North Carolina Demographic Survey (NCDS)

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

An e-mail invitation for the 2019 survey will be sent to Points of Contact at the end of June.

Please submit all information by July 19, 2019.




A letter will be mailed to municipalities and counties to update and confirm the designated Points of Contact for each local government. Look for the letter in May 2019.



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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, 2017 certified population estimates are available now. The 2018 certified population estimates will be available in September 2019.

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

  • Dr. Mike Cline
  • State Demographer
  • Office of State Budget & Management
  • 430 North Salisbury St., 4th Floor
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Mailing Address:
  • Mail Service Center 20320
  • Raleigh, NC 27699-0320
  • Phone: + 1 919-807-4756
  • Fax: 919-733-0640
  • EMail: Michael.cline@osbm.nc.gov

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