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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 1,034,290
2 Wake County 1,023,811
3 Guilford County 517,197
4 Forsyth County 368,362
5 Cumberland County 332,766
6 Durham County 300,865
7 Buncombe County 252,268
8 Union County 222,095
9 New Hanover County 219,866
10 Gaston County 214,049
11 Cabarrus County 196,716
12 Onslow County 192,685
13 Johnston County 186,308
14 Pitt County 176,484
15 Iredell County 169,798
16 Davidson County 164,118
17 Alamance County 157,844
18 Catawba County 156,182
19 Randolph County 142,827
20 Orange County 141,812
21 Rowan County 138,940
22 Robeson County 134,187
23 Harnett County 128,753
24 Wayne County 124,496
25 Brunswick County 122,586
26 Henderson County 112,156
27 Craven County 103,374
28 Cleveland County 97,038
29 Moore County 94,191
30 Nash County 94,125
31 Rockingham County 91,566
32 Burke County 88,898
33 Caldwell County 81,805
34 Wilson County 81,379
35 Lincoln County 80,504
36 Surry County 72,315
37 Carteret County 68,699
38 Wilkes County 68,525
39 Chatham County 68,364
40 Rutherford County 66,523
41 Franklin County 63,866
42 Sampson County 63,664
43 Stanly County 60,875
44 Haywood County 59,854
45 Lee County 59,805
46 Duplin County 59,350
47 Granville County 58,503
48 Lenoir County 57,934
49 Pender County 57,630
50 Columbus County 56,589
51 Edgecombe County 54,032
52 Watauga County 53,421
53 Hoke County 52,571
54 Halifax County 52,300
55 Beaufort County 47,316
56 Stokes County 46,124
57 Richmond County 45,447
58 McDowell County 45,069
59 Vance County 44,420
60 Davie County 41,766
61 Jackson County 41,725
62 Pasquotank County 39,546
63 Person County 39,240
64 Yadkin County 37,825
65 Alexander County 37,159
66 Scotland County 35,445
67 Dare County 35,412
68 Macon County 34,160
69 Bladen County 34,130
70 Transylvania County 33,291
71 Cherokee County 27,463
72 Montgomery County 27,445
73 Ashe County 26,833
74 Anson County 25,531
75 Currituck County 25,247
76 Hertford County 24,262
77 Martin County 23,227
78 Caswell County 22,833
79 Madison County 21,347
80 Greene County 21,059
81 Polk County 20,434
82 Northampton County 20,426
83 Warren County 20,190
84 Bertie County 19,913
85 Yancey County 17,605
86 Avery County 17,535
87 Mitchell County 15,155
88 Chowan County 14,370
89 Swain County 14,208
90 Perquimans County 13,506
91 Pamlico County 12,803
92 Washington County 12,331
93 Gates County 11,601
94 Alleghany County 10,935
95 Clay County 10,753
96 Camden County 10,336
97 Jones County 9,776
98 Graham County 8,607
99 Hyde County 5,507
100 Tyrrell County 4,090

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/.

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