Population Overview: 1970-1995

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County April 1970 July 1975 April 1980 July 1985 April 1990 July 1995
ALAMANCE 96,502 98,300 99,319 102,512 108,213 118,066
ALEXANDER 19,466 22,900 24,999 26,348 27,544 30,523
ALLEGHANY 8,134 9,000 9,587 9,549 9,590 9,877
ANSON 23,488 24,700 25,649 24,853 23,474 24,427
ASHE 19,571 20,700 22,325 22,723 22,209 23,202
AVERY 12,655 14,200 14,409 14,726 14,867 15,462
BEAUFORT 35,980 38,100 40,355 42,211 42,283 43,583
BERTIE 20,528 20,900 21,024 21,001 20,388 20,564
BLADEN 26,477 29,200 30,491 29,633 28,663 30,522
BRUNSWICK 24,223 33,900 35,777 44,840 50,985 61,703
BUNCOMBE 145,022 153,400 160,897 167,083 174,357 193,246
BURKE 60,364 68,400 72,504 74,440 75,740 83,340
CABARRUS 74,629 80,000 85,895 92,204 98,935 111,886
CALDWELL 56,699 63,000 67,746 69,940 70,709 74,063
CAMDEN 5,453 5,800 5,829 5,598 5,904 6,343
CARTERET 31,603 37,400 41,092 48,335 52,407 57,396
CASWELL 19,055 20,400 20,705 21,607 20,662 21,790
CATAWBA 90,873 99,100 105,208 112,069 118,412 128,822
CHATHAM 29,554 31,100 33,415 35,826 38,979 43,925
CHEROKEE 16,330 17,700 18,933 19,671 20,170 22,386
CHOWAN 10,764 11,400 12,558 13,059 13,506 14,058
CLAY 5,180 5,800 6,619 7,007 7,155 7,915
CLEVELAND 72,556 80,300 83,435 84,171 84,958 90,877
COLUMBUS 46,937 49,900 51,037 50,677 49,587 52,430
CRAVEN 62,554 69,500 71,043 79,428 81,812 86,496
CUMBERLAND 212,042 233,800 247,160 261,631 274,713 299,358
CURRITUCK 6,976 10,000 11,089 12,544 13,736 16,041
DARE 6,995 9,800 13,377 17,021 22,746 26,051
DAVIDSON 95,627 103,900 113,162 120,060 126,688 137,988
DAVIE 18,855 21,800 24,599 26,356 27,859 30,299
DUPLIN 38,015 40,100 40,952 40,541 39,995 44,951
DURHAM 132,681 142,800 152,235 163,961 181,844 201,204
EDGECOMBE 52,341 54,000 55,988 57,706 56,692 57,593
FORSYTH 215,118 229,400 243,704 256,980 265,855 286,095
FRANKLIN 26,820 28,700 30,055 32,710 36,414 42,158
GASTON 148,415 156,900 162,568 171,734 174,769 182,183
GATES 8,524 8,700 8,875 9,115 9,305 10,047
GRAHAM 6,562 6,700 7,217 7,271 7,196 7,639
GRANVILLE 32,762 33,600 34,043 35,970 38,341 41,538
GREENE 14,967 14,900 16,117 15,953 15,384 17,073
GUILFORD 288,645 302,000 317,154 329,572 347,431 384,151
HALIFAX 54,354 55,100 55,076 55,095 55,516 58,739
HARNETT 49,667 55,700 59,570 63,545 67,833 79,128
HAYWOOD 41,710 44,500 46,495 47,344 46,948 50,801
HENDERSON 42,838 50,500 58,617 65,085 69,747 79,569
HERTFORD 24,439 23,100 23,368 23,362 22,317 23,183
HOKE 16,436 19,100 20,383 21,614 22,856 28,321
HYDE 5,571 5,700 5,873 5,834 5,411 5,273
IREDELL 72,197 78,400 82,538 87,100 93,205 104,849
JACKSON 21,593 24,300 25,811 26,702 26,835 30,207
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County April 1970 July 1975 April 1980 July 1985 April 1990 July 1995
JOHNSTON 61,737 66,800 70,599 75,862 81,306 98,259
JONES 9,779 9,800 9,705 9,383 9,361 9,913
LEE 30,467 33,600 36,718 39,711 41,370 45,826
LENOIR 55,204 58,500 59,819 58,849 57,274 59,713
LINCOLN 32,682 37,900 42,372 45,606 50,319 56,631
MCDOWELL 30,648 33,200 35,135 35,820 35,681 37,927
MACON 15,788 18,100 20,178 22,758 23,504 26,663
MADISON 16,003 16,500 16,827 17,037 16,953 18,057
MARTIN 24,730 25,300 25,948 25,858 25,078 25,735
MECKLENBURG 354,656 377,400 404,270 448,830 511,211 595,789
MITCHELL 13,447 14,100 14,428 14,399 14,433 15,285
MONTGOMERY 19,267 20,600 22,469 23,175 23,359 24,861
MOORE 39,048 44,700 50,505 53,963 59,000 67,671
NASH 59,122 64,200 67,153 71,094 76,677 83,159
NEW HANOVER 82,996 98,600 103,471 111,994 120,284 144,800
NORTHAMPTON 23,099 22,700 22,195 21,922 21,004 21,478
ONSLOW 103,126 112,700 112,784 133,152 149,838 148,671
ORANGE 57,567 69,300 77,055 83,581 93,662 106,239
PAMLICO 9,467 9,500 10,398 11,040 11,368 12,024
PASQUOTANK 26,824 27,500 28,462 29,491 31,298 33,505
PENDER 18,149 20,200 22,262 24,394 28,855 35,436
PERQUIMANS 8,351 9,100 9,486 9,946 10,447 10,823
PERSON 25,914 27,400 29,164 29,469 30,180 32,841
PITT 73,900 82,000 90,146 97,986 108,480 119,426
POLK 11,735 12,600 12,984 14,021 14,458 16,390
RANDOLPH 76,358 84,400 91,300 97,579 106,546 117,038
RICHMOND 39,889 41,800 45,161 45,112 44,511 45,833
ROBESON 84,842 95,500 101,610 104,457 105,170 114,198
ROCKINGHAM 72,402 79,800 83,426 85,001 86,064 89,315
ROWAN 90,035 93,800 99,186 104,406 110,605 120,410
RUTHERFORD 47,337 51,000 53,787 56,149 56,956 60,208
SAMPSON 44,954 48,000 49,687 48,452 47,297 53,040
SCOTLAND 26,929 30,100 32,273 33,016 33,763 35,167
STANLY 42,822 45,700 48,517 50,182 51,765 54,326
STOKES 23,782 29,300 33,086 35,378 37,224 41,640
SURRY 51,415 56,100 59,449 60,520 61,704 66,249
SWAIN 8,835 9,900 10,283 10,846 11,268 11,784
TRANSYLVANIA 19,713 21,700 23,417 24,948 25,520 27,516
TYRRELL 3,806 3,900 3,975 4,020 3,856 3,818
UNION 54,714 63,000 70,436 76,712 84,210 100,437
VANCE 32,691 34,000 36,748 38,001 38,892 40,148
WAKE 229,006 267,600 301,429 360,387 426,311 529,271
WARREN 15,340 16,400 16,232 16,758 17,265 18,623
WASHINGTON 14,038 15,100 14,801 14,285 13,997 14,240
WATAUGA 23,404 29,800 31,666 35,071 36,952 40,811
WAYNE 85,408 92,500 97,054 101,139 104,666 110,900
WILKES 49,524 55,500 58,657 59,852 59,393 62,491
WILSON 57,486 60,100 63,132 64,373 66,061 69,783
YADKIN 24,599 27,200 28,439 29,350 30,488 33,817
YANCEY 12,629 14,100 14,934 15,346 15,419 16,500

................................................Population................................................
NORTH April 1970 July 1975 April 1980 July 1985 April 1990 July 1995
CAROLINA 5,084,411 5,538,200 5,880,095 6,254,998 6,632,448 7,342,026

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Last Update: April 8, 2008