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North Carolina Counties by Population

North Carolina Counties by Population

Get a list of North Carolina counties by population. The data is from the US Census. Below are 100 North Carolina counties ranked 1 through 100. You can copy and paste this list directly into your favorite spreadsheet program. Don't you just adore lovely numbers listed nicely in columns & rows? We do!

Rank County Population
1 Mecklenburg County 1,012,539
2 Wake County 998,691
3 Guilford County 512,119
4 Forsyth County 365,298
5 Cumberland County 326,328
6 Durham County 294,460
7 Buncombe County 250,539
8 Union County 218,568
9 New Hanover County 216,298
10 Gaston County 211,127
11 Cabarrus County 192,103
12 Onslow County 187,589
13 Johnston County 181,423
14 Pitt County 175,354
15 Iredell County 166,675
16 Davidson County 164,072
17 Alamance County 155,792
18 Catawba County 154,534
19 Randolph County 142,778
20 Orange County 140,420
21 Rowan County 138,630
22 Robeson County 134,760
23 Harnett County 126,666
24 Wayne County 124,456
25 Brunswick County 118,836
26 Henderson County 111,149
27 Craven County 104,510
28 Cleveland County 97,076
29 Nash County 94,357
30 Moore County 93,077
31 Rockingham County 91,696
32 Burke County 89,486
33 Caldwell County 81,484
34 Wilson County 81,401
35 Lincoln County 79,829
36 Surry County 72,968
37 Wilkes County 68,838
38 Carteret County 68,811
39 Chatham County 68,698
40 Rutherford County 66,600
41 Sampson County 64,050
42 Franklin County 62,860
43 Stanly County 60,600
44 Duplin County 59,882
45 Lee County 59,662
46 Haywood County 59,471
47 Granville County 58,500
48 Lenoir County 58,485
49 Columbus County 56,953
50 Pender County 56,250
51 Edgecombe County 54,933
52 Halifax County 52,970
53 Watauga County 52,560
54 Hoke County 51,611
55 Beaufort County 47,585
56 Stokes County 46,419
57 Richmond County 45,733
58 McDowell County 44,965
59 Vance County 44,614
60 Davie County 41,434
61 Jackson County 40,981
62 Pasquotank County 39,787
63 Person County 39,132
64 Yadkin County 37,792
65 Alexander County 37,392
66 Scotland County 35,576
67 Dare County 35,104
68 Bladen County 34,657
69 Macon County 33,875
70 Transylvania County 33,045
71 Montgomery County 27,395
72 Cherokee County 27,141
73 Ashe County 27,126
74 Anson County 25,765
75 Currituck County 24,976
76 Hertford County 24,308
77 Martin County 23,454
78 Caswell County 23,082
79 Madison County 21,157
80 Greene County 21,093
81 Northampton County 20,463
82 Polk County 20,357
83 Warren County 20,231
84 Bertie County 20,106
85 Avery County 17,773
86 Yancey County 17,614
87 Mitchell County 15,311
88 Chowan County 14,572
89 Swain County 14,274
90 Perquimans County 13,466
91 Pamlico County 12,948
92 Washington County 12,570
93 Gates County 11,567
94 Alleghany County 10,879
95 Clay County 10,581
96 Camden County 10,331
97 Jones County 10,076
98 Graham County 8,644
99 Hyde County 5,676
100 Tyrrell County 4,115

Source: U.S. Census

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