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The 2000 Census showed that Pitt County had a population of 133,798 people. This represented 1.66% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pitt had a population of 159,057 people. This is an increase of 18.88% 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
2010168,148+25.67%+5.72% since 2009
2009159,057+18.88%+2% since 2008
2008155,935+16.55%+2.49% since 2007
2007152,148+13.71%+2.57% since 2006
2006148,341+10.87%+2.89% since 2005
2005144,176+7.76%+1.86% since 2004
2004141,544+5.79%+1.53% since 2003
2003139,406+4.19%+1.24% since 2002
2002137,693+2.91%+1.38% since 2001
2001135,818+1.51%+1.51% since 2000
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2000133,798The Last Census

Pitt County had 58,408 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pitt County has a total area<3> of 654 square miles [1,695 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (3.19 square miles [8.27 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pitt County had a population density of 205.3 people per square mile [79.3 people/km²], making it the state's 21st 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 Pitt County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pitt and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Pitt County QuickFact (QF-37147).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
GreenvilleQF-372808081,79860,47635.26%
SummerfieldQF-37655807,7537,01810.47%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BeaufortQF-37013   E46,41444,9583.24%
CravenQF-37049   SE98,52991,4367.76%
EdgecombeQF-37065   NW51,85355,606-6.75%
GreeneQF-37079   SW20,65818,9748.88%
LenoirQF-37107   SW56,38759,648-5.47%
MartinQF-37117   NE23,33725,593-8.81%
WilsonQF-37195   W78,35373,8146.15%

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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 Pitt. 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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