Statehood: Nov. 21, 1789 Living in NC Today Population
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Census Statistics
Many people begin their genealogy research starting with the widely available U.S. census records. The U.S. began taking a census every 10 years starting in 1790. The records from 1790 to 1840 contain only the name of the head of the household and limited information about the other individuals in the residence. That changed in 1850 when the census began listing each member of the household individually.
Look how North Carolina has grown! The following table details the population of the state from it's first census through 1940. The 1940 census is the last year currently available for genealogy use. The 1950 census won't be available until 2022. Information is shown for 1890, but that census was mostly lost due to a fire and mishandling in the 1920's and 1930's.
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1790 393,751 1800 478,103 1810 555,500 1820 638,829 1830 737,987 1840 753,419 1850 869,039 1860 992,622
1870 1,071,361 1880 1,399,750 1890 1,617,949 1900 1,893,810 1910 2,206,287 1920 2,559,123 1930 3,170,276 1940 3,571,623

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If you still have family living in North Carolina today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Raleigh or Winston-Salem. Chances are their ancestors came from Africa, England, Germany, Ireland or Scotland. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.

They may work at one of the companies based in North Carolina, like Bank of America, BB&T, Duke Energy, Lowe's or Nucor. Some of them may enjoy eating pulled pork or Livermush. They probably root for the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Braves, NC Tarheels, Duke Blue Devils or the NC State Wolfpack. You might find them bicyling one of the many trails or visiting the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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