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The 2000 Census showed that Nash County had a population of 87,420 people. This represented 1.09% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 30th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Nash had a population of 94,743 people. This is an increase of 8.38% 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
201095,840+9.63%+1.16% since 2009
200994,743+8.38%+0.66% since 2008
200894,125+7.67%+1.02% since 2007
200793,178+6.59%+1.74% since 2006
200691,588+4.77%+1.28% since 2005
200590,434+3.45%+0.55% since 2004
200489,935+2.88%+0.78% since 2003
200389,242+2.08%+0.59% since 2002
200288,716+1.48%+0.56% since 2001
200188,222+0.92%+0.92% since 2000
200087,420The Last Census

Nash County had 37,051 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Nash County has a total area<3> of 542 square miles [1,405 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.42 square miles [6.28 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Nash County had a population density of 161.8 people per square mile [62.5 people/km²], making it the state's 31st 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 Nash County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Nash and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Nash County QuickFact (QF-37127).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
EdgecombeQF-37065   E51,85355,606-6.75%
FranklinQF-37069   W60,08847,26027.14%
HalifaxQF-37083   NE54,58257,370-4.86%
JohnstonQF-37101   SW168,525121,96538.17%
VanceQF-37181   NW43,05642,9540.24%
WakeQF-37183   W897,214627,84642.9%
WarrenQF-37185   N19,42519,972-2.74%
WilsonQF-37195   S78,35373,8146.15%

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Nash 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 Nash. 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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