2011 Certified County Population Estimates - Ranked by Size
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  Growth   Net Migration
County July 2011 Estimate April 2010 Estimate Base Amount Percent Total Births, A2010 - J2011 Total Deaths, A2010 - J2011 Natural Growth, A2010 - J2011 Amount Percent
STATE 9,669,244 9,535,483 133,761 1.4 152,010 98,792 53,218 80,543 0.8
Mecklenburg 940,697 919,628 21,069 2.3 17,288 6,362 10,926 10,143 1.1
Wake 925,938 900,993 24,945 2.8 15,758 5,416 10,342 14,603 1.6
Guilford 495,231 488,406 6,825 1.4 7,527 4,727 2,800 4,025 0.8
Forsyth 354,878 350,670 4,208 1.2 5,810 3,688 2,122 2,086 0.6
Cumberland 327,643 319,431 8,212 2.6 7,413 2,845 4,568 3,644 1.1
Durham 272,314 267,587 4,727 1.8 5,309 2,199 3,110 1,617 0.6
Buncombe 243,855 238,318 5,537 2.3 3,199 2,881 318 5,219 2.2
Gaston 207,506 206,086 1,420 0.7 3,235 2,594 641 779 0.4
New Hanover 206,774 202,667 4,107 2.0 2,797 2,031 766 3,341 1.6
Union 205,717 201,292 4,425 2.2 3,048 1,484 1,564 2,861 1.4
Onslow 184,228 177,772 6,456 3.6 5,406 1,097 4,309 2,147 1.2
Cabarrus 181,253 178,011 3,242 1.8 2,916 1,730 1,186 2,056 1.2
Johnston 172,570 168,878 3,692 2.2 2,831 1,498 1,333 2,359 1.4
Pitt 170,263 168,148 2,115 1.3 2,682 1,413 1,269 846 0.5
Davidson 163,364 162,878 486 0.3 2,170 1,973 197 289 0.2
Iredell 161,522 159,437 2,085 1.3 2,246 1,726 520 1,565 1.0
Catawba 154,992 154,358 634 0.4 2,258 1,913 345 289 0.2
Alamance 152,531 151,131 1,400 0.9 2,229 1,778 451 949 0.6
Randolph 142,901 141,752 1,149 0.8 2,043 1,632 411 738 0.5
Rowan 138,309 138,428 -119 -0.1 1,915 1,838 77 -196 -0.1
Orange 135,776 133,801 1,975 1.5 1,564 951 613 1,362 1.0
Robeson 134,651 134,168 483 0.4 2,520 1,484 1,036 -553 -0.4
Wayne 123,710 122,623 1,087 0.9 2,081 1,408 673 414 0.3
Harnett 118,615 114,678 3,937 3.4 2,202 1,014 1,188 2,749 2.4
Brunswick 110,140 107,431 2,709 2.5 1,308 1,354 -46 2,755 2.6
Henderson 108,448 106,740 1,708 1.6 1,337 1,585 -248 1,956 1.8
Craven 104,965 103,505 1,460 1.4 2,104 1,206 898 562 0.5
Cleveland 98,209 98,078 131 0.1 1,389 1,339 50 81 0.1
Nash 96,122 95,840 282 0.3 1,423 1,198 225 57 0.1
Rockingham 93,558 93,643 -85 -0.1 1,150 1,294 -144 59 0.1
Burke 90,722 90,912 -190 -0.2 1,081 1,255 -174 -16 -0.0
Moore 89,395 88,247 1,148 1.3 1,200 1,254 -54 1,202 1.4
Caldwell 83,117 83,029 88 0.1 1,016 1,134 -118 206 0.2
Wilson 81,380 81,234 146 0.2 1,280 978 302 -156 -0.2
Lincoln 79,026 78,265 761 1.0 986 862 124 637 0.8
Surry 73,575 73,673 -98 -0.1 997 1,070 -73 -25 -0.0
Wilkes 69,592 69,340 252 0.4 843 875 -32 284 0.4
Rutherford 68,392 67,810 582 0.9 888 1,014 -126 708 1.0
Carteret 67,696 66,469 1,227 1.8 783 913 -130 1,357 2.0
Chatham 64,553 63,505 1,048 1.7 813 751 62 986 1.6
Sampson 63,746 63,431 315 0.5 1,076 778 298 17 0.0
Franklin 61,651 60,619 1,032 1.7 841 581 260 772 1.3
Stanly 60,936 60,585 351 0.6 823 808 15 336 0.6
Granville 60,863 59,916 947 1.6 745 566 179 768 1.3
Haywood 59,684 59,036 648 1.1 679 838 -159 807 1.4
Duplin 59,476 58,505 971 1.7 987 624 363 608 1.0
Lenoir 59,314 59,495 -181 -0.3 857 851 6 -187 -0.3
Lee 58,304 57,866 438 0.8 1,064 679 385 53 0.1
Columbus 57,657 58,098 -441 -0.8 830 830 0 -441 -0.8
Edgecombe 56,089 56,552 -463 -0.8 883 721 162 -625 -1.1
Halifax 54,397 54,691 -294 -0.5 761 790 -29 -265 -0.5
Pender 53,437 52,217 1,220 2.3 759 559 200 1,020 2.0
Watauga 52,111 51,079 1,032 2.0 441 413 28 1,004 2.0
Hoke 49,065 46,952 2,113 4.5 1,202 357 845 1,268 2.7
Beaufort 47,854 47,759 95 0.2 658 683 -25 120 0.3
Stokes 47,551 47,401 150 0.3 527 616 -89 239 0.5
Richmond 46,459 46,639 -180 -0.4 749 678 71 -251 -0.5
Vance 45,558 45,422 136 0.3 817 549 268 -132 -0.3
McDowell 45,462 44,996 466 1.0 592 570 22 444 1.0
Davie 41,560 41,240 320 0.8 476 488 -12 332 0.8
Jackson 40,606 40,271 335 0.8 532 422 110 225 0.6
Pasquotank 40,438 40,661 -223 -0.5 642 497 145 -368 -0.9
Person 39,700 39,464 236 0.6 534 514 20 216 0.5
Yadkin 38,442 38,406 36 0.1 505 497 8 28 0.1
Alexander 37,528 37,198 330 0.9 446 434 12 318 0.9
Scotland 36,029 36,157 -128 -0.4 608 457 151 -279 -0.8
Bladen 35,148 35,190 -42 -0.1 449 460 -11 -31 -0.1
Macon 34,459 33,922 537 1.6 393 532 -139 676 2.0
Dare 34,216 33,920 296 0.9 464 366 98 198 0.6
Transylvania 33,275 33,090 185 0.6 335 510 -175 360 1.1
Montgomery 27,864 27,798 66 0.2 433 343 90 -24 -0.1
Ashe 27,423 27,281 142 0.5 316 404 -88 230 0.8
Cherokee 27,300 27,444 -144 -0.5 288 426 -138 -6 -0.0
Anson 25,822 26,948 -1,126 -4.2 351 351 0 -1,126 -4.2
Hertford 24,466 24,669 -203 -0.8 312 318 -6 -197 -0.8
Martin 24,083 24,505 -422 -1.7 309 392 -83 -339 -1.4
Caswell 23,654 23,719 -65 -0.3 252 325 -73 8 0.0
Currituck 23,643 23,547 96 0.4 298 261 37 59 0.3
Northampton 21,844 22,099 -255 -1.2 246 307 -61 -194 -0.9
Greene 21,489 21,362 127 0.6 304 224 80 47 0.2
Madison 21,193 20,764 429 2.1 213 266 -53 482 2.3
Bertie 20,890 21,282 -392 -1.8 250 314 -64 -328 -1.5
Warren 20,883 20,972 -89 -0.4 244 273 -29 -60 -0.3
Polk 20,453 20,510 -57 -0.3 160 353 -193 136 0.7
Yancey 18,069 17,818 251 1.4 218 286 -68 319 1.8
Avery 17,834 17,797 37 0.2 201 246 -45 82 0.5
Mitchell 15,501 15,579 -78 -0.5 169 257 -88 10 0.1
Chowan 14,796 14,793 3 0.0 201 229 -28 31 0.2
Swain 14,263 13,981 282 2.0 238 234 4 278 2.0
Perquimans 13,537 13,453 84 0.6 167 170 -3 87 0.6
Pamlico 13,214 13,144 70 0.5 122 182 -60 130 1.0
Washington 13,060 13,228 -168 -1.3 166 198 -32 -136 -1.0
Gates 11,944 12,197 -253 -2.1 135 151 -16 -237 -1.9
Alleghany 11,069 11,155 -86 -0.8 117 167 -50 -36 -0.3
Clay 10,460 10,587 -127 -1.2 98 165 -67 -60 -0.6
Jones 10,327 10,153 174 1.7 133 177 -44 218 2.1
Camden 9,921 9,980 -59 -0.6 112 93 19 -78 -0.8
Graham 8,942 8,861 81 0.9 116 122 -6 87 1.0
Hyde 5,815 5,810 5 0.1 72 69 3 2 0.0
Tyrrell 4,342 4,407 -65 -1.5 57 71 -14 -51 -1.2

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Last updated 28JAN2013