Data & Visualizations

Census Data for Your County

Select a county from this map to view specific census information for that county or click the button below to see statewide information or click on the County-specific links below.


Population Determines Economic Impact

Estimated Population

Per the NC Census, North Carolina's estimated statewide population in 2017 was 10,283,255

Economic Impact

More than $1,623 per person in federal aid and $205 in state aid are distributed annually in North Carolina based directly or indirectly on the census count. CHIP, Medicare and Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps), Head Start, Foster Care and National School Lunch Program grants, and Highway planning and construction grants (including the NC Powell Bill) rely on census information.


Census Data Brings Tax Dollars Back to Your Community

Per the NC Census, approximate fiscal impact for the largest federal and state programs are below for Triangle J Counties. Actual federal funding to counties varies by program participation. State fiscal impacts for the two largest programs: State Street-Aid and Sales & Use Tax Distributions. Note: Not all state fiscal distributions included.

  • Chatham County: $132,961,408
  • Durham County: $561,208,796
  • Johnston County: $355,127,388
  • Lee County: $109,184,612
  • Moore County: $178,328,712
  • Orange County: $261,093,240
  • Wake County: $1,923,275,360

More About Federal Funding

Initial Analysis: 16 Large Census-guided Financial Assistance Programs

Estimating Fiscal Costs of a Census Undercount to States

Federal Funding for Rural America: The Role of the Decennial Census

Census-derived Datasets Used to Distribute Federal Funds

Counting for Dollars 2016

Counting for Dollars 2015