North Carolina Demographic Survey (NCDS)

Welcome to the NCDS page. NCDS is the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management Demographic Survey application.

Please submit all information by July 20, 2018.

An e-mail was sent to designated points of contacts for all municipalities and counties. If you believe that your municipality or county did not receive an e-mail,

please verify your Point of Contact (POC) and send any updates (including e-mail address) to:

About North Carolina population estimates and projections

The annual certified population estimates for municipalities and counties are used in the distribution of shared revenues to local governments. The July 1, 2016 certified population estimates are available now. The 2017 certified population estimates will be available in September 2018.

About the surveys

The North Carolina Demographic Survey (NCDS) is an online tool for the collection of local information critical to the production of municipal and county population estimates and projections. Three broad areas of information are collected through this survey including: (1) a group quarters population survey; (2) the new residential construction and mobile home survey; and (3) a municipal annexation survey (for municipalities only). This tool is only accessible to authorized users.

Contact Us

  • Michael Cline, PhD
  • State Demographer
  • Office of State Budget & Management
  • 116 W Jones St
  • Mail Service Center 20320
  • Raleigh, NC 27699-0320
  • Phone: + 1 919-807-4756
  • Fax: 919-733-0640
  • EMail:

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