Census 2000 County/State Densities/Areas

April 2000 Census County/State Densities/Areas

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County Population Land Area Density
    (Sq Mi)  
Alamance 130,800 429.989 304.19
Alexander 33,603 260.185 129.15
Alleghany 10,677 234.650 45.50
Anson 25,275 531.567 47.55
Ashe 24,384 426.129 57.22
Avery 17,167 247.004 69.50
Beaufort 44,958 827.967 54.30
Bertie 19,773 699.193 28.28
Bladen 32,278 874.936 36.89
Brunswick 73,143 854.794 85.57
Buncombe 206,330 655.990 314.53
Burke 89,148 506.725 175.93
Cabarrus 131,063 364.390 359.68
Caldwell 77,415 471.599 164.15
Camden 6,885 240.677 28.61
Carteret 59,383 519.841 114.23
Caswell 23,501 424.666 55.34
Catawba 141,685 399.968 354.24
Chatham 49,329 682.853 72.24
Cherokee 24,298 455.188 53.38
Chowan 14,526 172.637 84.14
Clay 8,775 214.702 40.87
Cleveland 96,287 464.629 207.23
Columbus 54,749 936.804 58.44
Craven 91,436 708.427 129.07
Cumberland 302,963 652.716 464.16
Currituck 18,190 261.696 69.51
Dare 29,967 383.577 78.13
Davidson 147,246 552.149 266.68
Davie 34,835 265.185 131.36
Duplin 49,063 817.728 60.00
Durham 223,314 290.317 769.21
Edgecombe 55,606 505.026 110.11
Forsyth 306,067 409.595 747.24
Franklin 47,260 492.023 96.05
Gaston 190,365 356.215 534.41
Gates 10,516 340.607 30.87
Graham 7,993 292.067 27.37
Granville 48,498 531.117 91.31
Greene 18,974 265.399 71.49
Guilford 421,048 649.423 648.34
Halifax 57,370 725.357 79.09
Harnett 91,025 595.013 152.98
Haywood 54,033 553.664 97.59
Henderson 89,173 374.002 238.43
Hertford 22,601 353.258 63.98
Hoke 33,646 391.215 86.00
Hyde 5,826 612.795 9.51
Iredell 122,660 575.568 213.11
Jackson 33,121 490.714 67.50
Johnston 121,965 791.855 154.02
Jones 10,381 471.878 22.00
Lee 49,040 257.261 190.62
Lenoir 59,648 399.852 149.18
Lincoln 63,780 298.791 213.46
McDowell 42,151 441.680 95.43
Macon 29,811 516.471 57.72
Madison 19,635 449.420 43.69
Martin 25,593 461.175 55.50
Mecklenburg 695,454 526.275 1,321.47
Mitchell 15,687 221.427 70.85
Montgomery 26,822 491.599 54.56
Moore 74,769 697.735 107.16
Nash 87,420 540.269 161.81
New Hanover 160,307 198.934 805.83
Northampton 22,086 536.479 41.17
Onslow 150,355 766.818 196.08
Orange 118,227 399.838 295.69
Pamlico 12,934 336.942 38.39
Pasquotank 34,897 226.876 153.82
Pender 41,082 870.673 47.18
Perquimans 11,368 247.168 45.99
Person 35,623 392.311 90.80
Pitt 133,798 651.577 205.34
Polk 18,324 237.854 77.04
Randolph 130,454 787.361 165.69
Richmond 46,564 473.979 98.24
Robeson 123,339 948.839 129.99
Rockingham 91,928 566.435 162.29
Rowan 130,340 511.314 254.91
Rutherford 62,899 564.117 111.50
Sampson 60,161 945.447 63.63
Scotland 35,998 319.144 112.80
Stanly 58,100 395.058 147.07
Stokes 44,711 451.838 98.95
Surry 71,219 536.519 132.74
Swain 12,968 528.101 24.56
Transylvania 29,334 378.390 77.52
Tyrrell 4,149 389.912 10.64
Union 123,677 637.367 194.04
Vance 42,954 253.516 169.43
Wake 627,846 831.924 754.69
Warren 19,972 428.702 46.59
Washington 13,723 348.464 39.38
Watauga 42,695 312.509 136.62
Wayne 113,329 552.569 205.09
Wilkes 65,632 757.186 86.68
Wilson 73,814 371.089 198.91
Yadkin 36,348 335.554 108.32
Yancey 17,774 312.454 56.89

STATE OF Population Land Area Density
NORTH   (Sq Mi)  
CAROLINA 8,049,313 48,710.882 165.25

APRIL 2000 POPULATION DENSITY (Persons/Square Mile)

 

Census 2000 County and State Densities

 
Analysis/Comments
County Growth: 1990 to 2000

The State of North Carolina grew by over 1.4 million people between the 1990 and the 2000 federal censuses. Only three counties, Bertie, Edgecombe, and Washington, lost population. Three other counties, Hertford, Martin, and Scotland, had net out-migration during this period, but each had a sufficient excess of births over deaths to produce some small population growth in spite of this outflow. The fastest growing county was Johnston (50.0 % growth), followed by Wake (47.3 %), Hoke (47.2 %), Union (46.9 %), Brunswick (43.5%), and Pender (42.4 %). The two military dominated counties, Cumberland and Onslow, each had high numbers of births, low numbers of deaths, high net out-migration, and low overall growth. For these two counties, one can assume that the majority of the births become out-migrants due to the rotation of militaty familities to other locations.

Last Update: March 23, 2001