2015 Certified County Population Estimates - Fastest Growing
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County July 2015 Estimate April 2010 Estimate Base Amount Percent Total Births, A2010 - J2015 Total Deaths, A2010 - J2015 Natural Growth, A2010 - J2015 Amount Percent
Brunswick 123,535 107,431 16,104 15.0 5,494 6,297 -803 16,907 15.7
Chatham 71,815 63,491 8,324 13.1 3,290 3,381 -91 8,415 13.3
Mecklenburg 1,035,605 919,666 115,939 12.6 73,658 29,685 43,973 71,966 7.8
Wake 1,007,631 901,021 106,610 11.8 65,802 25,160 40,642 65,968 7.3
Pender 57,941 52,201 5,740 11.0 3,175 2,620 555 5,185 9.9
Harnett 127,127 114,678 12,449 10.9 9,595 4,715 4,880 7,569 6.6
Hoke 51,776 46,952 4,824 10.3 4,963 1,576 3,387 1,437 3.1
Durham 297,219 269,974 27,245 10.1 22,556 10,069 12,487 14,758 5.5
Cabarrus 195,714 178,182 17,532 9.8 12,213 7,593 4,620 12,912 7.2
Onslow 194,636 177,772 16,864 9.5 22,781 5,211 17,570 -706 -0.4
Union 219,992 201,307 18,685 9.3 12,467 6,582 5,885 12,800 6.4
Johnston 184,519 168,878 15,641 9.3 11,772 6,590 5,182 10,459 6.2
Currituck 25,627 23,547 2,080 8.8 1,269 1,103 166 1,914 8.1
New Hanover 220,231 202,683 17,548 8.7 11,834 9,337 2,497 15,051 7.4
Moore 94,492 88,247 6,245 7.1 5,186 5,729 -543 6,788 7.7
Swain 14,953 13,981 972 7.0 1,045 984 61 911 6.5
Buncombe 254,836 238,308 16,528 6.9 13,632 13,037 595 15,933 6.7
Iredell 170,230 159,440 10,790 6.8 9,336 7,584 1,752 9,038 5.7
Dare 36,001 33,920 2,081 6.1 1,903 1,539 364 1,717 5.1
Franklin 64,206 60,592 3,614 6.0 3,541 2,732 809 2,805 4.6
Guilford 517,124 488,406 28,718 5.9 32,017 21,473 10,544 18,174 3.7
STATE 10,056,683 9,535,692 520,991 5.5 632,230 442,546 189,684 331,307 3.5
Henderson 112,511 106,742 5,769 5.4 5,613 7,170 -1,557 7,326 6.9
Watauga 53,737 51,079 2,658 5.2 1,856 1,818 38 2,620 5.1
Carteret 69,826 66,469 3,357 5.1 3,248 4,113 -865 4,222 6.4
Orange 140,144 133,702 6,442 4.8 6,517 4,153 2,364 4,078 3.1
Forsyth 366,543 350,670 15,873 4.5 23,965 16,445 7,520 8,353 2.4
Pitt 175,532 168,148 7,384 4.4 11,239 6,523 4,716 2,668 1.6
Madison 21,663 20,774 889 4.3 1,006 1,249 -243 1,132 5.4
Clay 11,036 10,587 449 4.2 429 722 -293 742 7.0
Alamance 157,522 151,241 6,281 4.2 9,265 8,046 1,219 5,062 3.3
Lincoln 81,397 78,265 3,132 4.0 4,093 3,847 246 2,886 3.7
Jackson 41,597 40,271 1,326 3.3 2,058 1,865 193 1,133 2.8
Gaston 212,636 206,083 6,553 3.2 13,274 11,450 1,824 4,729 2.3
Cumberland 328,860 319,431 9,429 3.0 30,079 12,761 17,318 -7,889 -2.5
Haywood 60,631 59,036 1,595 2.7 2,920 3,803 -883 2,478 4.2
Jones 10,423 10,153 270 2.7 527 666 -139 409 4.0
Macon 34,771 33,922 849 2.5 1,750 2,293 -543 1,392 4.1
Camden 10,224 9,980 244 2.4 475 395 80 164 1.6
Duplin 59,868 58,505 1,363 2.3 4,028 2,883 1,145 218 0.4
Alexander 37,952 37,193 759 2.0 1,872 1,916 -44 803 2.2
Transylvania 33,745 33,090 655 2.0 1,421 2,162 -741 1,396 4.2
Wayne 124,984 122,623 2,361 1.9 8,973 6,347 2,626 -265 -0.2
Lee 58,908 57,866 1,042 1.8 4,228 2,878 1,350 -308 -0.5
Granville 58,547 57,532 1,015 1.8 2,950 2,788 162 853 1.5
Polk 20,828 20,510 318 1.6 730 1,586 -856 1,174 5.7
Perquimans 13,648 13,453 195 1.4 682 828 -146 341 2.5
Davidson 165,193 162,878 2,315 1.4 9,065 8,538 527 1,788 1.1
Davie 41,743 41,222 521 1.3 1,997 2,107 -110 631 1.5
Rowan 140,122 138,442 1,680 1.2 8,135 7,640 495 1,185 0.9
Cherokee 27,770 27,444 326 1.2 1,150 1,842 -692 1,018 3.7
Stanly 61,234 60,585 649 1.1 3,465 3,462 3 646 1.1
Catawba 155,828 154,356 1,472 1.0 9,327 8,228 1,099 373 0.2
Sampson 63,993 63,431 562 0.9 4,464 3,407 1,057 -495 -0.8
Randolph 142,943 141,752 1,191 0.8 8,436 7,303 1,133 58 0.0
McDowell 45,370 44,996 374 0.8 2,422 2,575 -153 527 1.2
Yancey 17,959 17,818 141 0.8 900 1,146 -246 387 2.2
Wilson 81,689 81,234 455 0.6 5,060 4,477 583 -128 -0.2
Wilkes 69,663 69,340 323 0.5 3,567 3,978 -411 734 1.1
Alleghany 11,190 11,155 35 0.3 492 725 -233 268 2.4
Person 39,574 39,464 110 0.3 2,175 2,270 -95 205 0.5
Pamlico 13,174 13,144 30 0.2 476 822 -346 376 2.9
Ashe 27,332 27,281 51 0.2 1,262 1,743 -481 532 2.0
Craven 103,691 103,505 186 0.2 8,280 5,510 2,770 -2,584 -2.5
Avery 17,816 17,795 21 0.1 754 1,031 -277 298 1.7
Beaufort 47,829 47,773 56 0.1 2,590 3,064 -474 530 1.1
Montgomery 27,826 27,798 28 0.1 1,702 1,450 252 -224 -0.8
Cleveland 97,871 98,083 -212 -0.2 5,677 5,818 -141 -71 -0.1
Rutherford 67,617 67,809 -192 -0.3 3,587 4,429 -842 650 1.0
Caswell 23,606 23,719 -113 -0.5 1,092 1,379 -287 174 0.7
Bladen 35,011 35,190 -179 -0.5 1,891 2,116 -225 46 0.1
Caldwell 82,577 83,029 -452 -0.5 4,223 4,723 -500 48 0.1
Robeson 133,375 134,168 -793 -0.6 9,936 6,754 3,182 -3,975 -3.0
Surry 73,195 73,673 -478 -0.6 4,029 4,541 -512 34 0.0
Vance 45,097 45,419 -322 -0.7 3,015 2,560 455 -777 -1.7
Scotland 35,821 36,157 -336 -0.9 2,400 2,171 229 -565 -1.6
Hertford 24,426 24,658 -232 -0.9 1,250 1,480 -230 -2 -0.0
Greene 21,158 21,362 -204 -1.0 1,162 1,008 154 -358 -1.7
Graham 8,761 8,861 -100 -1.1 477 566 -89 -11 -0.1
Stokes 46,763 47,401 -638 -1.3 2,115 2,695 -580 -58 -0.1
Nash 94,370 95,839 -1,469 -1.5 5,749 5,323 426 -1,895 -2.0
Columbus 57,206 58,098 -892 -1.5 3,338 3,663 -325 -567 -1.0
Mitchell 15,335 15,581 -246 -1.6 743 1,117 -374 128 0.8
Rockingham 92,084 93,640 -1,556 -1.7 4,914 5,812 -898 -658 -0.7
Chowan 14,541 14,793 -252 -1.7 805 1,004 -199 -53 -0.4
Yadkin 37,705 38,406 -701 -1.8 2,052 2,174 -122 -579 -1.5
Lenoir 58,338 59,495 -1,157 -1.9 3,496 3,825 -329 -828 -1.4
Burke 89,114 90,914 -1,800 -2.0 4,548 5,174 -626 -1,174 -1.3
Pasquotank 39,731 40,661 -930 -2.3 2,628 2,032 596 -1,526 -3.8
Warren 20,473 20,975 -502 -2.4 975 1,243 -268 -234 -1.1
Richmond 45,353 46,639 -1,286 -2.8 2,888 2,889 -1 -1,285 -2.8
Anson 26,155 26,948 -793 -2.9 1,350 1,511 -161 -632 -2.3
Hyde 5,631 5,810 -179 -3.1 266 323 -57 -122 -2.1
Martin 23,746 24,505 -759 -3.1 1,275 1,702 -427 -332 -1.4
Bertie 20,533 21,293 -760 -3.6 965 1,386 -421 -339 -1.6
Gates 11,739 12,186 -447 -3.7 564 675 -111 -336 -2.8
Edgecombe 54,367 56,551 -2,184 -3.9 3,439 3,357 82 -2,266 -4.0
Halifax 52,423 54,691 -2,268 -4.1 3,073 3,494 -421 -1,847 -3.4
Tyrrell 4,217 4,407 -190 -4.3 221 246 -25 -165 -3.7
Northampton 21,073 22,098 -1,025 -4.6 973 1,493 -520 -505 -2.3
Washington 12,589 13,218 -629 -4.8 678 843 -165 -464 -3.5

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Last updated 19SEP2016