North Carolina Demographic Survey (NCDS)

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

The new data submissions for 2018 will be requested beginning at the end of June. Check back then for access to your local survey. Please contact if you have any questions about the survey.

Make sure we have the correct Point of Contact (POC) for your municipality

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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