Duplin County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Duplin County (/ˈdplɪn/)[1] is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, the population was 48,715.[2] Its county seat is Kenansville.[3]

Duplin County
Duplin County Courthouse in Kenansville
Duplin County Courthouse in Kenansville
Map of North Carolina highlighting Duplin County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°56′04″N 77°56′01″W / 34.934403°N 77.933543°W / 34.934403; -77.933543
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forThomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin
Largest communityWallace
 • Total820.22 sq mi (2,124.4 km2)
 • Land814.72 sq mi (2,110.1 km2)
 • Water5.50 sq mi (14.2 km2)  0.67%
 • Total48,715
 • Density59.80/sq mi (23.09/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd


  1. Talk Like A Tarheel Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine, from the North Carolina Collection's website at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
  2. "QuickFacts: Duplin County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  3. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 18, 2024.