North Carolina Groundwater and Water Well Statistics
Few states can accurately or confidentially determine how many residential wells are in place. For each region, the American Housing Survey by the U.S. Census provides regional data.
North Carolina is found in the South, along with these other states: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
The last American Housing Survey Census indicates this region had 4,360,0002 households served by residential wells, with an average of 2.553 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self-supplied water supply users in North Carolina to be 2,410,000, with 100% of their water supply from groundwater.
- 1,542 community water systems use groundwater for 1,513,800 people
- 329 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 89,200 people
- 3,068 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 283,500 people
- 2,310 irrigation wells used serving 1,290 farms and 38,400 acres