North Carolina

General Information


Official name North Carolina
Capital Raleigh
ISO code US-NC
Statistical agency Bureau of the Census, USA


Administrative units

codecountiesadministrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
2000-04-01
census
population
2010-04-01
census
population
2015-07-01
estimate
37001Alamance CountyGraham1,098.00130,800151,131158,276
37003Alexander CountyTaylorsville673.3733,60337,19837,325
37005Alleghany CountySparta608.8010,67711,15510,837
37007Anson CountyWadesboro1,376.4525,27526,94825,759
37009Ashe CountyJefferson1,103.7024,38427,28127,020
37011Avery CountyNewland639.9617,16717,79717,689
37013Beaufort CountyWashington2,142.4144,95847,75947,651
37015Bertie CountyWindsor1,811.1019,77321,28220,199
37017Bladen CountyElizabethtown2,264.5032,27835,19034,318
37019Brunswick CountyBolivia2,193.6473,143107,431122,765
37021Buncombe CountyAsheville1,700.77206,330238,318253,178
37023Burke CountyMorganton1,313.3889,14890,91288,842
37025Cabarrus CountyConcord936.93131,063178,011196,762
37027Caldwell CountyLenoir1,221.3677,41583,02981,287
37029Camden CountyCamden623.056,8859,98010,309
37031Carteret CountyBeaufort1,311.1859,38366,46968,879
37033Caswell CountyYanceyville1,100.5423,50123,71922,941
37035Catawba CountyNewton1,032.68141,685154,358155,056
37037Chatham CountyPittsboro1,766.8649,32963,50570,928
37039Cherokee CountyMurphy1,179.5624,29827,44427,178
37041Chowan CountyEdenton446.7014,52614,79314,394
37043Clay CountyHayesville556.208,77510,58710,703
37045Cleveland CountyShelby1,202.4096,28798,07896,879
37047Columbus CountyWhiteville2,427.5754,74958,09856,694
37049Craven CountyNew Bern1,836.2091,436103,505103,451
37051Cumberland CountyFayetteville1,689.50302,963319,431323,838
37053Currituck CountyCurrituck678.1918,19023,54725,263
37055Dare CountyManteo993.0529,96733,92035,663
37057Davidson CountyLexington1,431.43147,246162,878164,622
37059Davie CountyMocksville684.0434,83541,24041,753
37061Duplin CountyKenansville2,114.0049,06358,50559,159
37063Durham CountyDurham740.68223,314267,587300,952
37065Edgecombe CountyTarboro1,308.8255,60656,55254,150
37067Forsyth CountyWinston-Salem1,057.10306,067350,670369,019
37069Franklin CountyLouisburg1,273.4547,26060,61963,710
37071Gaston CountyGastonia922.11190,365206,086213,442
37073Gates CountyGatesville881.7610,51612,19711,431
37075Graham CountyRobbinsville756.487,9938,8618,616
37077Granville CountyOxford1,376.7648,49859,91658,674
37079Greene CountySnow Hill688.7618,97421,36221,134
37081Guilford CountyGreensboro1,672.36421,048488,406517,600
37083Halifax CountyHalifax1,875.3857,37054,69152,456
37085Harnett CountyLillington1,541.0291,025114,678128,140
37087Haywood CountyWaynesville1,434.0554,03359,03659,868
37089Henderson CountyHendersonville966.2589,173106,740112,655
37091Hertford CountyWinton914.4222,60124,66924,184
37093Hoke CountyRaeford1,012.0133,64646,95252,671
37095Hyde CountySwanquarter1,586.895,8265,8105,526
37097Iredell CountyStatesville1,486.21122,660159,437169,866
37099Jackson CountySylva1,271.0633,12140,27141,265
37101Johnston CountySmithfield2,049.46121,965168,878185,660
37103Jones CountyTrenton1,219.1310,38110,15310,013
37105Lee CountySanford660.3449,04057,86659,660
37107Lenoir CountyKinston1,037.5259,64859,49558,106
37109Lincoln CountyLincolnton771.6663,78078,26581,035
37111McDowell CountyMarion1,141.1742,15144,99644,989
37113Macon CountyFranklin1,335.2929,81133,92234,201
37115Madison CountyMarshall1,164.3819,63520,76421,139
37117Martin CountyWilliamston1,194.5525,59324,50523,357
37119Mecklenburg CountyCharlotte1,356.74695,454919,6281,034,070
37121Mitchell CountyBakersville573.5015,68715,57915,246
37123Montgomery CountyTroy1,273.6526,82227,79827,548
37125Moore CountyCarthage1,807.4074,76988,24794,352
37127Nash CountyNashville1,399.6687,42095,84093,919
37129New Hanover CountyWilmington496.06160,307202,667220,358
37131Northampton CountyJackson1,389.7622,08622,09920,426
37133Onslow CountyJacksonville1,975.49150,355177,772186,311
37135Orange CountyHillsborough1,030.71118,227133,801141,354
37137Pamlico CountyBayboro871.6312,93413,14412,781
37139Pasquotank CountyElizabeth City587.6234,89740,66139,829
37141Pender CountyBurgaw2,252.7741,08252,21757,611
37143Perquimans CountyHertford639.9611,36813,45313,440
37145Person CountyRoxboro1,016.1035,62339,46439,259
37147Pitt CountyGreenville1,688.62133,798168,148175,842
37149Polk CountyColumbus615.8718,32420,51020,366
37151Randolph CountyAsheboro2,026.72130,454141,752142,799
37153Richmond CountyRockingham1,227.1946,56446,63945,437
37155Robeson CountyLumberton2,458.47123,339134,168134,197
37157Rockingham CountyWentworth1,464.7791,92893,64391,758
37159Rowan CountySalisbury1,324.44130,340138,428139,142
37161Rutherford CountyRutherfordton1,461.1462,89967,81066,390
37163Sampson CountyClinton2,446.8760,16163,43163,724
37165Scotland CountyLaurinburg825.8235,99836,15735,509
37167Stanly CountyAlbemarle1,023.2858,10060,58560,714
37169Stokes CountyDanbury1,162.5444,71147,40146,351
37171Surry CountyDobson1,378.3171,21973,67372,743
37173Swain CountyBryson City1,367.5112,96813,98114,434
37175Transylvania CountyBrevard980.3929,33433,09033,211
37177Tyrrell CountyColumbia1,007.614,1494,4074,070
37179Union CountyMonroe1,635.63123,677201,292222,742
37181Vance CountyHenderson656.6142,95445,42244,568
37183Wake CountyRaleigh2,163.21627,846900,9931,024,198
37185Warren CountyWarrenton1,109.7119,97220,97220,155
37187Washington CountyPlymouth901.6813,72313,22812,385
37189Watauga CountyBoone809.5342,69551,07952,906
37191Wayne CountyGoldsboro1,432.50113,329122,623124,132
37193Wilkes CountyWilkesboro1,953.5865,63269,34068,502
37195Wilson CountyWilson953.5673,81481,23481,714
37197Yadkin CountyYadkinville867.2136,34838,40637,585
37199Yancey CountyBurnsville809.6317,77417,81817,587
 total 125,919.818,049,3139,535,48310,042,802
source: Bureau of the Census, USA.
note: area = land area in square kilometers (km2) [to get square miles divide km2 area by 2.589988].

Main cities

namepopulation
1990-04-01
census
population
2000-04-01
census
population
2010-04-01
census
population
2013-07-01
estimate
Charlotte395,934540,828731,424792,862
Raleigh207,951276,093403,892431,746
Greensboro183,521223,891269,666279,639
Durham136,611187,035228,330245,475
Winston-Salem143,485185,776229,617236,441
Fayetteville75,695121,015200,564204,408
Cary43,85894,536135,234151,088
Wilmington55,53075,838106,476112,067
High Point69,49685,839104,371107,741
Greenville....84,55489,130
Asheville....83,39387,236
Concord....79,06683,506
Gastonia....71,74173,209
Jacksonville....70,14569,079
Chapel Hill....57,23359,635
Rocky Mount....57,47756,954
Burlington....49,96351,510
source: Bureau of the Census, USA.