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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 1,074,475
2 Wake County 1,069,079
3 Guilford County 527,868
4 Forsyth County 375,195
5 Cumberland County 332,861
6 Durham County 311,848
7 Buncombe County 256,886
8 Union County 231,053
9 New Hanover County 227,938
10 Gaston County 219,271
11 Cabarrus County 206,615
12 Johnston County 196,870
13 Onslow County 195,069
14 Pitt County 178,433
15 Iredell County 175,538
16 Davidson County 165,381
17 Alamance County 163,324
18 Catawba County 157,613
19 Orange County 144,836
20 Randolph County 143,118
21 Rowan County 140,296
22 Robeson County 132,596
23 Harnett County 132,283
24 Brunswick County 131,815
25 Wayne County 123,603
26 Henderson County 114,913
27 Craven County 102,491
28 Moore County 97,294
29 Cleveland County 97,282
30 Nash County 94,030
31 Rockingham County 91,077
32 Burke County 89,968
33 Lincoln County 82,919
34 Caldwell County 81,884
35 Wilson County 81,435
36 Surry County 71,971
37 Chatham County 71,338
38 Carteret County 69,070
39 Wilkes County 68,469
40 Rutherford County 66,599
41 Franklin County 66,362
42 Sampson County 63,385
43 Stanly County 61,588
44 Haywood County 61,053
45 Lee County 60,481
46 Pender County 60,399
47 Granville County 59,328
48 Duplin County 58,967
49 Lenoir County 56,756
50 Columbus County 56,068
51 Watauga County 54,925
52 Hoke County 53,957
53 Edgecombe County 52,648
54 Halifax County 51,190
55 Beaufort County 47,168
56 Stokes County 45,781
57 McDowell County 45,227
58 Richmond County 44,997
59 Vance County 44,479
60 Jackson County 42,938
61 Davie County 42,257
62 Pasquotank County 39,514
63 Person County 39,345
64 Yadkin County 37,602
65 Alexander County 37,213
66 Dare County 36,222
67 Scotland County 35,076
68 Macon County 34,813
69 Transylvania County 33,775
70 Bladen County 33,407
71 Cherokee County 27,969
72 Montgomery County 27,252
73 Ashe County 26,863
74 Currituck County 26,363
75 Anson County 24,902
76 Hertford County 24,012
77 Martin County 22,849
78 Caswell County 22,684
79 Madison County 21,499
80 Greene County 21,033
81 Polk County 20,557
82 Northampton County 19,946
83 Warren County 19,898
84 Bertie County 19,380
85 Yancey County 17,760
86 Avery County 17,506
87 Mitchell County 15,004
88 Swain County 14,260
89 Chowan County 14,097
90 Perquimans County 13,430
91 Pamlico County 12,701
92 Washington County 11,922
93 Gates County 11,548
94 Alleghany County 11,008
95 Clay County 10,946
96 Camden County 10,551
97 Jones County 9,594
98 Graham County 8,509
99 Hyde County 5,213
100 Tyrrell County 4,095

United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2020. http://www.census.gov/.

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 10 December 2020. http://www.census.gov/.

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