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The 2000 Census showed that Alamance County had a population of 130,800 people. This represented 1.62% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Alamance had a population of 150,358 people. This is an increase of 14.95% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010151,131+15.54%+0.51% since 2009
2009150,358+14.95%+1.66% since 2008
2008147,910+13.08%+2.13% since 2007
2007144,824+10.72%+2.37% since 2006
2006141,472+8.16%+1.57% since 2005
2005139,280+6.48%+1.18% since 2004
2004137,653+5.24%+1.2% since 2003
2003136,018+3.99%+0.52% since 2002
2002135,314+3.45%+1.36% since 2001
2001133,497+2.06%+2.06% since 2000
2000130,800The Last Census

Alamance County had 55,463 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Alamance County has a total area<3> of 434.8 square miles [1,126 km²]. Of this total, 430 square miles [1,113 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.1%) being water (4.78 square miles [12.39 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Alamance County had a population density of 304.2 people per square mile [117.4 people/km²], making it the state's 12th most densely populated county (out of 100 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Alamance County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Alamance and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Alamance County QuickFact (QF-37001).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Alamance County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Alamance County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CaswellQF-37033   N23,00423,501-2.11%
ChathamQF-37037   S64,77249,32931.31%
GuilfordQF-37081   W480,362421,04814.09%
OrangeQF-37135   E129,083118,2279.18%
RandolphQF-37151   SW142,151130,4548.97%
RockinghamQF-37157   NW92,25291,9280.35%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Alamance. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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