Population of Cities in North Carolina (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
9
100,000 to 1 Million
78
10,000 to 100,000

North Carolina has a total population of 10.2 million residents, making it the 9th most populous state in the country. The largest city by population is Charlotte, which has a population of 827,097 people. Raleigh, the state’s capital, comes in second with just over half of the numbers recorded in Charlotte: 451,066. Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington and High Point round out the remaining cities in North Carolina that boast populations of more than 100,000 inhabitants. There are also 76 cities with populations of at least 10,000 but not more than 100,000.

Incorporated municipalities in the state are classified as cities, towns and villages. Unlike other states, population, government structure, or other factors do not weigh into how these areas are classified. There is not a legal distinction between city, town, and village, and municipalities can choose which name they use. In this state, there are 532 incorporated areas that are spread across 100 counties.

North Carolina has 0 cities with more than a million people, 9 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 78 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in North Carolina is Charlotte, with a population of 873,363 people.

Charlotte

Charlotte is the 17th largest city in the country and has been named a millennial hub and has also been one of the fastest-growing cities in America.

873,363

Greensboro

This city is the largest in Guilford County and it is also the largest in the Piedmont Triad region.

290,519

Winston-Salem

This city -- once named one of the best places to retire -- is known for theater and tech research.

245,549

Fayetteville

The U.S. Army's Fort Bragg is located in Fayetteville.

207,089

Wilmington

The largest domestic TV and film studio outside of California is located in this city.

121,463

Greenville

Many professional BMX riders call this city home, earning it the nickname BMX Pro Town USA.

92,621

Name 2018 Population
Charlotte873,363
Raleigh 476,746
Greensboro290,519
Durham 274,006
Winston-Salem245,549
Fayetteville207,089
Cary 167,660
Wilmington121,463
High Point 112,935
Concord94,387
Greenville92,621
Asheville90,765
Gastonia77,610
Jacksonville66,914
Chapel Hill 59,574
Huntersville59,269
Rocky Mount 55,316
Burlington 53,475
Apex51,103
Kannapolis 50,361
Wilson49,444
Wake Forest 44,126
Hickory 40,885
Indian Trail40,704
Mooresville37,753
Holly Springs37,110
Goldsboro35,650
Monroe35,462
Salisbury34,359
Matthews32,955
New Bern30,511
Garner30,292
Fuquay-Varina29,749
Cornelius29,489
Sanford29,366
Mint Hill 27,630
Statesville27,196
Thomasville 27,036
Asheboro26,363
Morrisville 26,350
Kernersville 24,716
Clayton 22,244
Carrboro21,559
Lumberton21,189
Leland20,663
Clemmons20,615
Shelby20,374
Kinston20,025
Havelock20,004
Boone19,956
Lexington18,995
Lenoir18,177
Elizabeth City 18,040
Morganton16,699
Harrisburg16,393
Hope Mills16,317
Pinehurst16,303
Albemarle16,032
Knightdale15,900
Stallings 15,774
Waxhaw15,634
Laurinburg15,519
Eden15,340
Mount Holly15,131
Mebane 15,015
Henderson14,984
Graham14,903
Roanoke Rapids14,813
Southern Pines14,280
Lewisville14,084
Hendersonville14,022
Reidsville13,801
Spring Lake13,136
Newton13,098
Davidson 12,934
Smithfield12,828
Archdale 11,745
Summerfield11,345
Belmont11,172
Weddington 10,942
Kings Mountain 10,861
Lincolnton10,842
Tarboro10,678
Elon10,483
Mount Airy10,399
Waynesville10,230
Dunn10,103
Washington9,667
Morehead City9,534
Winterville9,409
Fletcher9,131
Wesley Chapel9,036
Oxford8,988
Pineville8,985
Rockingham8,776
Black Mountain8,598
Siler City8,520
Clinton8,448
Conover8,417
Roxboro8,394
Rolesville8,362
Oak Island8,156
Marion8,051
Brevard7,892
Aberdeen7,808
Wendell7,687
Butner7,616
Gibsonville 7,531
Mills River7,324
Kill Devil Hills7,275
Forest City7,215
Oak Ridge7,149
Selma6,981
King 6,959
Marvin6,803
Hillsborough6,728
Trinity6,701
Unionville6,673
Woodfin6,551
Carolina Beach6,377
Cherryville6,286
Hamlet6,239
Boiling Spring Lakes6,216
St. James6,119
Bessemer City5,584
Zebulon 5,571
Nashville5,556
Mocksville5,518
Williamston5,427
Angier 5,382
Whiteville5,369
Wadesboro5,357
Stokesdale5,340
Ayden5,217
Raeford5,186
Ahoskie5,174
Walkertown5,143
Sawmills5,115
Erwin5,095
Archer Lodge5,039
Pleasant Garden4,929
Dallas4,920
Long View 4,902
Edenton4,862
Midway4,732
Boiling Springs4,730
Granite Falls4,727
Farmville4,716
Mount Olive 4,694
Creedmoor4,658
Newport4,648
Cramerton4,586
Valdese4,509
Pittsboro4,436
Carolina Shores4,416
Canton4,334
China Grove4,298
North Wilkesboro4,233
Elkin 4,218
Spindale4,210
Randleman4,208
Beaufort4,173
Shallotte4,138
Tabor City4,133
Trent Woods4,116
Rutherfordton4,113
Sunset Beach4,106
Weaverville4,079
Burgaw4,076
Franklin4,043
Wingate3,985
Southport3,957
Wallace 3,932
Gamewell3,924
Benson 3,911
Jamestown3,894
Stanley3,873
Lillington3,833
Lowell3,800
Eastover3,767
Fairview3,764
Ranlo3,761
Midland 3,749
Lake Park3,746
Hudson3,733
Emerald Isle3,660
Windsor3,641
Wilkesboro3,580
Whispering Pines3,553
Louisburg3,545
Kitty Hawk3,537
Plymouth3,488
Red Oak3,483
Elizabethtown3,472
Polkton3,416
Maiden 3,414
Red Springs 3,369
Troy3,360
Spencer3,344
Flat Rock3,317