Estimates of the Municipal and Non-Municipal Population
of North Carolina and North Carolina Counties for July 1, 2016
by Percent Municipal
Standard Population Estimates
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County Total 2016 Population Non-Municipal Population Municipal Population Percent Municipal
North Carolina 10,155,942 4,468,092 5,687,850 56.0
Mecklenburg 1,053,545 56,434 997,111 94.6
Durham 301,520 42,218 259,302 86.0
Forsyth 369,144 59,767 309,377 83.8
Guilford 520,230 92,947 427,283 82.1
Wake 1,026,748 205,666 821,082 80.0
Cumberland 329,824 86,861 242,963 73.7
Cabarrus 200,663 53,059 147,604 73.6
Union 223,915 72,382 151,533 67.7
Wilson 81,758 26,963 54,795 67.0
Pitt 175,885 63,521 112,364 63.9
Gaston 215,489 80,408 135,081 62.7
Alamance 159,054 60,214 98,840 62.1
Orange 140,853 54,883 85,970 61.0
Edgecombe 53,502 21,663 31,839 59.5
Craven 103,737 44,316 59,421 57.3
New Hanover 223,608 95,636 127,972 57.2
Nash 94,421 41,244 53,177 56.3
Lee 59,244 28,749 30,495 51.5
Dare 36,387 17,788 18,599 51.1
Moore 96,102 47,142 48,960 50.9
Scotland 35,789 18,284 17,505 48.9
Brunswick 127,750 65,788 61,962 48.5
Stanly 61,751 31,987 29,764 48.2
Caldwell 82,793 43,625 39,168 47.3
Catawba 156,473 84,782 71,691 45.8
Rowan 140,970 77,542 63,428 45.0
Pasquotank 40,284 22,360 17,924 44.5
Buncombe 258,406 145,687 112,719 43.6
Carteret 69,881 39,665 30,216 43.2
Onslow 193,914 110,797 83,117 42.9
Halifax 52,160 29,860 22,300 42.8
Anson 25,628 14,809 10,819 42.2
Lenoir 57,587 33,417 24,170 42.0
Cleveland 98,244 57,309 40,935 41.7
Rockingham 91,891 54,030 37,861 41.2
Pamlico 13,336 7,876 5,460 40.9
Richmond 44,912 26,876 18,036 40.2
Iredell 173,391 104,923 68,468 39.5
Hertford 24,038 14,627 9,411 39.2
Randolph 143,711 88,710 55,001 38.3
Watauga 54,992 34,277 20,715 37.7
Martin 23,606 14,866 8,740 37.0
Granville 59,433 37,445 21,988 37.0
Davidson 166,137 105,253 60,884 36.6
Washington 12,425 7,924 4,501 36.2
Burke 89,814 58,550 31,264 34.8
Vance 44,945 29,353 15,592 34.7
Wayne 124,808 82,426 42,382 34.0
Chowan 14,410 9,596 4,814 33.4
Henderson 114,385 79,387 34,998 30.6
Bertie 19,847 13,943 5,904 29.7
Northampton 20,788 14,702 6,086 29.3
Johnston 189,460 134,729 54,731 28.9
Columbus 57,182 40,745 16,437 28.7
Robeson 132,657 95,101 37,556 28.3
Beaufort 47,610 34,257 13,353 28.0
Rutherford 67,703 48,765 18,938 28.0
Montgomery 27,768 20,003 7,765 28.0
Haywood 61,771 44,712 17,059 27.6
Transylvania 34,139 25,529 8,610 25.2
Duplin 59,597 45,160 14,437 24.2
Surry 72,843 55,487 17,356 23.8
Bladen 34,667 26,766 7,901 22.8
Chatham 73,286 57,448 15,838 21.6
Davie 42,211 33,209 9,002 21.3
Person 39,728 31,490 8,238 20.7
Tyrrell 4,136 3,295 841 20.3
Perquimans 13,561 10,835 2,726 20.1
McDowell 45,510 36,604 8,906 19.6
Harnett 128,783 103,847 24,936 19.4
Sampson 63,499 51,445 12,054 19.0
Yadkin 37,725 30,720 7,005 18.6
Mitchell 15,266 12,561 2,705 17.7
Stokes 46,751 38,865 7,886 16.9
Madison 21,979 18,289 3,690 16.8
Jones 10,354 8,647 1,707 16.5
Polk 21,030 17,564 3,466 16.5
Alleghany 11,202 9,415 1,787 16.0
Avery 18,098 15,278 2,820 15.6
Macon 35,047 30,021 5,026 14.3
Lincoln 82,033 71,393 10,640 13.0
Franklin 65,445 57,189 8,256 12.6
Wilkes 70,027 61,295 8,732 12.5
Pender 59,459 52,155 7,304 12.3
Cherokee 28,591 25,100 3,491 12.2
Ashe 27,344 24,340 3,004 11.0
Greene 21,421 19,142 2,279 10.6
Swain 14,852 13,325 1,527 10.3
Warren 20,121 18,088 2,033 10.1
Hoke 52,214 47,279 4,935 9.5
Yancey 18,142 16,438 1,704 9.4
Caswell 23,689 21,471 2,218 9.4
Jackson 42,574 38,840 3,734 8.8
Graham 8,835 8,167 668 7.6
Alexander 38,284 36,019 2,265 5.9
Clay 11,320 10,989 331 2.9
Gates 11,891 11,574 317 2.7
Camden 10,287 10,242 45 0.4
Currituck 26,101 26,101 0 0.0
Hyde 5,621 5,621 0 0.0
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2016.
Note: Municipal refers to active incorporated municipalities.

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Last updated September 25, 2017