North Carolina Resident Live Birth Rates per 1,000 Population, 2009-2013

  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 608,240 12.6 515,680 11.7 339,507 10.7 144,892 13.7 31,281 17.5 92,560 22.5
Alamance 8,955 11.8 7,003 10.4 4,927 9.5 1,868 12.8 208 14.9 1,952 22.7
Alexander 1,848 10.0 1,706 9.6 1,588 9.7 77 7.1 41 16.9 142 17.8
Alleghany 476 8.6 381 7.6 377 7.7 3 3.6 1 2.4 95 18.4
Anson 1,340 10.1 1,287 10.0 505 8.2 756 11.6 26 11.4 53 12.6
Ashe 1,260 9.3 1,156 8.9 1,147 9.0 7 6.1 2 2.3 104 15.8
Avery 769 8.7 699 8.2 687 8.6 4 1.1 8 10.9 70 17.4
Beaufort 2,622 11.0 2,217 10.0 1,362 8.6 841 13.8 14 8.6 405 24.3
Bertie 994 9.5 971 9.4 268 7.3 694 10.7 9 8.6 23 14.9
Bladen 1,823 10.4 1,573 9.7 864 8.9 636 10.4 73 16.7 250 20.0
Brunswick 5,243 9.5 4,690 9.0 3,925 8.7 665 10.3 100 13.3 553 20.1
Buncombe 13,060 10.8 11,631 10.2 10,225 9.9 1,091 13.3 315 15.4 1,429 19.4
Burke 4,399 9.7 3,863 9.0 3,336 8.8 208 6.6 319 17.5 536 21.8
Cabarrus 11,773 13.0 9,743 11.9 7,304 11.2 1,978 13.8 461 18.8 2,030 23.5
Caldwell 4,036 9.8 3,711 9.5 3,447 9.4 207 9.6 57 16.7 325 16.7
Camden 456 9.1 449 9.2 381 9.3 51 7.4 17 15.5 7 5.9
Carteret 3,102 9.2 2,847 8.8 2,580 8.7 191 8.7 76 13.5 255 20.9
Caswell 1,040 8.9 962 8.5 666 9.2 293 7.3 3 4.0 78 20.5
Catawba 9,004 11.7 7,535 10.7 6,024 9.9 886 12.9 625 20.4 1,469 22.4
Chatham 3,186 9.8 2,203 7.8 1,815 7.8 331 7.6 57 10.7 983 23.7
Cherokee 1,145 8.4 1,081 8.1 1,020 8.0 17 7.6 44 14.8 64 17.9
Chowan 823 11.1 767 10.7 390 8.6 372 14.5 5 8.4 56 23.7
Clay 423 8.0 388 7.5 375 7.4 1 1.7 12 35.4 35 24.8
Cleveland 5,562 11.4 5,273 11.1 3,732 10.2 1,476 14.3 65 12.1 289 20.2
Colombus 3,285 11.4 2,954 10.7 1,693 9.6 1,132 12.8 129 12.2 331 24.9
Craven 8,155 15.7 7,376 15.2 5,260 14.9 1,707 14.6 409 26.7 779 23.3
Cumberland 29,329 18.2 25,606 17.7 14,056 18.2 10,062 16.7 1,488 20.2 3,723 23.3
Currituck 1,168 9.8 1,126 9.7 1,038 9.7 64 8.7 24 15.1 42 11.1
Dare 1,855 10.8 1,544 9.6 1,457 9.5 54 10.6 33 18.8 311 27.6
Davidson 8,754 10.7 7,614 10.0 6,546 9.7 857 11.4 211 14.7 1,140 21.8
Davie 2,003 9.7 1,744 9.0 1,607 9.0 113 8.2 24 12.3 259 20.3
Duplin 3,899 13.2 2,411 10.3 1,494 9.5 873 11.6 44 21.5 1,488 24.1
Durham 21,424 15.5 16,685 13.9 7,952 13.4 7,300 13.7 1,433 20.0 4,739 25.6
Edgecombe 3,408 12.2 3,166 11.8 925 8.7 2,225 13.7 16 9.8 242 22.5
Forsyth 23,254 13.1 17,918 11.5 10,608 10.1 6,655 14.3 655 15.4 5,336 25.0
Franklin 3,332 10.9 2,888 10.3 1,952 9.9 893 10.9 43 14.1 444 18.6
Gaston 12,858 12.4 11,524 11.8 8,851 11.2 2,421 15.0 252 13.3 1,334 21.4
Gates 531 8.9 520 8.8 360 9.5 155 7.6 5 10.1 11 11.5
Graham 453 10.3 437 10.2 375 9.5 1 4.0 61 20.1 16 14.9
Granville 2,902 10.0 2,548 9.5 1,630 9.5 871 9.2 47 14.6 354 16.6
Greene 1,168 10.9 870 9.5 470 9.2 395 10.0 5 5.3 298 19.3
Guilford 30,535 12.3 26,625 11.6 12,452 9.2 12,018 14.6 2,155 18.1 3,910 21.9
Halifax 3,004 11.1 2,889 10.9 884 8.2 1,842 12.7 163 13.2 115 18.3
Harnett 8,880 15.0 7,484 14.2 5,427 14.1 1,790 14.0 267 19.8 1,396 21.2
Haywood 2,777 9.4 2,594 9.1 2,511 9.0 37 9.8 46 16.8 183 18.1
Henderson 5,419 10.1 4,318 8.9 3,991 8.7 224 12.2 103 12.3 1,101 21.0
Hertford 1,271 10.4 1,225 10.3 362 8.5 852 11.5 11 5.0 46 12.1
Hoke 4,700 19.3 3,908 18.3 2,322 22.5 1,127 13.5 459 16.9 792 26.4
Hyde 262 9.1 233 8.7 178 10.2 54 5.9 1 4.9 29 13.8
Iredell 8,962 11.1 7,962 10.6 6,302 10.0 1,319 13.3 341 17.4 1,000 17.9
Jackson 2,018 10.0 1,824 9.5 1,444 8.7 15 3.4 365 17.6 194 19.0
Johnston 11,337 13.2 8,851 11.8 6,982 11.5 1,716 12.9 153 15.1 2,486 22.3
Jones 498 9.8 469 9.6 331 10.4 133 8.0 5 10.1 29 14.0
Lee 4,154 14.1 2,866 12.0 1,951 11.1 847 14.4 68 15.5 1,288 23.3
Lenoir 3,431 11.6 2,987 10.8 1,396 9.1 1,547 12.8 44 15.4 444 22.2
Lincoln 3,955 10.0 3,524 9.6 3,256 9.6 223 9.8 45 11.7 431 16.0
McDowell 2,328 10.4 2,098 9.9 1,988 9.9 68 7.4 42 16.5 230 18.9
Macon 1,660 9.8 1,367 8.6 1,319 8.6 17 6.2 31 16.2 293 26.5
Madison 917 8.8 880 8.6 872 8.8 1 0.6 7 9.5 37 16.1
Martin 1,270 10.5 1,196 10.2 561 8.9 624 11.8 11 14.2 74 18.7
Mecklenburg 69,750 14.7 56,474 13.6 29,119 12.0 22,017 14.9 5,338 20.7 13,276 22.9
Mitchell 708 9.2 610 8.2 593 8.1 6 12.3 11 23.4 98 29.3
Montgomery 1,627 11.7 1,158 9.8 796 8.9 326 12.4 36 13.4 469 23.4
Moore 4,795 10.7 4,251 10.1 3,289 9.4 817 13.3 145 17.2 544 20.1
Nash 5,750 12.0 5,047 11.3 2,354 9.1 2,586 14.1 107 15.0 703 23.0
New Hanover 11,299 11.0 10,100 10.3 7,635 9.5 2,168 14.1 297 14.7 1,199 22.0
Northampton 989 9.1 942 8.8 282 6.7 652 10.3 8 11.5 47 26.7
Onslow 21,459 23.9 18,901 23.6 15,459 24.6 2,652 18.3 790 27.6 2,558 26.5
Orange 6,299 9.3 5,264 8.4 3,693 7.6 876 10.5 695 13.2 1,035 18.7
Pamlico 481 7.3 445 7.0 356 7.2 84 6.3 5 6.9 36 17.1
Pasquotank 2,505 12.4 2,318 12.0 1,328 11.8 938 12.1 52 15.0 187 22.1
Pender 2,968 11.1 2,582 10.3 2,085 10.4 463 9.7 34 11.8 386 23.5
Perquimans 666 9.9 646 9.8 478 9.9 157 9.3 11 24.6 20 13.7
Person 2,118 10.8 1,979 10.5 1,346 10.2 607 11.2 26 12.7 139 17.2
Pitt 10,873 12.8 9,866 12.3 5,120 10.4 4,453 15.1 293 16.3 1,007 21.2
Polk 699 6.9 609 6.3 568 6.3 37 7.6 4 6.4 90 16.1
Randolph 8,180 11.5 6,558 10.3 5,889 10.1 498 11.6 171 15.1 1,622 21.6
Richmond 2,877 12.4 2,585 11.8 1,479 10.7 976 13.5 130 15.5 292 20.8
Robeson 9,886 14.7 8,384 13.6 1,892 10.2 2,261 13.6 4,231 15.9 1,502 27.7
Rockingham 4,782 10.3 4,270 9.7 3,282 9.5 921 10.3 67 15.0 512 19.6
Rowan 7,857 11.4 6,765 10.6 5,200 10.1 1,411 12.5 154 15.3 1,092 20.3
Rutherford 3,489 10.4 3,257 10.0 2,805 9.8 414 11.6 38 14.7 232 18.9
Sampson 4,333 13.6 2,790 10.6 1,615 9.5 1,071 12.4 104 13.8 1,543 28.5
Scotland 2,360 13.0 2,314 13.1 823 9.8 1,056 14.9 435 19.8 46 10.7
Stanly 3,312 10.9 3,099 10.6 2,502 10.0 464 13.5 133 20.0 213 19.0
Stokes 2,043 8.7 1,976 8.6 1,893 8.7 71 7.0 12 8.1 67 10.6
Surry 3,957 10.8 3,205 9.7 3,000 9.6 150 10.5 55 18.1 752 20.9
Swain 949 13.5 903 13.4 513 11.0 6 7.3 384 19.5 46 15.9
Transylvania 1,379 8.4 1,272 8.0 1,190 7.9 55 7.6 27 19.2 107 22.3
Tyrrell 218 10.2 179 8.9 115 10.0 56 6.9 8 16.4 39 29.9
Union 12,068 11.8 9,766 10.6 7,660 9.9 1,767 14.4 339 14.3 2,302 21.2
Vance 2,960 13.1 2,578 12.3 869 9.1 1,677 14.8 32 18.6 382 24.9
Wake 62,921 13.6 52,797 12.6 33,652 11.5 14,138 14.5 5,007 17.3 10,124 22.3
Warren 943 9.1 883 8.8 266 6.7 579 10.6 38 6.6 60 16.2
Washington 705 10.9 652 10.5 232 7.8 414 12.8 6 16.8 53 21.4
Watauga 1,752 6.8 1,611 6.5 1,557 6.5 31 6.2 23 6.7 141 16.2
Wayne 8,508 13.8 6,913 12.5 3,939 11.4 2,807 14.2 167 16.0 1,595 25.5
Wilkes 3,392 9.8 2,979 9.1 2,798 9.0 130 8.5 51 22.7 413 21.6
Wilson 4,983 12.3 4,030 11.0 1,822 9.0 2,141 13.4 67 13.2 953 24.3
Yadkin 2,046 10.7 1,603 9.3 1,526 9.3 64 10.0 13 16.2 443 23.1
Yancey 859 9.7 752 8.9 739 8.9 10 10.8 3 6.9 107 25.9

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