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Population Statistics

 


1890 Census

County

Urban Number

Urban % Non-White

Rural Number

Rural % Non-White

Total Population

Total %Urban

Total % Rural

Total % Non-White

Alamance    
18,271
30.6
18,271
 
100
30.6
Alexander    
9,430
8.9
9,430
 
100
8.9
Alleghany
   
6,523
7.1
6,523
 
100
7.1
Anson
   
20,027
48.9
20,027
 
100
48.9
Ashe
   
15,628
3.8
15,628
 
100
3.8
Beaufort
3,545
52.9
17,527
41.8
21,072
16.8
83.2
43.7
Bertie    
19,176
58.9
19,176
 
100
58.9
Bladen    
16,763
48.4
16,763
 
100
48.4
Brunswick    
10,900
43.7
10,900
 
100
43.7
Buncombe
10,235
34.9
25,031
12.2
35,266
29.0
71.0
18.8
Burke    
14,939
17.1
14,939
 
100
17.1
Cabarrus
4,339
31.9
13,803
29.5
18,142
23.9
76.1
30.1
Caldwell    
12,298
12.7
12,198
 
100
12.7
Camden    
5,667
40.9
5,667
 
100
40.9
Carteret    
10,825
21.2
10,825
 
100
21.2
Caswell    
16,028
58.6
16,028
 
100
58.6
Catawba    
18,689
14.0
18,689
 
100
14.0
Chatham    
25,413
32.3
25,413
 
100
32.3
Cherokee    
9,976
3.2
9,976
 
100
3.2
Chowan    
9,167
56.3
9,167
 
100
56.3
Clay    
4,197
3.4
4,197
 
100
3.4
Cleveland    
20,,394
15.2
20,394
 
100
15.2
Columbus    
17856
33.9
17,856
 
100
33.9
Craven
7,843
67.2
12,690
63.7
20,533
38.2
61.8
65.1
Cumberland
4,222
46.7
23,099
44.9
27,321
15.4
84.6
45.3
Currituck    
6,747
29.9
6,747
 
100
29.9
Dare    
3,768
10.8
3,768
 
100
10.8
Davidson    
21,702
16.3
21,702
 
100
16.3
Davie    
11,621
24.5
1,1621
 
100
24.5
Duplin    
18,690
37.9
18,690
 
100
37.9
Durham
5,485
33.9
12,556
43.6
18,041
30.4
69.6
40.6
Edgecombe    
24,113
64.7
24,113
 
100
64.7
Forsyth
10,729
46.6
17,705
22.6
28,434
37.7
62.3
31.7
Franklin    
21,090
49.0
21,090
 
100
49.0
Gaston    
17,764
27.2
17,764
 
100
27.2
Gates    
10,252
46.0
10,252
 
100
46.0
Graham    
3,313
5.3
3,313
 
100
5.3
Granville
2,907
50.1
24,484
50.5
21,577
11.9
88.1
50.5
Greene    
10,039
47.4
10,039
 
100
47.4
Guilford
3,317
37.1
24,735
28.3
28,052
11.8
88.2
29.3
Halifax    
28,908
66.7
28,908
 
100
66.7
Harnett    
13,700
31.0
13,700
 
100
31.0
Haywood    
13,346
3.9
13,346
 
100
3.9
Henderson    
12,589
10.9
12,589
 
100
10.9
Hertford    
13,851
57.4
13,851
 
100
57.4
Hyde    
8,903
44.3
8,903
 
100
44.3
Iredell    
25,462
23.4
25,462
 
100
23.4
Jackson    
9,512
8.7
9,512
 
100
8.7
Johnston    
27,239
26.9
27,239
 
100
26.9
Jones    
7,403
47.5
7,403
 
100
47.5
Lenoir    
14,879
42.8
14,879
 
100
42.8
Lincoln    
12,586
20.3
12,586
 
100
20.3
McDowell    
10,939
16.7
10,939
 
100
16.7
Macon    
10,102
6.6
10,102
 
100
6.6
Madison    
17,805
4.0
17,805
 
100
4.0
Martin    
15,221
48.5
15,221
 
100
48.5
Mecklenburg
11,557
44.5
31,116
46.2
41,673
27.1
72.9
45.8
Mitchell    
12,807
4.3
12,807
 
100
4.3
Montgomery    
11,239
20.1
11,239
 
100
20.1
Moore    
20,479
31.7
20,479
 
100
31.7
Nash    
20,707
41.2
20,707
 
100
41.2
New Hanover
20,056
56.5
3,970
65.8
24,026
83.5
16.5
58.0
Northampton    
21,242
56.6
21,242
 
100
56.6
Onslow    
10,303
28.3
10,303
 
100
28.3
Orange    
14,948
35.1
14,948
 
100
35.1
Pamlico    
7,146
33.3
7,146
 
100
33.3
Pasquotank
3,251
45.9
7,497
54.1
10,748
30.2
69.8
51.6
Pender    
12,514
52.3
12,514
 
100
52.3
Perquimans    
9,293
49.2
9,293
 
100
49.2
Person    
15,151
43.5
15,151
 
100
45.5
Pitt    
25,519
48.3
25,519
 
100
48.3
Polk    
5,902
18.6
5,902
 
100
18.6
Randolph    
25,195
13.3
25,195
 
100
13.3
Richmond    
23,948
54.1
23,948
 
100
54.1
Robeson    
31,483
47.2
31,483
 
100
47.2
Rockingham
2,969
47.1
22,394
39.1
25,363
11.7
88.3
40.1
Rowan
4,418
45.1
19,705
25.3
24,123
18.3
81.7
28.9
Rutherford    
18,770
19.7
18,770
 
100
19.7
Sampson    
25,096
36.4
25,096
 
100
36.4
Scotland
Still part of Richmond County in 1890
Stanly    
12,136
12.4
12,136
 
100
12.4
Stokes    
17,199
16.4
17,199
 
100
16.4
Surry    
19,281
12.2
19,281
 
100
12.2
Swain    
6,577
14.1
6,577
 
100
14.1
Transylvania    
5,881
8.7
5,881
 
100
8.7
Tyrrell    
4,225
29.0
4,225
 
100
29.0
Union    
21,259
26.1
21,259
 
100
26.1
Vance
4,191
63.9
13,390
63.2
17,581
23.8
76.2
63.4
Wake
12,678
50.1
36,529
45.9
49,207
25.8
74.2
47.0
Warren    
19,360
69.6
19,360
 
100
69.6
Washington    
10,200
51.4
10,200
 
100
51.4
Watuga    
10,611
4.1
10,611
 
100
4.1
Wayne
4,017
42.8
22,083
42.0
26,100
15.4
84.6
42.1
Wilkes    
22,675
9.0
22,675
 
100
9.0
Wilson    
18,644
41.6
18,644
 
100
41.6
Yadkin    
13,790
9.9
13,790
 
100
9.9
Yancey    
9,490
3.1
9,490
 
100
3.1

1900 Census

County

Urban Number

Urban %NW

Rural Number

Rural %NW

Total Population

Total %Urban

Total % Rural

Total % NW

Alamance
3,692
12.4
21,973
28.5
25,665
14.4
85.6
26.2
Alexander    
10,960
7.8
10,960
 
100
7.8
Alleghany
   
7,759
6.0
7,759
 
100
6.0
Anson
   
21,870
53.4
21,870
 
100
53.4
Ashe
   
19,581
3.5
19,581
 
100
3.5
Beaufort
4,842
52.7
21,562
40.7
56,404
18.3
81.7
42.9
Bertie    
20,538
57.6
20,538
 
100
57.6
Bladen    
17,677
46.5
17,677
 
100
46.5
Brunswick    
12,657
39.9
12,657
 
100
39.9
Buncombe
14,694
32.1
29,594
11.5
44,288
33.2
66.8
18.3
Burke    
17,699
15.1
17,699
 
100
15.1
Cabarrus
7,910
22.6
14,546
29.6
22,456
35.2
64.8
27.2
Caldwell    
15,694
12.4
15,694
 
100
12.4
Camden    
5,474
40.0
5,474
 
100
40.0
Carteret    
11,811
18.0
11,811
 
100
18.0
Caswell    
15,028
54.6
15,028
 
100
54.6
Catawba
2,535
27.5
19,598
11.7
22,133
11.4
88.6
13.5
Chatham    
23,912
34.9
23,912
 
100
34.9
Cherokee    
11,860
4.0
11,860
 
100
4.0
Chowan
3,046
68.7
7,212
52.1
10,258
29.7
70.3
57.0
Clay    
4,532
3.0
4,532
 
100
3.0
Cleveland    
25078
19.2
25,078
 
100
19.2
Columbus    
21,,274
31.6
21,274
 
100
31.6
Craven
9,090
64.7
15,070
57.5
24,160
37.6
62.4
60.2
Cumberland
4,670
47.6
24,579
42.1
29,249
16.0
84.0
43.0
Curritick    
6,529
27.2
6,529
 
100
27.2
Dare    
4,757
12.1
4,757
 
100
12.1
Davidson    
23,403
13.6
23,403
 
100
13.6
Davie    
12,115
21.8
12,115
 
100
21.8
Duplin    
22,405
38.1
22,405
 
100
38.1
Durham
6,679
33.6
19,554
38.4
26,233
25.5
74.5
37.2
Edgecombe
1,681
51.4
24,190
63.1
26,591
6.1
93.9
62.4
Forsyth
13,650
40.5
21,611
23.2
35,261
38.7
61.3
29.9
Franklin    
25,116
49.5
25,116
 
100
49.5
Gaston
4,610
24.0
23,293
26.3
27,903
16.5
83.5
26.0
Gates    
10,413
46.1
10,413
 
100
46.1
Graham    
4,343
3.5
4,343
 
100
3.5
Granville    
23,263
51.1
23,263
 
100
51.1
Greene    
12,038
48.0
12,038
 
100
48.0
Guilford
14,198
35.3
24,876
24.5
39,074
36.3
63.7
28.4
Halifax    
30,793
64.1
30,793
 
100
64.1
Harnett    
15,988
31.6
15,988
 
100
31.6
Haywood    
16,222
3.8
16,222
 
100
3.8
Henderson    
14,104
12.5
14,104
 
100
12.5
Hertford    
14,294
58.8
14,294
 
100
58.8
Hyde    
9,278
43.3
9,278
 
100
43.3
Iredell
3,141
24.6
25,923
25.3
29,064
10.8
89.2
25.2
Jackson    
11,853
7.9
11,853
 
100
7.9
Johnston    
32,250
25.3
32,250
 
100
25.3
Jones    
8,226
45.7
8,226
 
100
47.5
Lenoir
4,106
37.2
14,533
44.8
18,639
22.0
78.0
43.2
Lincoln    
15,498
19.1
15,498
 
100
19.1
McDowell    
12,567
15.1
12,567
 
100
15.1
Macon    
12,104
5.6
12,104
 
100
5.6
Madison    
20,644
2.7
20,644
 
100
2.7
Martin    
15,383
47.6
15,383
 
100
47.6
Mecklenburg
18,091
39.5
37,177
45.0
55,268
32.7
67.3
43.2
Mitchell    
15,221
3.5
15,221
 
100
3.5
Montgomery    
14,197
25.9
14,197
 
100
25.9
Moore    
23,622
33.2
23,622
 
100
33.2
Nash
1,256
51.4
24,222
41.2
25,478
4.9
95.1
41.7
New Hanover
20,976
49.7
4,809
56.2
25,785
81.3
18.7
50.9
Northampton    
21,150
57.3
21,150
 
100
57.3
Onslow    
11,940
30.2
11,940
 
100
30.2
Orange    
14,690
35.8
14,690
 
100
35.8
Pamlico    
8,045
32.8
8,045
 
100
32.8
Pasquotank
6,348
49.9
7,312
52.8
13,660
46.5
53.5
51.5
Pender    
13,381
51.6
13,381
 
100
51.6
Perquimans    
10,091
49.6
10,091
 
100
49.6
Person    
16,685
42.1
16,685
 
100
42.1
Pitt
2,565
57.4
28,324
49.5
30,889
8.3
91.7
50.2
Polk    
7,004
17.2
7,004
 
100
17.2
Randolph    
28,232
13.0
28,232
 
100
13.0
Richmond    
15,855
49.0
15,855
 
100
49.0
Robeson    
40,371
51.5
70,371
 
100
51.5
Rockingham
3,262
37.0
29,901
34.8
33,163
908
90.2
35.0
Rowan
7,153
34.0
30,368
21.9
37,521
19.0
81.0
24.2
Rutherford    
25,101
17.7
25,101
 
100
17.7
Sampson    
26,380
34.6
26,380
 
100
34.6
Scotland    
12,553
54.5
12,553
 
100
54.5
Stanly    
15,220
11.8
15,220
 
100
11.8
Stokes    
19,866
15.1
19,866
 
100
15.1
Surry
2,680
25.8
22,835
9.7
25,515
10.5
89.5
11.4
Swain    
8,401
12.5
8,401
 
100
12.5
Transylvania    
6,620
9.3
6,620
 
100
9.3
Tyrrell    
4,980
29.4
4,980
 
100
29.4
Union    
27,156
29.5
27,156
 
100
29.5
Vance
3,746
58.6
12,938
58.4
16,684
22.4
77.6
58.5
Wake
13,643
41.9
40,983
45.5
54,626
25.0
75.0
44.6
Warren    
19,151
68.2
19,151
 
100
68.2
Washington    
10,608
50.6
10,608
 
100
50.6
Watuga    
13,417
2.9
13,417
 
100
2.9
Wayne
5,877
42.9
25,479
42.8
31,356
18.7
81.3
42.8
Wilkes    
26,872
9.1
26,872
 
100
9.1
Wilson
3,525
32.1
20,071
43.7
23,596
14.9
85.1
42.0
Yadkin    
14,083
8.0
14,083
 
100
8.0
Yancey    
11,464
2.5
11,464
 
100
2.5

 

North Carolina Population 1900:

Total: 1,893,810

White: 1,263,603 (66.72%)

Negro: 624,469 (32.97%)

Indian: 5,687 (.3%)

Chinese: 51 (.0026%)

Japanese: 0

Total Population by Nativity

Native: 1,889,318 (99.77%)

Foreign Born: 4,492 (.23%)

White Population by Nativity and Parentage

Native parentage: 1,259,209

Foreign parentage: 3,886

Mixed parentage: 5,077

Foreign born: 4,394

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