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

There are 22 cities in Caldwell 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)
Hickory1North Carolina44,61243,5560.6%1,39931.89
Lenoir2North Carolina18,16018,350-0.26%87220.82
Morganton3North Carolina17,72617,4780.35%92219.23
St. Stephens4North Carolina9,9509,2981.67%1,0939.10
Conover5North Carolina8,7038,4390.76%76211.42
Long View6North Carolina5,2485,0960.73%1,3044.02
Sawmills7North Carolina5,0125,026-0.06%7586.61
Granite Falls8North Carolina4,9194,933-0.06%9964.94
Valdese9North Carolina4,6884,6860.02%5967.86
Bethlehem10North Carolina3,8783,9592.51%5097.63
Hudson11North Carolina3,7523,788-0.24%1,0263.66
Gamewell12North Carolina3,6923,6940%4558.11
Cajah's Mountain13North Carolina2,6902,708-0.15%7943.39
Salem14North Carolina1,7561,4793.6%4094.29
Drexel15North Carolina1,7511,757-0.06%1,2671.38
Hildebran16North Carolina1,6811,6790.06%5942.83
Glen Alpine17North Carolina1,5211,527-0.07%7082.15
Northlakes18North Carolina1,4521,3042.61%9731.49
Blowing Rock19North Carolina1,3821,3720.22%4263.24
Rutherford College20North Carolina1,2171,2170%5302.30
Rhodhiss21North Carolina983987-0.1%8271.19
Cedar Rock22North Carolina295299-0.34%2591.14

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 Caldwell County, North Carolina?

Hickory is the largest city in Caldwell County.

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

Cedar Rock is the smallest city in Caldwell County.

How many cities are in Caldwell County?

There are 22 cities in Caldwell County, North Carolina.

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