North Carolina in the 1800s - Census Data

County

1810

1820

1830

1840

1850

1860

1870

1880

1890

1900
Alamance

-

-

-

-

11,444

11,852

11,874

14,613

18,271

25,665
Alexander

-

-

-

-

5,220

6,022

6,868

8,355

9,430

10,960
Alleghany

-

-

-

-

-

3,590

3,691

5,486

6,523

7,759
Anson

8,831

12,534

14,095

15,077

13,489

13,664

12,428

17,994

20,027

21,870
Ashe

3,694

4,335

6,987

7,467

8,777

7,956

9,573

14,437

15,628

19,581
Beaufort

7,203

9,850

10,969

12,225

13,816

14,766

13,011

17,474

21,072

26,404
Bertie

11,218

10,805

12,262

12,175

12,851

14,310

12,950

16,399

19,176

20,538
Bladen

5,671

7,276

7,811

8,022

9,767

11,995

12,831

16,158

16,763

17,677
Brunswick

4,778

5,480

6,516

5,265

7,272

8,406

7,754

9,389

10,900

12,657
Buncombe

9,277

10,542

16,281

10,084

13,425

12,654

15,412

21,909

35,266

44,288
Burke

11,007

13,411

17,888

15,799

7,772

9,237

9,777

12,809

14,939

17,699
Cabarrus

6,158

7,248

8,810

9,259

9,747

10,546

11,954

14,964

14,939

17,699
Caldwell

-

-

-

-

6,317

7,497

8,476

10,291

12,298

15,694
Camden

5,347

6,347

6,733

5,663

6,049

5,343

5,361

6,274

5,667

5,474
Carteret

4,823

5,609

6,597

6,591

6,939

8,186

9,010

9,784

10,825

11,811
Caswell

11,757

13,253

15,185

14,693

15,269

16,215

16,081

17,825

16,028

15,028
Catawba

-

-

-

-

8,862

10,729

10,984

14,946

18,689

22,133
Chatham

12,977

12,661

15,405

16,242

18,449

19,101

19,723

23,453

25,413

23,912
Cherokee

-

-

-

3,427

6,838

9,166

8,080

8,182

9,976

11,860
Chowan

5,297

6,464

6,697

6,690

6,721

6,842

6,450

7,900

9,167

10,258
Clay

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,461

3,316

4,197

4,532
Cleveland

-

-

-

-

10,396

12,348

12,696

16,571

20,394

25,078
Columbus

3,022

3,912

4,141

3,941

5,909

8,597

8,474

14,439

17,856

21,274
Craven

12,676

13,394

13,734

13,438

14,709

16,268

20,516

19,729

20,533

24,160
Cumberland

9,382

14,446

14,834

15,284

20,610

16,369

17,035

23,836

27,321

29,249
Currituck

6,985

8,098

7,655

6,703

7,236

7,415

5,131

6,476

6,747

6,529
Dare

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,778

3,243

3,768

4,757
Davidson

-

-

13,389

14,606

15,320

16,601

17,414

20,333

21,702

23,403
Davie

-

-

-

7,574

7,866

8,494

9,620

11,096

11,621

12,115
Duplin

7,863

9,744

11,291

11,182

13,514

15,784

15,542

18,773

18,690

22,405
Durham

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

18,041

26,233
Edgecombe

12,423

13,276

14,935

15,708

17,189

17,376

22,970

26,181

24,113

26,591
Forsyth

-

-

-

-

11,168

12,692

13,050

18,070

28,434

35,261
Franklin

10,166

9,741

10,665

10,980

11,713

14,107

14,134

20,829

21,090

25,116
Gaston

-

-

-

-

8,073

9,307

12,602

14,254

17,764

27,903
Gates

5,965

6,837

7,866

8,161

8,426

8,443

7,724

8,897

10,252

10,413
Graham

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,335

3,313

4,343
Granville

15,576

18,222

19,355

18,817

21,249

23,396

24,831

31,286

24,484

23,263
Greene

4,867

4,533

6,413

6,595

6,619

7,925

8,687

10,037

10,039

12,038
Guilford

11,420

14,511

18,737

19,175

19,754

20,056

21,736

23,585

28,052

39,074
Halifax

13,620

17,237

17,739

16,865

16,589

19,442

20,408

30,300

28,908

30,793
Harnett

-

-

-

-

-

8,039

8,895

10,862

13,700

15,988
Haywood

2,780

4,073

4,578

4,975

7,074

5,801

7,921

10,271

13,346

16,222
Henderson

-

-

-

5,129

6,853

10,448

7,706

10,281

12,589

14,104
Hertford

6,052

7,712

8,537

7,484

8,142

9,504

9,273

11,843

13,851

14,294
Hyde

6,029

4,967

6,184

6,458

7,636

7,732

6,445

7,765

8,903

9,278
Iredell

10,972

13,071

14,918

15,685

14,719

15,347

16,931

22,675

25,462

29,064
Jackson

-

-

-

-

-

5,515

6,683

7,343

9,512

11,853
Johnston

6,867

9,607

10,938

10,599

13,726

15,656

16,897

23,461

27,239

32,250
Jones

4,968

5,216

5,608

4,945

5,038

5,730

5,002

7,491

7,403

8,226
Lenoir

5,572

6,799

7,723

7,605

7,828

10,220

10,434

15,344

14,879

18,639
Lincoln

16,359

18,147

22,455

25,160

7,746

8,195

9,573

11,061

12,586

15,498
Macon

-

-

5,333

4,869

6,389

6,004

6,615

8,064

10,102

12,104
Madison

-

-

-

-

-

5,908

8,192

12,810

17,805

20,644
Martin

5,987

6,320

8,539

7,637

8,307

10,195

9,647

13,140

15,221

15,383
McDowell

-

-

-

-

6,246

7,120

7,592

9,836

10,939

12,567
Mecklenburg

14,272

16,895

20,073

18,273

13,914

17,374

24,299

34,175

42,673

55,268
Mitchell

-

-

-

-

-

-

4,705

9,435

12,807

15,221
Montgomery

8,430

8,693

10,919

10,780

6,872

7,649

7,487

9,374

11,239

14,197
Moore

6,367

7,128

7,745

7,988

9,342

11,427

12,040

16,821

20,479

23,622
Nash

7,268

8,185

8,490

9,047

10,657

11,687

11,077

17,731

20,707

25,478
New Hanover

11,465

10,866

10,959

13,312

17,668

21,715

27,978

21,376

24,026

25,785
Northampton

13,082

13,242

13,391

13,369

13,335

13,372

14,749

20,032

21,242

21,150
Onslow

6,669

7,016

7,814

7,527

8,283

8,856

7,569

9,829

10,303

11,940
Orange

20,135

23,492

23,908

24,356

17,055

16,947

17,507

23,698

14,948

14,690
Pamlico

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6,323

7,146

8,045
Pasquotank

7,674

8,008

8,641

8,514

8,950

8,940

8,131

10,369

10,748

13,660
Pender

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

12,468

12,514

13,381
Perquimans

6,052

6,857

7,419

9,790

7,332

7,238

7,945

9,466

9,293

10,091
Person

6,642

9,029

10,027

7,346

10,781

11,221

11,170

13,719

15,151

16,685
Pitt

9,169

10,001

12,093

11,806

13,397

16,080

17,276

21,794

25,519

30,889
Polk

-

-

-

-

-

4,043

4,319

5,062

5,902

7,004
Randolph

10,112

11,331

12,406

12,875

15,832

16,793

17,551

20,836

25,195

28,232
Richmond

6,695

7,537

9,396

8,909

9,818

11,009

12,882

18,245

23,948

15,855
Robeson

7,528

8,204

9,433

10,370

12,826

15,489

16,262

23,880

31,483

40,371
Rockingham

10,316

11,474

12,935

13,442

14,495

16,746

15,708

21,744

25,363

33,163
Rowan

21,543

36,009

20,786

12,109

13,870

14,589

16,810

19,965

24,123

31,066
Rutherford

13,202

15,351

17,557

19,202

13,550

11,573

13,121

15,198

18,770

25,101
Sampson

6,620

8,908

11,634

12,157

14,585

16,624

16,436

22,894

25,096

26,380
Scotland 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

12,553
Stanly

-

-

-

-

6,922

7,801

8,315

10,505

12,136

15,220
Stokes

11,645

14,033

16,196

16,265

9,206

10,402

11,208

15,353

17,199

19,866
Surry

10,366

12,320

14,504

15,079

18,443

10,380

11,252

15,302

19,281

25,515
Swain

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3,784

6,577

8,401
Transylvania

-

-

-

-

-

-

3,536

5,340

5,881

6,620
Tyrrell

3,364

4,319

4,732

4,657

5,133

4,944

4,173

4,545

4,225

4,980
Union

-

-

-

-

10,051

11,202

12,217

18,056

21,259

27,156
Vance

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

17,581

16,684
Wake

17,076

20,102

20,398

21,118

24,888

28,627

35,617

47,939

49,207

54,626
Warren

11,004

11,158

11,877

12,919

13,912

15,726

17,768

22,619

19,360

19,151
Washington

3,464

3,986

4,552

4,525

5,664

6,357

6,516

8,928

10,200

10,608
Watauga

-

-

-

-

3,400

4,957

5,287

8,160

10,611

13,417
Wayne

8,687

9,040

10,331

10,891

13,486

14,905

18,144

24,951

26,100

31,356
Wilkes

9,054

9,967

11,968

12,577

12,099

14,749

15,539

19,181

22,675

26,872
Wilson

-

-

-

-

-

9,720

12,258

16,064

18,644

23,596
Yadkin

-

-

-

-

-

10,714

10,697

12,420

13,790

14,083
Yancey

-

-

-

5,962

8,205

8,655

5,909

7,694

9,490

11,464
Total

556,526

638,829

737,987

753,419

869,039

992,622

1,071,361

1,399,750

1,617,949

1,893,810
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