Municipal Population Estimates
Standard 2021 Population Estimates
The standard population estimates reflect the estimated resident population of municipalities as of July 1, 2021 living within July 1, 2021 municipal boundaries. These data also include revised July 1, 2020 population estimates. You may access the full dataset here: 2021 Standard Population Estimates — Opendatasoft (nc.gov).
The following tables provide additional information about the population estimates.
Municipal Intercensal Estimates 2010-2019
These are the revised 2010 through 2019 population estimates that have been adjusted to the 2020 Census counts. These can be used to trace population change over time. Municipal Intercensal Estimates 2010 - 2019 — Opendatasoft (nc.gov)
Multi-County Municipal Estimates
July 2021 Land Area Distribution (Sq. Miles) of Municipalities Located in More than One County
July 2021 Population Distribution of Municipalities Located in More Than One County
Municipal Change, April 1, 2020 - July 1, 2021
Aspects of Municipal Population Change, April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021
Municipal Population Change, April 1 2020 to July 1, 2021
County Municipal and Non-Municipal Characteristics
Estimated Municipal and Non-Municipal Land Area of North Carolina and North Carolina Counties as of July 1, 2021
Estimates of the Municipal and Non-Municipal Population of North Carolina and North Carolina Counties for July 1, 2021
Certified 2021 Population Estimates (published 09/27/2022)
The certified municipal population estimates are available here. These are estimates of the July 1, 2021 resident population within July 1, 2022 municipal boundaries. The certified population for unincorporated areas of counties are also included.