2012-2016 North Carolina Resident Live Births by County of Residence:
Number and Percent of Low (< 2500 grams) and Very Low (< 1500 grams) Weight Births
by Race and Ethnicity

  Non-Hispanic  
  Total Total White Black Other Hispanic
County of
Residence
Birth
Weight
Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct.
North Carolina Low 54,208 9.0 48,022 9.4 24,969 7.5 19,889 13.9 3,164 9.3 6,186 6.9
Very Low 10,356 1.7 9,240 1.8 4,161 1.2 4,612 3.2 467 1.4 1,116 1.2
Alamance Low 884 9.9 719 10.1 411 8.3 284 14.7 24 11.3 165 8.9
Very Low 163 1.8 137 1.9 73 1.5 64 3.3 0 0.0 26 1.4
Alexander Low 146 8.2 141 8.5 128 8.3 11 14.1 2 5.0 5 4.0
Very Low 26 1.5 25 1.5 23 1.5 1 1.3 1 2.5 1 0.8
Alleghany Low 43 9.0 38 9.6 38 9.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 6.0
Very Low 6 1.3 5 1.3 5 1.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.2
Anson Low 139 11.2 138 11.5 44 9.2 91 13.0 3 13.6 1 2.4
Very Low 21 1.7 21 1.8 4 0.8 17 2.4 0 0.0 0 0.0
Ashe Low 93 8.1 84 8.1 83 8.0 1 25.0 0 0.0 9 8.6
Very Low 19 1.7 18 1.7 18 1.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0
Avery Low 66 9.4 61 9.8 59 9.6 0 0.0 2 25.0 5 6.2
Very Low 16 2.3 16 2.6 15 2.5 0 0.0 1 12.5 0 0.0
Beaufort Low 234 9.9 219 10.8 107 8.5 108 14.6 4 15.4 15 4.4
Very Low 53 2.2 50 2.5 20 1.6 30 4.1 0 0.0 3 0.9
Bertie Low 110 12.4 108 12.5 17 7.3 90 14.5 1 10.0 2 8.7
Very Low 25 2.8 24 2.8 2 0.9 22 3.5 0 0.0 1 4.3
Bladen Low 182 10.2 165 10.7 46 5.6 114 17.5 5 7.4 17 7.0
Very Low 40 2.2 37 2.4 7 0.9 29 4.4 1 1.5 3 1.2
Brunswick Low 470 9.1 435 9.3 345 8.8 87 13.1 3 2.9 35 7.3
Very Low 80 1.5 73 1.6 54 1.4 19 2.9 0 0.0 7 1.5
Buncombe Low 1,085 8.3 1,001 8.6 800 7.8 169 16.0 32 10.2 84 5.9
Very Low 207 1.6 192 1.6 143 1.4 41 3.9 8 2.5 15 1.0
Burke Low 358 8.2 337 8.7 278 8.4 23 11.4 36 10.5 21 4.0
Very Low 50 1.1 43 1.1 41 1.2 2 1.0 0 0.0 7 1.3
Cabarrus Low 1,051 8.9 906 9.2 543 7.6 306 14.8 57 9.5 145 7.1
Very Low 182 1.5 154 1.6 90 1.3 59 2.8 5 0.8 28 1.4
Caldwell Low 397 9.9 370 10.0 330 9.6 35 16.4 5 9.8 27 8.5
Very Low 72 1.8 67 1.8 58 1.7 8 3.8 1 2.0 5 1.6
Camden Low 33 7.2 33 7.4 22 5.7 7 15.2 4 25.0 0 0.0
Very Low 6 1.3 6 1.3 4 1.0 2 4.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Carteret Low 227 7.6 211 7.6 178 7.1 29 17.0 4 5.4 16 6.8
Very Low 43 1.4 38 1.4 32 1.3 6 3.5 0 0.0 5 2.1
Caswell Low 95 9.3 90 9.5 52 7.8 38 13.7 0 0.0 5 6.7
Very Low 22 2.1 19 2.0 11 1.6 8 2.9 0 0.0 3 4.0
Catawba Low 768 8.8 683 9.3 473 8.3 159 17.2 51 7.4 85 6.1
Very Low 115 1.3 100 1.4 65 1.1 30 3.2 5 0.7 15 1.1
Chatham Low 277 8.9 211 9.1 149 8.0 55 15.3 7 8.1 66 8.1
Very Low 62 2.0 41 1.8 25 1.3 16 4.4 0 0.0 21 2.6
Cherokee Low 116 10.5 111 10.5 103 10.4 5 27.8 3 5.9 5 9.6
Very Low 18 1.6 15 1.4 12 1.2 1 5.6 2 3.9 3 5.8
Chowan Low 75 10.5 69 10.3 30 8.4 38 12.4 1 16.7 6 14.3
Very Low 12 1.7 11 1.6 5 1.4 6 2.0 0 0.0 1 2.4
Clay Low 34 7.8 33 8.1 32 8.2 1 25.0 0 0.0 1 3.7
Very Low 3 0.7 3 0.7 2 0.5 1 25.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Cleveland Low 551 10.3 534 10.5 309 8.4 219 16.5 6 7.9 17 6.7
Very Low 120 2.2 117 2.3 59 1.6 58 4.4 0 0.0 3 1.2
Colombus Low 339 11.0 321 11.6 147 9.0 161 16.1 13 9.8 18 5.8
Very Low 60 2.0 58 2.1 22 1.3 32 3.2 4 3.0 2 0.6
Craven Low 602 8.0 563 8.3 335 6.9 202 13.7 26 5.9 39 5.2
Very Low 102 1.4 100 1.5 51 1.1 45 3.0 4 0.9 2 0.3
Cumberland Low 2,760 9.9 2,482 10.3 935 7.4 1,432 14.5 115 7.7 278 7.4
Very Low 594 2.1 543 2.3 163 1.3 365 3.7 15 1.0 51 1.4
Currituck Low 78 6.3 75 6.3 63 5.8 11 15.9 1 3.3 3 5.2
Very Low 7 0.6 6 0.5 5 0.5 1 1.4 0 0.0 1 1.7
Dare Low 108 6.2 99 6.8 89 6.4 7 15.6 3 14.3 9 3.1
Very Low 30 1.7 28 1.9 22 1.6 3 6.7 3 14.3 2 0.7
Davidson Low 814 9.4 743 9.7 604 9.3 118 13.2 21 9.6 71 6.8
Very Low 155 1.8 141 1.8 108 1.7 33 3.7 0 0.0 14 1.3
Davie Low 172 8.8 151 8.8 130 8.3 19 16.0 2 9.1 21 9.0
Very Low 28 1.4 27 1.6 23 1.5 4 3.4 0 0.0 1 0.4
Duplin Low 314 8.4 211 9.2 109 7.6 100 12.3 2 5.3 103 7.2
Very Low 59 1.6 40 1.7 17 1.2 23 2.8 0 0.0 19 1.3
Durham Low 1,909 8.8 1,595 9.4 526 6.4 962 13.3 107 7.4 314 6.7
Very Low 388 1.8 332 2.0 91 1.1 222 3.1 19 1.3 56 1.2
Edgecombe Low 388 12.5 371 12.8 68 8.1 301 14.8 2 11.8 17 7.7
Very Low 77 2.5 75 2.6 13 1.6 62 3.0 0 0.0 2 0.9
Forsyth Low 2,314 10.3 1,920 10.8 831 7.9 998 15.5 91 11.6 394 8.4
Very Low 484 2.1 401 2.3 150 1.4 237 3.7 14 1.8 83 1.8
Franklin Low 296 8.7 275 9.2 142 7.0 130 13.7 3 7.9 21 5.1
Very Low 58 1.7 53 1.8 29 1.4 23 2.4 1 2.6 5 1.2
Gaston Low 1,220 9.7 1,139 10.1 790 9.2 322 13.4 27 11.0 81 6.4
Very Low 227 1.8 218 1.9 124 1.4 90 3.7 4 1.6 9 0.7
Gates Low 57 10.4 55 10.3 26 6.7 28 19.9 1 20.0 2 14.3
Very Low 7 1.3 7 1.3 3 0.8 4 2.8 0 0.0 0 0.0
Graham Low 39 8.9 39 9.3 34 9.2 1 50.0 4 7.8 0 0.0
Very Low 4 0.9 4 1.0 3 0.8 1 50.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Granville Low 258 9.3 236 9.6 115 7.4 117 13.7 4 8.2 22 6.5
Very Low 56 2.0 55 2.2 24 1.5 30 3.5 1 2.0 1 0.3
Greene Low 110 10.5 88 11.2 31 7.3 56 16.0 1 9.1 22 8.4
Very Low 19 1.8 16 2.0 5 1.2 11 3.1 0 0.0 3 1.1
Guilford Low 2,944 9.6 2,655 9.9 840 7.0 1,608 13.1 207 8.4 289 7.3
Very Low 597 1.9 540 2.0 153 1.3 362 2.9 25 1.0 57 1.4
Halifax Low 322 11.2 312 11.3 82 8.9 215 12.6 15 12.5 10 8.3
Very Low 67 2.3 66 2.4 11 1.2 54 3.2 1 0.8 1 0.8
Harnett Low 789 8.5 705 9.0 429 7.6 248 13.3 28 9.3 84 5.8
Very Low 142 1.5 131 1.7 60 1.1 62 3.3 9 3.0 11 0.8
Haywood Low 276 9.6 263 9.7 249 9.5 8 15.7 6 13.3 13 8.1
Very Low 57 2.0 53 2.0 48 1.8 2 3.9 3 6.7 4 2.5
Henderson Low 396 7.4 328 7.5 293 7.2 25 11.7 10 8.1 68 6.9
Very Low 76 1.4 56 1.3 49 1.2 6 2.8 1 0.8 20 2.0
Hertford Low 141 12.2 136 12.3 22 7.2 112 14.2 2 14.3 5 9.4
Very Low 37 3.2 34 3.1 4 1.3 30 3.8 0 0.0 3 5.7
Hoke Low 450 9.6 398 10.1 155 6.7 181 15.9 62 12.7 52 7.2
Very Low 85 1.8 74 1.9 25 1.1 39 3.4 10 2.0 11 1.5
Hyde Low 16 6.9 15 7.5 12 7.5 3 7.3 0 0.0 1 3.1
Very Low 6 2.6 6 3.0 5 3.1 1 2.4 0 0.0 0 0.0
Iredell Low 740 8.1 675 8.3 450 7.1 187 13.9 38 8.6 65 6.8
Very Low 145 1.6 136 1.7 93 1.5 42 3.1 1 0.2 9 0.9
Jackson Low 145 7.5 132 7.5 101 7.4 0 0.0 31 8.7 13 7.7
Very Low 34 1.8 32 1.8 24 1.7 0 0.0 8 2.2 2 1.2
Johnston Low 918 8.1 756 8.5 480 6.8 261 15.0 15 9.4 162 6.8
Very Low 159 1.4 137 1.5 76 1.1 56 3.2 5 3.1 22 0.9
Jones Low 42 9.1 40 9.2 27 8.5 12 10.4 1 33.3 2 7.7
Very Low 12 2.6 12 2.7 9 2.8 2 1.7 1 33.3 0 0.0
Lee Low 383 9.8 304 11.0 161 8.5 139 17.0 4 6.9 79 6.9
Very Low 66 1.7 56 2.0 30 1.6 26 3.2 0 0.0 10 0.9
Lenoir Low 340 10.4 317 11.1 100 7.7 214 14.1 3 8.1 23 5.5
Very Low 70 2.1 63 2.2 22 1.7 41 2.7 0 0.0 7 1.7
Lincoln Low 319 8.2 285 8.1 250 7.7 32 14.5 3 5.5 34 8.7
Very Low 50 1.3 43 1.2 31 1.0 12 5.5 0 0.0 7 1.8
McDowell Low 221 9.6 213 10.3 202 10.2 8 13.6 3 6.8 8 3.8
Very Low 41 1.8 39 1.9 39 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.9
Macon Low 138 8.0 125 8.7 118 8.6 2 11.8 5 13.5 13 4.6
Very Low 28 1.6 25 1.7 23 1.7 1 5.9 1 2.7 3 1.1
Madison Low 85 8.4 83 8.4 81 8.3 0 0.0 2 28.6 2 7.7
Very Low 18 1.8 18 1.8 18 1.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Martin Low 149 12.2 145 12.7 62 11.1 83 14.6 0 0.0 4 5.1
Very Low 30 2.5 29 2.5 12 2.1 17 3.0 0 0.0 1 1.3
Mecklenburg Low 6,695 9.3 5,656 9.7 1,894 6.6 3,146 13.7 616 9.6 1,039 7.6
Very Low 1,228 1.7 1,042 1.8 293 1.0 669 2.9 80 1.2 186 1.4
Mitchell Low 61 8.4 59 9.2 58 9.2 0 0.0 1 20.0 2 2.4
Very Low 8 1.1 8 1.3 8 1.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Montgomery Low 156 10.0 131 11.9 80 10.3 47 16.1 4 11.8 25 5.5
Very Low 26 1.7 24 2.2 12 1.5 12 4.1 0 0.0 2 0.4
Moore Low 458 8.9 424 9.2 295 8.0 116 14.6 13 8.6 34 6.3
Very Low 73 1.4 67 1.4 45 1.2 20 2.5 2 1.3 6 1.1
Nash Low 488 9.2 455 9.7 150 6.8 298 12.5 7 6.4 33 5.2
Very Low 109 2.0 106 2.3 27 1.2 78 3.3 1 0.9 3 0.5
New Hanover Low 869 7.7 797 7.9 483 6.3 294 14.2 20 6.8 72 5.8
Very Low 150 1.3 142 1.4 75 1.0 65 3.1 2 0.7 8 0.6
Northampton Low 109 11.7 103 11.7 24 8.6 79 13.2 0 0.0 6 13.3
Very Low 28 3.0 27 3.1 7 2.5 20 3.3 0 0.0 1 2.2
Onslow Low 1,422 6.7 1,238 6.7 859 5.7 327 12.1 52 7.0 184 6.5
Very Low 285 1.3 252 1.4 151 1.0 89 3.3 12 1.6 33 1.2
Orange Low 421 6.9 359 7.0 205 5.8 110 12.7 44 6.3 62 6.6
Very Low 67 1.1 60 1.2 34 1.0 21 2.4 5 0.7 7 0.7
Pamlico Low 43 9.6 41 9.8 33 10.0 7 8.8 1 9.1 2 6.7
Very Low 11 2.4 11 2.6 10 3.0 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Pasquotank Low 233 9.4 217 9.5 96 7.4 119 12.7 2 4.1 16 8.7
Very Low 47 1.9 43 1.9 12 0.9 31 3.3 0 0.0 4 2.2
Pender Low 263 8.6 246 9.3 174 8.1 71 15.0 1 2.9 17 4.1
Very Low 45 1.5 41 1.5 25 1.2 16 3.4 0 0.0 4 1.0
Perquimans Low 48 7.7 46 7.6 33 7.0 12 9.6 1 10.0 2 10.5
Very Low 11 1.8 11 1.8 9 1.9 2 1.6 0 0.0 0 0.0
Person Low 175 8.6 166 8.7 72 5.6 93 15.5 1 5.6 9 6.7
Very Low 43 2.1 42 2.2 10 0.8 31 5.2 1 5.6 1 0.7
Pitt Low 1,013 9.6 955 9.9 319 6.5 621 13.9 15 4.9 58 6.3
Very Low 249 2.4 241 2.5 57 1.2 181 4.1 3 1.0 8 0.9
Polk Low 56 7.8 52 8.1 49 8.2 3 7.7 0 0.0 4 5.1
Very Low 6 0.8 5 0.8 5 0.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.3
Randolph Low 626 7.8 537 8.3 450 7.9 63 11.2 24 11.7 89 6.0
Very Low 112 1.4 98 1.5 77 1.3 18 3.2 3 1.5 14 0.9
Richmond Low 300 11.4 281 11.9 118 8.9 142 15.6 21 14.9 19 7.2
Very Low 51 1.9 46 1.9 15 1.1 27 3.0 4 2.8 5 1.9
Robeson Low 1,088 11.9 1,003 12.9 177 10.3 316 15.4 510 12.6 85 6.4
Very Low 220 2.4 203 2.6 38 2.2 66 3.2 99 2.5 17 1.3
Rockingham Low 448 9.5 423 10.0 282 8.8 136 14.3 5 8.2 25 5.1
Very Low 82 1.7 81 1.9 43 1.3 36 3.8 2 3.3 1 0.2
Rowan Low 749 9.5 671 9.8 453 8.7 202 13.7 16 9.4 78 7.3
Very Low 145 1.8 128 1.9 78 1.5 47 3.2 3 1.8 17 1.6
Rutherford Low 274 8.2 255 8.2 205 7.7 47 12.0 3 7.9 19 8.0
Very Low 49 1.5 45 1.4 39 1.5 5 1.3 1 2.6 4 1.7
Sampson Low 383 9.1 286 10.4 121 7.4 146 14.8 19 14.7 97 6.7
Very Low 70 1.7 51 1.8 17 1.0 29 2.9 5 3.9 19 1.3
Scotland Low 286 12.8 278 12.7 72 9.8 145 14.0 61 14.7 8 15.7
Very Low 44 2.0 43 2.0 5 0.7 27 2.6 11 2.6 1 2.0
Stanly Low 317 9.5 308 9.8 224 9.0 76 14.8 8 6.3 9 4.2
Very Low 69 2.1 65 2.1 41 1.6 23 4.5 1 0.8 4 1.9
Stokes Low 178 9.0 166 8.7 150 8.3 14 19.4 2 12.5 12 16.2
Very Low 23 1.2 22 1.2 20 1.1 2 2.8 0 0.0 1 1.4
Surry Low 315 8.4 277 9.1 246 8.7 23 15.8 8 16.3 38 5.4
Very Low 58 1.5 48 1.6 40 1.4 4 2.7 4 8.2 10 1.4
Swain Low 88 8.9 83 8.9 43 8.5 1 16.7 39 9.2 5 9.1
Very Low 13 1.3 11 1.2 6 1.2 0 0.0 5 1.2 2 3.6
Transylvania Low 124 9.2 112 8.8 98 8.3 7 11.3 7 23.3 12 14.0
Very Low 20 1.5 17 1.3 15 1.3 0 0.0 2 6.7 3 3.5
Tyrrell Low 18 8.5 16 9.2 10 8.4 5 9.8 1 33.3 2 5.1
Very Low 2 0.9 2 1.2 2 1.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Union Low 924 7.8 765 7.9 487 6.3 243 14.7 35 9.2 159 7.5
Very Low 144 1.2 121 1.2 69 0.9 49 3.0 3 0.8 23 1.1
Vance Low 354 12.7 328 13.5 86 10.3 236 15.2 6 18.8 26 7.2
Very Low 67 2.4 63 2.6 11 1.3 49 3.1 3 9.4 4 1.1
Wake Low 5,046 8.0 4,447 8.3 2,208 6.6 1,757 12.4 482 8.5 599 6.1
Very Low 942 1.5 836 1.6 342 1.0 442 3.1 52 0.9 106 1.1
Warren Low 115 12.6 105 12.2 28 10.4 73 13.5 4 8.5 10 17.5
Very Low 23 2.5 21 2.4 5 1.9 16 3.0 0 0.0 2 3.5
Washington Low 71 11.3 69 11.9 23 11.0 46 12.6 0 0.0 2 4.1
Very Low 14 2.2 13 2.2 8 3.8 5 1.4 0 0.0 1 2.0
Watauga Low 126 7.1 117 7.1 109 6.8 4 13.8 4 11.4 9 7.4
Very Low 16 0.9 13 0.8 12 0.8 1 3.4 0 0.0 3 2.5
Wayne Low 716 8.4 616 9.0 281 7.1 326 12.2 9 5.1 100 6.1
Very Low 142 1.7 118 1.7 44 1.1 72 2.7 2 1.1 24 1.5
Wilkes Low 323 9.4 288 9.5 261 9.2 23 15.6 4 10.3 35 8.4
Very Low 59 1.7 53 1.8 44 1.6 7 4.8 2 5.1 6 1.4
Wilson Low 545 11.5 473 12.3 132 7.4 335 16.8 6 7.6 72 8.2
Very Low 124 2.6 115 3.0 22 1.2 91 4.6 2 2.5 9 1.0
Yadkin Low 185 9.6 159 10.2 148 9.9 7 14.0 4 28.6 26 7.1
Very Low 34 1.8 28 1.8 24 1.6 1 2.0 3 21.4 6 1.6
Yancey Low 73 8.7 67 8.9 67 9.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 6.5
Very Low 11 1.3 11 1.5 11 1.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0

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