Population of Counties in North Carolina (2018)

Name 2018 Population Growth Since 2010
Mecklenburg County1,076,83716.64%
Wake County1,072,20318.23%
Guilford County526,9537.64%
Forsyth County376,3207.09%
Cumberland County332,5461.63%
Durham County311,64014.86%
Buncombe County257,6077.91%
Union County231,36614.47%
New Hanover County227,19811.76%
Gaston County220,1826.82%
Cabarrus County206,87215.87%
Johnston County196,70815.93%
Onslow County193,8933.75%
Pitt County179,0426.04%
Iredell County175,7119.97%
Davidson County165,4661.60%
Alamance County162,3917.20%
Catawba County157,9742.07%
Orange County144,9468.21%
Randolph County143,2820.92%
Rowan County140,6441.66%
Harnett County132,75414.68%
Robeson County132,606-1.41%
Brunswick County130,89721.12%
Wayne County124,1721.06%
Henderson County115,7088.26%
Craven County102,578-1.53%
Cleveland County97,334-0.60%
Moore County97,2649.79%
Nash County93,991-1.87%
Rockingham County90,949-2.89%
Burke County89,293-1.42%
Lincoln County82,4035.53%
Caldwell County81,981-1.24%
Wilson County81,6710.46%
Surry County72,224-2.10%
Chatham County71,47211.94%
Carteret County68,8813.27%
Wilkes County68,576-0.99%
Rutherford County66,551-1.75%
Franklin County66,1688.78%
Sampson County63,430-0.16%
Stanly County61,4821.49%
Haywood County61,0843.64%
Pender County60,95816.29%
Lee County60,4304.38%
Granville County59,5573.29%
Duplin County59,0390.66%
Lenoir County56,883-4.40%
Columbus County55,936-3.51%
Watauga County55,1218.14%
Hoke County54,11613.94%
Edgecombe County52,747-6.85%
Halifax County51,310-5.82%
Beaufort County47,088-1.49%
Stokes County45,717-3.45%
McDowell County45,1590.14%
Richmond County44,798-3.92%
Vance County44,211-2.41%
Jackson County42,9736.45%
Davie County42,4562.91%
Pasquotank County39,743-2.18%
Person County39,370-0.09%
Yadkin County37,774-1.72%
Alexander County37,2860.12%
Dare County36,0996.22%
Scotland County35,093-2.68%
Macon County34,7322.31%
Transylvania County33,9562.64%
Bladen County33,478-4.88%
Cherokee County28,0872.40%
Montgomery County27,435-1.07%
Ashe County26,957-1.01%
Currituck County26,33111.22%
Anson County24,991-6.93%
Hertford County23,906-3.45%
Martin County22,789-6.98%
Caswell County22,646-4.72%
Madison County21,7464.63%
Greene County21,015-1.20%
Polk County20,5580.38%
Warren County19,883-5.22%
Northampton County19,862-9.86%
Bertie County19,224-9.53%
Yancey County17,744-0.34%
Avery County17,536-1.27%
Mitchell County15,072-2.82%
Swain County14,2942.04%
Chowan County14,105-4.29%
Perquimans County13,474-0.05%
Pamlico County12,689-3.22%
Washington County12,012-8.58%
Gates County11,544-5.12%
Clay County11,0744.39%
Alleghany County11,031-0.99%
Camden County10,5815.71%
Jones County9,597-5.36%
Graham County8,541-3.71%
Hyde County5,363-7.74%
Tyrrell County4,052-8.22%