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North Carolina County Map and Population List in Excel

GENERAL INFO

The US state North Carolina (NC) is the 9th largest state by population and 28th biggest state by area. North Carolina has 100 counties ranking it the 8th state with the most counties in USA. See below some basic information about the state:

Country:United States
State:North Carolina
Abbreviation:NC
Capital:Raleigh
Largest City:Charlotte
Population:10,488,084
Population rank in US:9th
Total Area [mi²]:53,819
Total Area [km²]:139,390
Area rank in US:28th
Number of Counties:100

NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY POPULATION DENSITY MAP

If you want to show data distributon per geographical area, density maps (or heat maps) are a great way to achieve this. For example, here is a North Carolina Population Density Map per County:

North Carolina County Population Density Map

We have prepared this easily with North Carolina County Heat Map Generator for population info. But it can also be used for many different data types such as employment rate, average temperature, racial distribution and so on.

We have prepared this easily with North Carolina County Heat Map Generator for population info. But it can also be used for many different data types such as employment rate, average temperature, racial distribution and so on.

NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES LIST

Below are 100 North Carolina counties ranked by population information. The data is from the US Census Bureau. Note that, these are ZCTA (Zip Code Tabulation Area) codes which means they have geographical area and population. PO Boxes and military codes are excluded.You can copy and paste this list directly into your spreadsheet.
(Top 10 counties shown. To expand the list, simply click on the “show more” button)

RankCountyPopulation
1Wake County1,111,761
2Mecklenburg County1,110,356
3Guilford County537,174
4Forsyth County382,295
5Cumberland County335,509
6Durham County321,488
7Buncombe County261,191
8Union County239,859
9New Hanover County234,473
10Gaston County224,529
11Cabarrus County216,453
12Johnston County209,339
13Onslow County197,938
14Iredell County181,806
15Pitt County180,742
16Alamance County169,509
17Davidson County167,609
18Catawba County159,551
19Orange County148,476
20Randolph County143,667
21Brunswick County142,820
22Rowan County142,088
23Harnett County135,976
24Robeson County130,625
25Wayne County123,131
26Henderson County117,417
27Craven County102,139
28Moore County100,880
29Cleveland County97,947
30Nash County94,298
31Rockingham County91,010
32Burke County90,485
33Lincoln County86,111
34Caldwell County82,178
35Wilson County81,801
36Chatham County74,470
37Surry County71,783
38Franklin County69,685
39Carteret County69,473
40Wilkes County68,412
41Rutherford County67,029
42Sampson County63,531
43Pender County63,060
44Stanly County62,806
45Haywood County62,317
46Lee County61,779
47Granville County60,443
48Duplin County58,741
49Watauga County56,177
50Lenoir County55,949
51Columbus County55,508
52Hoke County55,234
53Edgecombe County51,472
54Halifax County50,010
55Beaufort County46,994
56McDowell County45,756
57Stokes County45,591
58Richmond County44,829
59Vance County44,535
60Jackson County43,938
61Davie County42,846
62Pasquotank County39,824
63Person County39,490
64Yadkin County37,667
65Alexander County37,497
66Dare County37,009
67Macon County35,858
68Scotland County34,823
69Transylvania County34,385
70Bladen County32,722
71Cherokee County28,612
72Currituck County27,763
73Ashe County27,203
74Montgomery County27,173
75Anson County24,446
76Hertford County23,677
77Caswell County22,604
78Martin County22,440
79Madison County21,755
80Greene County21,069
81Polk County20,724
82Warren County19,731
83Northampton County19,483
84Bertie County18,947
85Yancey County18,069
86Avery County17,557
87Mitchell County14,964
88Swain County14,271
89Chowan County13,943
90Perquimans County13,463
91Pamlico County12,726
92Washington County11,580
93Gates County11,562
94Clay County11,231
95Alleghany County11,137
96Camden County10,867
97Jones County9,419
98Graham County8,441
99Hyde County4,937
100Tyrrell County4,016

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES

What is the largest county in North Carolina?

Out of the 100 counties in North Carolina, Wake County is the largest by population. Robeson County is the largest by land area.

What is the smallest county in North Carolina?

Tyrrell County is the smallest North Carolina county by population. Clay County is the smallest by size.

What is the richest county in the state of North Carolina?

In terms of economics and average income level, Orange County is the richest North Carolina county.

What is the poorest county in North Carolina?

Scotland County is the poorest North Carolina county.

NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES MAP PDF

We have prepared North Carolina county density map by population as a downloadable PDF.

North Carolina County Population Density MapYou can download the PDF for free from the link below:

North Carolina County Density Map PDF

VIDEO: HOW TO PAINT NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY MAP WITH YOUR DATA

Check the video below to see how we use our North Carolina County Map Excel Template to visualize any data over North Carolina counties.

CREATE YOUR NORTH CAROLINA DENSITY MAP IN 3 STEPS!

We have built the easiest North Carolina Heat Map Maker in the universe! It works fully in Excel:

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 1 Tin 1. DATA INPUT

Copy-Paste or input your values into our Excel template

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 2 Tin 2. SET OPTIONS

Customize the settings according to your preferences

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 3 Tin 3. CREATE YOUR MAP

Click the PAINT button to reflect your data onto the map

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Here is a list of useful links which we think can be helpful whether you work on data visualization or make research about North Carolina state and North Carolina counties.

Data Source for Population and many other US related data:
https://www.census.gov

Wikipedia Page for List of North Carolina Counties:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_North_Carolina

Official Website of the State of North Carolina:
https://www.nc.gov

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