North Carolina Population, Area, and Density
The population of North Carolina is 9,943,964 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. North Carolina is ranked number 9 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 72.5% above the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in North Carolina is 53,819.1 square miles. There state is 90.3% land and 9.7% water. The population density in North Carolina is 204.5 people per square mile (21st out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 9,943,964 people ÷ 48,618.0 sq mi
Population Density = 204.5 people per sq mile
|Population||9,943,964 (9th out of 56)||9,535,483 (10th out of 56)||8,049,313 (11th out of 56)|
|Difference||72.5% above avg||70.7% above avg||57.8% above avg|
|Total Area||53,819.1 mi2||139,391 km2||34,444,213 acres||(28th out of 56)|
|Land Area||48,618.0 mi2||125,920 km2||31,115,462 acres||(90.3%)|
|Water Area||5,201.2 mi2||13,471 km2||3,328,751 acres||(9.7%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||204.5 (21st out of 56)||196.1 (21st out of 56)||165.6 (23rd out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||53.0% below avg||52.8% below avg||58.4% below avg|