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 2014 Census estimate.[1]

Rank Name Population (2014) Population (2010) Change Type County
1 Charlotte † 809,958 731,424 +10.74% City Mecklenburg
2 Raleigh †† 439,896 403,892 +8.91% City Wake (seat), Durham
3 Greensboro † 282,586 269,666 +4.79% City Guilford
4 Durham † 251,893 228,330 +10.32% City Durham (seat), Wake, Orange
5 Winston-Salem † 239,269 229,618 +4.20% City Forsyth
6 Fayetteville † 203,948 200,564 +1.69% City Cumberland
7 Cary 155,227 135,234 +14.78% Town Wake, Chatham
8 Wilmington † 113,657 106,476 +6.74% City New Hanover
9 High Point 108,629 104,371 +4.08% City Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth
10 Greenville † 89,852 84,554 +6.27% City Pitt
11 Asheville † 87,822 85,712 +2.46% City Buncombe
12 Concord † 85,560 79,066 +8.21% City Cabarrus
13 Gastonia † 73,698 71,741 +2.73% City Gaston
14 Jacksonville † 69,047 70,145 −1.57% City Onslow
15 Chapel Hill 59,376 57,233 +3.74% Town Orange, Durham
16 Rocky Mount 56,325 57,477 −2.00% City Edgecombe, Nash
17 Burlington 51,812 49,963 +3.70% City Alamance
18 Huntersville 51,567 46,773 +10.25% Town Mecklenburg
19 Wilson † 49,395 49,167 +0.46% City Wilson
20 Kannapolis 45,245 42,625 +6.15% City Cabarrus, Rowan
21 Apex 43,907 37,476 +17.16% Town Wake
22 Hickory 40,143 40,010 +0.33% City Catawba, Burke, Caldwell
23 Wake Forest 36,693 30,117 +21.83% Town Wake
24 Indian Trail 36,360 33,518 +8.48% Town Union
25 Goldsboro † 35,947 36,437 −1.34% City Wayne
26 Mooresville 35,300 32,711 +7.91% Town Iredell
27 Monroe † 34,331 32,797 +4.68% City Union
28 Salisbury † 33,710 33,622 +0.26% City Rowan
29 New Bern † 30,291 29,524 +2.60% City Craven
30 Holly Springs 30,157 24,661 +22.29% Town Wake
31 Matthews 30,008 27,198 +10.33% Town Mecklenburg
32 Sanford † 29,116 28,094 +3.64% City Lee
33 Garner 27,814 25,745 +8.04% Town Wake
34 Cornelius 27,481 24,866 +10.52% Town Mecklenburg
35 Thomasville 27,002 26,757 +0.92% City Davidson, Randolph
36 Asheboro † 25,886 25,012 +3.49% City Randolph
37 Statesville † 25,772 24,532 +5.05% City Iredell
38 Mint Hill 25,076 22,722 +10.36% Town Mecklenburg, Union
39 Kernersville 23,739 23,123 +2.66% Town Forsyth, Guilford
40 Morrisville 22,772 18,576 +22.59% Town Wake, Durham
41 Fuquay-Varina 22,644 17,937 +26.24% Town Wake
42 Lumberton † 21,716 21,542 +0.81% City Robeson
43 Kinston † 21,392 21,677 −1.31% City Lenoir
44 Carrboro 20,984 19,582 +7.16% Town Orange
45 Havelock 20,706 20,735 −0.14% City Craven
46 Shelby † 20,276 20,323 −0.23% City Cleveland
47 Clemmons 19,522 18,627 +4.80% Village Forsyth
48 Lexington † 19,257 18,931 +1.72% City Davidson
49 Clayton 18,445 16,116 +14.45% City Johnston, Wake
50 Boone † 18,130 17,122 +5.89% City Watauga

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