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

There are 27 cities in Johnston 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)
Raleigh1North Carolina488,854464,3201.27%3,271149.45
Fuquay-Varina2North Carolina46,94334,6776.99%2,46019.09
Garner3North Carolina35,97731,3613.31%1,87819.16
Clayton4North Carolina32,19926,6914.47%1,92316.74
Knightdale5North Carolina19,88319,5230.46%2,1489.26
Wendell6North Carolina14,8839,9978.95%1,7018.75
Smithfield7North Carolina12,88011,3783.01%1,01412.70
Zebulon8North Carolina10,2607,0708.43%1,6866.08
Dunn9North Carolina8,6358,4330.59%1,2207.08
Selma10North Carolina7,2546,3583.19%1,3415.41
Angier11North Carolina6,9015,2976.17%1,5564.43
Archer Lodge12North Carolina5,5644,8343.4%6149.07
Erwin13North Carolina4,8394,5451.55%1,1504.21
Benson14North Carolina4,5403,9963.09%1,5182.99
Lillington15North Carolina4,2554,747-2.81%5947.17
Wilson's Mills16North Carolina2,9262,5563.28%4586.38
Four Oaks17North Carolina2,6642,2504.06%9482.81
Pine Level18North Carolina2,3552,0653.2%1,3191.79
Kenly19North Carolina1,6891,5012.86%8991.88
Princeton20North Carolina1,5151,3213.34%1,3001.17
Plain View21North Carolina1,3641,624-4.55%8216.65
Middlesex22North Carolina9379210.43%8971.04
Spivey's Corner23North Carolina92833514.29%1197.77
Pikeville24North Carolina7117090.14%9420.76
Newton Grove25North Carolina577583-0.17%1873.08
Micro26North Carolina5224563.37%1,2460.42
Vann Crossroads27North Carolina36840316.09%814.56
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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 Johnston County, North Carolina?

Raleigh is the largest city in Johnston County.

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

Vann Crossroads is the smallest city in Johnston County.

How many cities are in Johnston County?

There are 27 cities in Johnston County, North Carolina.

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