County Population Growth 1990 - 2000

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..go to state Pop. Pop. Growth Natural Net Migr.
County 1990 2000 Amount % Births Deaths Growth Amount %
ALAMANCE 108,213 130,794 22,581 20.9 15,667 11,711 3,956 18,625 17.2
ALEXANDER 27,544 33,609 6,065 22.0 3,895 2,467 1,428 4,637 16.8
ALLEGHANY 9,590 10,680 1,090 11.4 977 1,259 -282 1,372 14.3
ANSON 23,474 25,275 1,801 7.7 3,525 2,734 791 1,010 4.3
ASHE 22,209 24,384 2,175 9.8 2,415 2,693 -278 2,453 11.0
AVERY 14,867 17,167 2,300 15.5 1,834 1,671 163 2,137 14.4
BEAUFORT 42,283 44,958 2,675 6.3 5,885 5,170 715 1,960 4.6
BERTIE 20,388 19,757 -631 -3.1 2,793 2,533 260 -891 -4.4
BLADEN 28,663 32,279 3,616 12.6 4,313 3,545 768 2,848 9.9
BRUNSWICK 50,985 73,141 22,156 43.5 7,450 5,835 1,615 20,541 40.3
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County 1990 2000 Amount % Births Deaths Growth Amount %
BUNCOMBE 174,357 206,299 31,942 18.3 23,502 20,220 3,282 28,660 16.4
BURKE 75,740 89,145 13,405 17.7 10,674 7,436 3,238 10,167 13.4
CABARRUS 98,935 131,030 32,095 32.4 15,787 9,679 6,108 25,987 26.3
CALDWELL 70,709 77,710 7,001 9.9 9,993 6,639 3,354 3,647 5.2
CAMDEN 5,904 6,885 981 16.6 715 618 97 884 15.0
CARTERET 52,407 59,383 6,976 13.3 6,439 5,652 787 6,189 11.8
CASWELL 20,662 23,501 2,839 13.7 2,550 2,263 287 2,552 12.4
CATAWBA 118,412 141,677 23,265 19.6 17,955 11,256 6,699 16,566 14.0
CHATHAM 38,979 49,334 10,355 26.6 5,848 4,136 1,712 8,643 22.2
CHEROKEE 20,170 24,298 4,128 20.5 2,487 2,543 -56 4,184 20.7
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County 1990 2000 Amount % Births Deaths Growth Amount %
CHOWAN 13,506 14,150 644 4.8 1,894 1,734 160 484 3.6
CLAY 7,155 8,775 1,620 22.6 675 898 -223 1,843 25.8
CLEVELAND 84,958 96,284 11,326 13.3 13,006 9,189 3,817 7,509 8.8
COLUMBUS 49,587 54,749 5,162 10.4 7,628 5,746 1,882 3,280 6.6
CRAVEN 81,812 91,523 9,711 11.9 15,650 7,184 8,466 1,245 1.5
CUMBERLAND 274,713 302,962 28,249 10.3 56,482 17,509 38,973 -10,724 -3.9
CURRITUCK 13,736 18,190 4,454 32.4 1,868 1,501 367 4,087 29.8
DARE 22,746 29,967 7,221 31.7 3,062 1,948 1,114 6,107 26.8
DAVIDSON 126,688 147,269 20,581 16.2 17,997 11,595 6,402 14,179 11.2
DAVIE 27,859 34,835 6,976 25.0 3,718 2,851 867 6,109 21.9
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County 1990 2000 Amount % Births Deaths Growth Amount %
DUPLIN 39,995 49,063 9,068 22.7 6,867 4,921 1,946 7,122 17.8
DURHAM 181,844 223,306 41,462 22.8 31,570 16,228 15,342 26,120 14.4
EDGECOMBE 56,692 55,606 -1,086 -1.9 8,872 6,227 2,645 -3,731 -6.6
FORSYTH 265,855 306,044 40,189 15.1 41,237 25,547 15,690 24,499 9.2
FRANKLIN 36,414 47,260 10,846 29.8 5,554 3,921 1,633 9,213 25.3
GASTON 174,769 190,310 15,541 8.9 26,223 17,495 8,728 6,813 3.9
GATES 9,305 10,516 1,211 13.0 1,130 1,101 29 1,182 12.7
GRAHAM 7,196 7,993 797 11.1 938 889 49 748 10.4
GRANVILLE 38,341 48,498 10,157 26.5 5,602 4,088 1,514 8,643 22.5
GREENE 15,384 18,974 3,590 23.3 2,198 1,500 698 2,892 18.8
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County 1990 2000 Amount % Births Deaths Growth Amount %
GUILFORD 347,431 421,048 73,617 21.2 53,102 32,519 20,583 53,034 15.3
HALIFAX 55,516 57,370 1,854 3.3 8,325 6,600 1,725 129 0.2
HARNETT 67,833 91,062 23,229 34.2 13,066 6,671 6,395 16,834 24.8
HAYWOOD 46,948 54,034 7,086 15.1 5,426 5,754 -328 7,414 15.8
HENDERSON 69,747 89,204 19,457 27.9 8,814 9,634 -820 20,277 29.1
HERTFORD 22,317 22,977 660 3.0 3,093 2,687 406 254 1.1
HOKE 22,856 33,646 10,790 47.2 5,129 2,024 3,105 7,685 33.6
HYDE 5,411 5,826 415 7.7 617 684 -67 482 8.9
IREDELL 93,205 122,664 29,459 31.6 14,949 9,647 5,302 24,157 25.9
JACKSON 26,835 33,120 6,285 23.4 3,200 2,659 541 5,744 21.4
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County 1990 2000 Amount % Births Deaths Growth Amount %
JOHNSTON 81,306 121,900 40,594 49.9 15,639 8,718 6,921 33,673 41.4
JONES 9,361 10,398 1,037 11.1 1,159 1,059 100 937 10.0
LEE 41,370 49,172 7,802 18.9 7,291 4,336 2,955 4,847 11.7
LENOIR 57,274 59,619 2,345 4.1 8,629 6,651 1,978 367 0.6
LINCOLN 50,319 63,780 13,461 26.8 7,642 4,660 2,982 10,479 20.8
MCDOWELL 35,681 42,151 6,470 18.1 4,801 3,794 1,007 5,463 15.3
MACON 23,504 29,806 6,302 26.8 2,698 3,264 -566 6,868 29.2
MADISON 16,953 19,635 2,682 15.8 2,076 2,016 60 2,622 15.5
MARTIN 25,078 25,546 468 1.9 3,491 2,874 617 -149 -0.6
MECKLENBURG 511,211 695,427 184,216 36.0 94,695 40,789 53,906 130,310 25.5
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County 1990 2000 Amount % Births Deaths Growth Amount %
MITCHELL 14,433 15,687 1,254 8.7 1,638 1,827 -189 1,443 10.0
MONTGOMERY 23,359 26,836 3,477 14.9 3,788 2,354 1,434 2,043 8.7
MOORE 59,000 74,770 15,770 26.7 8,337 7,408 929 14,841 25.2
NASH 76,677 87,385 10,708 14.0 12,110 7,954 4,156 6,552 8.5
NEW HANOVER 120,284 160,327 40,043 33.3 18,421 11,950 6,471 33,572 27.9
NORTHAMPTON 21,004 22,086 1,082 5.2 2,742 2,661 81 1,001 4.8
ONSLOW 149,838 150,355 517 0.3 32,461 6,681 25,780 -25,263 -16.9
ORANGE 93,662 115,537 21,875 23.4 11,435 6,099 5,336 16,539 17.7
PAMLICO 11,368 12,934 1,566 13.8 1,186 1,369 -183 1,749 15.4
PASQUOTANK 31,298 34,897 3,599 11.5 4,524 3,414 1,110 2,489 8.0
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County 1990 2000 Amount % Births Deaths Growth Amount %
PENDER 28,855 41,082 12,227 42.4 4,407 3,264 1,143 11,084 38.4
PERQUIMANS 10,447 11,368 921 8.8 1,193 1,326 -133 1,054 10.1
PERSON 30,180 35,623 5,443 18.0 4,331 3,239 1,092 4,351 14.4
PITT 108,480 133,719 25,239 23.3 17,711 9,556 8,155 17,084 15.7
POLK 14,458 18,324 3,866 26.7 1,646 2,317 -671 4,537 31.4
RANDOLPH 106,546 130,470 23,924 22.5 16,242 9,602 6,640 17,284 16.2
RICHMOND 44,511 46,551 2,040 4.6 6,811 5,109 1,702 338 0.8
ROBESON 105,170 123,241 18,071 17.2 19,823 10,668 9,155 8,916 8.5
ROCKINGHAM 86,064 91,928 5,864 6.8 11,530 9,431 2,099 3,765 4.4
ROWAN 110,605 130,348 19,743 17.9 15,567 12,619 2,948 16,795 15.2
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County 1990 2000 Amount % Births Deaths Growth Amount %
RUTHERFORD 56,956 62,901 5,945 10.4 8,066 6,672 1,394 4,551 8.0
SAMPSON 47,297 60,160 12,863 27.2 7,656 5,695 1,961 10,902 23.1
SCOTLAND 33,763 35,998 2,235 6.6 5,627 3,377 2,250 -15 0.0
STANLY 51,765 58,100 6,335 12.2 7,157 5,620 1,537 4,798 9.3
STOKES 37,224 44,707 7,483 20.1 4,982 3,511 1,471 6,012 16.2
SURRY 61,704 71,227 9,523 15.4 8,722 6,892 1,830 7,693 12.5
SWAIN 11,268 12,973 1,705 15.1 1,704 1,424 280 1,425 12.6
TRANSYLVANIA 25,520 29,334 3,814 14.9 2,868 2,919 -51 3,865 15.1
TYRRELL 3,856 4,149 293 7.6 432 454 -22 315 8.2
UNION 84,210 123,738 39,528 46.9 16,629 7,113 9,516 30,012 35.6
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County 1990 2000 Amount % Births Deaths Growth Amount %
VANCE 38,892 42,954 4,062 10.4 6,643 4,553 2,090 1,972 5.1
WAKE 426,311 627,865 201,554 47.3 80,033 28,588 51,445 150,109 35.2
WARREN 17,265 19,972 2,707 15.7 2,095 2,153 -58 2,765 16.0
WASHINGTON 13,997 13,723 -274 -2.0 1,945 1,516 429 -703 -5.0
WATAUGA 36,952 42,693 5,741 15.5 3,523 2,558 965 4,776 12.9
WAYNE 104,666 113,329 8,663 8.3 16,510 9,618 6,892 1,771 1.7
WILKES 59,393 65,624 6,231 10.5 7,938 5,782 2,156 4,075 6.9
WILSON 66,061 73,811 7,750 11.7 10,263 7,422 2,841 4,909 7.4
YADKIN 30,488 36,348 5,860 19.2 4,396 3,244 1,152 4,708 15.4
YANCEY 15,419 17,774 2,355 15.3 1,846 1,647 199 2,156 14.0

Pop. Pop. Growth Natural Net Migr.
NORTH 1990 2000 Amount % Births Deaths Growth Amount %
CAROLINA 6,632,448 8,046,813 1,414,365 21.3 1,055,655 638,777 416,878 997,487 15.0

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Last Update: June 20, 2007