2013-2017 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 54,903 9.1 48,522 9.5 25,024 7.5 20,224 14.1 3,274 9.4 6,381 7.1
Very Low 10,348 1.7 9,200 1.8 4,092 1.2 4,640 3.2 468 1.3 1,148 1.3
Alamance Low 884 9.7 725 10.0 430 8.6 269 13.4 26 11.6 159 8.4
Very Low 168 1.8 140 1.9 77 1.5 61 3.0 2 0.9 28 1.5
Alexander Low 144 8.1 138 8.4 123 8.0 13 16.7 2 4.8 6 5.0
Very Low 20 1.1 18 1.1 16 1.0 1 1.3 1 2.4 2 1.7
Alleghany Low 46 9.3 38 9.3 38 9.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 9.2
Very Low 8 1.6 7 1.7 7 1.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.1
Anson Low 153 12.2 152 12.6 49 10.0 100 14.4 3 15.0 1 2.2
Very Low 24 1.9 24 2.0 6 1.2 18 2.6 0 0.0 0 0.0
Ashe Low 96 8.7 90 9.0 89 9.0 1 14.3 0 0.0 6 5.6
Very Low 20 1.8 19 1.9 19 1.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.9
Avery Low 68 10.1 63 10.6 61 10.5 0 0.0 2 22.2 5 6.3
Very Low 13 1.9 13 2.2 12 2.1 0 0.0 1 11.1 0 0.0
Beaufort Low 240 10.3 226 11.3 105 8.6 117 15.5 4 16.0 14 4.4
Very Low 49 2.1 46 2.3 16 1.3 30 4.0 0 0.0 3 0.9
Bertie Low 112 12.7 109 12.7 19 8.1 89 14.4 1 11.1 3 14.3
Very Low 26 3.0 25 2.9 2 0.9 23 3.7 0 0.0 1 4.8
Bladen Low 191 11.0 172 11.4 54 6.7 114 18.0 4 5.9 19 8.2
Very Low 38 2.2 34 2.3 4 0.5 29 4.6 1 1.5 4 1.7
Brunswick Low 472 9.2 438 9.4 348 9.0 87 13.1 3 2.8 34 6.9
Very Low 76 1.5 69 1.5 54 1.4 15 2.3 0 0.0 7 1.4
Buncombe Low 1,081 8.4 990 8.7 808 8.0 153 15.0 29 9.8 91 6.2
Very Low 196 1.5 184 1.6 148 1.5 30 2.9 6 2.0 12 0.8
Burke Low 380 8.6 358 9.2 291 8.7 31 15.7 36 10.1 22 4.0
Very Low 55 1.2 51 1.3 47 1.4 4 2.0 0 0.0 4 0.7
Cabarrus Low 1,063 8.7 911 9.0 536 7.4 310 14.3 65 9.3 152 7.4
Very Low 181 1.5 149 1.5 76 1.0 66 3.0 7 1.0 32 1.5
Caldwell Low 417 10.4 389 10.5 341 10.0 40 18.1 8 13.8 28 8.6
Very Low 72 1.8 66 1.8 58 1.7 7 3.2 1 1.7 6 1.8
Camden Low 29 6.3 29 6.4 21 5.3 6 13.6 2 14.3 0 0.0
Very Low 3 0.6 3 0.7 2 0.5 1 2.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Carteret Low 226 7.6 210 7.7 183 7.4 23 13.1 4 5.5 16 6.9
Very Low 39 1.3 34 1.2 28 1.1 6 3.4 0 0.0 5 2.2
Caswell Low 102 10.0 96 10.2 51 7.8 45 15.9 0 0.0 6 7.5
Very Low 28 2.7 23 2.4 12 1.8 11 3.9 0 0.0 5 6.3
Catawba Low 765 8.9 686 9.5 475 8.5 157 16.9 54 7.8 79 5.8
Very Low 122 1.4 110 1.5 73 1.3 32 3.4 5 0.7 12 0.9
Chatham Low 297 9.3 227 9.4 156 8.0 62 16.3 9 9.2 70 9.2
Very Low 64 2.0 42 1.7 24 1.2 18 4.7 0 0.0 22 2.9
Cherokee Low 110 9.8 104 9.7 94 9.5 6 27.3 4 6.9 6 11.1
Very Low 20 1.8 17 1.6 13 1.3 2 9.1 2 3.4 3 5.6
Chowan Low 63 8.9 60 9.0 23 6.5 36 12.0 1 14.3 3 7.3
Very Low 12 1.7 11 1.7 5 1.4 6 2.0 0 0.0 1 2.4
Clay Low 37 8.4 36 8.7 34 8.6 1 25.0 1 7.7 1 3.8
Very Low 4 0.9 4 1.0 3 0.8 1 25.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Cleveland Low 558 10.5 537 10.6 306 8.4 225 17.0 6 8.0 21 8.2
Very Low 110 2.1 105 2.1 48 1.3 56 4.2 1 1.3 5 2.0
Colombus Low 343 11.3 321 11.8 151 9.2 161 16.8 9 7.4 22 7.3
Very Low 68 2.2 66 2.4 31 1.9 32 3.3 3 2.5 2 0.7
Craven Low 595 8.2 556 8.5 332 7.1 194 13.3 30 7.1 39 5.3
Very Low 106 1.5 102 1.6 55 1.2 43 2.9 4 0.9 4 0.5
Cumberland Low 2,833 10.2 2,541 10.6 934 7.6 1,494 14.8 113 7.5 292 7.7
Very Low 611 2.2 564 2.4 159 1.3 386 3.8 19 1.3 47 1.2
Currituck Low 90 6.9 84 6.8 67 5.9 16 22.5 1 3.2 6 10.3
Very Low 14 1.1 13 1.1 9 0.8 4 5.6 0 0.0 1 1.7
Dare Low 111 6.5 100 7.0 88 6.5 8 21.6 4 17.4 11 3.9
Very Low 31 1.8 29 2.0 21 1.5 5 13.5 3 13.0 2 0.7
Davidson Low 828 9.4 752 9.8 592 9.0 133 14.4 27 12.0 76 7.2
Very Low 139 1.6 125 1.6 90 1.4 35 3.8 0 0.0 14 1.3
Davie Low 172 9.0 150 9.0 132 8.7 16 13.0 2 9.1 22 9.1
Very Low 26 1.4 25 1.5 23 1.5 2 1.6 0 0.0 1 0.4
Duplin Low 325 9.0 223 9.9 113 8.0 108 13.6 2 5.1 102 7.4
Very Low 58 1.6 39 1.7 18 1.3 21 2.7 0 0.0 19 1.4
Durham Low 1,888 8.8 1,563 9.3 501 6.2 943 13.2 119 8.1 325 6.9
Very Low 375 1.7 314 1.9 84 1.0 214 3.0 16 1.1 61 1.3
Edgecombe Low 396 12.9 382 13.4 66 8.0 314 15.6 2 12.5 14 6.5
Very Low 80 2.6 79 2.8 16 1.9 63 3.1 0 0.0 1 0.5
Forsyth Low 2,343 10.5 1,934 11.0 824 7.9 1,010 15.8 100 12.3 409 8.8
Very Low 464 2.1 384 2.2 134 1.3 236 3.7 14 1.7 80 1.7
Franklin Low 307 8.9 289 9.5 147 7.2 138 14.4 4 8.9 18 4.4
Very Low 58 1.7 52 1.7 26 1.3 25 2.6 1 2.2 6 1.5
Gaston Low 1,218 9.7 1,128 10.0 779 9.1 323 13.0 26 9.9 90 6.9
Very Low 213 1.7 202 1.8 117 1.4 81 3.3 4 1.5 11 0.8
Gates Low 58 11.3 56 11.3 27 7.5 28 21.1 1 20.0 2 11.8
Very Low 9 1.8 9 1.8 4 1.1 5 3.8 0 0.0 0 0.0
Graham Low 34 8.1 34 8.4 29 8.1 1 50.0 4 8.9 0 0.0
Very Low 7 1.7 7 1.7 6 1.7 1 50.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Granville Low 266 9.4 250 10.1 114 7.4 130 14.6 6 11.5 16 4.6
Very Low 53 1.9 53 2.1 19 1.2 33 3.7 1 1.9 0 0.0
Greene Low 115 11.1 94 12.3 32 7.9 61 17.6 1 8.3 21 7.7
Very Low 19 1.8 16 2.1 5 1.2 11 3.2 0 0.0 3 1.1
Guilford Low 3,018 9.8 2,728 10.2 852 7.2 1,663 13.4 213 8.4 290 7.3
Very Low 621 2.0 564 2.1 159 1.3 379 3.0 26 1.0 57 1.4
Halifax Low 333 11.6 319 11.6 85 9.0 218 12.9 16 13.9 14 11.0
Very Low 69 2.4 68 2.5 13 1.4 54 3.2 1 0.9 1 0.8
Harnett Low 799 8.5 711 9.0 431 7.5 250 13.5 30 10.3 88 5.8
Very Low 144 1.5 133 1.7 67 1.2 57 3.1 9 3.1 11 0.7
Haywood Low 271 9.2 259 9.3 250 9.3 4 8.9 5 11.1 12 7.4
Very Low 48 1.6 45 1.6 42 1.6 1 2.2 2 4.4 3 1.8
Henderson Low 394 7.4 319 7.4 286 7.1 23 11.5 10 7.8 75 7.4
Very Low 82 1.5 58 1.3 53 1.3 5 2.5 0 0.0 24 2.4
Hertford Low 137 11.9 132 12.1 19 6.4 111 14.2 2 13.3 5 8.1
Very Low 36 3.1 33 3.0 3 1.0 30 3.8 0 0.0 3 4.8
Hoke Low 451 9.8 399 10.2 153 6.7 187 16.4 59 12.3 52 7.2
Very Low 75 1.6 67 1.7 26 1.1 34 3.0 7 1.5 8 1.1
Hyde Low 15 6.9 14 7.6 10 6.9 4 9.8 0 0.0 1 3.1
Very Low 5 2.3 5 2.7 4 2.8 1 2.4 0 0.0 0 0.0
Iredell Low 770 8.3 693 8.4 471 7.3 181 13.3 41 9.4 77 7.8
Very Low 144 1.6 135 1.6 90 1.4 44 3.2 1 0.2 9 0.9
Jackson Low 160 8.3 144 8.2 107 7.8 0 0.0 37 10.1 16 9.5
Very Low 38 2.0 36 2.0 26 1.9 0 0.0 10 2.7 2 1.2
Johnston Low 940 8.3 776 8.6 492 7.0 266 14.9 18 10.4 164 7.0
Very Low 160 1.4 140 1.6 80 1.1 54 3.0 6 3.5 20 0.9
Jones Low 38 7.9 37 8.1 24 7.2 12 10.3 1 16.7 1 3.8
Very Low 12 2.5 12 2.6 8 2.4 3 2.6 1 16.7 0 0.0
Lee Low 368 9.5 290 10.6 156 8.5 128 15.4 6 8.6 78 7.0
Very Low 64 1.7 54 2.0 26 1.4 28 3.4 0 0.0 10 0.9
Lenoir Low 331 10.2 308 10.8 96 7.5 209 13.8 3 8.6 23 5.8
Very Low 65 2.0 60 2.1 20 1.6 40 2.6 0 0.0 5 1.3
Lincoln Low 326 8.2 297 8.3 252 7.6 41 18.6 4 6.5 29 7.4
Very Low 51 1.3 44 1.2 32 1.0 11 5.0 1 1.6 7 1.8
McDowell Low 230 10.0 218 10.5 210 10.7 8 12.5 0 0.0 12 5.5
Very Low 42 1.8 39 1.9 39 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1.4
Macon Low 149 8.7 134 9.4 124 9.0 4 25.0 6 17.6 15 5.3
Very Low 29 1.7 24 1.7 21 1.5 2 12.5 1 2.9 5 1.8
Madison Low 85 8.6 83 8.6 82 8.6 0 0.0 1 12.5 2 9.5
Very Low 16 1.6 16 1.7 16 1.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Martin Low 158 12.8 151 13.2 61 10.5 89 15.9 1 10.0 7 8.3
Very Low 33 2.7 32 2.8 10 1.7 22 3.9 0 0.0 1 1.2
Mecklenburg Low 6,764 9.3 5,705 9.7 1,873 6.5 3,201 13.8 631 9.2 1,059 7.5
Very Low 1,201 1.7 1,014 1.7 276 1.0 669 2.9 69 1.0 187 1.3
Mitchell Low 60 8.4 57 9.1 57 9.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 3.7
Very Low 10 1.4 10 1.6 10 1.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Montgomery Low 161 10.7 137 12.7 90 11.7 43 15.6 4 12.5 24 5.7
Very Low 24 1.6 22 2.0 13 1.7 9 3.3 0 0.0 2 0.5
Moore Low 467 8.8 431 9.1 291 7.7 126 15.4 14 8.2 36 6.6
Very Low 76 1.4 70 1.5 45 1.2 22 2.7 3 1.8 6 1.1
Nash Low 493 9.3 459 9.8 147 6.7 301 12.8 11 9.1 34 5.2
Very Low 112 2.1 107 2.3 32 1.5 73 3.1 2 1.7 5 0.8
New Hanover Low 913 8.0 829 8.2 497 6.4 313 15.1 19 6.7 84 6.5
Very Low 166 1.5 158 1.6 79 1.0 78 3.8 1 0.4 8 0.6
Northampton Low 116 12.6 109 12.4 23 8.2 86 14.6 0 0.0 7 17.1
Very Low 25 2.7 22 2.5 4 1.4 18 3.1 0 0.0 3 7.3
Onslow Low 1,439 6.9 1,239 6.9 851 5.8 339 12.6 49 6.7 200 6.9
Very Low 273 1.3 242 1.3 144 1.0 87 3.2 11 1.5 31 1.1
Orange Low 426 7.1 360 7.1 217 6.2 97 11.7 46 6.7 66 7.2
Very Low 60 1.0 52 1.0 33 0.9 14 1.7 5 0.7 8 0.9
Pamlico Low 44 10.4 41 10.3 33 10.6 7 9.2 1 9.1 3 10.7
Very Low 10 2.4 10 2.5 8 2.6 2 2.6 0 0.0 0 0.0
Pasquotank Low 230 9.3 213 9.3 91 7.1 116 12.1 6 12.0 17 9.1
Very Low 50 2.0 46 2.0 12 0.9 32 3.3 2 4.0 4 2.1
Pender Low 286 9.1 267 9.8 181 8.3 84 16.6 2 5.6 19 4.6
Very Low 57 1.8 52 1.9 29 1.3 23 4.5 0 0.0 5 1.2
Perquimans Low 46 7.4 44 7.3 30 6.5 13 9.8 1 10.0 2 10.0
Very Low 9 1.4 9 1.5 8 1.7 1 0.8 0 0.0 0 0.0
Person Low 188 8.9 176 8.9 77 5.7 98 16.2 1 5.0 12 8.5
Very Low 49 2.3 46 2.3 15 1.1 30 5.0 1 5.0 3 2.1
Pitt Low 1,041 9.9 985 10.3 335 7.0 632 14.1 18 6.3 56 6.1
Very Low 249 2.4 240 2.5 61 1.3 176 3.9 3 1.0 9 1.0
Polk Low 56 7.5 52 7.8 48 7.8 3 6.8 1 12.5 4 5.1
Very Low 11 1.5 10 1.5 10 1.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.3
Randolph Low 671 8.5 576 8.9 480 8.4 70 12.5 26 13.1 95 6.4
Very Low 109 1.4 92 1.4 74 1.3 15 2.7 3 1.5 17 1.1
Richmond Low 328 12.2 311 12.8 129 9.7 160 16.9 22 14.5 17 6.5
Very Low 59 2.2 55 2.3 19 1.4 32 3.4 4 2.6 4 1.5
Robeson Low 1,100 12.1 1,014 13.1 179 10.6 315 15.5 520 12.9 86 6.5
Very Low 242 2.7 224 2.9 38 2.2 84 4.1 102 2.5 18 1.4
Rockingham Low 438 9.5 408 9.8 273 8.6 132 13.9 3 5.0 30 6.7
Very Low 70 1.5 68 1.6 38 1.2 30 3.2 0 0.0 2 0.4
Rowan Low 744 9.4 671 9.8 441 8.6 213 14.0 17 10.6 73 6.7
Very Low 134 1.7 119 1.7 65 1.3 52 3.4 2 1.3 15 1.4
Rutherford Low 291 8.7 276 8.8 219 8.2 52 12.7 5 13.5 15 6.4
Very Low 57 1.7 53 1.7 46 1.7 5 1.2 2 5.4 4 1.7
Sampson Low 370 8.8 274 9.9 112 6.8 143 14.6 19 14.7 96 6.7
Very Low 75 1.8 51 1.8 13 0.8 33 3.4 5 3.9 24 1.7
Scotland Low 292 13.0 285 13.0 75 10.3 156 14.8 54 13.2 7 12.5
Very Low 40 1.8 39 1.8 5 0.7 26 2.5 8 2.0 1 1.8
Stanly Low 343 9.9 330 10.2 242 9.3 81 16.1 7 5.4 13 5.7
Very Low 72 2.1 65 2.0 42 1.6 22 4.4 1 0.8 7 3.0
Stokes Low 165 8.4 153 8.0 140 7.7 11 16.4 2 10.0 12 16.9
Very Low 22 1.1 21 1.1 19 1.0 2 3.0 0 0.0 1 1.4
Surry Low 318 8.6 270 9.0 236 8.4 24 15.7 10 22.7 48 6.9
Very Low 63 1.7 50 1.7 46 1.6 2 1.3 2 4.5 13 1.9
Swain Low 74 7.8 69 7.7 33 6.5 0 0.0 36 9.3 5 11.1
Very Low 12 1.3 10 1.1 4 0.8 0 0.0 6 1.6 2 4.4
Transylvania Low 114 8.4 103 8.1 93 7.9 5 7.7 5 17.9 11 12.0
Very Low 19 1.4 16 1.3 14 1.2 0 0.0 2 7.1 3 3.3
Tyrrell Low 16 7.5 15 8.7 11 8.9 3 6.5 1 25.0 1 2.4
Very Low 2 0.9 2 1.2 2 1.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Union Low 900 7.6 754 7.8 474 6.2 234 14.6 46 10.9 146 6.9
Very Low 146 1.2 126 1.3 76 1.0 44 2.7 6 1.4 20 0.9
Vance Low 351 12.6 325 13.4 92 10.8 225 14.7 8 22.2 26 7.0
Very Low 65 2.3 61 2.5 11 1.3 47 3.1 3 8.3 4 1.1
Wake Low 5,052 7.9 4,429 8.2 2,155 6.4 1,788 12.7 486 8.1 623 6.4
Very Low 928 1.5 815 1.5 320 0.9 436 3.1 59 1.0 113 1.2
Warren Low 107 11.6 99 11.4 26 9.0 68 13.0 5 9.3 8 14.5
Very Low 21 2.3 20 2.3 5 1.7 15 2.9 0 0.0 1 1.8
Washington Low 77 12.1 75 12.8 24 11.4 51 13.8 0 0.0 2 3.8
Very Low 16 2.5 15 2.6 7 3.3 8 2.2 0 0.0 1 1.9
Watauga Low 138 7.5 128 7.5 122 7.5 1 3.4 5 11.6 10 8.2
Very Low 22 1.2 19 1.1 18 1.1 1 3.4 0 0.0 3 2.5
Wayne Low 734 8.8 622 9.3 276 7.1 336 12.7 10 6.0 112 7.0
Very Low 150 1.8 123 1.8 49 1.3 72 2.7 2 1.2 27 1.7
Wilkes Low 348 10.3 314 10.5 289 10.3 21 13.7 4 12.1 34 8.3
Very Low 64 1.9 58 1.9 47 1.7 9 5.9 2 6.1 6 1.5
Wilson Low 521 11.0 448 11.6 129 7.2 312 15.5 7 9.6 73 8.3
Very Low 128 2.7 120 3.1 26 1.5 92 4.6 2 2.7 8 0.9
Yadkin Low 180 9.4 149 9.7 142 9.6 3 7.1 4 28.6 31 8.4
Very Low 29 1.5 22 1.4 19 1.3 0 0.0 3 21.4 7 1.9
Yancey Low 72 8.6 67 9.1 67 9.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 4.9
Very Low 8 1.0 8 1.1 8 1.1 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