North Carolina Counties Map

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Name 2022 Population Growth Since 2010 Land Area (mi²) Density (mi²)
Wake County1,173,22029.37%835.331,404.51
Mecklenburg County1,160,17025.66%523.412,216.57
Guilford County550,87512.51%645.76853.07
Forsyth County391,53211.43%408.17959.23
Cumberland County341,7464.45%652.47523.77
Durham County335,01523.46%286.011,171.34
Buncombe County266,98711.83%656.68406.57
Union County251,94624.66%631.64398.88
New Hanover County241,12418.61%191.761,257.41
Cabarrus County231,02129.38%361.75638.62
Gaston County230,22611.70%356.01646.68
Johnston County229,28035.13%791.10289.82
Onslow County201,0077.55%762.78263.52
Iredell County192,22820.31%574.21334.77
Pitt County184,2439.11%651.69282.72
Alamance County178,49417.87%423.96421.02
Davidson County171,3625.23%552.68310.06
Catawba County162,1434.79%398.72406.66
Brunswick County160,64048.65%849.16189.17
Orange County149,96411.93%397.99376.81
Rowan County144,9684.80%511.26283.55
Randolph County144,9212.07%781.70185.39
Harnett County140,89621.72%594.98236.81
Robeson County126,848-5.68%949.01133.66
Wayne County122,813-0.06%553.00222.09
Henderson County120,16812.42%373.08322.09
Moore County107,10520.89%697.86153.48
Craven County101,542-2.52%708.96143.23
Cleveland County99,2311.34%464.31213.72
Nash County94,910-0.91%540.40175.63
Rockingham County92,189-1.57%565.55163.01
Lincoln County92,16817.96%297.96309.33
Burke County90,7250.16%507.12178.90
Wilson County83,0282.13%368.14225.53
Caldwell County82,634-0.47%471.57175.23
Chatham County78,49922.95%682.26115.06
Franklin County75,86524.71%491.67154.30
Surry County71,255-3.42%532.17133.90
Carteret County69,5784.31%506.24137.44
Wilkes County67,959-1.88%754.2790.10
Rutherford County67,7910.08%564.04120.19
Pender County66,18926.28%869.6476.11
Stanly County64,6846.78%395.08163.72
Sampson County64,0890.88%944.7267.84
Haywood County63,5987.92%553.70114.86
Lee County63,4929.70%254.96249.03
Granville County61,8357.22%530.89116.47
Duplin County57,991-1.15%816.1871.05
Hoke County56,85119.70%390.75145.49
Watauga County56,60611.05%312.55181.11
Lenoir County55,826-6.16%400.58139.36
Columbus County54,575-5.89%936.6458.27
Edgecombe County49,936-11.80%505.2598.83
Halifax County48,138-11.62%724.0966.48
Beaufort County46,808-2.12%827.4456.57
McDowell County46,6293.39%440.61105.83
Stokes County45,831-3.20%448.86102.11
Jackson County44,95211.36%490.7791.60
Richmond County44,652-4.25%473.8694.23
Vance County44,235-2.33%253.53174.48
Davie County43,6955.92%263.90165.57
Pasquotank County40,547-0.19%226.89178.71
Person County39,6520.61%392.03101.15
Yadkin County38,225-0.54%334.83114.16
Dare County38,21512.46%383.2699.71
Alexander County37,9952.05%259.97146.15
Macon County37,61010.75%515.5672.95
Scotland County35,039-2.84%318.85109.89
Transylvania County35,0215.85%378.5392.52
Bladen County31,435-10.65%874.3735.95
Currituck County30,00426.74%261.86114.58
Cherokee County29,3416.95%455.4364.42
Ashe County27,5151.05%426.1564.57
Montgomery County27,461-0.97%491.7955.84
Anson County24,374-9.23%531.4545.86
Hertford County23,074-6.82%353.0665.35
Caswell County22,514-5.20%424.9052.99
Madison County22,0256.01%449.5149.00
Martin County21,780-11.12%461.2247.22
Greene County20,958-1.41%265.9378.81
Polk County20,8922.04%237.7887.86
Warren County19,467-7.24%428.4645.44
Northampton County18,838-14.52%536.5935.11
Yancey County18,6574.79%312.6059.68
Bertie County18,470-13.06%699.2726.41
Avery County17,644-0.87%247.0871.41
Mitchell County14,868-4.15%221.4467.14
Swain County14,3372.36%528.0027.15
Perquimans County13,7091.70%247.2055.46
Chowan County13,577-7.88%172.4778.72
Pamlico County13,005-0.79%336.5838.64
Gates County11,559-4.98%340.4433.95
Clay County11,5528.90%214.7653.79
Camden County11,44014.30%240.5647.56
Alleghany County11,134-0.03%235.0647.37
Washington County11,013-16.05%348.1331.63
Jones County8,837-12.88%470.7118.77
Graham County8,381-5.48%292.0728.70
Hyde County4,670-19.64%612.637.62
Tyrrell County3,719-15.76%389.049.56

Counties in North Carolina

  1. North Carolina State Data Center
  2. US Census State Population Estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  3. US Census County Population Estimates - Most recent county estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  4. American Community Survey (2009 - 2013)
  5. Census QuickFacts
  6. Historical Populations of States and Counties (1790 - 1990)

Sources