2016-2020 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 55,697 9.4 48,694 9.7 24,268 7.5 21,003 14.6 3,423 9.5 7,003 7.5
Very Low 9,995 1.7 8,794 1.8 3,827 1.2 4,483 3.1 484 1.3 1,201 1.3
Alamance Low 872 9.2 728 9.8 410 8.2 292 13.5 26 10.3 144 7.1
Very Low 158 1.7 133 1.8 63 1.3 66 3.0 4 1.6 25 1.2
Alexander Low 154 8.7 149 9.1 131 8.6 15 20.8 3 7.5 5 3.8
Very Low 20 1.1 19 1.2 16 1.0 2 2.8 1 2.5 1 0.8
Alleghany Low 40 8.6 35 9.1 34 9.0 0 0.0 1 100.0 5 6.3
Very Low 5 1.1 5 1.3 5 1.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Anson Low 192 14.6 184 14.6 54 9.8 124 18.0 6 26.1 8 14.0
Very Low 38 2.9 36 2.9 8 1.5 27 3.9 1 4.3 2 3.5
Ashe Low 102 9.6 93 9.8 92 9.9 1 9.1 0 0.0 9 8.1
Very Low 15 1.4 15 1.6 15 1.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Avery Low 68 9.8 64 10.3 64 10.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 5.8
Very Low 12 1.7 12 1.9 12 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Beaufort Low 243 11.2 223 11.8 104 8.9 118 17.0 1 4.5 20 6.8
Very Low 44 2.0 41 2.2 19 1.6 22 3.2 0 0.0 3 1.0
Bertie Low 109 12.4 107 12.5 18 6.6 88 15.1 1 16.7 2 9.5
Very Low 19 2.2 19 2.2 2 0.7 17 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Bladen Low 186 10.8 169 11.5 72 8.9 88 14.9 9 12.7 17 7.0
Very Low 26 1.5 24 1.6 5 0.6 19 3.2 0 0.0 2 0.8
Brunswick Low 475 9.5 428 9.7 335 9.1 85 13.6 8 7.3 47 8.3
Very Low 67 1.3 60 1.4 49 1.3 10 1.6 1 0.9 7 1.2
Buncombe Low 1,077 8.8 941 8.8 768 8.2 142 14.9 31 10.2 136 8.5
Very Low 157 1.3 139 1.3 119 1.3 14 1.5 6 2.0 18 1.1
Burke Low 382 8.7 343 9.1 273 8.5 35 16.7 35 9.8 39 6.6
Very Low 68 1.6 61 1.6 51 1.6 7 3.3 3 0.8 7 1.2
Cabarrus Low 1,085 8.6 937 8.9 502 7.2 350 14.0 85 8.5 148 6.8
Very Low 162 1.3 140 1.3 62 0.9 65 2.6 13 1.3 22 1.0
Caldwell Low 401 10.0 371 10.1 323 9.6 39 15.9 9 15.5 30 9.1
Very Low 64 1.6 55 1.5 41 1.2 14 5.7 0 0.0 9 2.7
Camden Low 40 8.4 39 8.4 35 8.5 3 7.0 1 12.5 1 6.3
Very Low 3 0.6 3 0.6 3 0.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Carteret Low 195 7.5 175 7.3 151 6.9 22 14.2 2 4.1 20 9.4
Very Low 36 1.4 33 1.4 25 1.1 8 5.2 0 0.0 3 1.4
Caswell Low 117 11.6 111 12.0 56 8.8 54 19.6 1 6.7 6 7.1
Very Low 32 3.2 27 2.9 14 2.2 13 4.7 0 0.0 5 6.0
Catawba Low 685 8.3 599 8.6 410 7.6 136 15.3 53 7.8 86 6.4
Very Low 114 1.4 99 1.4 64 1.2 28 3.1 7 1.0 15 1.1
Chatham Low 291 9.1 228 9.2 160 7.9 61 17.1 7 7.2 63 8.8
Very Low 53 1.7 38 1.5 23 1.1 15 4.2 0 0.0 15 2.1
Cherokee Low 103 8.4 98 8.4 93 8.4 4 18.2 1 2.4 5 8.8
Very Low 18 1.5 15 1.3 14 1.3 1 4.5 0 0.0 3 5.3
Chowan Low 74 11.3 72 11.7 28 8.2 44 16.1 0 0.0 2 5.9
Very Low 9 1.4 8 1.3 2 0.6 6 2.2 0 0.0 1 2.9
Clay Low 32 7.0 32 7.6 26 6.4 3 50.0 3 33.3 0 0.0
Very Low 6 1.3 6 1.4 4 1.0 2 33.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Cleveland Low 596 10.8 572 11.0 335 9.0 229 16.5 8 12.3 24 7.6
Very Low 94 1.7 87 1.7 44 1.2 40 2.9 3 4.6 7 2.2
Colombus Low 342 11.9 321 12.3 142 9.0 169 18.4 10 8.0 21 8.3
Very Low 59 2.1 59 2.3 25 1.6 33 3.6 1 0.8 0 0.0
Craven Low 593 8.7 539 8.9 300 7.1 211 14.7 28 7.4 54 7.5
Very Low 95 1.4 87 1.4 48 1.1 37 2.6 2 0.5 8 1.1
Cumberland Low 2,711 10.1 2,417 10.5 780 7.1 1,504 14.3 133 8.9 294 7.4
Very Low 553 2.1 513 2.2 131 1.2 359 3.4 23 1.5 40 1.0
Currituck Low 101 7.6 95 7.5 73 6.3 22 28.2 0 0.0 6 8.6
Very Low 19 1.4 19 1.5 11 1.0 8 10.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Dare Low 100 6.1 82 6.1 76 5.9 4 11.1 2 8.3 18 6.4
Very Low 19 1.2 17 1.3 14 1.1 2 5.6 1 4.2 2 0.7
Davidson Low 885 10.1 795 10.3 590 9.1 169 16.1 36 16.4 90 8.7
Very Low 140 1.6 123 1.6 90 1.4 29 2.8 4 1.8 17 1.6
Davie Low 168 8.5 154 8.9 135 8.6 16 11.8 3 11.1 14 5.9
Very Low 26 1.3 24 1.4 20 1.3 3 2.2 1 3.7 2 0.8
Duplin Low 329 9.4 229 10.3 118 8.5 109 13.7 2 7.7 100 7.9
Very Low 55 1.6 36 1.6 20 1.4 16 2.0 0 0.0 19 1.5
Durham Low 1,834 8.8 1,495 9.3 465 5.8 899 13.4 131 9.2 339 7.2
Very Low 352 1.7 287 1.8 69 0.9 199 3.0 19 1.3 65 1.4
Edgecombe Low 372 12.6 362 13.3 74 9.0 285 15.2 3 20.0 10 4.2
Very Low 64 2.2 64 2.4 15 1.8 48 2.6 1 6.7 0 0.0
Forsyth Low 2,339 10.7 1,917 11.1 764 7.5 1,065 16.8 88 10.7 422 9.2
Very Low 444 2.0 362 2.1 120 1.2 230 3.6 12 1.5 82 1.8
Franklin Low 347 9.6 314 10.0 164 7.7 142 15.1 8 11.8 33 6.7
Very Low 56 1.5 46 1.5 23 1.1 22 2.3 1 1.5 10 2.0
Gaston Low 1,264 9.9 1,142 10.2 716 8.8 403 14.5 23 7.7 122 7.9
Very Low 226 1.8 208 1.8 117 1.4 85 3.0 6 2.0 18 1.2
Gates Low 48 9.6 46 9.5 21 6.1 25 18.5 0 0.0 2 13.3
Very Low 9 1.8 9 1.9 6 1.7 3 2.2 0 0.0 0 0.0
Graham Low 32 7.7 32 8.0 30 8.5 1 33.3 1 2.3 0 0.0
Very Low 6 1.4 6 1.5 5 1.4 1 33.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Granville Low 295 10.2 276 11.0 139 8.8 132 14.6 5 13.5 19 5.0
Very Low 59 2.0 56 2.2 24 1.5 32 3.5 0 0.0 3 0.8
Greene Low 116 11.0 93 11.8 34 7.9 57 16.3 2 22.2 23 8.7
Very Low 22 2.1 17 2.2 3 0.7 14 4.0 0 0.0 5 1.9
Guilford Low 3,039 9.9 2,749 10.4 811 7.2 1,732 13.7 206 8.0 290 7.0
Very Low 548 1.8 500 1.9 118 1.1 356 2.8 26 1.0 48 1.2
Halifax Low 356 12.9 347 13.1 82 8.7 248 15.6 17 14.8 9 8.4
Very Low 77 2.8 77 2.9 17 1.8 58 3.7 2 1.7 0 0.0
Harnett Low 830 8.9 724 9.3 400 7.2 305 15.6 19 7.2 106 6.8
Very Low 154 1.7 142 1.8 80 1.4 58 3.0 4 1.5 12 0.8
Haywood Low 267 9.5 255 9.6 246 9.5 3 6.8 6 15.0 12 7.6
Very Low 40 1.4 38 1.4 38 1.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 1.3
Henderson Low 432 8.2 343 8.1 302 7.8 26 13.1 15 10.0 89 8.6
Very Low 63 1.2 47 1.1 43 1.1 3 1.5 1 0.7 16 1.6
Hertford Low 113 10.4 109 10.6 11 3.5 98 13.9 0 0.0 4 6.7
Very Low 27 2.5 26 2.5 1 0.3 25 3.6 0 0.0 1 1.7
Hoke Low 418 9.6 365 10.2 132 6.5 172 15.5 61 13.5 53 6.8
Very Low 86 2.0 76 2.1 29 1.4 34 3.1 13 2.9 10 1.3
Hyde Low 13 7.1 12 8.1 8 7.3 4 10.5 0 0.0 1 2.9
Very Low 1 0.5 1 0.7 1 0.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Iredell Low 820 8.7 740 8.9 485 7.4 216 15.1 39 9.7 80 7.2
Very Low 142 1.5 131 1.6 84 1.3 41 2.9 6 1.5 11 1.0
Jackson Low 157 8.6 139 8.6 105 8.3 1 3.4 33 10.1 18 9.3
Very Low 27 1.5 23 1.4 16 1.3 1 3.4 6 1.8 4 2.1
Johnston Low 1,011 8.5 820 8.6 486 6.7 311 15.0 23 10.0 191 7.8
Very Low 159 1.3 131 1.4 68 0.9 59 2.9 4 1.7 28 1.1
Jones Low 28 6.1 26 6.0 16 5.1 9 8.4 1 11.1 2 7.1
Very Low 8 1.7 6 1.4 5 1.6 1 0.9 0 0.0 2 7.1
Lee Low 392 10.0 304 11.0 182 9.8 113 13.8 9 11.4 88 7.5
Very Low 89 2.3 72 2.6 37 2.0 32 3.9 3 3.8 17 1.4
Lenoir Low 371 11.7 343 12.3 87 7.0 252 16.7 4 13.8 28 7.4
Very Low 75 2.4 71 2.5 22 1.8 48 3.2 1 3.4 4 1.1
Lincoln Low 360 8.5 333 8.8 276 8.0 48 18.8 9 9.4 27 6.5
Very Low 54 1.3 49 1.3 38 1.1 7 2.7 4 4.2 5 1.2
McDowell Low 240 11.3 217 11.3 207 11.3 7 13.5 3 8.1 23 10.8
Very Low 37 1.7 35 1.8 35 1.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.9
Macon Low 145 8.9 123 9.3 113 8.9 3 23.1 7 22.6 22 7.0
Very Low 20 1.2 16 1.2 15 1.2 1 7.7 0 0.0 4 1.3
Madison Low 90 9.5 88 9.5 87 9.6 1 20.0 0 0.0 2 7.4
Very Low 9 0.9 9 1.0 9 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Martin Low 151 12.8 146 13.3 45 8.1 99 18.5 2 22.2 5 6.2
Very Low 35 3.0 35 3.2 13 2.3 22 4.1 0 0.0 0 0.0
Mecklenburg Low 7,113 9.7 5,941 10.2 1,841 6.6 3,398 14.7 702 10.0 1,172 7.7
Very Low 1,202 1.6 1,003 1.7 240 0.9 684 2.9 79 1.1 199 1.3
Mitchell Low 62 8.9 60 9.5 59 9.5 0 0.0 1 20.0 2 3.1
Very Low 7 1.0 7 1.1 7 1.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Montgomery Low 147 10.6 131 12.5 91 12.1 35 14.1 5 12.2 16 4.6
Very Low 23 1.7 22 2.1 13 1.7 8 3.2 1 2.4 1 0.3
Moore Low 496 8.6 462 9.0 312 7.5 129 17.0 21 9.9 34 5.5
Very Low 73 1.3 71 1.4 47 1.1 22 2.9 2 0.9 2 0.3
Nash Low 562 10.6 521 11.1 169 8.0 331 13.5 21 16.9 41 6.6
Very Low 122 2.3 115 2.5 39 1.9 72 2.9 4 3.2 7 1.1
New Hanover Low 925 8.5 808 8.5 493 6.7 295 15.3 20 7.0 117 8.4
Very Low 165 1.5 154 1.6 76 1.0 77 4.0 1 0.4 11 0.8
Northampton Low 122 13.4 114 13.1 23 8.1 91 15.8 0 0.0 8 20.0
Very Low 27 3.0 23 2.6 2 0.7 21 3.6 0 0.0 4 10.0
Onslow Low 1,342 6.9 1,152 7.0 828 6.2 282 11.4 42 6.4 190 6.3
Very Low 233 1.2 204 1.2 132 1.0 66 2.7 6 0.9 29 1.0
Orange Low 493 8.6 421 8.7 259 7.6 116 14.9 46 7.1 72 7.7
Very Low 86 1.5 70 1.5 40 1.2 28 3.6 2 0.3 16 1.7
Pamlico Low 38 9.0 34 8.7 23 7.6 11 14.1 0 0.0 4 12.9
Very Low 6 1.4 6 1.5 3 1.0 3 3.8 0 0.0 0 0.0
Pasquotank Low 216 9.2 205 9.5 97 7.7 100 11.6 8 16.3 11 5.7
Very Low 36 1.5 35 1.6 11 0.9 21 2.4 3 6.1 1 0.5
Pender Low 276 8.8 257 9.4 171 7.7 82 18.1 4 9.1 19 4.4
Very Low 50 1.6 44 1.6 21 0.9 23 5.1 0 0.0 6 1.4
Perquimans Low 48 8.3 47 8.3 30 7.2 17 12.3 0 0.0 1 10.0
Very Low 9 1.6 9 1.6 7 1.7 2 1.4 0 0.0 0 0.0
Person Low 227 10.8 210 10.8 121 9.4 88 14.0 1 3.7 17 10.9
Very Low 41 1.9 38 1.9 21 1.6 17 2.7 0 0.0 3 1.9
Pitt Low 1,145 11.2 1,086 11.7 319 7.2 739 16.3 28 9.4 59 6.1
Very Low 253 2.5 238 2.6 52 1.2 185 4.1 1 0.3 15 1.5
Polk Low 47 6.5 45 6.9 40 6.6 4 12.5 1 7.7 2 2.7
Very Low 13 1.8 13 2.0 13 2.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Randolph Low 707 9.1 589 9.4 492 9.0 77 14.2 20 9.0 118 7.6
Very Low 115 1.5 99 1.6 81 1.5 17 3.1 1 0.4 16 1.0
Richmond Low 343 12.2 329 12.9 135 9.9 177 16.9 17 12.0 14 5.4
Very Low 58 2.1 56 2.2 20 1.5 34 3.2 2 1.4 2 0.8
Robeson Low 1,051 12.1 946 12.8 160 10.1 303 16.4 483 12.2 105 7.9
Very Low 210 2.4 188 2.5 25 1.6 72 3.9 91 2.3 22 1.7
Rockingham Low 436 9.6 408 9.9 273 8.7 129 14.3 6 10.5 28 6.8
Very Low 76 1.7 74 1.8 45 1.4 26 2.9 3 5.3 2 0.5
Rowan Low 821 10.3 730 10.9 461 9.2 248 16.7 21 11.5 91 7.1
Very Low 151 1.9 138 2.1 69 1.4 66 4.4 3 1.6 13 1.0
Rutherford Low 332 10.0 313 10.2 246 9.3 61 15.0 6 16.7 19 8.1
Very Low 62 1.9 57 1.9 49 1.9 7 1.7 1 2.8 5 2.1
Sampson Low 379 9.5 270 10.1 122 7.3 137 15.4 11 9.2 109 8.3
Very Low 64 1.6 43 1.6 16 1.0 25 2.8 2 1.7 21 1.6
Scotland Low 309 14.3 305 14.6 79 11.9 167 16.7 59 13.8 4 6.0
Very Low 54 2.5 54 2.6 12 1.8 33 3.3 9 2.1 0 0.0
Stanly Low 322 9.5 305 9.7 221 8.5 80 18.1 4 3.4 17 6.9
Very Low 62 1.8 55 1.7 36 1.4 19 4.3 0 0.0 7 2.8
Stokes Low 166 8.6 153 8.3 145 8.2 8 13.3 0 0.0 13 14.8
Very Low 24 1.2 22 1.2 20 1.1 2 3.3 0 0.0 2 2.3
Surry Low 321 8.6 261 8.7 228 8.2 26 15.9 7 25.0 60 8.0
Very Low 57 1.5 46 1.5 44 1.6 1 0.6 1 3.6 11 1.5
Swain Low 60 7.6 53 7.2 26 6.0 0 0.0 27 9.2 7 13.2
Very Low 15 1.9 14 1.9 8 1.8 0 0.0 6 2.0 1 1.9
Transylvania Low 122 9.5 112 9.4 101 9.1 11 19.0 0 0.0 10 10.9
Very Low 23 1.8 19 1.6 18 1.6 1 1.7 0 0.0 4 4.3
Tyrrell Low 8 4.3 8 5.3 7 6.4 1 2.4 0 0.0 0 0.0
Very Low 1 0.5 1 0.7 1 0.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Union Low 903 7.6 735 7.6 472 6.2 220 14.1 43 9.4 168 7.6
Very Low 156 1.3 125 1.3 77 1.0 43 2.8 5 1.1 31 1.4
Vance Low 347 12.5 326 13.4 74 9.4 241 15.1 11 21.6 21 6.1
Very Low 69 2.5 66 2.7 9 1.1 55 3.4 2 3.9 3 0.9
Wake Low 4,922 7.7 4,215 7.9 1,914 5.9 1,764 12.7 537 8.0 707 6.9
Very Low 952 1.5 813 1.5 324 1.0 416 3.0 73 1.1 139 1.3
Warren Low 95 11.4 86 11.0 25 9.3 55 12.1 6 10.3 9 17.6
Very Low 15 1.8 15 1.9 3 1.1 11 2.4 1 1.7 0 0.0
Washington Low 80 12.5 78 13.2 17 8.9 61 15.2 0 0.0 2 4.3
Very Low 19 3.0 19 3.2 3 1.6 16 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Watauga Low 136 7.8 125 7.8 117 7.6 2 7.4 6 14.3 11 8.3
Very Low 18 1.0 16 1.0 15 1.0 1 3.7 0 0.0 2 1.5
Wayne Low 784 9.7 654 10.2 278 7.5 357 14.1 19 9.6 130 8.1
Very Low 162 2.0 140 2.2 54 1.5 85 3.4 1 0.5 22 1.4
Wilkes Low 356 10.5 327 11.0 305 10.9 16 10.7 6 18.8 29 7.1
Very Low 66 1.9 63 2.1 56 2.0 5 3.4 2 6.3 3 0.7
Wilson Low 560 11.8 485 12.3 130 7.3 343 16.8 12 11.0 75 9.1
Very Low 106 2.2 96 2.4 20 1.1 74 3.6 2 1.8 10 1.2
Yadkin Low 180 9.6 133 8.9 125 8.7 6 13.3 2 14.3 47 12.3
Very Low 28 1.5 19 1.3 17 1.2 2 4.4 0 0.0 9 2.4
Yancey Low 70 8.1 64 8.3 63 8.2 1 50.0 0 0.0 6 6.3
Very Low 11 1.3 11 1.4 11 1.4 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