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The 2000 Census showed that Duplin County had a population of 49,063 people. This represented 0.61% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 48th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Duplin had a population of 53,177 people. This is an increase of 8.39% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201058,505+19.24%+10.02% since 2009
200953,177+8.39%+0.29% since 2008
200853,025+8.08%+1.25% since 2007
200752,371+6.74%+0.77% since 2006
200651,973+5.93%+1.42% since 2005
200551,245+4.45%+0.44% since 2004
200451,021+3.99%+0.75% since 2003
200350,641+3.22%+0.59% since 2002
200250,342+2.61%+1.03% since 2001
200149,828+1.56%+1.56% since 2000
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200049,063The Last Census

Duplin County had 20,520 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Duplin County has a total area<3> of 819 square miles [2,121 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.38 square miles [3.58 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Duplin County had a population density of 60 people per square mile [23.17 people/km²], making it the state's 72nd 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 Duplin County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Duplin and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Duplin County QuickFact (QF-37061).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
JonesQF-37103   E10,07110,381-2.99%
LenoirQF-37107   NE56,38759,648-5.47%
OnslowQF-37133   E173,064150,35515.1%
PenderQF-37141   S52,37841,08227.5%
SampsonQF-37163   W63,71360,1615.9%
WayneQF-37191   N113,811113,3290.43%

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Census QuickFact for Duplin County

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 Duplin. 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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