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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
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