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

There are 23 cities in Chatham 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)
Durham1North Carolina300,100284,4441.32%2,570116.75
Cary2North Carolina181,754174,7780.97%3,02360.13
Apex3North Carolina74,59965,1013.29%2,90225.71
Chapel Hill4North Carolina63,76456,8782.77%2,94421.66
Holly Springs5North Carolina47,83641,5763.38%2,52418.95
Fuquay-Varina6North Carolina46,90734,5477.05%2,45819.09
Sanford7North Carolina32,66330,2671.87%1,03531.57
Morrisville8North Carolina32,30629,8921.9%3,5239.17
Carrboro9North Carolina21,04421,278-0.28%3,2506.47
Siler City10North Carolina8,1397,7551.19%1,3466.05
Briar Chapel11North Carolina6,7043,61711.4%3,2082.09
Pittsboro12North Carolina4,9304,5641.88%8985.49
Liberty13North Carolina2,7182,6600.52%8683.13
Fearrington Village14North Carolina2,4722,692-2.18%1,3841.79
Governors Village15North Carolina2,2901,7386.41%5,1460.45
Ramseur16North Carolina1,7901,7700.28%8952
Governors Club17North Carolina1,7341,512-3.4%7362.35
Moncure18North Carolina752798-1.44%1594.73
Carolina Meadows19North Carolina541611-3.05%1,3730.39
Staley20North Carolina4093950.74%3531.16
Gulf21North Carolina356033.33%3920.91
Goldston22North Carolina2542361.6%3060.83
Bennett23North Carolina101355-38.41%323.20

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 Chatham County, North Carolina?

Durham is the largest city in Chatham County.

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

Bennett is the smallest city in Chatham County.

How many cities are in Chatham County?

There are 23 cities in Chatham County, North Carolina.

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