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North Carolina Cities by Population

The data is from the US Census. Below are 737 North Carolina cities ranked 1 through 690 (there are some ties). You can copy and paste this list directly into your favorite spreadsheet program. Don't you just adore lovely numbers listed nicely in columns & rows? We do!

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Rank City Population
1 Charlotte 841,611
2 Raleigh 457,159
3 Greensboro 288,719
4 Durham 264,310
5 Winston-Salem 242,125
6 Fayetteville 209,867
7 Cary 163,266
8 Wilmington 118,094
9 High Point 111,035
10 Greenville 91,207
11 Asheville 90,531
12 Concord 89,729
13 Gastonia 75,138
14 Jacksonville 73,226
15 Chapel Hill 59,561
16 Rocky Mount 54,982
17 Huntersville 54,572
18 Burlington 52,524
19 Wilson 49,230
20 Apex 48,254
21 Kannapolis 47,553
22 Hickory 40,402
23 Wake Forest 40,159
24 Indian Trail 37,983
25 Mooresville 37,165
26 Goldsboro 34,972
27 Monroe 34,679
28 Salisbury 33,652
29 Holly Springs 33,341
30 Matthews 31,400
31 New Bern 29,958
32 Sanford 29,274
33 Garner 28,731
34 Cornelius 28,649
35 Thomasville 26,839
36 Statesville 26,263
37 Mint Hill 26,168
38 Fuquay-Varina 25,932
39 Asheboro 25,859
40 Morrisville 25,007
41 Kernersville 24,088
42 Carrboro 21,216
43 Lumberton 21,198
44 Kinston 20,659
45 Havelock 20,330
46 Clayton 20,324
47 Shelby 20,053
48 Clemmons 20,050
49 Leland 19,157
50 Lexington 18,897
51 Boone 18,795
52 Lenoir 17,899
53 Elizabeth City 17,604
54 Morganton 16,466
55 Albemarle 15,889
56 Murraysville 15,831
57 Pinehurst 15,821
58 Hope Mills 15,762
59 Mount Holly 15,305
60 Harrisburg 15,269
61 Laurinburg 15,253
62 Stallings 15,240
63 TIE Mebane and Knightdale 15,198
64 Eden 15,121
65 Henderson 14,986
66 Roanoke Rapids 14,937
67 Graham 14,670
68 Waxhaw 14,383
69 Piney Green 14,061
70 Reidsville 13,909
71 Hendersonville 13,809
72 Southern Pines 13,694
73 Lewisville 13,657
74 Newton 13,005
75 Davidson 12,666
76 Spring Lake 12,284
77 Smithfield 12,117
78 Belmont 11,768
79 Archdale 11,538
80 Tarboro 11,045
81 Summerfield 11,044
82 Elon 11,008
83 Kings Mountain 10,955
84 Lincolnton 10,678
85 Weddington 10,574
86 Myrtle Grove 10,563
87 Mount Airy 10,227
88 Waynesville 9,898
89 Washington 9,649
90 Dunn 9,635
91 Winterville 9,546
92 Morehead City 9,304
93 St. Stephens 9,254
94 Kings Grant 9,051
95 Rockingham 8,994
96 Oxford 8,648
97 Wesley Chapel 8,633
98 Pineville 8,574
99 Clinton 8,557
100 Conover 8,300
101 Roxboro 8,283
102 Lake Norman of Catawba 8,241
103 Black Mountain 8,137
104 Siler City 8,106
105 Fletcher 7,952
106 Marion 7,839
107 Porters Neck 7,802
108 Brevard 7,785
109 Butner 7,699
110 Ogden 7,692
111 Half Moon 7,669
112 Oak Island 7,612
113 Etowah 7,420
114 Aberdeen 7,419
115 Mills River 7,173
116 Forest City 7,167
117 Hillsborough 7,083
118 Kill Devil Hills 7,035
119 Gibsonville 7,024
120 Rolesville 6,957
121 King 6,885
122 Oak Ridge 6,829
123 Wendell 6,828
124 Unionville 6,826
125 Trinity 6,621
126 Selma 6,577
127 Woodfin 6,487
128 Hamlet 6,362
129 Silver Lake 6,330
130 Marvin 6,298
131 Carolina Beach 6,194
132 Cullowhee 6,139
133 Cherryville 5,889
134 Boiling Spring Lakes 5,888
135 Hampstead 5,717
136 James City 5,684
137 Nashville 5,523
138 Whiteville 5,450
139 Bessemer City 5,438
140 Angier 5,376
141 Williamston 5,375
142 Stokesdale 5,367
143 Wadesboro 5,351
144 Wrightsboro 5,233
145 Mocksville 5,184
146 Zebulon 5,166
147 Sawmills 5,159
148 St. James 5,133
149 Ayden 5,112
150 Walkertown 5,043
151 East Flat Rock 5,036
152 Erwin 4,956
153 Long View 4,949
154 Royal Pines 4,921
155 TIE Raeford and Ahoskie 4,882
156 Midway 4,815
157 Pleasant Garden 4,814
158 Archer Lodge 4,771
159 Edenton 4,734
160 Mount Olive 4,731
161 Farmville 4,710
162 Bayshore 4,696
163 Dallas 4,650
164 Granite Falls 4,638
165 Newport 4,624
166 Boiling Springs 4,598
167 Creedmoor 4,429
168 Valdese 4,418
169 Seven Lakes 4,404
170 Beaufort 4,314
171 Cramerton 4,312
172 Swannanoa 4,288
173 Welcome 4,274
174 Canton 4,240
175 Spindale 4,231
176 North Wilkesboro 4,201
177 Elkin 4,179
178 China Grove 4,177
179 Westport 4,119
180 Randleman 4,111
181 Pittsboro 4,098
182 Trent Woods 4,081
183 TIE Wingate and Brices Creek 4,078
184 Burgaw 4,057
185 Bethlehem 4,052
186 Rutherfordton 4,044
187 Jamestown 4,007
188 Tabor City 3,990
189 Shallotte 3,961
190 Gamewell 3,959
191 Carolina Shores 3,944
192 Franklin 3,943
193 Wallace 3,922
194 Tyro 3,903
195 Weaverville 3,887
196 Mountain Home 3,851
197 Sunset Beach 3,826
198 Lake Park 3,753
199 Elroy 3,719
200 Moyock 3,717
201 Mountain View 3,715
202 Hudson 3,704
203 Fairview town 3,701
204 Emerald Isle 3,699
205 Eastover 3,697
206 Forest Oaks 3,683
207 Northchase 3,678
208 Benson 3,651
209 Stanley 3,643
210 Rockfish 3,619
211 Lowell 3,612
212 TIE Dana and Southport 3,585
213 Ranlo 3,556
214 Plymouth 3,542
215 Elizabethtown 3,525
216 Windsor 3,523
217 Lillington 3,509
218 Wilkesboro 3,505
219 Midland 3,499
220 Louisburg 3,490
221 Kitty Hawk 3,462
222 Red Springs 3,419
223 Red Oak 3,411
224 Maiden 3,397
225 River Road 3,352
226 Locust 3,351
227 Troy 3,348
228 Flat Rock village 3,298
229 Mar-Mac 3,290
230 East Rockingham 3,289
231 Surf City 3,264
232 Spencer 3,231
233 Whispering Pines 3,221
234 Polkton 3,187
235 Denver 3,171
236 Swansboro 3,145
237 Rural Hall 3,137
238 Warsaw 3,131
239 Landis 3,092
240 Murfreesboro 3,069
241 River Bend 3,065
242 Lake Junaluska 3,057
243 Pembroke 3,044
244 Lowesville 3,034
245 Wallburg 3,029
246 Glen Raven 3,028
247 Enochville 2,990
248 Fairview 2,968
249 Mineral Springs 2,956
250 Granite Quarry 2,955
251 Yadkinville 2,908
252 Nags Head 2,894
253 Fairfield Harbour 2,887
254 Lake Royale 2,884
255 Laurel Park 2,883
256 Grifton 2,863
257 Southern Shores 2,850
258 Carthage 2,811
259 Norwood 2,800
260 Sneads Ferry 2,797
261 Fearrington Village 2,780
262 Mayodan 2,754
263 Mars Hill 2,746
264 Wentworth 2,724
265 Cajah's Mountain 2,722
266 La Grange 2,702
267 Sylva 2,672
268 Liberty 2,657
269 Fairmont 2,655
270 Marshville 2,644
271 Troutman 2,634
272 Tobaccoville 2,617
273 Skippers Corner 2,583
274 Bermuda Run 2,568
275 Wilson's Mills 2,552
276 Rose Hill 2,547
277 Wrightsville Beach 2,536
278 Richlands 2,524
279 Haw River 2,516
280 Maxton 2,494
281 Biscoe 2,490
282 Edneyville 2,478
283 Icard 2,468
284 Madison 2,463
285 Buies Creek 2,450
286 Broad Creek 2,440
287 Chadbourn 2,412
288 Fruitland 2,407
289 Jonesville 2,390
290 Cape Carteret 2,376
291 Coats 2,368
292 Horse Shoe 2,362
293 Princeville 2,357
294 Brogden 2,337
295 Hertford 2,336
296 Belville 2,328
297 Mulberry 2,327
298 Enfield 2,322
299 Avery Creek 2,307
300 Stony Point 2,301
301 South Rosemary 2,288
302 Taylorsville 2,278
303 Kure Beach 2,271
304 Holly Ridge 2,256
305 Yanceyville 2,248
306 Spruce Pine 2,204
307 Fairplains 2,172
308 Cherokee 2,163
309 Four Oaks 2,159
310 Sharpsburg 2,158
311 Green Level 2,153
312 Valley Hill 2,148
313 Pine Level 2,132
314 Franklinton 2,076
315 Hildebran 2,052
316 Hemby Bridge 2,044
317 Badin 2,036
318 Moravian Falls 1,997
319 Burnsville 1,990
320 Kenly 1,956
321 Cricket 1,944
322 Bladenboro 1,934
323 St. Pauls 1,925
324 Murphy 1,920
325 Mount Pleasant 1,904
326 Cedar Point 1,899
327 Belhaven 1,879
328 TIE Oakboro and Salem 1,872
329 Cordova 1,862
330 Sea Breeze 1,861
331 Manteo 1,852
332 Sparta 1,851
333 Swepsonville 1,844
334 Wanchese 1,832
335 Andrews 1,830
336 Denton 1,820
337 Rockwell 1,811
338 Drexel 1,789
339 Rocky Point 1,772
340 Youngsville 1,766
341 Bethel 1,753
342 Robbins 1,743
343 Ramseur 1,738
344 Atlantic Beach 1,736
345 Bryson City 1,709
346 Pumpkin Center 1,708
347 Calabash 1,680
348 Weldon 1,679
349 Navassa 1,677
350 Millers Creek 1,661
351 Plain View 1,657
352 Maggie Valley 1,654
353 Robersonville 1,647
354 Lake Waccamaw 1,622
355 Foscoe 1,616
356 Claremont 1,609
357 Snow Hill 1,604
358 Spring Hope 1,603
359 Walnut Cove 1,599
360 Connelly Springs 1,588
361 Northlakes 1,586
362 Dobson 1,584
363 Tryon 1,578
364 TIE Lake Lure and Glen Alpine 1,557
365 East Spencer 1,537
366 Biltmore Forest 1,536
367 Beulaville 1,513
368 Stanfield 1,498
369 West Jefferson 1,485
370 Pilot Mountain 1,483
371 Bent Creek 1,474
372 Pinebluff 1,471
373 Banner Elk 1,445
374 Jefferson 1,420
375 Broadway 1,416
376 Toast 1,410
377 Balfour 1,406
378 West Marion 1,403
379 Barker Heights 1,381
380 Scotland Neck 1,380
381 Neuse Forest 1,377
382 Pine Knoll Shores 1,368
383 Harkers Island 1,361
384 Elm City 1,360
385 Saxapahaw 1,355
386 Maury 1,349
387 Stedman 1,325
388 Buxton 1,319
389 Hays 1,304
390 Stoneville 1,300
391 Vanceboro 1,291
392 Light Oak 1,274
393 Pinetops 1,273
394 TIE West Canton and Flat Rock 1,257
395 Rutherford College 1,253
396 Magnolia 1,252
397 Roseboro 1,249
398 Faison 1,227
399 Vander 1,218
400 Bayboro 1,213
401 Blowing Rock 1,202
402 Lucama 1,200
403 Fremont 1,196
404 Foxfire 1,189
405 Highlands 1,186
406 Boonville 1,174
407 Gaston 1,172
408 Cleveland 1,163
409 Mount Gilead 1,161
410 White Plains 1,150
411 Walnut Creek 1,130
412 Clyde 1,129
413 Rowland 1,119
414 Franklinville 1,106
415 Norlina 1,101
416 Candor 1,097
417 Laurel Hill 1,096
418 Columbus 1,094
419 Dortches 1,085
420 White Lake 1,072
421 Alamance 1,069
422 Cove Creek 1,058
423 Warrenton 1,056
424 Garland 1,052
425 Stem 1,048
426 Maysville 1,038
427 Castle Hayne 1,023
428 Whitsett 1,018
429 Mamers 1,016
430 Holden Beach 1,012
431 Pinnacle 1,010
432 Rhodhiss 1,009
433 Oriental 996
434 North Topsail Beach 995
435 Hoopers Creek 984
436 Southmont 978
437 Germanton 967
438 TIE Middlesex and Belwood 966
439 South Henderson 956
440 Cooleemee 948
441 Princeton 944
442 Barker Ten Mile 939
443 Garysburg 930
444 Dobbins Heights 928
445 Advance 924
446 Northwest 922
447 Whitakers 921
448 Silver City 912
449 Manns Harbor 907
450 Gorman 906
451 Chocowinity 903
452 Old Fort 900
453 TIE Columbia and Rich Square 898
454 McLeansville 897
455 Five Points 896
456 Patterson Springs 882
457 Woodland 880
458 TIE South Weldon and Brunswick 878
459 Black Creek 865
460 Saluda 864
461 Ellerbe 862
462 Prospect 858
463 Newland 856
464 Pleasant Hill 851
465 Winton 849
466 Caroleen 841
467 Aulander 831
468 TIE Faith and Star 830
469 Peletier 821
470 Lewiston Woodville 808
471 Lawndale 807
472 Woodlawn 804
473 Taylortown 782
474 TIE Hightsville and Wagram 777
475 Kenansville 775
476 Red Cross 759
477 Misenheimer 754
478 Iron Station 743
479 Greenevers 742
480 TIE Camden and Hollister 740
481 TIE Clarkton and Jackson Heights 739
482 Seaboard 736
483 Ansonville 735
484 Alliance 734
485 Moncure 732
486 Wade 729
487 Elk Park 725
488 McAdenville 717
489 Stokes 716
490 Riegelwood 712
491 Grover 710
492 Efland 709
493 Ocean Isle Beach 705
494 TIE Rougemont and Ellenboro 695
495 Hoffman 693
496 Marshall 691
497 TIE Stantonsburg and New London 683
498 High Shoals 675
499 Micro 672
500 Bogue 670
501 Bolton 669
502 Avon 665
503 Vass 658
504 TIE Elrod and Robbinsville 656
505 Grantsboro 654
506 Winfall 653
507 Conway 650
508 Pikeville 649
509 Roper 646
510 Potters Hill 632
511 East Arcadia 622
512 Jamesville 617
513 Littleton 607
514 Hot Springs 603
515 East Bend 602
516 Ingold 597
517 Belvoir 596
518 Fair Bluff 594
519 TIE Bunnlevel and Harmony 592
520 Ronda 589
521 Washington Park 584
522 TIE Duck and Beech Mountain 581
523 Sugar Mountain 570
524 Ocracoke 564
525 Macclesfield 555
526 Aurora 554
527 Richfield 549
528 Morven 548
529 Newton Grove 546
530 Bonnetsville 537
531 Fallston 533
532 Ruth 531
533 Polkville 527
534 Arapahoe 524
535 Hookerton 519
536 Gloucester 514
537 Sedalia 513
538 Catawba 512
539 TIE Engelhard, Spivey's Corner, and Hatteras 511
540 TIE Kingstown and Sims 510
541 Parkton 507
542 Saratoga 502
543 South Mills 499
544 TIE Jackson and Peachland 496
545 Ossipee 488
546 Rosman 487
547 Pollocksville 485
548 TIE Deercroft and Ashley Heights 484
549 TIE Grimesland and Brookford 483
550 Gibson 482
551 Varnamtown 476
552 Swan Quarter 474
553 Bakersville 468
554 Calypso 462
555 JAARS 459
556 Atlantic 458
557 Montreat 454
558 Bailey 450
559 Lilesville 445
560 Webster 444
561 Lattimore 443
562 Bennett 440
563 Pink Hill 437
564 TIE Kelford and Caswell Beach 430
565 Simpson 428
566 Millingport 426
567 Minnesott Beach 424
568 Old Hundred 420
569 Scotch Meadows 419
570 Castalia 418
571 TIE Salemburg and Lowgap 415
572 Cove City 412
573 Trenton 408
574 Hayesville 407
575 Coinjock 398
576 Hobgood 395
577 TIE Teachey and Bethania 392
578 Hallsboro 391
579 Cameron 390
580 TIE St. Helena and Hiddenite 388
581 Henrietta 387
582 Rennert 386
583 Topsail Beach 376
584 TIE Cofield and Roxobel 375
585 Kelly 373
586 Ivanhoe 372
587 Sandyfield 371
588 TIE Stovall and Marble 362
589 Ruffin 359
590 Hamilton 355
591 Dublin 354
592 Seagrove 348
593 Centerville 345
594 Mooresboro 343
595 Fountain 341
596 Atkinson 338
597 Gulf 336
598 Altamahaw 335
599 Shannon 331
600 Marshallberg 326
601 Bunn 323
602 TIE Seven Devils and Davis 304
603 Waco 300
604 Staley 297
605 Bostic 296
606 East Laurinburg 295
607 Conetoe 294
608 Gerton 293
609 Vann Crossroads 285
610 Bayview 284
611 TIE Momeyer and Stonewall 279
612 Gatesville 277
613 Bridgeton 275
614 TIE Boardman and Forest Hills 273
615 Oak City 272
616 Vandemere 271
617 Colerain 268
618 Goldston 264
619 TIE White Oak and Turkey 260
620 Aquadale 259
621 Bolivia 257
622 Casar 255
623 Cedar Rock 251
624 TIE Powellsville and Parmele 249
625 Dillsboro 247
626 Delco 242
627 Severn 237
628 TIE Bald Head Island and Keener 234
629 Dover 233
630 Earl 231
631 Evergreen 230
632 Tar Heel 228
633 Butters 227
634 TIE Sandy Creek and Sunbury 224
635 Valle Crucis 223
636 Eureka 222
637 Bath 218
638 Pantego 211
639 Falcon 209
640 Autryville 207
641 TIE Creswell and Mesic 203
642 TIE Kittrell, Indian Beach, Milton, and Askewville 199
643 Fairfield 197
644 Danbury 191
645 Cliffside 185
646 TIE Lansing, Walstonburg, and Raemon 182
647 Watha 178
648 Cerro Gordo 176
649 Crossnore 174
650 Lasker 169
651 Bell Arthur 156
652 Halifax 148
653 Macon 147
654 Frisco 145
655 Harrells 143
656 Proctorville 142
657 Chimney Rock Village 140
658 Everetts 139
659 Marietta 138
660 Linden 126
661 Rodanthe 125
662 Middleburg 119
663 Harrellsville 116
664 Godwin 113
665 Como 111
666 Pinetown 110
667 McDonald 109
668 Hobucken 99
669 Norman 98
670 TIE McFarlan and Love Valley 97
671 Wakulla 90
672 Bear Grass 86
673 Grandfather 84
674 Cashiers 78
675 Lumber Bridge 77
676 Falkland 76
677 Speed 73
678 TIE Salvo and Seven Springs 70
679 Orrum 63
680 Bowmore 62
681 Glenville 61
682 Waves 54
683 Raynham 53
684 Lake Santeetlah 51
685 Leggett 42
686 Dundarrach 36
687 Hassell 24
688 Delway 23
689 TIE Fontana Dam and Blue Clay Farms 10
690 Dellview 6

The table above displays the most recent population estimates data for all cities where data are available from the following datasets:

  • United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2019. http://www.census.gov/.
  • United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 19 December 2019. http://www.census.gov/.

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