Onslow County remains the largest county in East Carolina, that according to data released today from the 2010 census. This while Pitt County was one of the fastest growing counties.
Onslow County has 177,772 people -- up from 150,348 people in 2000. Pitt County is not far behind with 168,148 residents, compared to 133,702 ten years ago.
Camden County is the fastest growing, up 31% during the past ten years.
Most Eastern Carolina counties saw growth in the past ten years, but a half dozen actually lost people. Lenoir County's population dropped by 125, while Jones, Hyde, Washington, Martin and Halifax counties also experienced loses in the 2010 census.