10 Largest Cities in North Carolina

The largest city in North Carolina is Charlotte, with a population of 925,290. Holly Ridge is the fastest growing city in North Carolina over the past 10 years, having grown 165.96% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Charlotte925,290738,44425.30%3,012307.24
2Raleigh488,334406,35320.17%3,347145.89
3Greensboro303,286269,59812.50%2,350129.07
4Durham292,301230,72726.69%2,605112.22
5Winston-Salem252,175230,0229.63%1,902132.61
6Fayetteville214,384208,3372.90%1,450147.85
7Cary177,002137,08629.12%3,01458.73
8Wilmington127,128106,75419.08%2,47351.40
9High Point114,945104,7109.77%2,05355.98
10Concord102,78879,57129.18%1,61963.50
11Greenville95,53385,09612.26%2,68135.63
12Asheville93,59083,45912.14%2,05445.57
13Gastonia78,43771,7079.39%1,51951.65
14Apex75,62337,99199.06%3,63520.80
15Jacksonville71,41978,089-8.54%1,46848.65
16Chapel Hill66,10357,40615.15%3,07121.53
17Huntersville60,75647,10328.99%1,49240.73
18Burlington56,69151,17210.79%1,90329.80
19Kannapolis54,05442,69926.59%1,65832.61
20Rocky Mount52,99257,680-8.13%1,19944.19
21Wake Forest50,44730,39066.00%2,86217.63
22Wilson49,99949,2221.58%1,60731.11
23Indian Trail42,16033,76224.87%1,91921.97
24Hickory41,73540,0344.25%1,40829.64
25Mooresville41,33434,43620.03%1,67924.61
26Holly Springs41,16924,96464.91%2,41617.04
27Monroe35,91532,9868.88%1,18430.32
28Matthews34,64127,29826.90%2,02417.11
29Salisbury34,46233,4812.93%1,54622.29
30Garner34,23325,89332.21%2,15315.90
31Fuquay-Varina33,88518,22585.93%2,23015.19
32Goldsboro33,76635,438-4.72%1,18328.55
33Morrisville33,08218,74576.48%3,7958.72
34Cornelius31,68825,00926.71%2,46112.88
35Sanford30,84728,2329.26%1,06129.06
36Clayton30,82116,31688.90%2,03615.14
37New Bern29,94629,5301.41%1,05928.28
38Statesville28,97724,56217.97%1,17124.74
39Mint Hill28,85622,81826.46%1,19424.16
40Leland28,70413,905106.43%1,45019.80
41Thomasville26,76626,810-0.16%1,59616.77
42Asheboro26,30925,4623.33%1,39618.85
43Kernersville24,41423,1395.51%1,37317.78
44Clemmons21,87218,68317.07%1,84111.88
45Carrboro21,10019,5857.74%3,2596.47
46Boone20,11417,11117.55%3,1896.31
47Waxhaw20,0759,957101.62%1,67911.96
48Kinston20,03221,729-7.81%1,08918.39
49Shelby20,02620,317-1.43%89822.31
50Lumberton19,71621,543-8.48%1,11217.73
51Havelock19,51521,093-7.48%1,14317.08
52Knightdale19,22011,52566.77%2,5777.46
53Lexington18,99318,9340.31%1,05617.98
54Mebane18,07711,55456.46%1,8559.74
55Elizabeth City17,98218,683-3.75%1,53811.69
56Lenoir17,94318,216-1.50%86920.66
57Harrisburg17,70713,47531.41%1,57011.28
58Pinehurst17,52614,79218.48%1,05016.69
59Graham17,38914,32721.37%1,7809.77
60Stallings16,89513,82122.24%2,0278.34
61Mount Holly16,69813,66022.24%1,53810.86
62Albemarle16,68415,8835.04%95717.43
63Morganton16,65816,825-0.99%86619.24
64Murraysville16,54214,21516.37%1,9208.61
65Hope Mills16,05915,1985.67%2,1687.41
66Southern Pines15,72812,45926.24%92217.05
67Laurinburg15,03515,903-5.46%1,20012.53
68Lewisville14,90612,75016.91%1,03714.38
69Eden14,85615,695-5.35%1,04614.20
70Henderson14,72515,370-4.20%1,7308.51
71Hendersonville14,44813,1409.95%1,9857.28
72Reidsville13,98114,454-3.27%95214.69
73Smithfield13,88811,09225.21%1,16511.92
74Roanoke Rapids13,79815,666-11.92%1,3929.91
75Piney Green13,74113,2933.37%1,00913.62
76Davidson13,57910,94124.11%2,2755.97
77Newton13,34812,9403.15%96913.78
78Belmont12,84610,23325.54%1,06112.11
79Elon12,5359,39433.44%3,1543.97
80Spring Lake12,08311,5724.42%51323.53
81Lincolnton11,91710,33715.28%1,3778.65
82Summerfield11,82610,26515.21%44826.39
83Weddington11,7079,57322.29%66817.53
84Archdale11,56411,4441.05%1,3198.77
85Kings Mountain11,16510,6874.47%83213.42
86Wendell10,9145,87785.71%1,9805.51
87Myrtle Grove10,7538,87521.16%1,6036.71
88Tarboro10,37611,527-9.99%89811.56
89Waynesville10,2859,8484.44%1,1658.83
90Winterville10,1779,2549.97%2,1984.63
91Mount Airy10,08210,407-3.12%86311.69
92Rolesville9,7883,811156.84%2,0104.87
93Dunn9,7639,3274.67%1,4286.84
94Wesley Chapel9,7337,86223.80%1,0149.60
95Morehead City9,6438,68511.03%1,3117.35
96Pineville9,4337,51825.47%1,4206.64
97Washington9,4169,850-4.41%1,1508.19
98St. Stephens9,4088,7597.41%1,0049.37
99Oak Island9,2656,82035.85%49718.65
100Oxford9,0518,4676.90%1,4526.23
101Aberdeen8,8226,38938.08%87010.14
102Conover8,6758,3014.51%78711.03
103Kings Grant8,6478,1136.58%1,9054.54
104Siler City8,5917,8549.38%1,4296.01
105Fletcher8,5617,22518.49%1,3406.39
106Clinton8,4698,666-2.27%1,1167.59
107Ogden8,4086,76624.27%1,8544.53
108Rockingham8,3269,529-12.62%1,0897.64
109Roxboro8,3188,352-0.41%1,1837.03
110Half Moon8,2438,352-1.31%1,1117.42
111Black Mountain8,2257,8504.78%1,2296.69
112Lake Norman of Catawba8,1967,41110.59%34024.14
113Butner8,0487,6115.74%57414.03
114Brevard8,0437,6774.77%1,5045.35
115Marion7,8888,168-3.43%1,3475.86
116Gibsonville7,6576,51317.56%2,1193.61
117Etowah7,6536,94410.21%43317.66
118Selma7,6416,13624.53%1,5924.80
119Kill Devil Hills7,6246,70013.79%1,3575.62
120Mills River7,5956,73712.74%34022.31
121Porters Neck7,5386,20421.50%1,3935.41
122Unionville7,5376,17022.16%25829.22
123St. James7,4393,196132.76%8179.11
124Oak Ridge7,3226,31515.95%44516.44
125Forest City7,1897,459-3.62%8398.57
126Marvin7,1105,68825.00%1,1885.99
127Hillsborough7,0986,6077.43%1,2645.62
128Woodfin6,9006,2839.82%7669.01
129King6,8016,868-0.98%1,1485.93
130Zebulon6,7694,47751.19%1,4544.66
131Boiling Spring Lakes6,7225,38624.81%28923.27
132Trinity6,6306,6060.36%39316.87
133Carolina Beach6,5345,72414.15%2,6652.45
134Silver Lake6,4765,59815.68%2,6262.47
135Cullowhee6,3776,2282.39%1,7693.60
136Hamlet6,3256,565-3.66%1,2115.22
137Cherryville6,2375,7398.68%1,1305.52
138Hampstead5,9014,08344.53%29220.24
139Bessemer City5,7395,3287.71%1,1035.20
140Angier5,7184,46028.21%1,8493.09
141Stokesdale5,7025,04613.00%30019.02
142East Flat Rock5,6474,99513.05%1,3174.29
143Nashville5,6265,5960.54%1,1994.69
144Archer Lodge5,5644,28229.94%6149.07
145Walkertown5,4854,73515.84%8196.70
146Carolina Shores5,4633,38561.39%2,0422.67
147James City5,3545,899-9.24%6947.71
148Mocksville5,3395,0605.51%6907.74
149Erwin5,3274,56116.79%1,2644.22
150Wadesboro5,2365,793-9.62%7946.59
151Sawmills5,2255,2210.08%7906.62
152Whiteville5,1825,359-3.30%9365.53
153Ayden5,1745,0183.11%1,3473.84
154Pleasant Garden5,1184,50413.63%34115.02
155Midway5,0564,7346.80%6487.80
156Williamston5,0195,742-12.59%1,1424.39
157Farmville5,0134,6657.46%1,4873.37
158Long View4,9844,8762.21%1,2444.00
159Raeford4,9444,6646.00%1,1544.28
160Dallas4,9414,46910.56%1,7092.89
161Seven Lakes4,9034,8880.31%5858.39
162Royal Pines4,7594,27211.40%1,7542.71
163Wingate4,7293,47736.01%2,5031.89
164Creedmoor4,7084,13014.00%8815.35
165Granite Falls4,6774,703-0.55%8945.23
166Jamestown4,6283,46533.56%1,5462.99
167Beaufort4,6144,2019.83%9524.85
168Ahoskie4,6075,047-8.72%1,0594.35
169Newport4,6064,14211.20%6057.61
171Pittsboro4,5903,76821.82%9474.85
170Cramerton4,5904,1769.91%1,1953.84
172Boiling Springs4,5864,644-1.25%1,0234.48
173Shallotte4,5793,50730.57%4979.21
174Wrightsboro4,5254,896-7.58%40611.13
175Bayshore4,4963,39332.51%1,9092.35
176Mount Olive4,4914,624-2.88%1,6352.75
177Edenton4,4674,978-10.27%8325.37
178Canton4,4164,1975.22%1,1873.72
179Valdese4,4054,455-1.12%5607.86
180Brices Creek4,3423,07341.30%5537.85
181Franklin4,3063,88410.87%8794.90
182Southport4,2812,92846.21%1,0833.95
183China Grove4,2804,1553.01%1,2103.54
184Sunset Beach4,2773,57619.60%6326.76
185Burgaw4,2723,86310.59%9104.69
186Bethlehem4,2274,2140.31%5547.63
187Spindale4,2264,297-1.65%7895.36
188Moyock4,2103,75912.00%40310.43
189Mountain Home4,1733,62215.21%1,1073.77
190Benson4,1563,32325.07%1,4832.80
191Weaverville4,1413,70211.86%1,0783.84
192North Wilkesboro4,1314,273-3.32%6236.63
194Swannanoa4,1274,576-9.81%6476.38
193Randleman4,1274,1200.17%1,0164.06
195Tabor City4,1214,0122.72%1,2263.36
197Westport4,1174,0262.26%1,1213.67
196Rutherfordton4,1174,183-1.58%9994.12
198Forest Oaks4,1083,8905.60%8564.80
199Lake Park4,0923,43819.02%5,5670.73
200Fairview4,0833,35821.59%13629.98
201Midland4,0633,10131.02%38510.56
202Gamewell4,0324,042-0.25%4978.12
203Trent Woods3,9914,171-4.32%1,3432.97
204Tyro3,9543,8791.93%30812.85
205Elkin3,9514,027-1.89%5846.77
206Elroy3,9493,8692.07%6046.54
207Dana3,9193,32917.72%4408.90
208Eastover3,8793,6386.62%34211.33
209Louisburg3,8773,42513.20%1,3972.78
210Stanley3,8673,5339.45%1,4342.70
211River Road3,8264,394-12.93%5407.09
212Lowell3,8243,5238.54%1,4072.72
213Welcome3,8044,162-8.60%4089.31
214Wallace3,7973,900-2.64%1,2373.07
215Ranlo3,7763,4459.61%2,0801.81
216Lillington3,7443,21216.56%8114.61
217Hudson3,7183,767-1.30%9963.73
218Mountain View3,7013,5524.19%7924.67
219Kitty Hawk3,6973,27212.99%4568.11
220Emerald Isle3,6653,671-0.16%7444.92
221Northchase3,6143,747-3.55%2,1011.72
222Whispering Pines3,5642,96620.16%9643.70
223Swansboro3,5362,69631.16%1,5702.25
224Red Oak3,5283,4203.16%18119.53
225Rockfish3,5233,2986.82%7124.95
226Holly Ridge3,5081,319165.96%8774.00
227Glen Raven3,4952,75027.09%9973.50
228Maiden3,4883,3324.68%6315.53
229Lake Royale3,4852,50639.07%5356.51
230Flat Rock3,4613,12110.89%4278.10
231Wilkesboro3,4233,573-4.20%5456.28
232Rural Hall3,4172,94016.22%1,1992.85
233Mar-Mac3,3683,615-6.83%7404.55
234Locust3,3432,92614.25%4118.13
235Lake Junaluska3,3072,73420.96%6205.33
236Windsor3,2983,595-8.26%1,1712.82
237Spencer3,2933,2620.95%1,0733.07
238Denver3,2612,30941.23%5505.93
239Mineral Springs3,2582,66722.16%3978.21
240Troy3,2523,488-6.77%8973.63
241Elizabethtown3,2433,647-11.08%6974.66
242Enochville3,2322,92510.50%7204.49
243Lowesville3,2082,9458.93%4726.79
244Wallburg3,1972,9936.82%5725.59
245Plymouth3,1843,851-17.32%7904.03
246Landis3,1833,0823.28%9123.49
247Red Springs3,1583,486-9.41%9023.50
248East Rockingham3,0863,736-17.40%9033.42
249Granite Quarry3,0602,9573.48%1,0662.87
250Southern Shores3,0542,71812.36%7743.95
251Nags Head3,0442,76410.13%4626.59
252Warsaw3,0383,116-2.50%9693.13
253River Bend3,0083,121-3.62%1,1972.51
254Wilson's Mills2,9662,28030.09%5725.19
255Troutman2,9132,45818.51%5145.67
256Marshville2,9102,46717.96%1,3972.08
257Yadkinville2,8972,974-2.59%1,0182.85
258Murfreesboro2,8922,8212.52%1,2922.24
259Fairview2,8782,6787.47%4626.22
260Fearrington Village2,8672,33922.57%1,6051.79
261Navassa2,8581,48492.59%21413.33
262Pembroke2,8523,055-6.64%8973.18
263Tobaccoville2,8472,44116.63%3727.65
264Sylva2,8042,5709.11%8843.17
265Sneads Ferry2,7852,6465.25%7343.79
266Wentworth2,7712,782-0.40%19514.19
267Fairfield Harbour2,7702,952-6.17%9622.88
268Bermuda Run2,7512,5956.01%1,1872.32
269South Rosemary2,7472,836-3.14%4496.12
270Cajah's Mountain2,7462,774-1.01%8073.40
271Skippers Corner2,7162,785-2.48%3886.99
272Grifton2,7122,6203.51%1,3192.06
273Carthage2,6762,30316.20%4036.64
274Avery Creek2,6751,95037.18%1,5441.73
275Liberty2,6642,6590.19%8503.13
276Haw River2,6432,30014.91%9152.89
277Surf City2,6071,93334.87%3457.55
278La Grange2,5922,820-8.09%1,1252.30
279Buies Creek2,5852,942-12.13%1,1262.29
280Coats2,5842,12621.54%1,8291.41
281Polkton2,5553,350-23.73%8373.05
282Edneyville2,5492,3677.69%23710.74
283Broad Creek2,5482,3349.17%8203.11
284Wrightsville Beach2,5412,4931.93%1,8241.39
285Norwood2,5122,3785.63%5544.54
286Fairmont2,5072,710-7.49%9152.74
287Green Level2,4372,11115.44%1,6241.50
288Calabash2,4321,79035.87%7293.33
289Four Oaks2,4281,94824.64%1,0612.29
290Franklinton2,4272,01720.33%1,5161.60
291Mayodan2,4122,477-2.62%8382.88
292Icard2,3802,664-10.66%6223.83
293Laurel Park2,3782,15710.25%8492.80
294Fruitland2,3732,03116.84%2958.04
295Horse Shoe2,3682,3510.72%3177.46
296Mount Pleasant2,3541,87625.48%7103.32
297Brogden2,2792,633-13.44%1,0282.22
298Maxton2,2742,450-7.18%8412.70
299Jonesville2,2422,285-1.88%7772.88
300Mulberry2,2392,332-3.99%4405.09
301St. Pauls2,2092,402-8.03%1,4601.51
302Rockwell2,1892,1193.30%1,2791.71
303Belville2,1751,93712.29%1,2991.67
304Taylorsville2,1742,0904.02%9082.40
305Enfield2,1722,532-14.22%1,7831.22
306Pine Level2,1691,69328.12%1,2621.72
307Hertford2,1432,145-0.09%7492.86
308Spruce Pine2,1252,236-4.96%4544.68
309Madison2,1162,240-5.54%5983.54
310Kure Beach2,0832,0153.37%2,3670.88
311Fairplains2,0652,120-2.59%4914.21
312Cape Carteret2,0551,9943.06%8142.52
313Cherokee2,0462,138-4.30%16912.07
314Sharpsburg2,0402,0260.69%2,0081.02
315Hildebran2,0072,019-0.59%7102.83
316Badin2,0061,9741.62%1,1061.81
317Oakboro1,9691,8615.80%7972.47
318Yanceyville1,9512,077-6.07%3535.52
319Cricket1,9491,8555.07%5493.55
320Mars Hill1,9481,8574.90%9752.00
321Valley Hill1,9272,070-6.91%8312.32
322Andrews1,8941,7766.64%1,1141.70
323Hemby Bridge1,8931,56021.35%8262.29
324Princeville1,8902,068-8.61%1,2491.51
325Plain View1,8531,961-5.51%11116.64
326Drexel1,8481,878-1.60%1,3371.38
327Pinebluff1,8201,30839.14%6962.62
328Moravian Falls1,8021,901-5.21%3585.03
329Sea Breeze1,7851,969-9.34%9581.86
330Salem1,7572,218-20.78%4094.29
331Scotland Neck1,7532,038-13.98%1,4761.19
332Richlands1,7451,50915.64%1,0691.63
333Biscoe1,7431,7390.23%6482.69
334Wanchese1,7321,6425.48%3714.67
335Denton1,7221,6385.13%8232.09
336Sparta1,7171,739-1.27%7312.35
338Ramseur1,6931,702-0.53%8501.99
337Pumpkin Center1,6932,222-23.81%1,3361.27
340Rocky Point1,6871,6025.31%2456.90
339Murphy1,6871,6214.07%6622.55
341Kenly1,6831,35024.67%9661.74
342Burnsville1,6771,693-0.95%1,0641.58
343Chadbourn1,6751,834-8.67%6442.60
344Bent Creek1,6661,28729.45%7542.21
345Connelly Springs1,6471,6470.00%3304.99
346Bethel1,6201,5812.47%1,5271.06
347Tryon1,6151,634-1.16%8092.00
348Stanfield1,6021,4907.52%3604.45
349Saxapahaw1,5991,648-2.97%3085.18
350Rose Hill1,5851,627-2.58%1,1041.44
351Foscoe1,5791,37015.26%2735.78
352East Spencer1,5751,5402.27%9911.59
353Belhaven1,5731,691-6.98%9891.59
354Toast1,5641,4507.86%1,0321.52
355Jefferson1,5391,600-3.81%7402.08
356Bladenboro1,5381,748-12.01%6942.21
357Neuse Forest1,5362,005-23.39%4863.16
358Atlantic Beach1,5331,5022.06%6552.34
360Stony Point1,5271,31715.95%5132.98
359Dobson1,5271,588-3.84%7622.00
361Walnut Cove1,5211,618-6.00%6092.50
362Northlakes1,5091,534-1.63%1,0071.50
363Buxton1,5031,27318.07%5072.96
364Youngsville1,4921,15728.95%8591.74
365Snow Hill1,4911,592-6.34%9691.54
367Manteo1,4831,32811.67%7831.90
366Glen Alpine1,4831,496-0.87%6912.15
368Cordova1,4731,775-17.01%6912.13
369Princeton1,4671,19223.07%1,2881.14
370Bryson City1,4611,4252.53%6692.18
371Biltmore Forest1,4551,3458.18%5002.91
372Swepsonville1,4321,16522.92%1,0041.43
373Claremont1,4261,3575.08%4792.98
374Millers Creek1,4082,112-33.33%3154.47
375Pilot Mountain1,4011,474-4.95%6882.04
376West Marion1,3921,3483.26%9341.49
377Weldon1,3891,643-15.46%4882.85
378Maury1,3751,685-18.40%1,3061.05
379Lake Waccamaw1,3731,467-6.41%4942.78
380Barker Heights1,3541,2547.97%1,3551.00
382Spring Hope1,3281,3210.53%8781.51
381Clyde1,3281,2268.32%1,5300.87
383West Jefferson1,3271,330-0.23%6042.20
384Broadway1,3191,2069.37%1,0191.29
386Pine Knoll Shores1,3151,341-1.94%5952.21
385Blowing Rock1,3151,2435.79%4363.01
387Elm City1,3101,3010.69%1,6930.77
388Cedar Point1,3071,2573.98%5882.22
389Rutherford College1,3041,317-0.99%5682.30
390Robersonville1,2921,487-13.11%1,0551.23
391Robbins1,2811,11614.78%8051.59
392Hays1,2771,851-31.01%2076.16
393Stoneville1,2751,301-2.00%8921.43
394Maggie Valley1,2671,14910.27%3873.27
395Beulaville1,2661,298-2.47%8341.52
396Harkers Island1,2601,2074.39%5622.24
397Bayboro1,2581,259-0.08%6791.85
398West Canton1,2561,2470.72%9141.37
399Fremont1,2471,281-2.65%9201.36
400Balfour1,2161,1872.44%7491.62
401Franklinville1,1991,1722.30%7401.62
402Laurel Hill1,1941,254-4.78%4982.40
403Pinetops1,1871,376-13.74%1,1831.00
404Lucama1,1791,1383.60%1,9020.62
405Roseboro1,1701,192-1.85%9671.21
406Lake Lure1,1661,168-0.17%8913.17
407Advance1,1581,1381.76%1627.16
408Boonville1,1551,176-1.79%9651.20
409Southmont1,1501,470-21.77%2524.56
410Banner Elk1,1491,0558.91%5981.92
411Gorman1,1451,01113.25%3982.88
412Light Oak1,14069164.98%7931.44
413Mount Gilead1,1391,179-3.39%3263.49
414South Henderson1,1361,213-6.35%6141.85
415Stedman1,1061,0287.59%5322.08
416Foxfire1,09692019.13%1557.06
417White Plains1,0941,0741.86%2734.01
418Hoopers Creek1,0881,0563.03%1576.94
419Alamance1,08495713.27%1,3640.80
420Flat Rock1,0721,556-31.11%4112.61
421McLeansville1,0441,0212.25%1706.14
422Highlands1,03093110.63%1686.13
423Castle Hayne1,0271,202-14.56%2164.76
424Norlina1,0261,122-8.56%9221.11
425Rhodhiss1,0241,038-1.35%8651.18
426Columbus1,0079971.00%2833.56
427Vander1,0061,146-12.22%2713.71
428Cooleemee1,0019742.77%1,3310.75
429Cove Creek9991,171-14.69%1178.54
430Gaston9871,148-14.02%5841.69
431Ellerbe9781,022-4.31%7441.31
432Hightsville97773932.21%6701.46
433Belwood9759472.96%7912.30
434Dortches9729601.25%1208.09
435Five Points96368939.77%1168.28
436Vanceboro9591,004-4.48%5601.71
437Rowland9561,039-7.99%9091.05
438Germanton95582715.48%5451.75
439Silver City9498827.60%6361.49
440Old Fort9459064.30%7741.22
441Magnolia943947-0.42%8761.08
442Faison941962-2.18%1,2000.78
443Brunswick9271,007-7.94%1,5480.60
444Marshall9238725.85%2453.76
446Pinnacle9098941.68%2523.61
445Barker Ten Mile909952-4.52%3992.28
447Taylortown90078015.38%6811.32
448Cleveland8908554.09%5341.67
449Garysburg8851,050-15.71%9380.94
450Oriental876899-2.56%6131.43
451Maysville8691,027-15.38%1,0150.86
452Montreat86772120.25%3182.73
453Walnut Creek8618511.18%4052.13
454Fair Bluff860947-9.19%3662.35
455Star858874-1.83%6641.29
456Dobbins Heights845866-2.42%9580.88
458South Weldon84070519.15%1,9310.43
457Riegelwood84057945.08%2723.08
459Ellenboro838846-0.95%6621.26
460Middlesex8378192.20%8011.04
461Vass82870717.11%2583.21
462Kenansville826855-3.39%3902.12
463Elrod82541797.84%1555.34
464Faith8217913.79%7641.07
465Candor820839-2.26%4052.02
466Rich Square817957-14.63%2653.09
467Warrenton815896-9.04%7571.08
468Camden80959935.06%5121.58
469Northwest80372910.15%1157.01
470Prospect797981-18.76%2033.93
471Stantonsburg7947861.02%1,3500.59
472Chocowinity7887810.90%7831.01
473Black Creek7857672.35%1,0950.72
475Red Cross7827376.11%2183.58
474Manns Harbor782821-4.75%1924.08
476Wagram780838-6.92%5351.46
477Stokes777376106.65%1754.44
478Alliance776781-0.64%3722.09
480Pleasant Hill769878-12.41%2972.59
479High Shoals7697049.23%2962.60
481Mamers763826-7.63%1266.04
482Misenheimer7627304.38%4231.80
483Aulander756896-15.63%5121.48
484North Topsail Beach7497440.67%1206.22
486White Lake742816-9.07%7251.02
485New London74262019.68%3761.98
487Rougemont729978-25.46%1166.28
488Ocean Isle Beach72854633.33%1963.71
489Peletier7237013.14%2003.62
490Grover7167071.27%7490.96
491Sedalia71162913.04%3562.00
492Moncure709711-0.28%1504.73
495Saluda706713-0.98%4541.55
494Ocracoke706948-25.53%828.60
493Holden Beach70657722.36%2562.75
497Conway702831-15.52%3851.82
496Clarkton702841-16.53%5631.25
498Winton701769-8.84%8650.81
499Bogue7006881.74%2552.75
500McAdenville69763010.63%5141.36

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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