North Carolina Resident Live Birth Rates per 1,000 Population, 2012-2016

  Non-Hispanic  
  Total Total White Black Other Hispanic
County of
Residence
Births Rate Births Rate Births Rate Births Rate Births Rate Births Rate
North Carolina 601,289 12.1 511,615 11.3 334,410 10.3 143,352 13.1 33,853 16.9 89,674 20.3
Alamance 8,946 11.4 7,085 10.3 4,939 9.5 1,933 12.6 213 14.0 1,861 19.7
Alexander 1,781 9.6 1,656 9.3 1,538 9.4 78 7.0 40 15.6 125 15.1
Alleghany 480 8.8 396 8.0 389 8.1 5 5.2 2 4.5 84 16.5
Anson 1,239 9.6 1,197 9.6 476 8.1 699 11.0 22 10.1 42 8.9
Ashe 1,147 8.5 1,042 8.1 1,035 8.2 4 3.1 3 3.0 105 15.2
Avery 705 8.0 624 7.5 612 7.7 4 1.0 8 10.6 81 18.3
Beaufort 2,360 9.9 2,021 9.2 1,255 7.9 740 12.3 26 15.0 339 19.1
Bertie 888 8.7 865 8.7 234 6.6 621 9.9 10 9.3 23 11.7
Bladen 1,780 10.3 1,537 9.6 816 8.6 653 10.9 68 15.1 243 18.8
Brunswick 5,162 8.7 4,683 8.3 3,915 8.0 665 9.9 103 11.5 479 17.0
Buncombe 13,068 10.4 11,637 9.9 10,268 9.7 1,055 12.4 314 13.5 1,431 18.2
Burke 4,387 9.8 3,857 9.2 3,313 8.9 201 6.8 343 18.7 530 20.5
Cabarrus 11,855 12.3 9,826 11.3 7,152 10.6 2,074 12.9 600 18.6 2,029 21.5
Caldwell 4,028 9.9 3,712 9.6 3,448 9.5 213 10.2 51 14.5 316 15.8
Camden 456 8.9 445 8.9 383 9.2 46 6.8 16 11.8 11 8.1
Carteret 3,001 8.8 2,766 8.4 2,521 8.4 171 7.9 74 11.2 235 16.5
Caswell 1,024 8.9 949 8.5 668 9.3 277 7.1 4 4.2 75 18.2
Catawba 8,724 11.2 7,329 10.4 5,715 9.5 925 13.2 689 20.7 1,395 20.0
Chatham 3,127 9.1 2,315 7.7 1,869 7.5 360 8.1 86 12.3 812 19.1
Cherokee 1,110 8.2 1,058 8.0 989 7.8 18 7.8 51 16.7 52 13.3
Chowan 714 9.8 672 9.6 359 8.1 307 12.3 6 5.4 42 16.9
Clay 434 8.1 407 7.8 392 7.7 4 5.4 11 29.3 27 16.0
Cleveland 5,345 11.0 5,093 10.8 3,686 10.2 1,331 13.0 76 12.5 252 16.2
Colombus 3,076 10.8 2,767 10.2 1,637 9.5 998 11.4 132 12.2 309 21.9
Craven 7,520 14.4 6,771 14.0 4,854 13.8 1,479 12.8 438 25.0 749 20.5
Cumberland 27,784 17.1 24,049 16.6 12,681 16.8 9,867 15.9 1,501 19.3 3,735 21.0
Currituck 1,247 10.0 1,189 9.9 1,090 9.9 69 9.3 30 16.6 58 13.0
Dare 1,749 9.9 1,461 8.9 1,395 8.9 45 8.4 21 11.4 288 23.6
Davidson 8,667 10.6 7,622 10.0 6,508 9.7 895 11.6 219 14.3 1,045 19.0
Davie 1,946 9.4 1,713 8.8 1,572 8.8 119 8.7 22 10.0 233 17.5
Duplin 3,719 12.6 2,287 9.8 1,436 9.2 813 10.8 38 16.7 1,432 22.7
Durham 21,593 14.7 16,894 13.2 8,202 13.0 7,238 12.8 1,454 18.4 4,699 23.9
Edgecombe 3,114 11.4 2,892 11.0 836 8.2 2,039 12.8 17 8.4 222 19.7
Forsyth 22,529 12.4 17,815 11.2 10,584 9.9 6,444 13.4 787 16.1 4,714 20.9
Franklin 3,418 10.9 3,004 10.4 2,018 10.0 948 11.3 38 11.2 414 16.7
Gaston 12,543 11.8 11,280 11.4 8,626 10.8 2,409 14.1 245 11.6 1,263 18.7
Gates 546 9.4 532 9.3 386 10.5 141 7.2 5 8.8 14 12.9
Graham 437 10.1 421 10.0 368 9.6 2 5.6 51 16.0 16 12.3
Granville 2,788 9.6 2,451 9.1 1,549 9.0 853 9.1 49 14.7 337 15.4
Greene 1,049 9.9 787 8.7 426 8.4 350 9.0 11 10.5 262 16.8
Guilford 30,771 12.0 26,807 11.3 12,032 8.9 12,321 14.1 2,454 18.3 3,964 20.5
Halifax 2,870 10.9 2,749 10.7 920 8.9 1,709 12.1 120 9.9 121 17.7
Harnett 9,273 14.6 7,814 14.0 5,655 14.0 1,858 13.5 301 19.6 1,459 19.4
Haywood 2,871 9.6 2,711 9.4 2,615 9.3 51 13.2 45 14.7 160 14.9
Henderson 5,365 9.7 4,380 8.8 4,043 8.6 213 11.1 124 13.2 985 18.2
Hertford 1,158 9.5 1,105 9.4 305 7.3 786 10.7 14 6.2 53 13.2
Hoke 4,670 18.0 3,943 17.4 2,317 21.2 1,137 12.8 489 17.4 727 22.2
Hyde 232 8.2 200 7.7 159 9.2 41 4.9 0 0.0 32 14.3
Iredell 9,109 10.9 8,150 10.5 6,363 9.8 1,346 13.1 441 18.6 959 15.8
Jackson 1,921 9.3 1,752 9.0 1,373 8.1 22 4.5 357 17.0 169 15.2
Johnston 11,272 12.4 8,906 11.2 7,009 11.0 1,737 12.2 160 14.2 2,366 19.9
Jones 463 9.2 437 9.1 319 10.0 115 7.2 3 5.6 26 12.3
Lee 3,924 13.2 2,772 11.5 1,897 10.8 817 13.7 58 11.9 1,152 20.2
Lenoir 3,272 11.2 2,851 10.5 1,300 8.8 1,514 12.6 37 11.6 421 19.9
Lincoln 3,913 9.8 3,522 9.5 3,247 9.4 220 9.6 55 13.5 391 13.9
McDowell 2,291 10.2 2,078 9.8 1,975 9.9 59 6.5 44 16.2 213 16.3
Macon 1,717 10.1 1,433 9.0 1,379 9.0 17 5.9 37 17.5 284 25.3
Madison 1,015 9.6 989 9.6 978 9.7 4 2.1 7 8.2 26 10.2
Martin 1,217 10.4 1,138 10.0 560 9.1 569 11.2 9 9.9 79 19.2
Mecklenburg 71,804 14.2 58,078 13.1 28,746 11.5 22,929 14.2 6,403 20.8 13,726 21.5
Mitchell 722 9.5 639 8.8 630 8.8 4 6.9 5 8.0 83 23.1
Montgomery 1,555 11.3 1,103 9.5 777 8.8 292 11.3 34 12.8 452 21.8
Moore 5,164 11.1 4,628 10.6 3,681 10.1 796 12.9 151 14.6 536 18.5
Nash 5,323 11.3 4,683 10.6 2,194 8.9 2,379 12.7 110 14.7 640 20.8
New Hanover 11,308 10.4 10,065 9.8 7,700 9.1 2,072 13.1 293 12.8 1,243 21.5
Northampton 928 9.0 883 8.7 278 7.0 600 9.9 5 6.5 45 21.8
Onslow 21,235 22.9 18,397 22.5 14,966 23.4 2,692 18.0 739 24.4 2,838 25.9
Orange 6,066 8.7 5,124 8.0 3,557 7.2 867 10.1 700 12.0 942 16.3
Pamlico 450 7.0 420 6.8 329 6.8 80 6.2 11 13.4 30 13.2
Pasquotank 2,470 12.4 2,287 12.0 1,299 11.7 939 12.5 49 12.3 183 19.6
Pender 3,067 10.9 2,654 10.1 2,146 10.1 474 10.0 34 10.6 413 22.8
Perquimans 626 9.3 607 9.2 472 9.7 125 7.7 10 17.9 19 11.5
Person 2,040 10.4 1,905 10.1 1,287 9.8 600 11.1 18 8.5 135 16.8
Pitt 10,589 12.1 9,664 11.7 4,891 9.9 4,469 14.5 304 14.4 925 17.8
Polk 718 7.1 640 6.7 597 6.6 39 8.0 4 5.1 78 13.6
Randolph 7,985 11.2 6,493 10.2 5,727 9.9 561 12.6 205 16.4 1,492 19.3
Richmond 2,635 11.5 2,371 11.1 1,320 9.8 910 12.6 141 17.2 264 18.9
Robeson 9,133 13.6 7,800 12.6 1,714 9.5 2,048 12.4 4,038 14.9 1,333 23.8
Rockingham 4,710 10.3 4,224 9.8 3,214 9.5 949 10.7 61 13.2 486 17.9
Rowan 7,905 11.4 6,832 10.7 5,192 10.1 1,470 13.0 170 16.1 1,073 19.2
Rutherford 3,346 10.0 3,108 9.7 2,677 9.5 393 11.4 38 12.0 238 17.8
Sampson 4,215 13.2 2,763 10.6 1,646 9.8 988 11.7 129 16.3 1,452 25.0
Scotland 2,240 12.5 2,189 12.6 734 9.1 1,039 14.8 416 18.6 51 10.4
Stanly 3,353 11.1 3,141 10.8 2,498 10.0 515 14.7 128 18.1 212 18.1
Stokes 1,975 8.5 1,901 8.4 1,813 8.5 72 7.2 16 10.3 74 11.4
Surry 3,743 10.3 3,036 9.3 2,841 9.2 146 10.3 49 15.4 707 19.6
Swain 988 13.9 933 13.8 504 10.9 6 5.7 423 20.8 55 16.3
Transylvania 1,355 8.2 1,269 7.9 1,177 7.8 62 8.7 30 18.0 86 16.8
Tyrrell 212 10.3 173 9.0 119 10.9 51 6.7 3 5.8 39 25.8
Union 11,824 10.9 9,713 10.0 7,684 9.5 1,650 12.7 379 12.6 2,111 18.0
Vance 2,788 12.5 2,426 11.7 838 9.1 1,556 13.8 32 18.1 362 22.8
Wake 63,269 12.7 53,501 11.9 33,666 10.9 14,134 13.4 5,701 16.4 9,768 19.8
Warren 915 9.0 858 8.8 270 6.9 541 10.3 47 8.2 57 14.4
Washington 628 10.0 579 9.7 209 7.4 366 11.9 4 11.4 49 16.0
Watauga 1,779 6.7 1,657 6.5 1,593 6.5 29 5.6 35 9.2 122 13.6
Wayne 8,479 13.6 6,842 12.3 3,985 11.6 2,682 13.4 175 16.1 1,637 24.0
Wilkes 3,438 10.0 3,021 9.3 2,835 9.3 147 9.3 39 16.0 417 20.5
Wilson 4,727 11.6 3,851 10.5 1,779 8.9 1,993 12.2 79 13.8 876 21.8
Yadkin 1,931 10.2 1,564 9.3 1,500 9.3 50 7.8 14 15.6 367 18.3
Yancey 841 9.6 749 8.9 739 9.0 8 7.9 2 3.7 92 21.5

Prepared by NC-DHHS State Center for Health Statistics
Rates based on small numbers (fewer than 20 cases) are unstable and should be interpreted with caution