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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 Wake County 1,111,761
2 Mecklenburg County 1,110,356
3 Guilford County 537,174
4 Forsyth County 382,295
5 Cumberland County 335,509
6 Durham County 321,488
7 Buncombe County 261,191
8 Union County 239,859
9 New Hanover County 234,473
10 Gaston County 224,529
11 Cabarrus County 216,453
12 Johnston County 209,339
13 Onslow County 197,938
14 Iredell County 181,806
15 Pitt County 180,742
16 Alamance County 169,509
17 Davidson County 167,609
18 Catawba County 159,551
19 Orange County 148,476
20 Randolph County 143,667
21 Brunswick County 142,820
22 Rowan County 142,088
23 Harnett County 135,976
24 Robeson County 130,625
25 Wayne County 123,131
26 Henderson County 117,417
27 Craven County 102,139
28 Moore County 100,880
29 Cleveland County 97,947
30 Nash County 94,298
31 Rockingham County 91,010
32 Burke County 90,485
33 Lincoln County 86,111
34 Caldwell County 82,178
35 Wilson County 81,801
36 Chatham County 74,470
37 Surry County 71,783
38 Franklin County 69,685
39 Carteret County 69,473
40 Wilkes County 68,412
41 Rutherford County 67,029
42 Sampson County 63,531
43 Pender County 63,060
44 Stanly County 62,806
45 Haywood County 62,317
46 Lee County 61,779
47 Granville County 60,443
48 Duplin County 58,741
49 Watauga County 56,177
50 Lenoir County 55,949
51 Columbus County 55,508
52 Hoke County 55,234
53 Edgecombe County 51,472
54 Halifax County 50,010
55 Beaufort County 46,994
56 McDowell County 45,756
57 Stokes County 45,591
58 Richmond County 44,829
59 Vance County 44,535
60 Jackson County 43,938
61 Davie County 42,846
62 Pasquotank County 39,824
63 Person County 39,490
64 Yadkin County 37,667
65 Alexander County 37,497
66 Dare County 37,009
67 Macon County 35,858
68 Scotland County 34,823
69 Transylvania County 34,385
70 Bladen County 32,722
71 Cherokee County 28,612
72 Currituck County 27,763
73 Ashe County 27,203
74 Montgomery County 27,173
75 Anson County 24,446
76 Hertford County 23,677
77 Caswell County 22,604
78 Martin County 22,440
79 Madison County 21,755
80 Greene County 21,069
81 Polk County 20,724
82 Warren County 19,731
83 Northampton County 19,483
84 Bertie County 18,947
85 Yancey County 18,069
86 Avery County 17,557
87 Mitchell County 14,964
88 Swain County 14,271
89 Chowan County 13,943
90 Perquimans County 13,463
91 Pamlico County 12,726
92 Washington County 11,580
93 Gates County 11,562
94 Clay County 11,231
95 Alleghany County 11,137
96 Camden County 10,867
97 Jones County 9,419
98 Graham County 8,441
99 Hyde County 4,937
100 Tyrrell County 4,016

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 19 December 2019. http://www.census.gov/.

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/.

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