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The 2000 Census showed that Brunswick County had a population of 73,143 people. This represented 0.91% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 34th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Brunswick had a population of 107,062 people. This is an increase of 46.37% 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
2010107,431+46.88%+0.34% since 2009
2009107,062+46.37%+2.82% since 2008
2008104,122+42.35%+4.41% since 2007
200799,724+36.34%+5.61% since 2006
200694,430+29.1%+7.04% since 2005
200588,221+20.61%+5.44% since 2004
200483,666+14.39%+3.44% since 2003
200380,880+10.58%+3.01% since 2002
200278,520+7.35%+3.12% since 2001
200176,147+4.11%+4.11% since 2000
200073,143The Last Census

Brunswick County had 51,431 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Brunswick County has a total area<3> of 1,050 square miles [2,719 km²]. Of this total, 854 square miles [2,213 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (18.59%) being water (195.2 square miles [505 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Brunswick County had a population density of 85.6 people per square mile [33.04 people/km²], making it the state's 58th 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 Brunswick County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Brunswick and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Brunswick County QuickFact (QF-37019).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Oak IslandQF-37483458,2976,57126.27%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ColumbusQF-37047   NW54,22154,749-0.96%
New HanoverQF-37129   NE195,085160,30721.69%
PenderQF-37141   NE52,37841,08227.5%
Horry (SC)QF-45051   W263,868196,62934.2%

The Atlantic Ocean lies to the east.

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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 Brunswick. 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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