783 60,793 62,279 63,462 64,401 64,872
Lenoir 59,400 58,291 57,004 56,429 55,855 55,283 54,937
Lincoln 78,093 81,094 87,395 93,288 99,369 105,375 108,966
Macon 33,947 34,727 37,160 39,772 42,382 44,993 46,559
Madison 20,783 21,734 23,069 24,432 25,796 27,162 27,980
Martin 24,498 23,603 23,076 22,545 22,013 21,483 21,163
McDowell 45,085 45,474 46,800 47,896 48,989 50,074 50,723
Mecklenburg 923,167 1,035,317 1,138,473 1,246,255 1,354,203 1,462,014 1,526,677
Mitchell 15,510 15,221 15,243 15,253 15,255 15,255 15,255
Montgomery 27,938 27,790 28,085 28,484 28,881 29,278 29,517
Moore 88,596 94,131 102,838 111,168 118,857 125,946 129,931
Nash 95,828 94,293 95,616 96,019 96,053 96,059 96,061
New Hanover 203,271 219,847 241,782 262,255 282,723 303,193 315,475
Northampton 22,046 21,180 20,453 19,807 19,126 18,458 18,054
Onslow 186,989 194,067 203,464 214,719 225,971 237,223 243,975
Orange 133,951 140,841 147,451 155,122 162,754 170,348 174,886
Pamlico 13,100 13,149 13,311 13,404 13,495 13,591 13,647
Pasquotank 40,561 39,534 39,811 39,801 39,804 39,802 39,802
Pender 52,428 57,797 64,820 70,725 76,632 82,534 86,078
Perquimans 13,482 13,698 13,855 14,286 14,789 15,308 15,622
Person 39,406 39,531 40,273 40,836 41,302 41,687 41,885
Pitt 168,843 175,590 182,401 189,936 197,470 205,004 209,525
Polk 20,479 20,890 21,760 22,444 23,069 23,639 23,959
Randolph 141,985 142,838 144,344 145,432 146,524 147,613 148,270
Richmond 46,604 45,370 44,866 44,450 44,033 43,616 43,365
Robeson 134,555 133,530 129,446 124,810 120,174 115,536 112,753
Rockingham 93,655 92,065 90,980 90,771 90,743 90,737 90,739
Rowan 138,408 139,640 144,278 149,123 153,970 158,814 161,721
Rutherford 67,722 67,608 69,706 71,874 74,011 76,147 77,430
Sampson 63,477 63,914 64,307 64,772 65,014 65,139 65,181
Scotland 36,053 35,710 35,821 35,869 35,916 35,961 35,990
Stanly 60,582 61,232 64,384 66,583 68,784 70,984 72,304
Stokes 47,350 46,552 46,595 46,583 46,574 46,569 46,569
Surry 73,777 72,581 73,117 73,118 73,116 73,117 73,117
Swain 14,007 14,856 15,129 15,791 16,455 17,120 17,517
Transylvania 33,085 33,749 35,777 37,479 39,182 40,885 41,906
Tyrrell 4,401 4,219 4,309 4,308 4,309 4,309 4,309
Union 202,121 219,578 242,474 269,274 295,739 322,165 338,032
Vance 45,300 44,995 45,207 45,290 45,338 45,365 45,376
Wake 906,494 1,007,641 1,119,165 1,235,046 1,351,791 1,468,625 1,538,731
Warren 20,988 20,568 20,052 19,837 19,712 19,636 19,607
Washington 13,139 12,543 12,072 11,654 11,236 10,819 10,569
Watauga 50,974 53,846 60,096 66,217 72,338 78,459 82,131
Wayne 122,864 125,284 126,560 131,855 134,448 138,244 140,525
Wilkes 69,274 69,474 70,494 71,960 73,431 74,896 75,775
Wilson 81,279 81,343 82,836 85,610 88,579 91,573 93,369
Yadkin 38,436 37,745 38,944 39,635 39,952 40,093 40,140
Yancey 17,806 17,932 18,461 18,706 18,953 19,198 19,345
STATE 9,575,746 10,041,966 10,647,005 11,248,928 11,847,719 12,445,902 12,803,172
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2017 and Population Projections, Vintage 2018

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Last updated December 3, 2018