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The 2000 Census showed that Person County had a population of 35,623 people. This represented 0.44% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 61st most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Person had a population of 37,667 people. This is an increase of 5.74% 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
201039,464+10.78%+4.77% since 2009
200937,667+5.74%+0.44% since 2008
200837,501+5.27%+0.54% since 2007
200737,298+4.7%+0.6% since 2006
200637,077+4.08%+0.31% since 2005
200536,963+3.76%+0.92% since 2004
200436,627+2.82%+0.26% since 2003
200336,532+2.55%+0.41% since 2002
200236,384+2.14%+1.35% since 2001
200135,901+0.78%+0.78% since 2000
200035,623The Last Census

Person County had 15,504 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Person County has a total area<3> of 404.1 square miles [1,046 km²]. Of this total, 392.3 square miles [1,016 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.91%) being water (11.78 square miles [30.51 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Person County had a population density of 90.8 people per square mile [35.06 people/km²], making it the state's 55th 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 Person County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Person and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Person County QuickFact (QF-37145).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CaswellQF-37033   W23,00423,501-2.11%
DurhamQF-37063   S269,706223,31420.77%
GranvilleQF-37077   E57,63948,49818.85%
OrangeQF-37135   S129,083118,2279.18%
Halifax (VA)QF-51083   N35,25837,355-5.61%

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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 Person. 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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