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The 2000 Census showed that Jones County had a population of 10,381 people. This represented 0.13% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 95th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jones had a population of 10,071 people. This is a decrease of 2.99% 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
201010,153-2.2%+0.81% since 2009
200910,071-2.99%+1.11% since 2008
20089,960-4.06%-0.71% since 2007
200710,031-3.37%+0.3% since 2006
200610,001-3.66%-0.73% since 2005
200510,075-2.95%-0.85% since 2004
200410,161-2.12%+1.43% since 2003
200310,018-3.5%-1.51% since 2002
200210,172-2.01%-1.15% since 2001
200110,290-0.88%-0.88% since 2000
200010,381The Last Census

Jones County had 4,679 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jones County has a total area<3> of 473.3 square miles [1,225 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.44 square miles [3.74 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jones County had a population density of 22 people per square mile [8.49 people/km²], making it the state's 98th 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 Jones County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Jones and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Jones County QuickFact (QF-37103).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CarteretQF-37031   SE64,42359,3838.49%
CravenQF-37049   E98,52991,4367.76%
DuplinQF-37061   W53,17749,0638.39%
LenoirQF-37107   NW56,38759,648-5.47%
OnslowQF-37133   S173,064150,35515.1%

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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 Jones. 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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