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North Carolina Counties by Population

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 1,054,835
2 Wake County 1,046,791
3 Guilford County 521,330
4 Forsyth County 371,511
5 Cumberland County 327,127
6 Durham County 306,212
7 Buncombe County 256,088
8 Union County 226,606
9 New Hanover County 223,483
10 Gaston County 216,965
11 Cabarrus County 201,590
12 Johnston County 191,450
13 Onslow County 187,136
14 Pitt County 177,220
15 Iredell County 172,916
16 Davidson County 164,926
17 Alamance County 159,688
18 Catawba County 156,459
19 Randolph County 143,416
20 Orange County 141,796
21 Rowan County 139,933
22 Robeson County 133,235
23 Harnett County 130,881
24 Brunswick County 126,953
25 Wayne County 124,150
26 Henderson County 114,209
27 Craven County 103,445
28 Cleveland County 97,144
29 Moore County 95,776
30 Nash County 94,005
31 Rockingham County 91,393
32 Burke County 88,851
33 Wilson County 81,661
34 Caldwell County 81,449
35 Lincoln County 81,168
36 Chatham County 72,243
37 Surry County 72,113
38 Carteret County 68,890
39 Wilkes County 68,740
40 Rutherford County 66,421
41 Franklin County 64,705
42 Sampson County 63,124
43 Stanly County 60,791
44 Haywood County 60,682
45 Lee County 59,616
46 Pender County 59,090
47 Granville County 59,031
48 Duplin County 58,969
49 Lenoir County 57,307
50 Columbus County 56,505
51 Watauga County 53,922
52 Edgecombe County 53,318
53 Hoke County 53,262
54 Halifax County 51,766
55 Beaufort County 47,526
56 Stokes County 46,097
57 McDowell County 45,075
58 Richmond County 44,939
59 Vance County 44,244
60 Jackson County 42,241
61 Davie County 42,013
62 Pasquotank County 39,864
63 Person County 39,284
64 Yadkin County 37,532
65 Alexander County 37,428
66 Dare County 35,964
67 Scotland County 35,244
68 Macon County 34,376
69 Bladen County 33,741
70 Transylvania County 33,482
71 Cherokee County 27,905
72 Montgomery County 27,418
73 Ashe County 26,924
74 Currituck County 25,809
75 Anson County 25,448
76 Hertford County 24,136
77 Martin County 23,172
78 Caswell County 22,910
79 Madison County 21,340
80 Greene County 21,168
81 Polk County 20,334
82 Northampton County 20,000
83 Warren County 19,907
84 Bertie County 19,854
85 Yancey County 17,678
86 Avery County 17,516
87 Mitchell County 15,126
88 Chowan County 14,383
89 Swain County 14,346
90 Perquimans County 13,335
91 Pamlico County 12,821
92 Washington County 12,195
93 Gates County 11,478
94 Clay County 10,915
95 Alleghany County 10,848
96 Camden County 10,418
97 Jones County 9,845
98 Graham County 8,558
99 Hyde County 5,517
100 Tyrrell County 4,141

United States Census Bureau / American FactFinder. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016". 2016 Population Estimates Program. Web. March 2017. http://factfinder2.census.gov.

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