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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2003

Table 7 - Demographic, Economic, and Health Resources Data

Resident Population July 1, 2003

County Total Population Percent Change since 2000 Census Percent of Total Population in Selected Age-Race-Sex Groups
White Male White Female Minority Male Minority Female
Total <20 65+ Total <20 15-44 65+ Total <20 65+ Total <20 15-44 65+
North Carolina 8,418,090 4.6 37.2 9.8 4.1 37.5 9.2 15.5 5.8 12.0 4.2 0.8 13.3 4.1 6.1 1.3
Alamance 136,372 4.3 38.6 10.6 4.6 40.5 10.3 16.6 6.9 9.7 3.3 0.7 11.3 3.3 5.0 1.3
Alexander 34,532 2.8 46.8 12.7 4.9 47.0 11.9 19.2 6.6 3.0 1.1 0.2 3.2 1.0 1.2 0.4
Alleghany 10,790 1.1 48.3 10.5 7.9 49.8 10.3 16.4 11.1 1.1 0.2 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.1
Anson 25,224 -0.2 24.8 5.7 3.6 24.9 5.6 8.4 5.5 24.9 7.8 1.7 25.4 7.9 10.6 3.2
Ashe 25,086 2.9 48.9 10.9 7.7 49.7 9.9 17.4 10.5 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.1
Avery 18,093 5.4 49.3 11.3 6.8 45.8 9.9 17.2 9.0 4.4 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.1
Beaufort 45,589 1.4 34.4 8.1 5.1 36.2 7.7 12.4 7.1 13.4 4.5 1.5 16.0 4.5 6.2 2.4
Bertie 19,813 0.2 17.7 4.0 3.1 18.8 3.6 6.2 4.5 29.3 10.0 3.0 34.2 9.3 13.5 5.6
Bladen 32,784 1.6 29.7 7.4 3.8 30.0 6.8 11.3 5.5 18.7 6.4 1.8 21.6 6.0 8.5 3.2
Brunswick 81,810 11.8 41.9 9.1 7.6 42.8 8.6 14.3 8.3 7.3 2.5 0.6 8.1 2.4 3.3 0.9
Buncombe 212,246 2.9 43.7 10.9 5.7 47.1 10.4 18.4 8.4 4.5 1.5 0.3 4.8 1.4 2.0 0.6
Burke 88,790 -0.4 43.5 11.2 5.1 44.3 10.5 17.4 7.5 6.7 3.0 0.3 5.4 2.1 2.3 0.5
Cabarrus 143,433 9.4 42.7 12.3 4.2 43.1 11.6 18.3 5.8 6.8 2.6 0.4 7.4 2.5 3.4 0.7
Caldwell 78,132 0.9 46.2 12.0 5.5 47.2 11.5 18.6 7.6 3.3 1.1 0.3 3.3 1.1 1.3 0.4
Camden 7,844 13.9 41.1 10.5 4.8 41.8 10.9 17.1 5.6 8.2 2.3 1.1 8.9 1.9 3.3 1.8
Carteret 60,574 2.0 44.8 9.7 7.6 46.7 9.2 16.1 9.4 4.2 1.3 0.3 4.3 1.2 1.8 0.6
Caswell 23,720 0.9 32.5 8.3 3.5 31.2 7.6 12.2 5.0 18.7 4.7 1.8 17.6 4.4 6.6 2.7
Catawba 146,458 3.4 43.3 11.4 4.6 43.8 10.6 17.7 6.8 6.3 2.6 0.3 6.6 2.5 2.9 0.5
Chatham 53,684 8.8 41.1 10.5 5.3 41.3 9.6 16.1 7.2 8.3 2.4 0.9 9.3 2.3 3.6 1.5
Cherokee 25,280 4.0 46.7 10.8 8.7 49.3 9.8 16.1 10.9 2.0 0.6 0.2 2.1 0.5 0.8 0.3
Chowan 14,366 -1.1 29.7 6.8 5.6 32.0 6.4 10.5 7.9 17.4 6.2 1.8 20.9 6.2 8.2 3.2
Clay 9,368 6.8 48.1 9.9 10.2 50.5 8.7 15.2 12.3 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.1
Cleveland 97,548 1.3 37.8 10.2 4.6 39.8 9.8 15.5 6.9 10.5 3.9 0.7 11.9 3.8 5.1 1.2
Columbus 54,557 -0.4 31.9 8.1 4.1 33.1 7.8 12.4 5.9 16.4 5.6 1.5 18.6 5.7 7.4 2.4
Craven 92,692 1.4 37.1 9.3 4.9 35.1 8.6 13.5 6.3 13.6 4.5 1.0 14.3 4.5 6.0 1.6
Cumberland 307,856 1.6 30.3 8.4 2.2 27.6 7.7 12.8 3.2 20.3 7.5 1.0 21.7 7.2 10.3 1.6
Currituck 20,598 13.2 45.9 12.5 5.0 46.3 12.0 19.1 6.0 3.7 1.1 0.4 4.1 1.1 1.6 0.7
Dare 33,328 11.2 48.5 11.2 6.5 47.7 10.3 18.2 7.2 1.9 0.6 0.1 1.9 0.7 0.8 0.2
Davidson 151,935 3.2 43.9 11.6 5.0 45.2 11.3 18.1 6.9 5.1 1.8 0.4 5.8 1.8 2.6 0.6
Davie 37,222 6.9 45.7 12.6 5.5 46.9 11.7 18.0 7.4 3.6 1.1 0.3 3.8 1.0 1.5 0.6
Duplin 50,775 3.5 36.7 10.8 3.6 34.4 9.3 14.0 5.3 13.3 4.3 1.3 15.6 4.5 6.1 2.3
Durham 236,088 5.7 27.2 6.6 2.5 27.2 6.0 12.3 3.9 21.1 7.3 1.1 24.5 7.3 12.3 1.9
Edgecombe 54,077 -2.7 20.1 5.2 2.7 21.1 4.6 7.8 4.1 26.6 9.5 2.1 32.2 9.4 13.5 3.8
Forsyth 317,643 3.8 35.0 9.2 4.1 36.7 8.7 14.6 6.1 13.0 4.6 0.8 15.3 4.6 7.1 1.4
Franklin 51,652 9.3 35.2 9.6 3.1 34.7 9.2 14.8 4.4 14.4 4.6 1.2 15.7 4.5 6.6 1.9
Gaston 191,236 0.5 41.0 10.8 4.5 42.9 10.4 17.2 6.9 7.5 2.8 0.4 8.6 2.8 3.8 0.8
Gates 10,834 3.0 30.2 8.5 3.8 30.5 7.6 12.0 5.0 18.9 6.0 2.3 20.4 5.5 8.2 3.3
Graham 8,044 0.6 45.0 10.5 7.7 47.2 9.9 15.8 10.5 3.7 1.4 0.2 4.1 1.5 1.7 0.3
Granville 52,442 8.1 33.8 8.8 3.1 30.8 8.0 12.8 4.3 19.4 5.0 1.5 16.0 4.2 6.5 2.4
Greene 19,882 4.8 30.0 8.1 3.3 27.9 6.8 10.8 4.7 21.7 6.6 1.3 20.3 6.0 8.6 2.6
Guilford 431,199 2.4 32.0 8.1 3.7 33.5 7.8 13.6 5.5 16.1 5.7 0.9 18.4 5.9 9.3 1.4
Halifax 56,874 -0.9 20.1 4.8 3.2 22.1 4.6 7.3 5.2 27.5 9.2 2.5 30.3 8.8 12.5 4.2
Harnett 97,794 7.4 37.5 10.9 3.2 37.3 10.3 16.8 4.8 12.1 4.4 0.7 13.1 4.5 5.9 1.2
Haywood 55,822 3.3 46.9 11.1 8.0 50.7 10.5 17.8 11.1 1.2 0.4 0.1 1.3 0.4 0.5 0.2
Henderson 94,496 6.0 46.3 11.0 8.8 49.1 10.2 16.3 11.7 2.2 0.8 0.2 2.3 0.7 1.0 0.3
Hertford 23,755 5.1 18.3 3.9 3.0 19.4 3.6 6.5 4.4 27.6 9.3 2.9 34.7 9.4 14.3 5.4
Hoke 36,990 9.9 26.1 8.2 1.7 23.7 7.6 11.4 2.2 24.5 8.9 1.4 25.7 8.6 11.7 2.1
Hyde 5,720 -1.8 32.8 7.0 4.5 30.6 6.2 10.7 6.7 21.5 4.1 1.9 15.0 3.7 4.9 3.2
Iredell 133,280 8.7 41.9 11.7 4.5 42.5 10.9 17.4 6.3 7.3 2.7 0.5 8.3 2.7 3.7 0.8
Jackson 34,990 5.6 42.4 10.2 5.6 44.3 10.0 19.0 7.4 6.7 2.5 0.3 6.6 2.3 3.1 0.6
Johnston 136,304 11.8 42.0 12.1 3.3 41.4 11.3 18.3 4.8 8.0 2.9 0.5 8.6 2.7 3.9 0.8
Jones 10,184 -1.9 31.8 7.9 4.4 32.0 7.9 11.7 5.7 16.7 5.4 2.0 19.5 5.1 6.9 3.6
Lee 49,792 1.5 39.4 10.9 4.4 38.8 10.2 15.5 6.2 10.2 3.4 0.7 11.5 3.5 4.9 1.4
Lenoir 58,900 -1.3 28.4 7.3 4.0 29.7 6.7 10.5 5.9 19.3 6.7 1.7 22.6 6.2 9.1 3.2
Lincoln 67,394 5.7 46.4 12.7 4.5 46.4 11.8 19.2 6.4 3.4 1.2 0.2 3.7 1.2 1.5 0.4
McDowell 43,080 2.2 46.6 11.8 5.7 47.4 11.4 18.3 8.1 3.5 0.9 0.3 2.5 0.8 1.0 0.3
Macon 31,376 5.2 46.8 10.7 9.5 51.1 10.1 16.0 12.3 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.1
Madison 19,976 1.7 48.5 12.7 6.9 49.9 11.3 19.1 8.9 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.1
Martin 24,928 -2.6 25.4 6.0 3.8 27.8 6.1 9.6 5.8 20.8 7.3 2.0 26.0 7.3 10.1 4.0
Mecklenburg 750,221 7.9 33.8 9.1 2.6 33.1 8.4 15.0 3.9 15.6 5.6 0.7 17.6 5.5 8.9 1.1
Mitchell 15,925 1.5 48.7 11.7 7.7 50.2 10.5 17.5 10.9 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.1
Montgomery 27,332 1.9 38.6 10.3 4.9 37.8 9.5 13.9 6.6 12.1 3.8 0.8 11.6 3.5 4.7 1.5
Moore 78,226 4.6 40.5 9.4 8.6 42.7 8.8 14.1 10.6 7.8 2.7 0.8 9.0 2.7 3.7 1.3
Nash 89,626 2.5 31.1 8.1 3.6 32.3 7.6 12.2 5.5 17.3 5.9 1.1 19.3 5.9 8.7 2.0
New Hanover 169,050 5.5 40.1 9.2 4.7 41.6 9.0 18.2 6.3 8.4 2.9 0.6 9.9 3.0 4.2 1.1
Northampton 21,798 -1.3 19.5 4.1 3.5 20.3 4.0 6.5 5.0 28.3 8.6 3.2 31.9 8.4 12.0 5.7
Onslow 156,967 4.4 43.0 12.4 2.4 33.4 10.3 16.6 3.1 12.3 4.4 0.4 11.2 4.1 5.5 0.8
Orange 120,881 2.2 39.0 10.4 2.9 41.7 11.1 21.5 4.2 8.9 2.8 0.6 10.5 3.2 5.5 0.9
Pamlico 12,992 0.4 37.1 7.9 6.9 37.2 7.4 11.8 8.1 13.8 3.3 1.6 11.9 2.8 4.2 2.5
Pasquotank 36,432 4.4 28.0 7.0 3.7 28.9 6.6 10.9 5.5 20.9 7.1 1.6 22.2 6.7 10.1 2.9
Pender 43,699 6.4 38.9 9.6 5.1 37.6 8.7 14.7 5.7 11.7 3.3 1.2 11.8 3.2 4.4 1.9
Perquimans 11,712 3.0 35.1 8.1 6.7 37.2 7.5 12.4 8.3 12.5 3.9 1.7 15.1 4.0 5.6 2.9
Person 36,980 3.8 34.8 8.8 4.2 36.1 8.3 14.1 6.0 13.6 4.4 1.3 15.6 4.5 6.2 2.1
Pitt 139,007 3.9 31.2 8.3 2.6 32.8 8.3 16.6 4.0 16.4 6.0 1.0 19.7 6.2 9.3 1.9
Polk 18,896 3.1 44.6 10.0 9.2 49.0 9.7 15.4 12.7 3.0 0.9 0.3 3.4 0.9 1.2 0.6
Randolph 134,980 3.5 46.0 12.9 4.7 46.6 12.1 19.1 6.7 3.6 1.2 0.2 3.8 1.2 1.6 0.4
Richmond 46,490 -0.2 32.7 8.8 4.2 33.0 7.7 12.2 6.2 16.7 6.5 1.2 17.6 5.6 7.8 1.9
Robeson 125,554 1.8 17.9 4.8 1.9 17.4 4.4 6.9 2.9 31.1 11.2 1.9 33.7 11.0 14.8 3.2
Rockingham 92,423 0.5 38.9 9.9 5.0 40.8 9.5 15.4 7.5 9.6 3.0 0.9 10.8 2.8 4.4 1.5
Rowan 133,134 2.1 41.1 11.1 4.9 41.4 10.5 16.5 7.0 8.6 3.0 0.6 9.0 2.9 4.0 0.9
Rutherford 63,432 0.8 42.3 10.9 5.9 45.3 10.6 16.8 8.8 6.0 2.2 0.5 6.3 1.9 2.7 0.8
Sampson 62,214 3.4 34.3 9.5 3.5 33.3 9.0 13.4 5.1 15.8 5.1 1.4 16.6 4.8 6.8 2.3
Scotland 35,506 -1.4 24.7 6.5 3.0 26.8 6.1 10.5 4.5 22.2 8.4 1.4 26.3 8.6 11.1 2.7
Stanly 59,060 1.7 42.3 11.3 5.2 43.3 10.6 16.8 7.8 7.3 2.7 0.4 7.1 2.5 3.1 0.7
Stokes 45,604 2.0 46.5 12.7 4.6 48.2 12.0 19.6 6.9 2.5 0.7 0.3 2.8 0.7 1.1 0.4
Surry 71,980 1.1 46.5 12.4 6.0 48.0 11.6 18.2 9.0 2.7 1.0 0.2 2.8 0.9 1.1 0.4
Swain 13,353 3.0 32.4 7.7 5.3 34.7 6.6 12.0 7.6 16.0 6.0 1.0 16.8 6.0 7.1 1.5
Transylvania 29,468 0.5 45.2 10.1 9.5 49.2 9.5 15.7 12.0 2.8 1.2 0.2 2.9 1.0 1.2 0.3
Tyrrell 4,226 1.9 30.1 6.7 4.5 28.3 6.2 9.8 6.2 24.8 6.1 2.0 16.9 4.6 6.7 3.0
Union 144,708 17.0 43.7 13.6 3.4 42.9 12.5 18.6 4.6 6.5 2.5 0.4 6.9 2.4 3.1 0.6
Vance 43,860 2.1 24.3 6.5 3.0 25.3 5.9 9.2 4.7 23.1 8.8 1.7 27.3 8.4 11.8 3.0
Wake 699,503 11.4 38.1 10.7 2.5 37.3 9.9 17.6 3.5 11.7 4.0 0.5 13.0 4.1 6.6 0.8
Warren 20,054 0.4 20.1 4.0 3.7 20.1 3.8 6.5 4.8 29.3 8.7 3.2 30.5 8.4 11.4 5.3
Washington 13,468 -1.9 24.2 5.2 4.3 25.1 5.0 7.8 5.9 23.1 8.2 2.3 27.6 8.2 11.0 3.7
Watauga 42,772 0.2 48.5 12.2 4.9 48.6 12.1 25.0 6.3 1.5 0.5 0.1 1.4 0.5 0.9 0.1
Wayne 113,988 0.6 32.2 8.9 3.5 32.0 8.3 13.1 5.0 17.1 5.9 1.2 18.7 5.6 8.0 2.2
Wilkes 66,909 1.9 47.0 12.0 5.9 48.0 11.5 18.5 7.9 2.4 0.7 0.2 2.5 0.7 0.9 0.4
Wilson 75,662 2.5 29.1 7.4 3.6 29.7 6.9 11.0 5.5 18.9 6.7 1.4 22.2 6.7 9.7 2.4
Yadkin 36,821 1.3 47.3 13.0 5.7 48.6 12.1 19.3 8.0 2.0 0.6 0.2 2.1 0.6 0.8 0.3
Yancey 17,926 0.9 48.5 11.6 7.9 50.3 10.8 17.3 10.3 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.1

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