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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 1,076,837
2 Wake County 1,072,203
3 Guilford County 526,953
4 Forsyth County 376,320
5 Cumberland County 332,546
6 Durham County 311,640
7 Buncombe County 257,607
8 Union County 231,366
9 New Hanover County 227,198
10 Gaston County 220,182
11 Cabarrus County 206,872
12 Johnston County 196,708
13 Onslow County 193,893
14 Pitt County 179,042
15 Iredell County 175,711
16 Davidson County 165,466
17 Alamance County 162,391
18 Catawba County 157,974
19 Orange County 144,946
20 Randolph County 143,282
21 Rowan County 140,644
22 Harnett County 132,754
23 Robeson County 132,606
24 Brunswick County 130,897
25 Wayne County 124,172
26 Henderson County 115,708
27 Craven County 102,578
28 Cleveland County 97,334
29 Moore County 97,264
30 Nash County 93,991
31 Rockingham County 90,949
32 Burke County 89,293
33 Lincoln County 82,403
34 Caldwell County 81,981
35 Wilson County 81,671
36 Surry County 72,224
37 Chatham County 71,472
38 Carteret County 68,881
39 Wilkes County 68,576
40 Rutherford County 66,551
41 Franklin County 66,168
42 Sampson County 63,430
43 Stanly County 61,482
44 Haywood County 61,084
45 Pender County 60,958
46 Lee County 60,430
47 Granville County 59,557
48 Duplin County 59,039
49 Lenoir County 56,883
50 Columbus County 55,936
51 Watauga County 55,121
52 Hoke County 54,116
53 Edgecombe County 52,747
54 Halifax County 51,310
55 Beaufort County 47,088
56 Stokes County 45,717
57 McDowell County 45,159
58 Richmond County 44,798
59 Vance County 44,211
60 Jackson County 42,973
61 Davie County 42,456
62 Pasquotank County 39,743
63 Person County 39,370
64 Yadkin County 37,774
65 Alexander County 37,286
66 Dare County 36,099
67 Scotland County 35,093
68 Macon County 34,732
69 Transylvania County 33,956
70 Bladen County 33,478
71 Cherokee County 28,087
72 Montgomery County 27,435
73 Ashe County 26,957
74 Currituck County 26,331
75 Anson County 24,991
76 Hertford County 23,906
77 Martin County 22,789
78 Caswell County 22,646
79 Madison County 21,746
80 Greene County 21,015
81 Polk County 20,558
82 Warren County 19,883
83 Northampton County 19,862
84 Bertie County 19,224
85 Yancey County 17,744
86 Avery County 17,536
87 Mitchell County 15,072
88 Swain County 14,294
89 Chowan County 14,105
90 Perquimans County 13,474
91 Pamlico County 12,689
92 Washington County 12,012
93 Gates County 11,544
94 Clay County 11,074
95 Alleghany County 11,031
96 Camden County 10,581
97 Jones County 9,597
98 Graham County 8,541
99 Hyde County 5,363
100 Tyrrell County 4,052

United States Census Bureau / American FactFinder. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017". 2017 Population Estimates Program. Web. March 2018. http://factfinder2.census.gov.

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