List of North Carolina Counties by Population
County
Population
Yancey
17,774
Yadkin 36,348
Wilson 73,814
Wilkes 65,632
Wayne 113,329
Watauga 42,695
Washington 13,723
Warren 19,972
Wake 627,846
Vance 42,954
Union 123,677
Tyrell 4,149
Transylvania 29,334
Swain 12,968
Surry 71,219
Stokes 44,711
Stanly 58,100
Scotland 35,998
Sampson 60,161
Rutherford 62,899
Rowan 130,340
Rockingham 91,928
Robeson 123,339
Richmond 46,564
Randolph 130,454
Polk 18,324
Pitt 133,798
Person 35,623
Perquimans 11,368
Pender 41,082
Pasquotank 34,897
Pamlico 12,934
Orange 118,227
Onslow 150,355
Northampton 22,086
New Hanover 160,307
Nash 87,420
Moore 74,769
Montgomery 26,822
Mitchell 15,687
Mecklenburg 695,454
Martin 25,593
Madison 19,635
Macon 29,811
McDowell 42,151
Lincoln 63,780
Lenoir 59,648
Lee 49,040
Jones 10,381
Johnston 121,965
Jackson 33,121
Iredell 122,660
Hyde 5,826
Hoke 33,646
Hertford 22,601
Henderson 89,173
Haywood 54,033
Harnett 91,025
Halifax 57,370
Guilford 421,048
Greene 18,974
Granville 48,498
Graham 7,993
Gates 10,516
Gaston 190,365
Franklin 47,260
Forsyth 306,067
Edgecombe 55,606
Durham 223,314
Duplin 49,063
Davie 34,835
Davidson 147,246
Dare 29,967
Currituck 18,190
Cumberland 302,963
Craven 91,436
Columbus 54,749
Cleveland 96,287
Clay 8,775
Chowan 14,526
Cherokee 24,298
Chatham 49,329
Catawba 141,685
Caswell 23,501
Carteret 59,383
Camden 6,885
Caldwell 77,415
Cabarrus 131,063
Burke 89,148
Buncombe 206,330
Brunswick 73,143
Bladen 32,278
Bertie 19,773
Beaufort 44,958
Avery 17,167
Ashe 24,384
Anson 25,275
Alleghany 10,667
Alexander 33,603
Alamance 130,800
People QuickFacts North Carolina USA
Population, 2006 estimate 8,856,505 299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 10.1% 6.4%
Population, 2000 8,049,313 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.9% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 24.3% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 12.2% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.0% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 (a) 74.0% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 21.7% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 (a) 1.3% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 (a) 1.9% 4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2006 (a) 0.1% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.1% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 (b) 6.7% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 67.9% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 53.0% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 5.3% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 8.0% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 78.1% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 22.5% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 1,540,365 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 24.0 25.5
Housing units, 2006 4,028,959 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 69.4% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 16.1% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $108,300 $119,600
Households, 2000 3,132,013 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.49 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $40,863 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $20,307 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 13.8% 12.7%
Business QuickFacts North Carolina USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 216,9941 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 3,409,9681 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 0.7%1 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 583,495 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 642,597 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 8.1% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.9% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.1% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.0% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.4% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 27.1% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 156,821,943 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 104,331,152 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 88,821,486 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $10,686 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 11,237,386 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 99,979 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 55,233,4201 2,143,781,7272
Geography QuickFacts North Carolina USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 48,710.88 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 165.2 79.6
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