10 Largest Cities in North Carolina

The largest city in North Carolina is Charlotte, with a population of 903,211. Frisco is the fastest growing city in North Carolina over the past 10 years, having grown 15.90% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2020 Census Change (since 2020) Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Charlotte903,211874,5793.27%2,940307.24
2Raleigh480,419467,6652.73%3,293145.89
3Greensboro304,909299,0351.96%2,362129.07
4Durham294,542283,5063.89%2,625112.22
5Winston-Salem253,531249,5451.60%1,912132.61
6Fayetteville210,089208,5010.76%1,421147.85
7Cary182,619174,7214.52%3,11058.73
8Wilmington117,247115,4511.56%2,28151.40
9High Point115,997114,0591.70%2,07255.98
10Concord110,474105,2404.97%1,74063.50
11Asheville96,82994,5892.37%2,12545.57
12Greenville88,11587,5210.68%2,47335.63
13Gastonia82,14580,4112.16%1,59151.65
14Jacksonville73,23972,7230.71%1,50548.65
15Huntersville64,29661,3764.76%1,57940.73
16Apex63,04058,7807.25%3,03020.80
17Chapel Hill62,90661,9601.53%2,92221.53
18Burlington58,77157,3032.56%1,97229.80
19Kannapolis55,21253,1143.95%1,69332.61
20Rocky Mount53,71354,341-1.16%1,21544.19
21Mooresville53,68950,1936.97%2,18124.61
22Wake Forest51,09747,6017.34%2,89917.63
23Wilson47,58747,851-0.55%1,52931.11
24Holly Springs44,55541,2398.04%2,61517.04
25Hickory44,18643,4901.60%1,49129.64
26Indian Trail41,29339,9973.24%1,88021.97
27Fuquay-Varina37,39634,1529.50%2,46115.19
28Salisbury35,91635,5401.06%1,61122.29
29Monroe34,91434,5621.02%1,15130.32
30Goldsboro33,10133,657-1.65%1,16028.55
31Cornelius32,72231,4124.17%2,54112.88
32Garner32,24131,1593.47%2,02815.90
33Morrisville31,84029,6307.46%3,6538.72
34New Bern31,64531,2911.13%1,11928.28
35Sanford30,69530,2611.43%1,05629.06
36Matthews29,88329,4351.52%1,74617.11
37Statesville29,19728,4192.74%1,18024.74
38Clayton28,34526,3077.75%1,87215.14
39Asheboro27,58427,1561.58%1,46418.85
40Thomasville27,26927,1830.32%1,62616.77
41Mint Hill27,19626,4502.82%1,12624.16
42Kernersville27,11526,4492.52%1,52517.78
43Leland24,78422,9088.19%1,25219.80
44Waxhaw22,67020,53410.40%1,89611.96
45Shelby22,23821,9181.46%99722.31
46Clemmons21,67121,1632.40%1,82411.88
47Carrboro21,63721,2951.61%3,3426.47
48Knightdale21,04119,4358.26%2,8227.46
49Harrisburg20,45518,9677.85%1,81411.28
50Lexington19,77219,6320.71%1,10017.98
51Kinston19,54419,900-1.79%1,06318.39
52Boone19,48619,0922.06%3,0896.31
53Mebane19,07717,7977.19%1,9589.74
54Elizabeth City18,62118,631-0.05%1,59311.69
55Lumberton18,52119,025-2.65%1,04517.73
56Mount Holly18,51317,7034.58%1,70510.86
57Pinehurst18,47317,5815.07%1,10716.69
58Lenoir18,37618,3520.13%88920.66
59Hope Mills18,33417,8082.95%2,4767.41
60Graham17,75717,1573.50%1,8189.77
61Morganton17,58617,4740.64%91419.24
62Murraysville17,05616,5822.86%1,9808.61
63Stallings16,56816,1122.83%1,9888.34
64Albemarle16,53816,4320.65%94917.43
65Southern Pines16,18715,5454.13%94917.05
66Belmont15,99615,0106.57%1,32112.11
67Davidson15,93815,1065.51%2,6715.97
68Havelock15,79916,621-4.95%92517.08
69Hendersonville15,53715,1372.64%2,1357.28
70Eden15,39915,421-0.14%1,08514.20
71Roanoke Rapids15,12515,229-0.68%1,5269.91
72Henderson14,99815,060-0.41%1,7628.51
73Laurinburg14,78214,978-1.31%1,18012.53
74Piney Green14,60414,3861.52%1,07213.62
75Reidsville14,59514,5830.08%99414.69
76Weddington13,92513,1815.64%79417.53
77Lewisville13,52913,3811.11%94114.38
78Newton13,18413,1480.27%95713.78
79Archdale12,00511,9070.82%1,3698.77
80Myrtle Grove11,99611,4764.53%1,7896.71
81Elon11,72011,3363.39%2,9493.97
82Spring Lake11,60011,660-0.51%49323.53
83Smithfield11,35811,2920.58%95311.92
84Kings Mountain11,31211,1421.53%84313.42
85Pineville11,22610,6025.89%1,6906.64
86Lincolnton11,21111,0911.08%1,2968.65
87Summerfield11,09510,9511.31%42026.39
88Mount Airy10,73410,6760.54%91911.69
89Winterville10,70010,4622.27%2,3114.63
90Rolesville10,6139,47512.01%2,1794.87
91Tarboro10,58310,721-1.29%91511.56
92Wendell10,5839,7938.07%1,9205.51
93Hillsborough10,3749,6607.39%1,8475.62
94Waynesville10,19410,1400.53%1,1558.83
95Washington9,9019,8750.26%1,2098.19
96Morehead City9,7369,5561.88%1,3247.35
97Gibsonville9,4228,9205.63%2,6073.61
98Rockingham9,1799,243-0.69%1,2017.64
99Aberdeen8,9508,5165.10%88310.14
100Wesley Chapel8,9258,6812.81%9309.60
101Lake Norman of Catawba8,9088,6582.89%36924.14
102St. Stephens8,8708,8520.20%9479.37
103Oak Island8,7188,3963.84%46718.65
104Oxford8,6628,6280.39%1,3906.23
105Butner8,5598,3971.93%61014.03
106Black Mountain8,5428,4261.38%1,2766.69
107Kings Grant8,5368,4660.83%1,8804.54
108Ogden8,4868,2003.49%1,8724.53
109Conover8,4738,4210.62%76811.03
110Clinton8,3318,383-0.62%1,0987.59
111Woodfin8,2987,9364.56%9219.01
112Dunn8,2828,446-1.94%1,2126.84
113Fletcher8,1477,9872.00%1,2756.39
114Roxboro8,0888,134-0.57%1,1507.03
115Cullowhee7,9727,6823.78%2,2113.60
116Kill Devil Hills7,8507,6562.53%1,3975.62
117Etowah7,7827,6421.83%44117.66
118Brevard7,7727,7440.36%1,4535.35
119Oak Ridge7,7327,4743.45%47016.44
120Marion7,6937,717-0.31%1,3145.86
121Siler City7,6667,702-0.47%1,2756.01
122Porters Neck7,6357,3973.22%1,4115.41
123Hampstead7,6027,0168.35%37620.24
124Zebulon7,3976,9037.16%1,5894.66
125Half Moon7,3817,543-2.15%9957.42
126Forest City7,3577,377-0.27%8598.57
127King7,2557,1970.81%1,2245.93
128St. James7,2016,52910.29%7919.11
129Mills River7,1347,0780.79%32022.31
130Trinity7,0847,0061.11%42016.87
131Unionville6,7856,6432.14%23229.22
132Carolina Beach6,7366,5642.62%2,7472.45
133Silver Lake6,6806,5002.77%2,7092.47
134Marvin6,5146,3582.45%1,0885.99
135Selma6,3656,3170.76%1,3264.80
136Dallas6,2155,9274.86%2,1502.89
137Cherryville6,1426,0781.05%1,1135.52
138Stokesdale6,1005,9242.97%32119.02
139Mocksville6,0705,9002.88%7847.74
140Boiling Spring Lakes6,0575,9431.92%26023.27
141Westport6,0415,7055.89%1,6463.67
142Hamlet5,9316,025-1.56%1,1365.22
143East Flat Rock5,9095,7572.64%1,3784.29
144Walkertown5,8965,6923.58%8816.70
145Nashville5,6885,6320.99%1,2124.69
146Wrightsboro5,6525,5262.28%50811.13
147Cramerton5,5225,2964.27%1,4383.84
148Angier5,4495,2653.49%1,7623.09
149Bessemer City5,4465,4280.33%1,0475.20
150Moyock5,4345,1545.43%52110.43
151Whispering Pines5,3994,9878.26%1,4603.70
152Williamston5,1965,248-0.99%1,1834.39
153James City5,1695,291-2.31%6707.71
154Long View5,1325,0880.86%1,2814
155Swannanoa5,1095,0211.75%8006.38
156Pleasant Garden5,1025,0002.04%34015.02
157Lillington5,0434,7356.50%1,0934.61
158Creedmoor5,0144,8663.04%9385.35
159Granite Falls5,0134,9650.97%9585.23
160Midland5,0064,6846.87%47410.56
161Ayden4,9854,9770.16%1,2983.84
162Sawmills4,9765,020-0.88%7526.62
163Seven Lakes4,9024,9000.04%5848.39
164Archer Lodge4,8974,7972.08%5409.07
165Carolina Shores4,8964,5886.71%1,8302.67
166Ahoskie4,8614,891-0.61%1,1174.35
167Locust4,8594,5377.10%5988.13
168Weaverville4,8574,5676.35%1,2643.84
169Wadesboro4,8485,008-3.19%7366.59
170Midway4,7544,7420.25%6097.80
171Holly Ridge4,7514,17113.91%1,1884
172Valdese4,7294,6890.85%6027.86
173Ranlo4,7274,5114.79%2,6041.81
174Pittsboro4,6954,5373.48%9684.85
175Randleman4,6914,5952.09%1,1554.06
176Whiteville4,6404,766-2.64%8385.53
177Boiling Springs4,6094,615-0.13%1,0294.48
178China Grove4,6084,4343.92%1,3023.54
179Erwin4,5704,5420.62%1,0844.22
180Raeford4,5494,559-0.22%1,0624.28
181Beaufort4,5484,4641.88%9384.85
182Bethlehem4,5474,4911.25%5967.63
183Canton4,4624,4220.90%1,1993.72
184Farmville4,4234,461-0.85%1,3123.37
185North Wilkesboro4,4104,3820.64%6656.63
186Newport4,4064,3640.96%5797.61
187Edenton4,3524,460-2.42%8105.37
188Sunset Beach4,2954,1752.87%6356.76
189Shallotte4,2874,1852.44%4659.21
190Forest Oaks4,2734,2091.52%8904.80
191Surf City4,2693,86710.40%5667.55
192Franklin4,2414,1751.58%8664.90
193Spindale4,2054,225-0.47%7855.36
194Southport4,1993,9715.74%1,0623.95
195Wingate4,1674,0552.76%2,2061.89
196Elkin4,1464,1220.58%6136.77
197Welcome4,1254,131-0.15%4439.31
198Mount Olive4,1204,198-1.86%1,5002.75
199Benson4,0993,9673.33%1,4632.80
200Royal Pines4,0994,127-0.68%1,5102.71
201Trent Woods4,0584,074-0.39%1,3652.97
202Stanley4,0453,9632.07%1,5002.70
203Tabor City4,0353,7816.72%1,2003.36
204River Road3,9784,048-1.73%5617.09
205Troutman3,9623,6987.14%6995.67
206Swansboro3,9603,7445.77%1,7582.25
207Bayshore3,9213,8332.30%1,6652.35
208Emerald Isle3,8853,8470.99%7894.92
209Northchase3,8623,8420.52%2,2451.72
210Maiden3,8223,7362.30%6915.53
211Landis3,8063,6903.14%1,0903.49
212Hudson3,7803,7800.00%1,0133.73
213Kitty Hawk3,7733,6892.28%4658.11
214Dana3,7533,6831.90%4218.90
215Wilkesboro3,7413,6871.46%5966.28
216Elroy3,7333,755-0.59%5716.54
217Tyro3,7273,753-0.69%29012.85
218Jamestown3,7263,6681.58%1,2442.99
219Lowell3,6803,6540.71%1,3542.72
220Eastover3,6623,6560.16%32311.33
221Brices Creek3,6363,5422.65%4637.85
222Gamewell3,6323,702-1.89%4478.12
223Mountain View3,5983,5900.22%7704.67
224Windsor3,5723,582-0.28%1,2682.82
225Lake Royale3,5703,3925.25%5486.51
226Flat Rock3,5603,4862.12%4398.10
227Rutherfordton3,5263,640-3.13%8564.12
228Fairview3,4823,4560.75%11629.98
229Mountain Home3,4643,490-0.74%9193.77
230Rural Hall3,4333,3512.45%1,2042.85
231East Rockingham3,4193,471-1.50%1,0003.42
232Bermuda Run3,4003,1208.97%1,4672.32
233Rockfish3,3993,3830.47%6874.95
234Green Level3,3623,1526.66%2,2401.50
235Lowesville3,3493,2812.07%4936.79
236Glen Raven3,3373,2393.03%9523.50
237Red Oak3,3243,342-0.54%17019.53
238Wallace3,3193,413-2.75%1,0813.07
239Spencer3,3163,3080.24%1,0813.07
240Buies Creek3,3153,2531.91%1,4442.29
241Lake Junaluska3,3153,2192.98%6215.33
242Mineral Springs3,2633,1593.29%3978.21
243Nags Head3,2503,1682.59%4936.59
244Lake Park3,2393,269-0.92%4,4070.73
245Elizabethtown3,2383,296-1.76%6964.66
246Plymouth3,2083,320-3.37%7964.03
247Southern Shores3,1663,0902.46%8023.95
248Mar-Mac3,0983,184-2.70%6814.55
249Wallburg3,0513,0510.00%5465.59
250Red Springs3,0193,087-2.20%8633.50
251Louisburg3,0043,064-1.96%1,0822.78
252Yadkinville3,0032,9950.27%1,0552.85
253Granite Quarry2,9942,9840.34%1,0432.87
254Skippers Corner2,9382,9120.89%4206.99
255Burgaw2,9323,088-5.05%6254.69
256Carthage2,8892,7754.11%4356.64
257Enochville2,8872,893-0.21%6444.49
258River Bend2,8582,902-1.52%1,1372.51
259Pembroke2,7932,823-1.06%8793.18
260Fairview2,7892,7710.65%4486.22
261Troy2,7822,850-2.39%7673.63
262Denver2,7752,6972.89%4685.93
263South Rosemary2,7372,753-0.58%4476.12
264Fairfield Harbour2,7312,767-1.30%9492.88
265Swepsonville2,7032,44510.55%1,8941.43
266Cajah's Mountain2,7022,722-0.73%7943.40
267Warsaw2,6692,733-2.34%8513.13
268Liberty2,6552,6550.00%8473.13
269Wentworth2,6342,662-1.05%18614.19
270Tobaccoville2,6062,5781.09%3417.65
271Fearrington Village2,6012,5571.72%1,4561.79
272Wilson's Mills2,5862,5342.05%4985.19
273Sylva2,5762,578-0.08%8123.17
274Murfreesboro2,5752,619-1.68%1,1502.24
275Marshville2,5462,5220.95%1,2222.08
276Franklinton2,5422,4563.50%1,5881.60
277La Grange2,5392,595-2.16%1,1022.30
278Sneads Ferry2,5282,548-0.78%6663.79
279Belville2,5002,4063.91%1,4931.67
280Brogden2,4862,510-0.96%1,1222.22
281Wrightsville Beach2,4732,4730.00%1,7751.39
282Horse Shoe2,4462,4300.66%3287.46
283Richlands2,4412,2876.73%1,4961.63
284Grifton2,4142,448-1.39%1,1742.06
285Icard2,4102,452-1.71%6303.83
286Mayodan2,4062,418-0.50%8362.88
287Edneyville2,4012,3950.25%22410.74
288Salem2,3842,3561.19%5554.29
289Norwood2,3652,367-0.08%5214.54
290Taylorsville2,3642,3201.90%9872.40
291Rockwell2,3402,3021.65%1,3681.71
292Jonesville2,3122,3080.17%8012.88
293Fruitland2,3032,2572.04%2868.04
294Sea Breeze2,3012,2452.49%1,2341.86
295Avery Creek2,2992,2412.59%1,3271.73
296Cape Carteret2,2862,2242.79%9062.52
297Laurel Park2,2642,2500.62%8082.80
298Mulberry2,2632,275-0.53%4445.09
299Haw River2,2422,252-0.44%7772.89
300Valley Hill2,2352,2071.27%9642.32
301Kure Beach2,2272,1911.64%2,5310.88
302Cherokee2,2072,1950.55%18312.07
303Four Oaks2,2062,1582.22%9642.29
304Spruce Pine2,1982,1940.18%4694.68
305Youngsville2,1882,0168.53%1,2601.74
306Oakboro2,1822,1282.54%8832.47
307Coats2,1632,1550.37%1,5311.41
308Neuse Forest2,1302,1100.95%6743.16
309Pine Level2,1162,0463.42%1,2311.72
310Madison2,1052,129-1.13%5953.54
311Fairmont2,0972,191-4.29%7652.74
312Calabash2,0552,0112.19%6163.33
313St. Pauls2,0472,0450.10%1,3531.51
314Maxton2,0462,110-3.03%7572.70
315Mars Hill2,0352,0071.40%1,0192
316Badin2,0342,0240.49%1,1221.81
317Polkton2,0262,250-9.96%6633.05
318Fairplains2,0112,029-0.89%4784.21
319Cricket1,9881,9661.12%5603.55
320Yanceyville1,9171,937-1.03%3475.52
321Plain View1,9151,923-0.42%11516.64
322Millers Creek1,8951,931-1.86%4234.47
323Broad Creek1,8941,968-3.76%6103.11
324Hertford1,8921,934-2.17%6622.86
325Biscoe1,8781,8481.62%6982.69
326Cedar Point1,8601,7645.44%8362.22
327Sparta1,8461,8340.65%7862.35
328Maggie Valley1,7951,6876.40%5493.27
329Ramseur1,7901,7740.90%8991.99
330Pumpkin Center1,7811,855-3.99%1,4061.27
331Claremont1,7601,6924.02%5912.98
332Drexel1,7401,760-1.14%1,2591.38
333Enfield1,7311,865-7.18%1,4211.22
334Mount Pleasant1,6751,6710.24%5053.32
335Saxapahaw1,6751,6710.24%3235.18
336Moravian Falls1,6741,712-2.22%3335.03
337Andrews1,6451,667-1.32%9681.70
338Manteo1,6341,6002.13%8621.90
339Hemby Bridge1,6321,6141.12%7122.29
340Sharpsburg1,6311,697-3.89%1,6051.02
341Cordova1,6291,653-1.45%7642.13
342Bladenboro1,6281,648-1.21%7352.21
343Jefferson1,6241,6220.12%7812.08
344Walnut Cove1,6181,5862.02%6482.50
345Hildebran1,6111,679-4.05%5702.83
346Stanfield1,6051,5851.26%3614.45
347Murphy1,6041,608-0.25%6292.55
348Burnsville1,5981,614-0.99%1,0141.58
349Bryson City1,5841,5581.67%7252.18
350Southmont1,5811,5631.15%3474.56
351East Spencer1,5731,5670.38%9901.59
352Advance1,5711,4994.80%2197.16
353Scotland Neck1,5561,640-5.12%1,3101.19
354Tryon1,5461,562-1.02%7742
355Northlakes1,5451,5430.13%1,0311.50
356Hays1,5431,595-3.26%2516.16
357Glen Alpine1,5311,5290.13%7132.15
358Kenly1,5211,4912.01%8731.74
359Chadbourn1,5181,574-3.56%5842.60
360Connelly Springs1,5011,529-1.83%3014.99
361Pinebluff1,5011,4731.90%5742.62
362Wanchese1,4981,522-1.58%3214.67
363Foscoe1,4751,4571.24%2555.78
364Denton1,4661,494-1.87%7002.09
365Snow Hill1,4591,481-1.49%9481.54
366Rocky Point1,4501,476-1.76%2106.90
367Dobson1,4381,462-1.64%7182
368Vander1,4361,3883.46%3873.71
369Pilot Mountain1,4321,440-0.56%7032.04
370Bent Creek1,4261,4021.71%6452.21
371Biltmore Forest1,4231,4090.99%4892.91
372Toast1,4171,423-0.42%9351.52
373Blowing Rock1,4041,3762.03%4663.01
374Weldon1,4021,444-2.91%4922.85
375Lake Lure1,3991,3652.49%10613.17
376Pine Knoll Shores1,3981,3880.72%6332.21
377Clyde1,3961,3682.05%1,6080.87
378Foxfire1,3661,2886.06%1947.06
379Balfour1,3651,3352.25%8411.62
380Stoneville1,3581,3083.82%9501.43
381Belhaven1,3541,410-3.97%8521.59
382Maury1,3481,404-3.99%1,2801.05
383Navassa1,3391,367-2.05%10013.33
384Princeton1,3391,3151.83%1,1761.14
385Atlantic Beach1,3381,364-1.91%5722.34
386Bethel1,3331,373-2.91%1,2561.06
387Stedman1,3271,2773.92%6382.08
388Rose Hill1,3191,371-3.79%9191.44
389Spring Hope1,3071,309-0.15%8641.51
390Flat Rock1,2801,326-3.47%4912.61
391Broadway1,2751,2670.63%9851.29
392West Jefferson1,2751,279-0.31%5802.20
393West Canton1,2691,2650.32%9241.37
394Lake Waccamaw1,2601,296-2.78%4532.78
395Castle Hayne1,2511,2430.64%2634.76
396Barker Heights1,2491,2490.00%1,2501
397Robersonville1,2251,269-3.47%1,0001.23
398Franklinville1,2031,1970.50%7421.62
399Elm City1,2021,218-1.31%1,5530.77
400Rutherford College1,2021,226-1.96%5242.30
401West Marion1,2021,226-1.96%8071.49
402Fremont1,1841,196-1.00%8731.36
403Robbins1,1821,1681.20%7421.59
404Boonville1,1771,185-0.68%9831.20
405Mount Gilead1,1691,171-0.17%3353.49
406Pinetops1,1661,200-2.83%1,1631
407Buxton1,1631,181-1.52%3932.96
408Roseboro1,1571,163-0.52%9561.21
409Frisco1,15299415.90%1,5360.75
410Bayboro1,1411,161-1.72%6161.85
411Walnut Creek1,1341,0844.61%5332.13
412McLeansville1,1311,1131.62%1846.14
413Gorman1,1221,1041.63%3902.88
414Dortches1,1121,0822.77%1378.09
415Stony Point1,1121,146-2.97%3732.98
416Harkers Island1,1111,127-1.42%4962.24
417Highlands1,1021,0722.80%1806.13
418Laurel Hill1,0951,121-2.32%4572.40
419Princeville1,0881,254-13.24%7191.51
420Beulaville1,0801,116-3.23%7111.52
421Hoopers Creek1,0781,0740.37%1556.94
422Columbus1,0721,0601.13%3013.56
423Stem1,06096010.42%7021.51
424Jackson Heights1,0571,071-1.31%7271.45
425North Topsail Beach1,0571,0055.17%1706.22
426Banner Elk1,0531,0490.38%5481.92
427Cove Creek1,0481,068-1.87%1238.54
428Lucama1,0221,036-1.35%1,6480.62
429Five Points1,0159615.62%1238.28
430White Plains1,0151,025-0.98%2534.01
431Rougemont1,0051,0010.40%1606.28
432Vass9989524.83%3113.21
433Alamance9969880.81%1,2530.80
434Holden Beach9919217.60%3602.75
435Rhodhiss983997-1.40%8301.18
436Gaston9801,008-2.78%5801.69
437South Henderson944988-4.45%5111.85
438Brunswick943973-3.08%1,5740.60
439McAdenville9388905.39%6921.36
440Montreat9379014.00%3432.73
441Cooleemee936940-0.43%1,2450.75
442Barker Ten Mile933937-0.43%4102.28
443Ocean Isle Beach9318677.38%2513.71
444Middlesex9309121.97%8901.04
445Woodlawn9149120.22%2773.29
446Rich Square882894-1.34%2863.09
447Norlina880920-4.35%7911.11
448Efland8768522.82%4921.78
449Oriental876880-0.45%6131.43
450Garysburg874904-3.32%9270.94
451Rowland855885-3.39%8131.05
452Prospect851873-2.52%2173.93
453White Lake8518430.95%8311.02
454Warrenton849851-0.24%7891.08
455Avon8448321.44%3722.27
456Cleveland842846-0.47%5051.67
457Vanceboro841869-3.22%4911.71
458Belwood839857-2.10%6812.30
459Iron Station8398251.70%3562.36
460Ellerbe826864-4.40%6281.31
461Faith8218190.24%7641.07
462Pleasant Hill821831-1.20%3172.59
463Grover8208022.24%8580.96
464Duck8167429.97%3382.42
465Mamers812814-0.25%1346.04
466Magnolia809831-2.65%7511.08
467Candor807813-0.74%3992.02
468Moncure7947801.79%1684.73
469Peletier7937693.12%2193.62
470Star792806-1.74%6131.29
471Old Fort791811-2.47%6481.22
472Manns Harbor784790-0.76%1924.08
473Germanton782790-1.01%4471.75
474Maysville778818-4.89%9090.86
475Ocracoke767797-3.76%898.60
476Red Cross7667620.52%2143.58
477Pinnacle764786-2.80%2123.61
478Stantonsburg758762-0.52%1,2890.59
479Cashiers75765715.22%7091.07
480Marshall757777-2.57%2013.76
481Kenansville754770-2.08%3562.12
482Faison748784-4.59%9540.78
483Beech Mountain74767510.67%1156.48
484Aulander737763-3.41%4991.48
485Conway736752-2.13%4041.82
486Alliance725733-1.09%3482.09
487Rosman7257013.42%1,3280.55
488Catawba7227022.85%1833.94
489Newland7197150.56%9610.75
490Pikeville7187120.84%9510.76
491Hightsville704710-0.85%4831.46
492Chocowinity702722-2.77%6971.01
493Light Oak6996970.29%4861.44
494Bogue6976950.29%2542.75
495Northwest697703-0.85%997.01
496Ellenboro693723-4.15%5481.26
497Grantsboro6926920.00%1803.85
498Sedalia6866761.48%3432
499Black Creek676692-2.31%9430.72
500Fair Bluff661709-6.77%2822.35

Top 500 Cities in North Carolina by Population

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.

Map of Cities in North Carolina

North Carolina Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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