List of municipalities in North Carolina

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This is a list of the 552 incorporated municipalities (cities, towns, and villages) in the U.S. state of North Carolina:


Table of contents: Largest - - See also

Largest municipalities[edit]

  †  County seat
  ††  State capital and county seat

Map of USA & North Carolina
Charlotte, Largest City in North Carolina
Raleigh, Capital of North Carolina

Largest municipalities in North Carolina according to the 2010 census. Also shown is the 2013 Census estimate.[1]

Rank Name Population (2013) Population (2010) Change Type County
1 Charlotte † 792,862 731,424 +8.40% City Mecklenburg
2 Raleigh †† 431,746 403,892 +6.90% City Wake
3 Greensboro † 279,639 269,666 +3.70% City Guilford
4 Durham † 245,475 228,330 +7.51% City Durham
5 Winston-Salem † 236,441 229,618 +2.97% City Forsyth
6 Fayetteville † 204,408 200,564 +1.92% City Cumberland
7 Cary 151,088 135,234 +11.72% Town Wake
8 Wilmington † 112,067 106,476 +5.25% City New Hanover
9 High Point 107,741 104,371 +3.23% City Guilford
10 Greenville † 89,130 84,554 +5.41% City Pitt
11 Asheville † 87,236 85,712 +1.78% City Buncombe
12 Concord † 83,506 79,066 +5.62% City Cabarrus
13 Gastonia † 73,209 71,741 +2.05% City Gaston
14 Jacksonville † 69,079 70,145 −1.52% City Onslow
15 Chapel Hill 59,635 57,233 +4.20% Town Orange
16 Rocky Mount 56,954 57,477 −0.91% City Nash
17 Burlington 51,510 49,963 +3.10% City Alamance
18 Huntersville 50,458 46,773 +7.88% Town Mecklenburg
19 Wilson † 49,628 49,167 +0.94% City Wilson
20 Kannapolis 44,359 42,625 +4.07% City Cabarrus
21 Apex 42,214 37,476 +12.64% Town Wake
22 Hickory 40,361 40,010 +0.88% City Catawba
23 Goldsboro † 36,306 36,437 −0.36% City Wayne
24 Indian Trail 35,494 33,518 +5.90% Town Union
25 Mooresville 34,887 32,711 +6.65% Town Iredell
26 Wake Forest 34,752 30,117 +15.39% Town Wake
27 Monroe † 33,975 32,797 +3.59% City Union
28 Salisbury † 33,604 33,622 −0.05% City Rowan
29 New Bern † 30,242 29,524 +2.43% City Craven
30 Sanford † 29,470 28,094 +4.90% City Lee
31 Matthews 29,384 27,198 +8.04% Town Mecklenburg
32 Holly Springs 28,915 24,661 +17.25% Town Wake
33 Thomasville 26,968 26,757 +0.79% City Davidson, Randolph
34 Cornelius 26,898 24,866 +8.17% Town Mecklenburg
35 Garner 26,772 25,745 +3.99% Town Wake
36 Asheboro † 25,913 25,012 +3.60% City Randolph
37 Statesville † 25,432 24,532 +3.67% City Iredell
38 Mint Hill 24,543 22,722 +8.01% Town Mecklenburg, Union
39 Kernersville 23,567 23,123 +1.92% Town Forsyth, Guilford
40 Morrisville 20,591 18,576 +10.85% Town Wake
41 Lumberton † 21,823 21,542 +1.30% City Robeson
42 Kinston † 21,641 21,677 −0.17% City Lenoir
43 Fuquay-Varina 21,277 17,937 +18.62% Town Wake
44 Havelock 20,940 20,735 +0.99% City Craven
45 Carrboro 20,908 19,582 +6.77% Town Orange
46 Shelby † 20,270 20,323 −0.26% City Cleveland
47 Clemmons 19,329 18,627 +3.77% Village Forsyth
48 Lexington † 18,993 18,931 +0.33% City Davidson
49 Elizabeth City † 18,266 18,683 −2.23% City Pasquotank
50 Boone † 18,211 17,122 +6.36% City Watauga

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