Population changes in the Carolinas 2010-2012

Census estimates from 2012 are compared to the last census (2010) in the map below.

  • Click on counties to see details on population.
  • Zoom and pan within the map to see more detailed views of the areas of growth or decline in population. 

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Keith Waters wrote this article while a graduate student working at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in 2012-2013.

Note: Estimates for counties close to zero are adjusted to display correctly on the map. Map by Keith Waters.  Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010, 2012 estimates. 

2012 county estimates of population are available from the U.S. Census Bureau. Click here for further explanation, the full dataset and methodology.