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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 653. 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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North Carolina Cities by Population Rank City Population
1 Charlotte 859,035
2 Raleigh 464,758
3 Greensboro 290,222
4 Durham 267,743
5 Winston-Salem 244,605
6 Fayetteville 209,889
7 Cary 165,904
8 Wilmington 119,045
9 High Point 111,513
10 Greenville 92,156
11 Concord 92,067
12 Asheville 91,902
13 Gastonia 76,593
14 Jacksonville 72,447
15 Chapel Hill 59,862
16 Huntersville 56,212
17 Rocky Mount 54,523
18 Burlington 53,077
19 Apex 50,451
20 Wilson 49,348
21 Kannapolis 48,806
22 Wake Forest 42,269
23 Hickory 40,611
24 Indian Trail 38,980
25 Mooresville 37,820
26 Holly Springs 35,223
27 Goldsboro 35,197
28 Monroe 35,065
29 Salisbury 33,849
30 Matthews 32,117
31 New Bern 29,590
32 Sanford 29,313
33 Cornelius 29,191
34 Garner 28,858
35 Fuquay-Varina 27,906
36 Mint Hill 26,748
37 Statesville 26,657
38 Thomasville 26,615
39 Morrisville 26,461
40 Asheboro 25,863
41 Kernersville 24,386
42 Carrboro 21,544
43 Clayton 21,405
44 Lumberton 21,040
45 Kinston 20,509
46 Clemmons 20,420
47 Shelby 20,018
48 Havelock 20,008
49 Leland 19,976
50 Boone 19,205
51 Lexington 18,775
52 Lenoir 17,943
53 Elizabeth City 17,756
54 Morganton 16,519
55 Hope Mills 16,135
56 Pinehurst 16,028
57 Albemarle 15,977
58 Knightdale 15,849
59 Harrisburg 15,728
60 Stallings 15,647
61 Mount Holly 15,635
62 Laurinburg 15,156
63 Waxhaw 15,147
64 Eden 15,041
65 Mebane 14,973
66 Henderson 14,852
67 Murraysville 14,843
68 Graham 14,814
69 Roanoke Rapids 14,787
70 Southern Pines 14,029
71 Hendersonville 13,954
72 Lewisville 13,913
73 Reidsville 13,857
74 Piney Green 13,427
75 Newton 13,098
76 Davidson 12,684
77 Spring Lake 12,580
78 Smithfield 12,309
79 Belmont 12,046
80 Archdale 11,518
81 Summerfield 11,198
82 Tarboro 10,856
83 Kings Mountain 10,791
84 Lincolnton 10,776
85 Weddington 10,773
86 Mount Airy 10,232
87 Elon 10,227
88 Waynesville 9,971
89 Myrtle Grove 9,872
90 Dunn 9,734
91 Winterville 9,654
92 Washington 9,571
93 Morehead City 9,303
94 Rockingham 8,846
95 Wesley Chapel 8,841
96 Kings Grant 8,837
97 Oxford 8,752
98 Pineville 8,746
99 Clinton 8,539
100 St. Stephens 8,483
101 Conover 8,368
102 Roxboro 8,290
103 Fletcher 8,233
104 Siler City 8,190
105 Black Mountain 8,150
106 Lake Norman of Catawba 7,918
107 Brevard 7,890
108 Oak Island 7,789
109 Butner 7,778
110 Rolesville 7,666
111 Marion 7,640
112 Half Moon 7,626
113 Aberdeen 7,625
114 Mills River 7,294
115 Wendell 7,261
116 Etowah 7,237
117 Hillsborough 7,231
118 Forest City 7,210
119 Kill Devil Hills 7,117
120 Gibsonville 7,096
121 Porters Neck 7,052
122 Oak Ridge 6,917
123 Ogden 6,909
124 King 6,904
125 Unionville 6,705
126 Selma 6,684
127 Trinity 6,628
128 Marvin 6,490
129 Woodfin 6,489
130 Hamlet 6,314
131 Carolina Beach 6,270
132 Silver Lake 6,117
133 Boiling Spring Lakes 6,028
134 Cherryville 5,978
135 James City 5,736
136 Cullowhee 5,556
137 Wrightsboro 5,538
138 St. James 5,514
139 Nashville 5,487
140 Bessemer City 5,472
141 Stokesdale 5,413
142 Whiteville 5,396
143 Williamston 5,302
144 Wadesboro 5,276
145 Mocksville 5,271
146 Zebulon 5,268
147 Sawmills 5,180
148 Ayden 5,143
149 Walkertown 5,120
150 Angier 5,091
151 Bethlehem 4,961
152 Raeford 4,934
153 Erwin 4,919
154 Archer Lodge 4,903
155 Hampstead 4,890
156 Long View 4,886
157 Ahoskie 4,874
158 Pleasant Garden 4,869
159 Swannanoa 4,858
160 Midway 4,792
161 Royal Pines 4,751
162 Seven Lakes 4,727
163 Edenton 4,708
164 Farmville 4,706
165 Dallas 4,698
166 Boiling Springs 4,687
167 Granite Falls 4,659
168 Mount Olive 4,650
169 Newport 4,617
170 Welcome 4,613
171 Creedmoor 4,518
172 Valdese 4,431
173 Cramerton 4,376
174 North Wilkesboro 4,276
175 Canton 4,272
176 Pittsboro 4,221
177 Spindale 4,218
178 China Grove 4,202
179 Jamestown 4,167
180 Beaufort 4,164
181 Carolina Shores 4,146
182 Randleman 4,131
183 Burgaw 4,110
184 Shallotte 4,092
185 Elroy 4,088
186 Trent Woods 4,077
187 River Road 4,035
188 Rutherfordton 4,031
189 Franklin 4,007
190 Elkin 3,978
191 Gamewell 3,971
192 Mountain Home 3,961
193 Wingate 3,959
194 Bayshore 3,956
195 Westport 3,923
196 Tabor City 3,922
197 Wallace 3,919
198 Tyro 3,918
199 Weaverville 3,911
200 Sunset Beach 3,894
201 Brices Creek 3,857
202 Lake Park 3,790
203 Fairview town 3,770
204 Rockfish 3,736
205 East Flat Rock 3,735
206 Benson 3,732
207 Southport 3,725
208 Eastover 3,710
209 Stanley 3,703
210 Hudson 3,698
211 Emerald Isle 3,683
212 Mountain View 3,655
213 Lowell 3,654
214 Midland 3,615
215 Sneads Ferry 3,601
216 Ranlo 3,599
217 Mar-Mac 3,585
218 Lillington 3,582
219 Louisburg 3,533
220 Forest Oaks 3,502
221 Kitty Hawk and Plymouth 3,496
222 Wilkesboro 3,491
223 Elizabethtown 3,473
224 Northchase 3,461
225 Red Oak 3,442
226 Maiden 3,419
227 Lake Royale 3,414
228 Red Springs 3,408
229 Moyock 3,368
230 East Rockingham 3,338
231 Flat Rock village 3,331
232 Dana 3,321
233 Troy 3,301
234 Whispering Pines and Windsor 3,297
235 Spencer 3,256
236 Swansboro 3,210
237 Rural Hall 3,196
238 Locust 3,176
239 Polkton 3,125
240 Landis 3,114
241 Warsaw 3,107
242 Wallburg 3,104
243 Lowesville 3,089
244 River Bend 3,065
245 Fairview and Pembroke 3,016
246 Mineral Springs 3,007
247 Icard 3,002
248 Fearrington Village 2,984
249 Granite Quarry 2,983
250 Murfreesboro 2,963
251 Lake Junaluska 2,930
252 Fairfield Harbour 2,913
253 Nags Head 2,904
254 Yadkinville 2,889
255 Southern Shores 2,883
256 Enochville 2,865
257 South Rosemary 2,836
258 Skippers Corner 2,754
259 Cajah's Mountain 2,735
260 Avery Creek 2,716
261 Wentworth 2,713
262 Marshville 2,690
263 Troutman 2,680
264 Sylva 2,678
265 Glen Raven 2,675
266 La Grange, Grifton, and Tobaccoville 2,663
267 Liberty 2,659
268 Wilson's Mills 2,626
269 Fairmont 2,612
270 Bermuda Run 2,593
271 Wrightsville Beach 2,548
272 Fruitland 2,490
273 Haw River 2,472
274 Carthage 2,463
275 Horse Shoe 2,441
276 Plain View 2,438
277 Coats 2,436
278 Norwood and Mayodan 2,409
279 Maxton 2,383
280 Holly Ridge 2,377
281 Broad Creek 2,365
282 St. Pauls 2,351
283 Enfield 2,347
284 Surf City 2,342
285 Laurel Park 2,315
286 Brogden 2,292
287 Denver 2,287
288 Buies Creek and Fairplains 2,248
289 Green Level 2,247
290 Jonesville 2,234
291 Taylorsville 2,179
292 Salem 2,173
293 Edneyville 2,159
294 Calabash 2,158
295 Rockwell 2,142
296 Madison 2,134
297 Franklinton 2,132
298 Spruce Pine 2,130
299 Hertford 2,124
300 Cordova 2,123
301 Mars Hill 2,118
302 Kure Beach 2,105
303 Four Oaks 2,082
304 Cape Carteret 2,062
305 Belville 2,052
306 Rocky Point 2,039
307 Sharpsburg 2,017
308 Cherokee 2,013
309 Hildebran 2,007
310 Moravian Falls 1,990
311 Princeville 1,966
312 Badin 1,960
313 Yanceyville 1,944
314 Mulberry 1,940
315 Pine Level 1,927
316 Mount Pleasant 1,904
317 Scotland Neck 1,899
318 Navassa 1,895
319 Sea Breeze 1,886
320 Oakboro 1,875
321 Drexel 1,860
322 Andrews 1,819
323 Valley Hill 1,816
324 Millers Creek 1,801
325 Stony Point 1,761
326 Sparta 1,744
327 Chadbourn 1,742
328 Hemby Bridge 1,734
329 Neuse Forest 1,730
330 Pumpkin Center 1,700
331 Hays and Richlands 1,698
332 Ramseur 1,691
333 Cricket 1,686
334 Biscoe 1,678
335 Bladenboro and Denton 1,657
336 Connelly Springs 1,642
337 Burnsville and Murphy 1,638
338 Rose Hill 1,635
339 Tryon 1,615
340 Bethel 1,612
341 Belhaven 1,580
342 Dobson 1,556
343 East Spencer 1,550
344 Balfour 1,540
345 Wanchese 1,536
346 Jefferson 1,529
347 Weldon and Snow Hill 1,526
348 Maury 1,522
349 Northlakes 1,521
350 Kenly 1,519
351 Stanfield 1,517
352 Barker Heights 1,495
353 Atlantic Beach 1,494
354 Harkers Island 1,488
355 Pinebluff 1,487
356 Glen Alpine 1,478
357 Bryson City 1,455
358 West Marion 1,447
359 Flat Rock and Manteo 1,435
360 Pilot Mountain 1,433
361 Biltmore Forest 1,421
362 Lake Waccamaw 1,408
363 Claremont 1,398
364 West Canton 1,390
365 Foscoe and Robersonville 1,374
366 Walnut Cove 1,363
367 Swepsonville 1,354
368 Hoopers Creek and Toast 1,352
369 Princeton 1,333
370 Pine Knoll Shores 1,332
371 Cedar Point 1,329
372 Beulaville 1,315
373 Saxapahaw and Rutherford College 1,314
374 Youngsville and Spring Hope 1,307
375 Bent Creek 1,305
376 Elm City 1,292
377 West Jefferson 1,290
378 Clyde 1,282
379 Pinetops 1,273
380 Fremont 1,267
381 Blowing Rock 1,263
382 Broadway 1,262
383 Southmont 1,252
384 Stoneville 1,249
385 Manns Harbor and Bayboro 1,235
386 Robbins 1,201
387 Maggie Valley 1,199
388 Buxton 1,184
389 Vander 1,176
390 Franklinville 1,175
391 Roseboro 1,171
392 Boonville 1,168
393 Mount Gilead 1,161
394 Lake Lure 1,151
395 Silver City 1,150
396 Mamers 1,140
397 Lucama 1,137
398 Banner Elk 1,129
399 White Plains 1,109
400 Laurel Hill 1,070
401 Norlina 1,063
402 Stedman 1,056
403 Gaston 1,048
404 McLeansville 1,027
405 Rhodhiss 1,021
406 Alamance 1,015
407 Cove Creek and Rowland 1,014
408 Foxfire 1,005
409 Advance and Castle Hayne 999
410 Columbus 992
411 Brunswick 981
412 Ellerbe and Vanceboro 980
413 Faison 968
414 Cooleemee 965
415 Maysville 959
416 Magnolia 949
417 Garysburg, Dortches, and Belwood 943
418 Gorman 941
419 Highlands 939
420 South Henderson 932
421 Old Fort 915
422 Prospect 909
423 Marshall 903
424 Pinnacle 902
425 Fair Bluff 896
426 Hightsville 889
427 Hollister 887
428 Jackson Heights 880
429 Cleveland 875
430 Walnut Creek 865
431 Oriental 861
432 Germanton 858
433 Star 857
434 Rich Square 855
435 Warrenton 845
436 Kenansville 840
437 Light Oak 837
438 Barker Ten Mile and Ellenboro 834
439 Dobbins Heights and Woodlawn 833
440 Avon and Taylortown 830
441 Candor 828
442 Middlesex 823
443 Keener 811
444 Rougemont 807
445 Aulander 802
446 Columbia 801
447 Faith 796
448 Chocowinity 790
449 Wagram 787
450 Bunnlevel 783
451 Stantonsburg 781
452 Northwest 778
453 Vass 774
454 Black Creek 772
455 Efland 768
456 White Lake 766
457 Clarkton 762
458 Montreat 760
459 Alliance 756
460 Red Cross and Conway 749
461 Winton and High Shoals 737
462 North Topsail Beach 726
463 Woodland 720
464 Iron Station 719
465 Whitakers 712
466 Belvoir 706
467 Bogue 700
468 Grover 699
469 Saluda 697
470 Camden and Caroleen 689
471 Engelhard 688
472 Newland 685
473 Pikeville 677
474 Misenheimer 676
475 Kingstown 672
476 Sedalia and Pleasant Hill 671
477 Peletier 670
478 McAdenville 660
479 Stokes and Potters Hill 657
480 Elrod 653
481 Grantsboro 652
482 Bolton 650
483 Holden Beach and Greenevers 638
484 Scotch Meadows 628
485 Catawba 623
486 Whitsett 621
487 Garland 619
488 Bonnetsville 618
489 Patterson Springs 617
490 Ocean Isle Beach and Richfield 612
491 New London 611
492 Littleton 609
493 Robbinsville 604
494 Rosman 603
495 Winfall 601
496 Fallston 597
497 Five Points 596
498 Lawndale 589
499 Gloucester and Ansonville 583
500 East Bend 578
501 Varnamtown 577
502 Hot Springs 574
503 Wade 573
504 Riegelwood, Ossipee, and Harmony 572
505 Bailey and Newton Grove 563
506 Hoffman and Roper 562
507 Stem 560
508 Seaboard 555
509 Moncure 552
510 South Weldon 542
511 Polkville and Calypso 540
512 Arapahoe 531
513 Pink Hill 518
514 Aurora 512
515 JAARS 508
516 Gibson 507
517 Micro 505
518 Lewiston Woodville 499
519 Hiddenite 491
520 Lilesville 486
521 Simpson 483
522 Hatteras 481
523 Deercroft 476
524 Ashley Heights and East Arcadia 473
525 Lowgap and Morven 468
526 Jackson 466
527 Vann Crossroads 463
528 Jamesville 454
529 Lattimore 447
530 Spivey's Corner 446
531 Bakersville and Atlantic 445
532 Elk Park 444
533 Bridgeton 441
534 Marshallberg, Macclesfield, and Grimesland 438
535 Fountain 436
536 Washington Park and Hayesville 432
537 Teachey and Sandyfield 431
538 St. Helena and Henrietta 424
539 Minnesott Beach, Parkton, and Caswell Beach 421
540 Topsail Beach 420
541 Salemburg 416
542 Stovall and Ruth 413
543 Ronda 412
544 Saratoga 406
545 Ocracoke 405
546 Peachland and Ingold 404
547 Staley and Dover 393
548 Hookerton 392
549 Cove City 391
550 Gulf and Millingport 389
551 Duck and Webster 385
552 Shannon 384
553 Cofield and Forest Hills 382
554 Rennert 381
555 Evergreen and Davis 378
556 Bostic, Brookford, and Hamilton 376
557 Bunn 366
558 Bethania 356
559 Hallsboro 354
560 Atkinson 345
561 Altamahaw 336
562 Cameron 332
563 Cliffside 331
564 Hobgood 328
565 Old Hundred and Bell Arthur 325
566 Beech Mountain and Dublin 322
567 Marble 315
568 Falcon and Waco 312
569 Coinjock 309
570 Mooresboro 307
571 Swan Quarter 300
572 Gatesville 299
573 Ruffin 298
574 Valle Crucis 297
575 Cedar Rock and Turkey 295
576 Casar and Goldston 293
577 Oak City 291
578 Pollocksville 288
579 Gerton and Sims 287
580 Trenton 285
581 East Laurinburg 281
582 Delco and Sandy Creek 276
583 Conetoe and Bayview 275
584 Kelly 272
585 Bennett and Stonewall 268
586 Fairfield and Dillsboro 267
587 Sunbury 265
588 Castalia 264
589 Parmele 258
590 Earl 257
591 Butters and Powellsville 249
592 Severn 246
593 Bath and Vandemere 244
594 Creswell 241
595 Watha 235
596 South Mills 231
597 Salvo 229
598 Seagrove 227
599 Kelford 225
600 Momeyer and Askewville 224
601 Roxobel 215
602 Aquadale 213
603 Halifax and Walstonburg 211
604 Mesic 209
605 Seven Devils 205
606 Crossnore 201
607 Cerro Gordo and Autryville 200
608 Harrells 199
609 Sugar Mountain 197
610 Eureka 196
611 Rodanthe 195
612 Danbury and Colerain 183
613 Pantego and Bald Head Island 176
614 Raemon 173
615 Marietta 171
616 Kittrell 161
617 Boardman 155
618 Lansing 153
619 Bolivia 152
620 Ivanhoe 149
621 Milton 148
622 Everetts 144
623 Cashiers 141
624 Godwin and Tar Heel 140
625 Middleburg 139
626 White Oak and Norman 133
627 Linden 130
628 Frisco 120
629 Indian Beach and Proctorville 117
630 Chimney Rock Village 116
631 Macon 112
632 McDonald 111
633 Seven Springs 110
634 Lasker and McFarlan 109
635 Love Valley 108
636 Centerville 102
637 Harrellsville and Falkland 100
638 Hobucken and Lumber Bridge 90
639 Orrum 89
640 Como 87
641 Waves 80
642 Wakulla 78
643 Pinetown and Hassell 77
644 Speed 75
645 Raynham 70
646 Bear Grass 69
647 Leggett 56
648 Rex, Glenville, and Delway 51
649 Bowmore and Dundarrach 46
650 Lake Santeetlah 43
651 Grandfather 24
652 Fontana Dam 7
653 Dellview 5

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

United States Census Bureau / American FactFinder. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017". 2017 Population Estimates Program. Web. May 2018. https://www.census.gov.

For all other cities where data aren't available in the above dataset, the following dataset is use:

United States Census Bureau. "B01001 Sex by Age." 2012 - 2016 American Community Survey. U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey Office. Web. 7 December 2017 http://ftp2.census.gov/.

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