2014-2018 North Carolina Resident Live Births by County of Residence:
Number and Percent of Low (< 2500 grams) and Very Low (< 1500 grams) Weight Births
by Race and Ethnicity

  Non-Hispanic  
  Total Total White Black Other Hispanic
County of
Residence
Birth
Weight
Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct. Births Pct.
North Carolina Low 55,413 9.2 48,847 9.6 25,047 7.6 20,450 14.2 3,350 9.4 6,566 7.2
Very Low 10,222 1.7 9,080 1.8 4,011 1.2 4,591 3.2 478 1.3 1,142 1.3
Alamance Low 885 9.5 737 10.0 423 8.4 284 13.8 30 12.1 148 7.6
Very Low 170 1.8 145 2.0 73 1.5 69 3.3 3 1.2 25 1.3
Alexander Low 148 8.4 143 8.7 127 8.4 14 17.3 2 4.4 5 4.1
Very Low 20 1.1 19 1.2 17 1.1 1 1.2 1 2.2 1 0.8
Alleghany Low 38 7.7 30 7.5 30 7.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 8.9
Very Low 6 1.2 5 1.2 5 1.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.1
Anson Low 159 12.7 157 13.0 51 9.9 103 15.3 3 15.0 2 4.7
Very Low 26 2.1 26 2.2 8 1.6 18 2.7 0 0.0 0 0.0
Ashe Low 91 8.6 85 8.9 84 8.9 1 11.1 0 0.0 6 5.8
Very Low 19 1.8 18 1.9 18 1.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0
Avery Low 77 11.3 72 11.9 70 11.8 0 0.0 2 22.2 5 6.4
Very Low 13 1.9 13 2.2 12 2.0 0 0.0 1 11.1 0 0.0
Beaufort Low 240 10.7 226 11.5 103 8.5 121 16.8 2 7.4 14 4.8
Very Low 45 2.0 44 2.2 16 1.3 28 3.9 0 0.0 1 0.3
Bertie Low 116 13.3 112 13.1 17 7.0 94 15.6 1 12.5 4 20.0
Very Low 26 3.0 25 2.9 2 0.8 23 3.8 0 0.0 1 5.0
Bladen Low 190 10.9 169 11.2 59 7.3 105 16.5 5 8.1 21 8.9
Very Low 30 1.7 27 1.8 3 0.4 24 3.8 0 0.0 3 1.3
Brunswick Low 481 9.4 446 9.7 360 9.3 82 13.1 4 3.9 35 6.8
Very Low 82 1.6 75 1.6 65 1.7 10 1.6 0 0.0 7 1.4
Buncombe Low 1,081 8.5 975 8.7 799 8.1 144 14.5 32 10.8 106 7.1
Very Low 164 1.3 150 1.3 122 1.2 21 2.1 7 2.4 14 0.9
Burke Low 404 9.0 379 9.7 309 9.2 31 15.6 39 10.6 25 4.4
Very Low 62 1.4 57 1.5 50 1.5 5 2.5 2 0.5 5 0.9
Cabarrus Low 1,085 8.8 942 9.2 538 7.5 333 14.6 71 8.5 143 6.8
Very Low 175 1.4 147 1.4 67 0.9 73 3.2 7 0.8 28 1.3
Caldwell Low 412 10.3 382 10.4 338 9.9 36 16.8 8 14.3 30 9.2
Very Low 69 1.7 61 1.7 53 1.6 8 3.7 0 0.0 8 2.5
Camden Low 27 5.8 27 6.0 22 5.5 3 7.7 2 15.4 0 0.0
Very Low 3 0.6 3 0.7 2 0.5 1 2.6 0 0.0 0 0.0
Carteret Low 197 7.0 181 7.0 155 6.6 23 13.1 3 4.8 16 7.8
Very Low 35 1.2 33 1.3 25 1.1 8 4.6 0 0.0 2 1.0
Caswell Low 115 11.2 110 11.6 55 8.6 55 18.5 0 0.0 5 6.8
Very Low 30 2.9 26 2.7 13 2.0 13 4.4 0 0.0 4 5.4
Catawba Low 727 8.5 653 9.1 447 8.0 148 15.7 58 8.3 74 5.4
Very Low 122 1.4 111 1.5 73 1.3 31 3.3 7 1.0 11 0.8
Chatham Low 299 9.3 233 9.3 163 8.0 61 16.3 9 9.1 66 9.1
Very Low 65 2.0 47 1.9 28 1.4 19 5.1 0 0.0 18 2.5
Cherokee Low 111 9.5 104 9.3 95 9.2 5 20.8 4 7.4 7 12.7
Very Low 21 1.8 18 1.6 14 1.4 2 8.3 2 3.7 3 5.5
Chowan Low 66 9.7 64 9.9 24 6.9 40 13.5 0 0.0 2 6.3
Very Low 14 2.1 13 2.0 4 1.1 9 3.0 0 0.0 1 3.1
Clay Low 37 8.5 36 8.8 34 8.7 1 20.0 1 9.1 1 4.0
Very Low 5 1.2 5 1.2 4 1.0 1 20.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Cleveland Low 585 10.8 562 10.9 314 8.4 240 17.8 8 10.5 23 8.6
Very Low 110 2.0 106 2.1 46 1.2 59 4.4 1 1.3 4 1.5
Colombus Low 347 11.8 325 12.2 151 9.4 166 18.0 8 6.6 22 7.6
Very Low 65 2.2 64 2.4 30 1.9 32 3.5 2 1.7 1 0.3
Craven Low 588 8.3 547 8.6 321 7.1 198 13.6 28 6.9 41 5.6
Very Low 98 1.4 93 1.5 52 1.1 38 2.6 3 0.7 5 0.7
Cumberland Low 2,786 10.1 2,477 10.5 863 7.3 1,494 14.6 120 7.9 309 8.0
Very Low 609 2.2 563 2.4 152 1.3 390 3.8 21 1.4 46 1.2
Currituck Low 111 8.5 104 8.4 81 7.1 22 31.4 1 3.2 7 12.3
Very Low 17 1.3 17 1.4 10 0.9 7 10.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Dare Low 105 6.3 96 6.8 88 6.6 7 16.3 1 5.3 9 3.3
Very Low 28 1.7 27 1.9 23 1.7 4 9.3 0 0.0 1 0.4
Davidson Low 845 9.6 770 9.9 607 9.3 138 14.1 25 11.5 75 7.2
Very Low 141 1.6 126 1.6 97 1.5 28 2.9 1 0.5 15 1.4
Davie Low 166 8.6 150 8.8 132 8.5 17 13.7 1 4.5 16 6.6
Very Low 25 1.3 24 1.4 20 1.3 4 3.2 0 0.0 1 0.4
Duplin Low 313 8.7 218 9.7 112 7.9 105 13.5 1 2.9 95 7.0
Very Low 48 1.3 30 1.3 14 1.0 16 2.1 0 0.0 18 1.3
Durham Low 1,894 8.8 1,556 9.3 518 6.3 929 13.1 109 7.6 338 7.3
Very Low 367 1.7 300 1.8 80 1.0 204 2.9 16 1.1 67 1.4
Edgecombe Low 389 12.8 377 13.4 64 7.8 310 15.7 3 16.7 12 5.4
Very Low 70 2.3 70 2.5 13 1.6 57 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Forsyth Low 2,325 10.5 1,916 10.9 787 7.6 1,034 16.4 95 11.5 409 9.0
Very Low 455 2.1 382 2.2 137 1.3 231 3.7 14 1.7 73 1.6
Franklin Low 319 9.1 298 9.7 152 7.3 138 14.7 8 15.1 21 5.1
Very Low 55 1.6 46 1.5 18 0.9 27 2.9 1 1.9 9 2.2
Gaston Low 1,222 9.6 1,126 9.9 758 8.9 342 13.3 26 9.5 96 7.1
Very Low 210 1.7 198 1.7 120 1.4 74 2.9 4 1.5 12 0.9
Gates Low 60 11.6 58 11.6 28 7.8 29 21.2 1 20.0 2 12.5
Very Low 10 1.9 10 2.0 6 1.7 4 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Graham Low 35 8.6 35 8.9 31 9.0 1 50.0 3 6.8 0 0.0
Very Low 7 1.7 7 1.8 6 1.7 1 50.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Granville Low 279 9.7 262 10.3 133 8.4 123 13.6 6 11.3 17 4.9
Very Low 55 1.9 54 2.1 24 1.5 29 3.2 1 1.9 1 0.3
Greene Low 112 10.8 92 11.9 33 8.0 58 16.7 1 8.3 20 7.6
Very Low 17 1.6 14 1.8 2 0.5 12 3.4 0 0.0 3 1.1
Guilford Low 3,029 9.8 2,730 10.2 829 7.1 1,681 13.5 220 8.7 299 7.5
Very Low 598 1.9 543 2.0 140 1.2 369 3.0 34 1.3 55 1.4
Halifax Low 342 12.0 332 12.1 83 8.6 231 13.9 18 15.5 10 8.8
Very Low 80 2.8 80 2.9 15 1.6 64 3.9 1 0.9 0 0.0
Harnett Low 816 8.7 724 9.3 422 7.5 276 14.4 26 9.0 92 5.9
Very Low 142 1.5 129 1.6 69 1.2 53 2.8 7 2.4 13 0.8
Haywood Low 276 9.4 263 9.5 253 9.4 5 11.1 5 11.6 13 7.9
Very Low 43 1.5 40 1.4 37 1.4 1 2.2 2 4.7 3 1.8
Henderson Low 424 7.9 335 7.7 298 7.4 26 12.6 11 7.6 89 8.6
Very Low 83 1.5 59 1.4 52 1.3 6 2.9 1 0.7 24 2.3
Hertford Low 123 10.7 119 11.0 16 5.2 101 13.3 2 12.5 4 6.8
Very Low 36 3.1 33 3.0 1 0.3 32 4.2 0 0.0 3 5.1
Hoke Low 430 9.4 382 10.1 136 6.2 182 16.2 64 13.3 48 6.2
Very Low 79 1.7 72 1.9 23 1.1 37 3.3 12 2.5 7 0.9
Hyde Low 10 5.2 8 5.1 4 3.3 4 10.8 0 0.0 2 5.6
Very Low 1 0.5 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 2.7 0 0.0 0 0.0
Iredell Low 812 8.7 731 8.8 502 7.6 189 13.9 40 9.6 81 7.9
Very Low 143 1.5 132 1.6 86 1.3 43 3.2 3 0.7 11 1.1
Jackson Low 183 9.5 161 9.2 118 8.7 0 0.0 43 11.6 22 12.2
Very Low 39 2.0 36 2.1 25 1.8 0 0.0 11 3.0 3 1.7
Johnston Low 972 8.4 797 8.7 501 7.0 276 14.8 20 10.0 175 7.6
Very Low 162 1.4 139 1.5 77 1.1 57 3.1 5 2.5 23 1.0
Jones Low 36 7.6 33 7.4 22 6.8 10 9.0 1 12.5 3 10.3
Very Low 13 2.8 11 2.5 8 2.5 2 1.8 1 12.5 2 6.9
Lee Low 387 10.0 307 11.3 180 9.8 123 14.9 4 6.5 80 6.9
Very Low 75 1.9 63 2.3 32 1.7 31 3.8 0 0.0 12 1.0
Lenoir Low 344 10.7 320 11.4 86 6.7 230 15.4 4 12.5 24 6.2
Very Low 65 2.0 61 2.2 17 1.3 43 2.9 1 3.1 4 1.0
Lincoln Low 350 8.6 318 8.6 268 8.0 45 18.9 5 6.7 32 8.1
Very Low 57 1.4 49 1.3 37 1.1 10 4.2 2 2.7 8 2.0
McDowell Low 239 10.6 222 10.9 214 11.0 8 12.9 0 0.0 17 7.9
Very Low 39 1.7 36 1.8 36 1.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1.4
Macon Low 146 8.6 131 9.3 123 9.0 2 18.2 6 17.6 15 5.2
Very Low 26 1.5 23 1.6 21 1.5 1 9.1 1 2.9 3 1.0
Madison Low 94 9.2 91 9.1 90 9.2 0 0.0 1 10.0 3 11.1
Very Low 15 1.5 15 1.5 15 1.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Martin Low 151 12.3 147 12.7 58 9.7 87 16.0 2 15.4 4 5.5
Very Low 36 2.9 36 3.1 14 2.3 22 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Mecklenburg Low 6,952 9.5 5,860 9.9 1,885 6.6 3,304 14.1 671 9.5 1,092 7.5
Very Low 1,213 1.6 1,019 1.7 270 0.9 686 2.9 63 0.9 194 1.3
Mitchell Low 60 8.4 57 8.8 57 9.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 4.2
Very Low 8 1.1 8 1.2 8 1.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Montgomery Low 162 11.0 141 13.1 97 12.4 40 15.6 4 10.3 21 5.2
Very Low 29 2.0 27 2.5 16 2.0 11 4.3 0 0.0 2 0.5
Moore Low 487 8.9 450 9.2 304 7.8 132 16.1 14 7.6 37 6.3
Very Low 75 1.4 69 1.4 45 1.2 23 2.8 1 0.5 6 1.0
Nash Low 505 9.6 470 10.2 158 7.3 296 12.8 16 13.4 35 5.5
Very Low 110 2.1 105 2.3 33 1.5 69 3.0 3 2.5 5 0.8
New Hanover Low 925 8.2 833 8.4 512 6.7 302 15.1 19 6.8 92 6.9
Very Low 153 1.4 148 1.5 69 0.9 78 3.9 1 0.4 5 0.4
Northampton Low 108 11.8 102 11.7 20 6.8 82 14.3 0 0.0 6 14.6
Very Low 20 2.2 17 1.9 2 0.7 15 2.6 0 0.0 3 7.3
Onslow Low 1,393 6.8 1,195 6.8 839 5.9 306 11.6 50 7.1 198 6.7
Very Low 263 1.3 232 1.3 146 1.0 76 2.9 10 1.4 31 1.1
Orange Low 445 7.5 379 7.6 232 6.7 100 12.5 47 6.9 66 7.1
Very Low 65 1.1 56 1.1 37 1.1 14 1.7 5 0.7 9 1.0
Pamlico Low 44 10.1 41 10.0 34 10.6 7 9.3 0 0.0 3 11.5
Very Low 11 2.5 11 2.7 9 2.8 2 2.7 0 0.0 0 0.0
Pasquotank Low 231 9.4 219 9.6 90 7.1 121 12.7 8 15.1 12 6.7
Very Low 43 1.8 42 1.8 10 0.8 29 3.0 3 5.7 1 0.6
Pender Low 274 8.6 253 9.2 172 7.8 79 16.0 2 5.4 21 4.8
Very Low 55 1.7 49 1.8 25 1.1 24 4.8 0 0.0 6 1.4
Perquimans Low 42 7.0 40 6.8 30 6.8 10 7.4 0 0.0 2 12.5
Very Low 7 1.2 7 1.2 6 1.4 1 0.7 0 0.0 0 0.0
Person Low 209 10.0 193 10.0 86 6.7 105 16.9 2 9.5 16 10.9
Very Low 53 2.5 50 2.6 17 1.3 32 5.1 1 4.8 3 2.0
Pitt Low 1,072 10.3 1,012 10.7 323 6.9 664 14.6 25 8.2 60 6.3
Very Low 249 2.4 241 2.5 54 1.2 184 4.1 3 1.0 8 0.8
Polk Low 52 7.0 49 7.2 44 7.1 4 8.7 1 8.3 3 4.4
Very Low 12 1.6 11 1.6 11 1.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.5
Randolph Low 676 8.6 585 9.2 494 8.8 67 12.4 24 11.2 91 6.1
Very Low 110 1.4 97 1.5 78 1.4 17 3.2 2 0.9 13 0.9
Richmond Low 326 12.0 314 12.7 132 9.8 162 16.8 20 12.3 12 5.0
Very Low 56 2.1 54 2.2 17 1.3 33 3.4 4 2.5 2 0.8
Robeson Low 1,077 12.2 980 13.0 172 10.6 314 16.1 494 12.5 97 7.3
Very Low 233 2.6 211 2.8 36 2.2 81 4.2 94 2.4 22 1.7
Rockingham Low 430 9.4 403 9.7 270 8.5 129 14.0 4 6.6 27 6.4
Very Low 68 1.5 66 1.6 39 1.2 26 2.8 1 1.6 2 0.5
Rowan Low 798 10.0 717 10.5 457 8.9 240 15.7 20 11.7 81 7.0
Very Low 147 1.8 132 1.9 70 1.4 59 3.9 3 1.8 15 1.3
Rutherford Low 298 8.9 287 9.2 229 8.6 52 12.8 6 16.7 11 4.5
Very Low 50 1.5 48 1.5 43 1.6 3 0.7 2 5.6 2 0.8
Sampson Low 374 9.0 275 10.0 123 7.3 136 14.5 16 12.1 99 7.0
Very Low 76 1.8 52 1.9 17 1.0 31 3.3 4 3.0 24 1.7
Scotland Low 314 14.0 307 14.1 80 11.3 171 16.3 56 13.5 7 10.9
Very Low 44 2.0 44 2.0 4 0.6 30 2.9 10 2.4 0 0.0
Stanly Low 356 10.2 340 10.4 244 9.3 91 18.3 5 4.0 16 6.8
Very Low 78 2.2 72 2.2 45 1.7 26 5.2 1 0.8 6 2.5
Stokes Low 166 8.3 153 8.0 142 7.8 9 13.6 2 9.5 13 17.3
Very Low 21 1.1 19 1.0 17 0.9 2 3.0 0 0.0 2 2.7
Surry Low 325 8.7 273 9.1 240 8.6 23 14.3 10 29.4 52 7.1
Very Low 58 1.6 46 1.5 43 1.5 1 0.6 2 5.9 12 1.6
Swain Low 73 8.3 68 8.2 30 6.3 0 0.0 38 10.7 5 9.8
Very Low 11 1.2 10 1.2 3 0.6 0 0.0 7 2.0 1 2.0
Transylvania Low 123 9.1 110 8.8 101 8.6 5 8.3 4 14.3 13 13.1
Very Low 18 1.3 14 1.1 12 1.0 0 0.0 2 7.1 4 4.0
Tyrrell Low 12 5.9 12 7.4 9 7.6 3 7.1 0 0.0 0 0.0
Very Low 2 1.0 2 1.2 2 1.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Union Low 929 7.7 774 7.9 490 6.3 240 15.1 44 9.6 155 7.2
Very Low 155 1.3 134 1.4 83 1.1 45 2.8 6 1.3 21 1.0
Vance Low 341 12.3 316 13.0 83 10.2 224 14.3 9 20.5 25 7.0
Very Low 54 1.9 50 2.1 8 1.0 39 2.5 3 6.8 4 1.1
Wake Low 5,017 7.9 4,351 8.1 2,116 6.3 1,735 12.5 500 7.9 666 6.7
Very Low 928 1.5 807 1.5 328 1.0 417 3.0 62 1.0 121 1.2
Warren Low 102 11.4 92 10.9 25 8.8 61 12.2 6 10.2 10 19.2
Very Low 19 2.1 18 2.1 6 2.1 11 2.2 1 1.7 1 1.9
Washington Low 74 11.9 71 12.3 24 11.7 47 12.8 0 0.0 3 6.1
Very Low 16 2.6 15 2.6 7 3.4 8 2.2 0 0.0 1 2.0
Watauga Low 155 8.4 144 8.4 138 8.4 0 0.0 6 12.5 11 8.9
Very Low 20 1.1 17 1.0 17 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 2.4
Wayne Low 726 8.8 610 9.2 268 7.0 326 12.5 16 8.1 116 7.2
Very Low 154 1.9 128 1.9 52 1.4 74 2.8 2 1.0 26 1.6
Wilkes Low 335 9.7 308 10.2 286 10.1 18 11.6 4 11.8 27 6.5
Very Low 63 1.8 58 1.9 50 1.8 6 3.9 2 5.9 5 1.2
Wilson Low 539 11.3 470 12.0 131 7.3 330 16.2 9 9.5 69 8.0
Very Low 118 2.5 111 2.8 24 1.3 85 4.2 2 2.1 7 0.8
Yadkin Low 175 9.3 137 9.1 128 8.8 4 9.3 5 31.3 38 10.4
Very Low 24 1.3 14 0.9 11 0.8 0 0.0 3 18.8 10 2.7
Yancey Low 80 9.3 73 9.6 73 9.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 6.7
Very Low 12 1.4 12 1.6 12 1.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0

Prepared by NC-DHHS State Center for Health Statistics
Rates based on small numbers (fewer than 20 cases) are unstable and should be interpreted with caution