Cities in Brunswick County, North Carolina by Population (2024)

There are 23 cities in Brunswick County, North Carolina.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Leland1North Carolina33,32123,8617.64%1,49222.33
Oak Island2North Carolina10,1618,4834.31%52719.27
St. James3North Carolina8,0346,6204.61%8829.11
Boiling Spring Lakes4North Carolina6,8215,9793.19%28324.09
Carolina Shores5North Carolina5,5814,6194.51%1,9432.87
Shallotte6North Carolina4,7714,2033.07%5169.24
Sunset Beach7North Carolina4,5714,2112.01%6566.97
Southport8North Carolina4,4784,0422.5%1,1184
Calabash9North Carolina2,6072,0335.85%5754.53
Belville10North Carolina2,4792,4150.65%1,4551.70
Navassa11North Carolina1,9621,3987.74%14713.33
Northwest12North Carolina1,11870810.15%1567.17
Ocean Isle Beach13North Carolina1,0448724.3%2793.74
Holden Beach14North Carolina9509220.74%3133.03
Riegelwood15North Carolina625691-2.5%2033.08
Varnamtown16North Carolina5505340.73%6240.88
Sandyfield17North Carolina4264280%1383.08
East Arcadia18North Carolina412416-0.24%1832.25
Caswell Beach19North Carolina4023940.5%1352.97
Sandy Creek20North Carolina3212535.59%2251.43
Bald Head Island21North Carolina2872652.14%733.91
Bolivia22North Carolina2181528.46%3430.64
Delco23North Carolina118128-1.67%781.51

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Brunswick County, North Carolina?

Leland is the largest city in Brunswick County.

What is the smallest city in Brunswick County, North Carolina?

Delco is the smallest city in Brunswick County.

How many cities are in Brunswick County?

There are 23 cities in Brunswick County, North Carolina.

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