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There are fewer men than woman in North Carolina. The overall gender ratio is 95 men to 100 women.

The North Carolina flag was adopted on March 2, 1885. The flag has been ranked the 21st best U.S. flag by a leading Vexillology Organization.

The North Carolina quarter was the 12th quarter released overall. The quarter was released on March 12, 2001.

Recent estimates put North Carolina's population at around 9,944,000 people (9th out of 56).The population density is 204.5 people per square mile (21st out of 56).

Someone from North Carolina is known as a North Carolinian. View our List of Adjectival and Demonyms for all the States.

North Carolina was the 12th state when it joined the United States on November 21, 1789. Prior to 1789, North Carolina was known as "Province of North Carolina."

Essential North Carolina Facts

  • NC
    Postal Code
    The North Carolina postal code is NC. This abbreviation has been used since the USPS first established official codes in October 1963.
  • Gender Ratio
    Gender Ratio: 95 Men to 100 Women
    Male Population: 4,844,593 men
    Female Population: 5,099,371 women
  • State Flag
    The 4 main colors in the North Carolina flag are #BF0A30, #FFFFFF, #002868, and #FFCA00
  • State Quarter
    The North Carolina Quarter was released in March 03, 2001.
    Total Mintage: 1.06 billion.
    Engraver: John Mercanti
  • Population and Area
    Population: 9,943,964 people
    Land Area: 48,618 square miles
    Population Density: 9,943,964 people per square mile

Areas Codes in North Carolina (9)

  • 252
  • 336
  • 434
  • 704
  • 828
  • 843
  • 910
  • 919
  • 980

North Carolina Counties (100)

County Top Cities
Alamance County Alamance, Altamahaw, Burlington, Elon, Graham, and Haw River
Alexander County Hiddenite, Scotts, Stony Point, and Taylorsville
Alleghany County Ennice, Glade Valley, Laurel Springs, Piney Creek, Roaring Gap, and Sparta
Anson County Ansonville, Lilesville, Mc Farlan, Morven, Peachland, and Polkton
Ashe County Creston, Crumpler, Fleetwood, Glendale Springs, Grassy Creek, and Jefferson
Avery County Banner Elk, Collettsville, Crossnore, Elk Park, Jonas Ridge, and Linville
Beaufort County Aurora, Bath, Belhaven, Blounts Creek, Chocowinity, and Edward
Bertie County Aulander, Colerain, Kelford, Lewiston Woodville, Merry Hill, and Powellsville
Bladen County Bladenboro, Clarkton, Council, Dublin, Elizabethtown, and Kelly
Brunswick County Ash, Bolivia, Calabash, Leland, Longwood, and Oak Island
Buncombe County Alexander, Arden, Asheville, Barnardsville, Black Mountain, and Candler
Burke County Connellys Springs, Drexel, Glen Alpine, Hildebran, Icard, and Morganton
Cabarrus County Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland, and Mount Pleasant
Caldwell County Granite Falls, Hudson, Lenoir, Patterson, and Rhodhiss
Camden County Camden, Shiloh, and South Mills
Carteret County Atlantic, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Cedar Island, Davis, and Emerald Isle
Caswell County Blanch, Leasburg, Milton, Pelham, Prospect Hill, and Providence
Catawba County Catawba, Claremont, Conover, Hickory, Maiden, and Newton
Chatham County Bear Creek, Bennett, Bonlee, Bynum, Goldston, and Gulf
Cherokee County Andrews, Brasstown, Culberson, Marble, and Murphy
Chowan County Edenton and Tyner
Clay County Hayesville and Warne
Cleveland County Boiling Springs, Casar, Earl, Fallston, Grover, and Kings Mountain
Columbus County Bolton, Brunswick, Cerro Gordo, Chadbourn, Clarendon, and Delco
Craven County Bridgeton, Cherry Point, Cove City, Dover, Ernul, and Havelock
Cumberland County Cumberland, Falcon, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Hope Mills, and Linden
Currituck County Aydlett, Barco, Coinjock, Corolla, Currituck, and Grandy
Dare County Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras, Kill Devil Hills, and Kitty Hawk
Davidson County Denton, Lexington, Linwood, Southmont, Thomasville, and Wallburg
Davie County Advance, Cooleemee, and Mocksville
Duplin County Albertson, Beulaville, Calypso, Chinquapin, Faison, and Kenansville
Durham County Bahama and Durham
Edgecombe County Conetoe, Hobgood, Macclesfield, Pinetops, Rocky Mount, and Speed
Forsyth County Belews Creek, Bethania, Clemmons, Kernersville, Lewisville, and Pfafftown
Franklin County Bunn, Castalia, Franklinton, Louisburg, and Youngsville
Gaston County Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, and Dallas
Gates County Corapeake, Eure, Gates, Gatesville, Hobbsville, and Roduco
Graham County Almond, Fontana Dam, and Robbinsville
Granville County Bullock, Butner, Creedmoor, Oxford, Stem, and Stovall
Greene County Hookerton, Maury, Snow Hill, and Walstonburg
Guilford County Browns Summit, Colfax, Gibsonville, Greensboro, High Point, and Jamestown
Halifax County Enfield, Halifax, Hollister, Roanoke Rapids, Scotland Neck, and Tillery
Harnett County Angier, Broadway, Buies Creek, Bunnlevel, Cameron, and Coats
Haywood County Canton, Clyde, Hazelwood, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, and Waynesville
Henderson County Bat Cave, Dana, East Flat Rock, Edneyville, Etowah, and Flat Rock
Hertford County Ahoskie, Cofield, Como, Harrellsville, Murfreesboro, and Winton
Hoke County Raeford
Hyde County Engelhard, Fairfield, Ocracoke, Scranton, and Swanquarter
Iredell County Barium Springs, Harmony, Mooresville, Mount Mourne, Olin, and Statesville
Jackson County Balsam, Cashiers, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Glenville, and Sapphire
Johnston County Benson, Clayton, Four Oaks, Kenly, Micro, and Pine Level
Jones County Comfort, Pollocksville, and Trenton
Lee County Cumnock, Lemon Springs, and Sanford
Lenoir County Deep Run, Kinston, La Grange, and Pink Hill
Lincoln County Crouse, Denver, Iron Station, Lincolnton, and Vale
Macon County Franklin, Highlands, Otto, Scaly Mountain, and Topton
Madison County Hot Springs, Mars Hill, and Marshall
Martin County Everetts, Hamilton, Hassell, Jamesville, Oak City, and Parmele
McDowell County Glenwood, Marion, Nebo, and Old Fort
Mecklenburg County Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, and Newell
Mitchell County Bakersville, Little Switzerland, Penland, and Spruce Pine
Montgomery County Biscoe, Candor, Ether, Mount Gilead, Star, and Troy
Moore County Aberdeen, Carthage, Eagle Springs, Jackson Springs, Lakeview, and Pinebluff
Nash County Bailey, Battleboro, Middlesex, Nashville, Red Oak, and Rocky Mount
New Hanover County Carolina Beach, Castle Hayne, Kure Beach, Wilmington, and Wrightsville Beach
Northampton County Conway, Garysburg, Gaston, Henrico, Jackson, and Margarettsville
Onslow County Camp Lejeune, Holly Ridge, Hubert, Jacksonville, Maysville, and Mccutcheon Field
Orange County Carrboro, Cedar Grove, Chapel Hill, Efland, and Hillsborough
Pamlico County Alliance, Arapahoe, Bayboro, Grantsboro, Hobucken, and Lowland
Pasquotank County Elizabeth City
Pender County Atkinson, Burgaw, Currie, Hampstead, Maple Hill, and Rocky Point
Perquimans County Belvidere, Durants Neck, Hertford, and Winfall
Person County Hurdle Mills, Rougemont, Roxboro, Semora, and Timberlake
Pitt County Ayden, Bellarthur, Bethel, Falkland, Farmville, and Fountain
Polk County Columbus, Lynn, Mill Spring, Saluda, and Tryon
Randolph County Asheboro, Cedar Falls, Climax, Franklinville, High Point, and Liberty
Richmond County Cordova, Ellerbe, Hamlet, Hoffman, Marston, and Norman
Robeson County Barnesville, Fairmont, Lumber Bridge, Lumberton, Marietta, and Maxton
Rockingham County Eden, Madison, Mayodan, Reidsville, Ruffin, and Stokesdale
Rowan County China Grove, Cleveland, East Spencer, Faith, Gold Hill, and Granite Quarry
Rutherford County Bostic, Caroleen, Chimney Rock, Cliffside, Ellenboro, and Forest City
Sampson County Autryville, Clinton, Garland, Godwin, Harrells, and Ivanhoe
Scotland County Gibson, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, and Wagram
Stanly County Albemarle, Badin, Locust, Misenheimer, New London, and Norwood
Stokes County Danbury, Germanton, King, Lawsonville, Pine Hall, and Sandy Ridge
Surry County Ararat, Dobson, Elkin, Lowgap, Mount Airy, and Pilot Mountain
Swain County Bryson City and Cherokee
Transylvania County Balsam Grove, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Penrose, and Pisgah Forest
Tyrrell County Columbia
Union County Indian Trail, Marshville, Matthews, Mineral Springs, Monroe, and Waxhaw
Vance County Henderson, Kittrell, Middleburg, and Townsville
Wake County Apex, Cary, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, and Knightdale
Warren County Littleton, Macon, Manson, Norlina, Ridgeway, and Vaughan
Washington County Creswell, Plymouth, and Roper
Watauga County Blowing Rock, Boone, Deep Gap, Sugar Grove, Valle Crucis, and Vilas
Wayne County Dudley, Fremont, Goldsboro, Pikeville, and Seven Springs
Wilkes County Boomer, Ferguson, Hays, Mc Grady, Millers Creek, and Moravian Falls
Wilson County Black Creek, Elm City, Lucama, Sims, Stantonsburg, and Wilson
Yadkin County Boonville, East Bend, Hamptonville, Jonesville, and Yadkinville
Yancey County Burnsville, Green Mountain, and Micaville
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