Fourteen percent of the state's population, or 950,000 people, were without full-year health insurance coverage in 1993. Of those covered, 71 percent had private health insurance and 28 percent government health insurance.
The 1995 Municipal Estimates lists 527 municipalities in the state. Of these, 14 have populations above 50,000 and 384 have populations of less than 1,000, with Delview, in Gaston County, the smallest at ten.
The state's Hispanic population has steadily increased for the period 1990-93, as reflected in population and birth statistics. Although Hispanics live in all 100 counties, the bulk of the population is found in the south-central agricultural counties.