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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!

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Rank County Population
1 Mecklenburg County 1,093,901
2 Wake County 1,092,305
3 Guilford County 533,670
4 Forsyth County 379,099
5 Cumberland County 332,330
6 Durham County 316,739
7 Buncombe County 259,103
8 Union County 235,908
9 New Hanover County 232,274
10 Gaston County 222,846
11 Cabarrus County 211,342
12 Johnston County 202,675
13 Onslow County 197,683
14 Pitt County 179,914
15 Iredell County 178,435
16 Davidson County 166,614
17 Alamance County 166,436
18 Catawba County 158,652
19 Orange County 146,027
20 Randolph County 143,351
21 Rowan County 141,262
22 Brunswick County 136,744
23 Harnett County 134,214
24 Robeson County 131,831
25 Wayne County 123,248
26 Henderson County 116,748
27 Craven County 102,912
28 Moore County 98,682
29 Cleveland County 97,645
30 Nash County 94,016
31 Rockingham County 90,690
32 Burke County 90,382
33 Lincoln County 83,770
34 Caldwell County 82,029
35 Wilson County 81,455
36 Chatham County 73,139
37 Surry County 71,948
38 Carteret County 69,524
39 Wilkes County 68,557
40 Franklin County 67,560
41 Rutherford County 66,826
42 Sampson County 63,626
43 Pender County 62,162
44 Stanly County 62,075
45 Haywood County 61,971
46 Lee County 61,452
47 Granville County 60,115
48 Duplin County 58,856
49 Lenoir County 55,976
50 Watauga County 55,945
51 Columbus County 55,655
52 Hoke County 54,764
53 Edgecombe County 52,005
54 Halifax County 50,574
55 Beaufort County 47,079
56 McDowell County 45,507
57 Stokes County 45,467
58 Richmond County 44,887
59 Vance County 44,582
60 Jackson County 43,327
61 Davie County 42,733
62 Pasquotank County 39,639
63 Person County 39,507
64 Yadkin County 37,543
65 Alexander County 37,353
66 Dare County 36,501
67 Macon County 35,285
68 Scotland County 34,810
69 Transylvania County 34,215
70 Bladen County 33,190
71 Cherokee County 28,383
72 Montgomery County 27,271
73 Ashe County 27,109
74 Currituck County 27,072
75 Anson County 24,877
76 Hertford County 23,659
77 Caswell County 22,698
78 Martin County 22,671
79 Madison County 21,763
80 Greene County 21,012
81 Polk County 20,611
82 Warren County 19,807
83 Northampton County 19,676
84 Bertie County 19,026
85 Yancey County 17,903
86 Avery County 17,505
87 Mitchell County 15,000
88 Swain County 14,245
89 Chowan County 14,029
90 Perquimans County 13,422
91 Pamlico County 12,670
92 Washington County 11,859
93 Gates County 11,573
94 Alleghany County 11,161
95 Clay County 11,139
96 Camden County 10,710
97 Jones County 9,637
98 Graham County 8,484
99 Hyde County 5,230
100 Tyrrell County 4,131

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 6 December 2018. http://www.census.gov/.

United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2019. http://www.census.gov/.

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