Demographics

An outstanding quality of life and a great location on Interstate 40—near the I-95 interchange—has helped fuel the growth of Sampson County and its eight cities and towns to just over 65,000 people, representing a growth rate of over 8% since 2000. 

But you’ll never feel claustrophobic here. At 963 square miles, Sampson County is North Carolina’s largest county by landmass.  In fact, its impressive size and location in the fertile coastal plain combine to make it one of the most productive agricultural counties in the Southeast.