Population of Counties in North Carolina (2018)

Name 2018 Population Growth Rate
Mecklenburg County1,057,23714.52%
Wake County1,049,14315.69%
Guilford County521,9966.63%
Forsyth County371,6145.75%
Cumberland County333,5381.93%
Durham County307,09013.18%
Buncombe County255,3346.95%
Union County226,54012.08%
New Hanover County223,2349.81%
Gaston County216,9035.23%
Cabarrus County201,57312.90%
Onslow County192,1992.84%
Johnston County191,09412.62%
Pitt County177,6275.20%
Iredell County172,5297.98%
Davidson County164,5041.01%
Alamance County159,3255.17%
Catawba County156,6471.21%
Randolph County143,2090.87%
Orange County142,7236.55%
Rowan County139,5290.85%
Robeson County133,514-0.74%
Harnett County130,89913.08%
Brunswick County126,35316.92%
Wayne County124,4761.31%
Henderson County113,7586.43%
Craven County102,857-1.26%
Cleveland County97,102-0.83%
Moore County95,3927.68%
Nash County94,008-1.85%
Rockingham County91,359-2.45%
Burke County88,802-1.96%
Caldwell County81,787-1.47%
Wilson County81,4330.16%
Lincoln County81,0753.83%
Surry County72,049-2.34%
Chatham County69,8249.36%
Carteret County68,8553.23%
Wilkes County68,634-0.91%
Rutherford County66,305-2.11%
Franklin County64,6596.30%
Sampson County63,363-0.27%
Stanly County60,8800.50%
Haywood County60,3882.46%
Lee County59,7463.20%
Duplin County59,5591.55%
Pender County58,89712.36%
Granville County58,8242.02%
Lenoir County57,432-3.47%
Columbus County56,335-2.82%
Watauga County54,0996.13%
Edgecombe County53,293-5.88%
Hoke County53,10811.82%
Halifax County51,871-4.79%
Beaufort County47,361-0.92%
Stokes County45,891-3.08%
Richmond County45,054-3.37%
McDowell County44,989-0.24%
Vance County44,426-1.93%
Jackson County42,2684.70%
Davie County41,9731.74%
Pasquotank County39,615-2.50%
Person County39,283-0.31%
Yadkin County37,726-1.85%
Alexander County37,2700.08%
Dare County35,7605.23%
Scotland County35,250-2.24%
Macon County34,3091.06%
Bladen County33,796-3.97%
Transylvania County33,4711.17%
Cherokee County27,8831.66%
Montgomery County27,438-1.06%
Ashe County26,754-1.75%
Currituck County25,6648.41%
Anson County25,119-6.45%
Hertford County24,096-2.68%
Martin County23,081-5.78%
Caswell County22,742-4.32%
Madison County21,4343.13%
Greene County21,144-0.60%
Polk County20,421-0.29%
Northampton County20,166-8.48%
Warren County19,889-5.19%
Bertie County19,449-8.48%
Yancey County17,622-1.03%
Avery County17,500-1.47%
Mitchell County15,068-2.84%
Chowan County14,240-3.37%
Swain County14,1871.28%
Perquimans County13,427-0.40%
Pamlico County12,799-2.38%
Washington County12,132-7.67%
Gates County11,593-4.72%
Alleghany County10,945-1.76%
Clay County10,8191.99%
Camden County10,4234.14%
Jones County9,625-5.09%
Graham County8,548-3.63%
Hyde County5,476-5.80%
Tyrrell County4,039-8.52%