Estimates of the Municipal and Non-Municipal Population
of North Carolina and North Carolina Counties for July 1, 2017
by Percent Municipal
Standard Population Estimates
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County Total 2017 Population Non-Municipal Population Municipal Population Percent Municipal
North Carolina 10,283,255 4,518,988 5,764,267 56.1
Mecklenburg 1,074,596 57,899 1,016,697 94.6
Durham 307,007 42,507 264,500 86.2
Forsyth 373,625 60,737 312,888 83.7
Guilford 527,922 94,248 433,674 82.1
Wake 1,052,120 209,364 842,756 80.1
Cabarrus 205,204 54,026 151,178 73.7
Cumberland 329,017 87,511 241,506 73.4
Union 228,492 73,870 154,622 67.7
Wilson 81,674 27,136 54,538 66.8
Pitt 178,017 64,255 113,762 63.9
Gaston 218,754 81,157 137,597 62.9
Alamance 163,339 61,363 101,976 62.4
Orange 142,830 55,693 87,137 61.0
Edgecombe 53,156 21,709 31,447 59.2
New Hanover 229,501 97,556 131,945 57.5
Craven 103,557 44,357 59,200 57.2
Nash 95,063 41,787 53,276 56.0
Lee 59,729 29,043 30,686 51.4
Moore 97,554 47,760 49,794 51.0
Dare 36,722 18,017 18,705 50.9
Scotland 35,794 18,358 17,436 48.7
Brunswick 131,887 67,747 64,140 48.6
Stanly 62,727 32,677 30,050 47.9
Caldwell 83,230 44,041 39,189 47.1
Catawba 157,376 85,463 71,913 45.7
Rowan 141,371 77,895 63,476 44.9
Pasquotank 39,842 22,277 17,565 44.1
Buncombe 259,317 146,177 113,140 43.6
Carteret 70,216 39,946 30,270 43.1
Halifax 52,041 29,955 22,086 42.4
Onslow 196,793 113,532 83,261 42.3
Lenoir 57,346 33,481 23,865 41.6
Anson 25,460 14,870 10,590 41.6
Cleveland 98,427 57,733 40,694 41.3
Rockingham 91,502 53,863 37,639 41.1
Pamlico 13,288 7,831 5,457 41.1
Richmond 45,147 27,072 18,075 40.0
Hertford 24,029 14,543 9,486 39.5
Iredell 176,229 106,661 69,568 39.5
Randolph 143,690 88,951 54,739 38.1
Watauga 56,418 35,242 21,176 37.5
Granville 60,213 38,091 22,122 36.7
Martin 23,394 14,841 8,553 36.6
Davidson 166,716 106,098 60,618 36.4
Washington 12,324 7,891 4,433 36.0
Burke 90,776 59,353 31,423 34.6
Vance 45,129 29,777 15,352 34.0
Wayne 124,227 83,005 41,222 33.2
Chowan 14,243 9,517 4,726 33.2
Henderson 115,659 80,339 35,320 30.5
Bertie 19,802 13,868 5,934 30.0
Northampton 20,908 14,799 6,109 29.2
Johnston 194,271 138,403 55,868 28.8
Columbus 56,649 40,479 16,170 28.5
Montgomery 27,845 20,012 7,833 28.1
Robeson 132,231 95,126 37,105 28.1
Rutherford 68,259 49,259 19,000 27.8
Beaufort 47,504 34,306 13,198 27.8
Haywood 62,464 45,194 17,270 27.6
Transylvania 34,575 25,909 8,666 25.1
Duplin 59,747 45,340 14,407 24.1
Surry 73,116 55,901 17,215 23.5
Bladen 34,507 26,655 7,852 22.8
Chatham 72,736 56,986 15,750 21.7
Davie 42,686 33,547 9,139 21.4
Person 39,880 31,676 8,204 20.6
McDowell 46,171 36,819 9,352 20.3
Perquimans 13,690 10,967 2,723 19.9
Tyrrell 4,310 3,465 845 19.6
Harnett 131,645 106,629 25,016 19.0
Sampson 63,845 51,898 11,947 18.7
Yadkin 38,226 31,147 7,079 18.5
Mitchell 15,244 12,599 2,645 17.4
Stokes 46,605 38,796 7,809 16.8
Jones 10,100 8,437 1,663 16.5
Madison 22,247 18,592 3,655 16.4
Polk 21,319 17,823 3,496 16.4
Alleghany 11,387 9,581 1,806 15.9
Avery 17,953 15,187 2,766 15.4
Macon 35,596 30,577 5,019 14.1
Lincoln 83,318 72,738 10,580 12.7
Franklin 66,643 58,399 8,244 12.4
Wilkes 69,870 61,282 8,588 12.3
Cherokee 28,941 25,431 3,510 12.1
Pender 60,905 53,575 7,330 12.0
Ashe 27,418 24,386 3,032 11.1
Greene 21,356 19,114 2,242 10.5
Swain 14,730 13,209 1,521 10.3
Warren 20,234 18,181 2,053 10.1
Caswell 23,255 21,058 2,197 9.4
Yancey 18,314 16,591 1,723 9.4
Hoke 53,435 48,452 4,983 9.3
Jackson 43,639 39,920 3,719 8.5
Graham 8,763 8,111 652 7.4
Alexander 38,206 36,060 2,146 5.6
Clay 11,487 11,112 375 3.3
Gates 12,043 11,724 319 2.6
Camden 10,358 10,314 44 0.4
Currituck 26,666 26,666 0 0.0
Hyde 5,466 5,466 0 0.0
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2017
Note: Municipal refers to active incorporated municipalities.

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Last updated September 17, 2018