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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 1,054,314
2 Wake County 1,046,558
3 Guilford County 523,582
4 Forsyth County 371,573
5 Cumberland County 332,106
6 Durham County 306,457
7 Buncombe County 254,474
8 Union County 226,694
9 New Hanover County 224,231
10 Gaston County 216,585
11 Cabarrus County 201,448
12 Onslow County 193,912
13 Johnston County 191,172
14 Pitt County 177,372
15 Iredell County 172,525
16 Davidson County 164,664
17 Alamance County 160,576
18 Catawba County 156,729
19 Randolph County 142,958
20 Orange County 142,938
21 Rowan County 139,605
22 Robeson County 133,442
23 Harnett County 130,361
24 Brunswick County 126,860
25 Wayne County 124,002
26 Henderson County 113,625
27 Craven County 103,082
28 Cleveland County 97,159
29 Moore County 95,629
30 Nash County 94,003
31 Rockingham County 91,270
32 Burke County 89,712
33 Caldwell County 81,779
34 Lincoln County 81,441
35 Wilson County 81,336
36 Surry County 72,099
37 Chatham County 69,791
38 Carteret County 68,920
39 Wilkes County 68,460
40 Rutherford County 66,532
41 Franklin County 64,902
42 Sampson County 63,561
43 Stanly County 61,114
44 Haywood County 60,433
45 Lee County 60,125
46 Duplin County 59,062
47 Pender County 59,020
48 Granville County 58,874
49 Lenoir County 57,227
50 Columbus County 56,293
51 Watauga County 54,117
52 Edgecombe County 53,332
53 Hoke County 53,239
54 Halifax County 51,737
55 Beaufort County 47,243
56 Stokes County 45,905
57 Richmond County 45,189
58 McDowell County 45,109
59 Vance County 44,482
60 Jackson County 42,256
61 Davie County 41,991
62 Pasquotank County 39,479
63 Person County 39,305
64 Yadkin County 37,665
65 Alexander County 37,119
66 Dare County 35,741
67 Scotland County 35,262
68 Macon County 34,410
69 Bladen County 33,778
70 Transylvania County 33,513
71 Cherokee County 27,668
72 Montgomery County 27,338
73 Ashe County 26,786
74 Currituck County 25,796
75 Anson County 25,306
76 Hertford County 24,153
77 Martin County 23,054
78 Caswell County 22,746
79 Madison County 21,405
80 Greene County 21,008
81 Polk County 20,458
82 Northampton County 20,186
83 Warren County 20,033
84 Bertie County 19,644
85 Yancey County 17,667
86 Avery County 17,501
87 Mitchell County 15,040
88 Swain County 14,254
89 Chowan County 14,205
90 Perquimans County 13,459
91 Pamlico County 12,742
92 Washington County 12,156
93 Gates County 11,563
94 Alleghany County 10,973
95 Clay County 10,813
96 Camden County 10,447
97 Jones County 9,695
98 Graham County 8,557
99 Hyde County 5,393
100 Tyrrell County 4,119

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/.

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/.

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