North Carolina in the 1900s - Census Data

County

1910

1920

1930

1940

1950

1960

1970

1980

1990

2000
Alamance

28,712

32,718

42,140

57,427

71,220

85,674

96,362

99,319

108,213

130,800
Alexander

11,592

12,212

12,922

13,454

14,554

15,625

19,466

24,999

27,544

33,603
Alleghany

7,745

7,403

7,186

8,341

8,155

7,734

8,134

9,587

9,590

10,677
Anson

25,465

28,334

29,349

28,443

26,781

24,962

23,488

25,649

23,474

25,275
Ashe

19,074

21,001

21,019

22,664

21,878

19,768

19,571

22,325

22,209

24,284
Avery 

-

10,335

11,803

13,561

13,352

12,009

12,655

14,409

14,867

17,167
Beaufort

30,877

31,024

35,026

36,431

37,134

36,014

35,980

40,355

42,283

44,958
Bertie

23,039

23,993

25,844

26,201

26,439

24,350

20,528

21,024

20,388

19,657
Bladen

18,006

19,761

22,389

27,156

29,703

28,881

26,477

30,491

28,663

32,278
Brunswick

14,432

14,876

15,818

17,125

19,238

20,278

24,223

35,777

50,985

73,141
Buncombe

49,798

64,148

97,937

108,755

124,403

130,074

145,056

160,934

174,821

206,330
Burke

21,408

23,297

29,410

38,615

45,518

52,701

60,364

72,504

75,744

89,145
Cabarrus

26,240

33,730

44,331

59,393

63,783

68,137

74,629

85,895

98,935

131,063
Caldwell

20,579

19,984

28,016

35,795

43,352

49,552

56,699

67,746

70,709

77,386
Camden

5,640

5,382

5,461

5,440

5,223

5,598

5,454

5,829

5,904

6,885
Carteret

13,776

15,384

16,900

18,284

23,059

30,940

31,603

41,092

52,556

59,383
Caswell

14,858

15,759

18,214

20,032

20,870

19,912

19,055

20,705

20,693

23,501
Catawba

27,918

33,839

43,991

51,653

61,794

73,191

90,873

105,208

118,412

141,686
Chatham

22,635

23,814

24,177

24,726

25,392

26,785

29,554

33,415

38,759

49,329
Cherokee

14,136

15,242

16,151

18,813

18,294

16,335

16,330

18,933

20,170

24,298
Chowan

11,303

10,649

11,282

11,572

12,540

11,729

10,764

12,558

13,506

14,150
Clay

3,909

4,646

5,434

6,405

6,006

5,526

5,180

6,619

7,155

8,775
Cleveland

29,494

34,272

51,914

58,055

64,357

66,048

72,556

83,435

84,714

96,287
Columbus

28,080

30,124

37,720

45,663

50,621

48,973

46,937

51,037

49,587

54,749
Craven

25,594

29,048

30,665

31,298

48,823

58,773

62,554

71,043

81,613

91,523
Cumberland

35,284

35,064

45,219

59,320

96,006

148,418

212,042

247,160

274,566

302,953
Currituck

7,693

7,268

6,710

6,709

6,201

6,601

6,976

11,089

13,736

18,190
Dare

4,841

5,115

5,202

6,041

5,405

5,935

6,995

13,377

22,746

29,967
Davidson

29,404

35,201

47,865

53,377

62,244

79,493

95,627

113,162

126,677

147,246
Davie

13,394

13,578

14,386

14,909

15,420

16,728

18,855

24,599

27,859

34,835
Duplin

25,442

30,223

35,103

39,739

41,074

40,270

38,015

40,952

39,995

49,063
Durham

35,276

42,219

67,196

80,244

101,639

111,995

132,681

152,785

191,835

223,314
Edgecombe

32,010

37,995

47,894

49,162

51,634

54,226

52,341

55,988

56,558

55,606
Forsyth

47,311

77,269

111,681

126,475

146,135

189,428

214,348

243,683

265,878

306,057
Franklin

24,692

26,667

29,456

30,382

31,341

28,755

26,820

30,055

36,414

47,260
Gaston

37,063

51,242

78,093

87,531

110,836

127,074

148,415

162,568

175,093

190,304
Gates

10,455

10,537

10,551

10,060

9,555

9,254

8,524

8,875

9,305

10,516
Graham

4,749

4,872

5,841

6,418

6,886

6,432

6,562

7,217

7,196

7,993
Granville

25,102

26,846

28,723

29,344

31,793

33,110

32,762

34,043

38,345

48,498
Greene

13,083

16,212

18,656

18,548

18,024

16,741

14,967

16,117

15,384

18,974
Guilford

60,497

79,272

133,010

153,916

191,057

246,520

288,590

317,154

347,420

421,048
Halifax

37,646

43,766

53,246

56,512

58,377

58,956

53,884

55,286

55,516

57,370
Harnett

22,174

28,313

37,911

44,239

47,605

48,236

49,667

59,570

67,822

91,025
Haywood

21,020

23,496

28,273

34,804

37,631

39,711

41,710

46,495

46,942

54,033
Henderson

16,262

18,248

23,404

26,049

30,921

36,163

42,804

58,580

69,285

89,173
Hertford

15,436

16,294

17,542

19,352

21,453

22,718

23,529

23,368

22,523

22,997
Hoke

-

11,722

14,244

14,937

15,756

16,356

16,436

20,383

22,856

33,646
Hyde

8,840

8,386

8,550

7,860

6,479

5,765

5,571

5,873

5,411

5,826
Iredell

34,315

37,956

46,693

50,424

56,303

62,526

72,197

82,538

92,931

122,660
Jackson

12,998

13,396

17,519

19,366

19,261

17,780

21,593

25,811

26,846

35,121
Johnston

41,401

48,998

57,621

63,798

65,906

62,936

61,737

70,599

81,306

121,900
Jones

8,721

9,912

10,428

10,926

11,004

11,005

9,779

9,705

9,414

10,381
Lee

11,376

13,400

16,996

18,743

23,522

26,561

30,467

36,718

41,374

49,208
Lenoir

22,769

29,555

35,716

41,211

45,953

55,276

55,204

59,819

57,274

59,636
Lincoln

17,132

17,862

22,872

24,187

27,459

28,814

32,682

42,372

50,319

63,780
Macon

12,191

12,887

13,672

15,880

16,174

14,935

15,788

20,178

23,499

29,808
Madison

20,132

20,083

20,306

22,522

20,522

17,217

16,003

16,827

16,953

19,635
Martin

17,797

20,828

23,400

26,111

27,938

27,139

24,730

25,948

25,078

22,546
McDowell

13,538

16,763

20,336

22,996

25,720

26,742

30,648

35,135

35,681

42,151
Mecklenburg

67,031

80,695

127,971

151,826

197,052

272,111

354,656

404,270

511,433

695,370
Mitchell

17,245

11,278

13,962

15,980

15,143

13,906

13,447

14,428

14,433

15,687
Montgomery

14,967

14,607

16,218

16,280

17,260

18,408

19,267

22,469

23,346

26,822
Moore

17,010

21,388

28,215

30,969

33,129

36,733

39,048

50,505

59,013

74,762
Nash

33,727

41,061

52,782

55,608

59,919

61,002

59,122

67,153

76,677

87,385
New Hanover

32,037

40,620

40,010

47,935

63,272

71,742

82,996

103,471

120,284

160,267
Northampton

22,323

23,184

27,161

28,299

28,432

26,811

24,009

22,584

20,798

22,085
Onslow

14,125

14,703

15,289

17,939

42,047

82,706

103,126

112,784

149,838

150,355
Orange

15,064

17,895

21,171

23,072

34,435

42,970

57,707

77,055

93,851

115,331
Pamlico

9,966

9,060

9,299

9,706

9,993

9,850

9,467

10,398

11,372

12,934
Pasquotank

16,693

17,670

19,143

20,568

24,347

25,630

26,824

28,462

31,298

34,897
Pender

15,471

14,788

15,686

17,710

18,423

18,508

18,149

22,215

28,855

41,082
Perquimans

11,054

11,137

10,668

9,773

9,602

9,178

8,351

9,486

10,447

11,368
Person

17,356

18,973

22,039

25,029

24,361

26,394

25,914

29,164

30,180

35,623
Pitt

36,340

45,569

54,466

61,244

63,789

69,942

73,900

90,146

107,924

133,719
Polk

7,640

8,832

10,216

11,874

11,627

11,395

11,735

12,984

14,416

16,324
Randolph

29,491

30,856

36,259

44,554

50,804

61,497

76,358

91,728

106,546

130,471
Richmond

19,693

25,567

34,016

36,810

38,597

39,202

39,889

45,481

44,518

46,564
Robeson

51,945

54,674

66,512

76,860

87,769

89,102

84,842

101,610

105,179

123,245
Rockingham

36,442

44,149

51,083

57,898

64,816

69,629

72,402

83,426

86,064

91,928
Rowan

37,521

44,062

56,665

69,206

75,410

82,817

90,035

99,186

110,605

130,340
Rutherford

28,385

31,426

40,452

45,577

46,356

45,091

47,337

53,787

56,918

62,901
Sampson

29,982

36,002

40,082

47,400

49,780

48,013

44,954

49,687

47,297

60,161
Scotland 

15,363

15,600

20,174

23,232

26,336

25,183

26,929

32,273

33,754

35,998
Stanly

19,909

27,429

30,216

32,834

37,130

40,873

42,822

48,517

51,765

58,100
Stokes

20,151

20,575

22,290

22,656

21,520

22,314

23,782

33,086

37,223

44,711
Surry

29,705

32,464

39,749

41,783

45,593

48,205

51,415

59,449

61,704

71,219
Swain

10,403

13,224

11,568

12,177

9,921

8,387

7,861

10,283

11,268

12,968
Transylvania

7,191

9,303

9,589

12,241

15,194

16,372

19,713

23,417

25,520

29,334
Tyrrell

5,219

4,849

5,164

5,556

5,048

4,520

3,806

3,975

3,856

4,149
Union

33,277

36,029

40,979

39,097

42,034

44,670

54,714

70,380

84,211

123,722
Vance

19,425

22,799

27,294

29,961

32,101

32,002

32,691

36,748

38,892

42,954
Wake

63,229

75,155

94,757

109,544

136,450

169,082

228,453

301,327

423,380

627,866
Warren

20,266

21,593

23,364

23,145

23,539

19,652

15,810

16,232

17,265

19,972
Washington

11,062

11,429

11,603

12,323

13,180

13,488

14,038

14,801

13,997

13,723
Watauga

13,556

13,477

15,165

18,114

18,342

17,529

23,404

31,666

36,952

42,693
Wayne

35,698

43,640

53,013

58,328

64,267

82,059

85,408

97,054

104,666

113,329
Wilkes

30,282

32,644

36,162

43,003

45,243

45,269

49,524

58,657

59,393

65,632
Wilson

28,269

36,813

44,914

50,219

54,506

57,716

57,486

63,132

66,061

73,811
Yadkin

15,428

16,391

18,010

20,657

22,133

22,804

24,599

28,439

30,488

36,348
Yancey

12,072

15,093

14,486

17,202

16,306

14,008

12,629

14,934

15,419

17,774
Total

2,206,287

2,559,123

3,170,276

3,571,623

4,061,929

4,556,155

5,082,059

5,881,766

6,628,637

8,049,313
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