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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 677. 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 872,498
2 Raleigh 469,298
3 Greensboro 294,722
4 Durham 274,291
5 Winston-Salem 246,328
6 Fayetteville 209,468
7 Cary 168,160
8 Wilmington 122,607
9 High Point 112,316
10 Concord 94,130
11 Greenville 93,137
12 Asheville 92,452
13 Gastonia 77,024
14 Jacksonville 72,896
15 Chapel Hill 60,988
16 Huntersville 57,098
17 Rocky Mount 54,242
18 Apex 53,852
19 Burlington 53,748
20 Kannapolis 49,761
21 Wilson 49,329
22 Wake Forest 44,046
23 Hickory 40,925
24 Indian Trail 39,619
25 Mooresville 38,431
26 Holly Springs 36,749
27 Monroe 35,311
28 Goldsboro 34,234
29 Salisbury 33,834
30 Matthews 32,635
31 Garner 30,502
32 New Bern 30,113
33 Sanford 29,917
34 Cornelius 29,748
35 Fuquay-Varina 29,200
36 Morrisville 27,453
37 Mint Hill 27,169
38 Statesville 27,042
39 Thomasville 26,635
40 Asheboro 25,844
41 Kernersville 24,767
42 Clayton 22,850
43 Leland 22,070
44 Carrboro 21,314
45 Lumberton 20,840
46 Clemmons 20,563
47 Havelock 20,232
48 Kinston 20,083
49 Shelby 20,038
50 Boone 19,562
51 Lexington 18,917
52 Lenoir 17,938
53 Elizabeth City 17,558
54 Knightdale 17,423
55 Morganton 16,555
56 Pinehurst 16,320
57 Waxhaw 16,181
58 Mount Holly 16,135
59 Albemarle 16,106
60 Harrisburg 16,075
61 Stallings 15,892
62 Hope Mills 15,800
63 Mebane 15,589
64 Murraysville 15,111
65 Graham 15,086
66 Laurinburg 15,033
67 Henderson 14,936
68 Eden 14,870
69 Roanoke Rapids 14,495
70 Southern Pines 14,277
71 Hendersonville 14,107
72 Reidsville 14,013
73 Lewisville 13,999
74 Piney Green 13,573
75 Newton 13,129
76 Davidson 12,921
77 Smithfield 12,669
78 Belmont 12,495
79 Spring Lake 12,005
80 Elon 11,851
81 Archdale 11,502
82 Summerfield 11,278
83 Weddington 10,949
84 Lincolnton 10,945
85 Kings Mountain 10,933
86 Tarboro 10,844
87 Myrtle Grove 10,610
88 Mount Airy 10,260
89 Waynesville 10,112
90 Winterville 9,845
91 Dunn 9,718
92 Morehead City 9,600
93 Washington 9,536
94 Kings Grant 9,119
95 St. Stephens 9,004
96 Wesley Chapel 8,984
97 Pineville 8,897
98 Oxford 8,807
99 Rockingham 8,776
100 Clinton 8,529
101 Conover 8,400
102 Fletcher 8,333
103 Roxboro 8,303
104 Siler City 8,205
105 Black Mountain 8,148
106 Rolesville 8,111
107 Oak Island 8,072
108 Lake Norman of Catawba 8,060
109 Brevard 7,900
110 Marion 7,871
111 Butner 7,820
112 Wendell 7,809
113 Aberdeen 7,708
114 Half Moon 7,696
115 Ogden 7,608
116 Etowah 7,589
117 Porters Neck 7,483
118 Mills River 7,359
119 Gibsonville 7,257
120 Hillsborough 7,239
121 Kill Devil Hills 7,202
122 Forest City 7,153
123 Unionville 7,041
124 Oak Ridge 6,977
125 Selma 6,913
126 King 6,877
127 Silver Lake 6,669
128 Trinity 6,627
129 Marvin 6,592
130 Woodfin 6,582
131 Carolina Beach 6,354
132 Hamlet 6,340
133 Boiling Spring Lakes 6,137
134 Cherryville 6,026
135 James City 5,882
136 St. James 5,837
137 Cullowhee 5,753
138 Zebulon 5,646
139 Wrightsboro 5,642
140 Nashville 5,531
141 Bessemer City 5,527
142 Stokesdale 5,458
143 Whiteville 5,340
144 Mocksville 5,291
145 Wadesboro 5,287
146 Williamston 5,273
147 Angier 5,253
148 Hampstead 5,200
149 Sawmills 5,186
150 Walkertown 5,150
151 Ayden 5,116
152 Erwin 5,078
153 Archer Lodge 5,014
154 Raeford 4,962
155 Long View 4,917
156 Pleasant Garden 4,907
157 Midway 4,873
158 Royal Pines 4,829
159 Ahoskie 4,801
160 Dallas 4,750
161 Farmville 4,677
162 Swannanoa 4,675
163 Edenton 4,668
164 Mount Olive 4,648
165 Granite Falls 4,636
166 Newport 4,603
167 Bethlehem 4,592
168 Creedmoor 4,576
169 Boiling Springs 4,559
170 Seven Lakes 4,512
171 Jamestown 4,490
172 Valdese 4,438
173 Cramerton 4,422
174 Wingate 4,420
175 Beaufort 4,391
176 Carolina Shores 4,378
177 Canton 4,332
178 Welcome 4,319
179 Pittsboro, East Flat Rock, and Shallotte 4,287
180 Tyro 4,252
181 Spindale 4,227
182 North Wilkesboro 4,225
183 China Grove 4,213
184 Burgaw 4,140
185 Tabor City 4,122
186 Randleman 4,119
187 Rutherfordton 4,058
188 Trent Woods 4,045
189 Franklin 4,042
190 Elkin 4,036
191 Brices Creek 4,006
192 Gamewell 3,976
193 Weaverville 3,974
194 Sunset Beach 3,952
195 Westport 3,942
196 Wallace 3,895
197 Lake Park 3,837
198 Benson and Fairview town 3,832
199 Southport 3,828
200 Bayshore 3,790
201 Stanley 3,742
202 Eastover 3,728
203 Hudson 3,711
204 Emerald Isle 3,702
205 Midland 3,692
206 Lowell 3,688
207 Ranlo 3,636
208 Lillington 3,604
209 Louisburg 3,535
210 Kitty Hawk 3,530
211 Northchase 3,500
212 Wilkesboro 3,498
213 Rockfish 3,476
214 Elizabethtown 3,469
215 Forest Oaks 3,467
216 Mountain Home 3,458
217 Plymouth 3,447
218 Red Oak 3,438
219 Maiden 3,427
220 Dana 3,426
221 Elroy 3,405
222 East Rockingham 3,397
223 River Road 3,387
224 Flat Rock 3,362
225 Red Springs 3,357
226 Troy 3,343
227 Windsor 3,339
228 Whispering Pines 3,335
229 Mountain View 3,308
230 Swansboro 3,273
231 Spencer 3,241
232 Moyock 3,227
233 Rural Hall 3,216
234 Locust 3,209
235 Landis 3,127
236 Warsaw 3,115
237 Lake Junaluska 3,108
238 Wallburg 3,082
239 Mineral Springs 3,055
240 Fairfield Harbour 3,044
241 River Bend and Murfreesboro 3,043
242 Mar-Mac 3,003
243 Pembroke 3,001
244 Granite Quarry 2,994
245 Lowesville 2,971
246 Nags Head 2,940
247 Fairview 2,939
248 Polkton 2,925
249 Southern Shores 2,915
250 Sneads Ferry 2,910
251 Enochville 2,903
252 Yadkinville 2,899
253 Icard 2,890
254 Glen Raven 2,841
255 Fearrington Village 2,784
256 Cajah's Mountain 2,736
257 Denver 2,727
258 Sylva 2,724
259 Troutman 2,720
260 Marshville 2,712
261 Skippers Corner 2,705
262 Wentworth 2,702
263 Wilson's Mills 2,689
264 Tobaccoville 2,680
265 Lake Royale 2,677
266 Liberty 2,656
267 Grifton 2,654
268 La Grange 2,634
269 Bermuda Run 2,616
270 Fairmont 2,611
271 Holly Ridge 2,598
272 Wrightsville Beach 2,542
273 Haw River 2,499
274 Carthage 2,497
275 South Rosemary 2,488
276 Coats 2,464
277 Horse Shoe 2,455
278 Broad Creek 2,450
279 Norwood 2,431
280 Surf City 2,417
281 Mayodan 2,371
282 Maxton 2,368
283 Brogden 2,349
284 St. Pauls 2,332
285 Laurel Park 2,321
286 Avery Creek 2,320
287 Enfield 2,314
288 Cherokee 2,309
289 Green Level 2,295
290 Buies Creek 2,289
291 Fruitland 2,275
292 Jonesville 2,209
293 Calabash 2,205
294 Moravian Falls 2,200
295 Four Oaks 2,190
296 Salem 2,181
297 Franklinton 2,175
298 Taylorsville 2,174
299 Spruce Pine 2,148
300 Rockwell 2,147
301 Mulberry 2,132
302 Edneyville 2,128
303 Plain View 2,120
304 Navassa 2,119
305 Madison and Fairplains 2,118
306 Hertford 2,113
307 Kure Beach 2,102
308 Belville 2,073
309 Cape Carteret 2,067
310 Cricket 2,035
311 Mars Hill 2,032
312 Stony Point 2,021
313 Sharpsburg 2,014
314 Hildebran 2,010
315 Yanceyville 1,994
316 Pine Level 1,978
317 Cordova 1,974
318 Badin 1,969
319 Mount Pleasant 1,952
320 Princeville 1,939
321 Valley Hill 1,923
322 Oakboro 1,894
323 Rocky Point 1,879
324 Scotland Neck 1,872
325 Drexel 1,851
326 Andrews 1,833
327 Sea Breeze 1,775
328 Hays 1,762
329 Hemby Bridge 1,761
330 Sparta 1,759
331 Neuse Forest 1,742
332 Biscoe 1,728
333 Chadbourn 1,724
334 Ramseur 1,690
335 Richlands 1,676
336 Denton 1,666
337 Murphy 1,654
338 Burnsville 1,647
339 Connelly Springs 1,645
340 Bladenboro 1,640
341 Foscoe 1,632
342 Rose Hill 1,623
343 Wanchese 1,619
344 Tryon 1,612
345 Barker Heights 1,609
346 Bethel 1,607
347 Belhaven 1,580
348 Millers Creek 1,560
349 East Spencer and Pinebluff 1,549
350 Dobson 1,548
351 Kenly 1,547
352 Jefferson 1,541
353 Stanfield 1,531
354 Snow Hill 1,522
355 Atlantic Beach 1,505
356 Balfour and Weldon 1,490
357 Glen Alpine 1,482
358 Pumpkin Center 1,478
359 Bryson City 1,450
360 Harkers Island 1,447
361 Manteo 1,438
362 Buxton 1,436
363 Pilot Mountain 1,422
364 Lake Waccamaw and Biltmore Forest 1,403
365 Claremont and Maury 1,401
366 West Marion 1,395
367 Toast 1,392
368 Princeton 1,377
369 Swepsonville 1,374
370 Saxapahaw 1,370
371 Robersonville 1,363
372 Walnut Cove 1,355
373 Youngsville 1,340
374 Pine Knoll Shores and Northlakes 1,332
375 West Jefferson 1,313
376 Rutherford College 1,310
377 Blowing Rock and Spring Hope 1,307
378 Flat Rock CDP 1,306
379 Beulaville 1,305
380 Cedar Point 1,304
381 Clyde 1,301
382 Elm City 1,288
383 Broadway 1,281
384 Bent Creek 1,271
385 Hoopers Creek 1,268
386 Fremont 1,265
387 Pinetops 1,254
388 Stoneville 1,243
389 Bayboro 1,236
390 Vander 1,227
391 West Canton 1,224
392 Maggie Valley 1,220
393 Robbins 1,204
394 Franklinville 1,179
395 Roseboro 1,175
396 Boonville 1,156
397 Lake Lure 1,152
398 Mount Gilead 1,148
399 Lucama 1,131
400 Laurel Hill 1,118
401 Banner Elk 1,091
402 White Plains 1,086
403 Stedman 1,068
404 Mamers 1,064
405 Norlina 1,058
406 Alamance 1,032
407 Gaston 1,030
408 Rhodhiss and Light Oak 1,023
409 Cove Creek 1,022
410 Manns Harbor 1,021
411 Foxfire 1,017
412 Pinnacle 1,010
413 Rowland 1,006
414 McLeansville 1,002
415 Columbus 995
416 Ellerbe 983
417 Brunswick 971
418 Vanceboro 970
419 Highlands 969
420 Cooleemee 968
421 Maysville 962
422 Dortches and Faison 961
423 Magnolia 953
424 Belwood 947
425 Barker Ten Mile 936
426 Garysburg 932
427 Prospect 931
428 Efland 921
429 Old Fort 919
430 Marshall 907
431 Silver City 893
432 Southmont 890
433 Fair Bluff 889
434 Cleveland 881
435 South Henderson 872
436 Walnut Creek 862
437 Oriental 857
438 Kenansville 855
439 Germanton and Woodlawn 853
440 Castle Hayne 850
441 Rich Square 849
442 Star and Avon 848
443 Rougemont 847
444 Warrenton 843
445 Taylortown 839
446 Dobbins Heights 837
447 Montreat 836
448 Hollister 835
449 Ellenboro 831
450 Hightsville 824
451 Middlesex 823
452 Candor 818
453 Gorman 807
454 Faith 801
455 Chocowinity 793
456 Aulander 789
457 Columbia 784
458 Vass 783
459 Five Points 781
460 White Lake 780
461 Camden 779
462 Stantonsburg 778
463 Wagram 777
464 Northwest 776
465 Black Creek 766
466 Alliance 758
467 Red Cross and Clarkton 753
468 Pleasant Hill 751
469 High Shoals and Conway 740
470 North Topsail Beach 739
471 Caroleen 737
472 Moncure 736
473 Winton 729
474 Advance 726
475 Peletier 719
476 Woodland 712
477 Stokes 709
478 Whitakers and Bogue 706
479 Elrod 705
480 Grover 701
481 Misenheimer 695
482 Saluda 692
483 Newland 686
484 Sedalia and Pikeville 678
485 Kingstown 677
486 Belvoir 670
487 Scotch Meadows and McAdenville 666
488 Iron Station 653
489 Robbinsville and Grantsboro 650
490 Holden Beach 647
491 Bolton 643
492 Greenevers 640
493 Bunnlevel 639
494 Ocean Isle Beach 631
495 Whitsett 628
496 South Weldon 626
497 Garland 621
498 Catawba 620
499 Richfield and Patterson Springs 618
500 New London 617
501 Potters Hill 616
502 Engelhard 613
503 Rosman 609
504 Fallston 602
505 Winfall 600
506 Littleton and East Bend 595
507 Lawndale 590
508 Ansonville 587
509 Ossipee and Varnamtown 585
510 Harmony 582
511 Hot Springs and Wade 576
512 Jackson Heights 571
513 Newton Grove, Stem, and Hoffman 565
514 Bailey 561
515 Roper 555
516 Seaboard 547
517 Polkville 543
518 Calypso 531
519 Arapahoe 529
520 Gloucester 522
521 Micro 520
522 Aurora 512
523 Pink Hill 511
524 Bonnetsville 507
525 Gibson 502
526 Gulf 490
527 Lilesville 489
528 Lewiston Woodville 487
529 Simpson 478
530 Ingold 476
531 East Arcadia 470
532 Morven 469
533 JAARS 468
534 Ashley Heights and Jackson 461
535 Spivey's Corner 456
536 Deercroft 453
537 Bakersville and Jamesville 452
538 Lattimore and Elk Park 445
539 Bridgeton 444
540 Riegelwood 441
541 Hayesville 440
542 Grimesland 437
543 Keener and Fountain 435
544 Macclesfield 432
545 Teachey 430
546 Washington Park 429
547 Topsail Beach 427
548 St. Helena 425
549 Caswell Beach 424
550 Sandyfield 421
551 Minnesott Beach 420
552 Ruffin 419
553 Salemburg 417
554 Parkton 416
555 Stovall and Ruth 415
556 Ronda 411
557 Hallsboro and Atlantic 408
558 Marble 406
559 Peachland 405
560 Ocracoke 404
561 Saratoga 403
562 Henrietta 400
563 Staley 396
564 Hatteras 395
565 Cove City and Hookerton 391
566 Millingport and Dover 390
567 Duck 388
568 Webster 384
569 Forest Hills 383
570 Rennert 378
571 Brookford, Bennett, Bostic, and Cofield 377
572 Hamilton 374
573 Bunn 373
574 Hiddenite 361
575 Old Hundred 360
576 Bethania and Lowgap 359
577 Atkinson 351
578 Davis 350
579 Kelly 349
580 Shannon 343
581 Cameron 334
582 Altamahaw 332
583 Marshallberg and Coinjock 331
584 Swan Quarter 327
585 Beech Mountain 323
586 Hobgood 322
587 Dublin 319
588 Waco and Fairfield 314
589 Mooresboro 310
590 Gerton 302
591 Gatesville 300
592 Goldston 299
593 Valle Crucis 298
594 Cedar Rock 297
595 Casar 295
596 Turkey and Vann Crossroads 294
597 Oak City and Pollocksville 289
598 Sandy Creek 288
599 Trenton 287
600 Sims 284
601 Falcon 282
602 East Laurinburg 279
603 Delco 274
604 Conetoe 270
605 Salvo 269
606 Stonewall 267
607 Castalia 265
608 Evergreen 261
609 Cliffside 258
610 Earl 257
611 Parmele 256
612 Bayview 247
613 Severn, Powellsville, and Dillsboro 245
614 Vandemere 243
615 Bath 242
616 Creswell and Watha 241
617 Seagrove 228
618 Momeyer 225
619 Kelford 222
620 Askewville and Aquadale 221
621 Seven Devils 215
622 Roxobel 212
623 Walstonburg 210
624 Mesic 209
625 Halifax 207
626 Bell Arthur 206
627 Harrells 201
628 Autryville 200
629 Cerro Gordo 198
630 Eureka and Sugar Mountain 197
631 South Mills 192
632 Butters 191
633 Crossnore 187
634 Danbury 183
635 Colerain and Bald Head Island 179
636 Pantego 177
637 Marietta 170
638 Sunbury 167
639 Raemon 166
640 Ivanhoe 165
641 Kittrell 163
642 Lansing 155
643 Boardman 153
644 Bolivia and Frisco 152
645 Milton 148
646 Everetts and Tar Heel 143
647 Godwin 140
648 Middleburg 138
649 Pinetown, Norman, and Linden 132
650 White Oak 121
651 Rodanthe and Centerville 120
652 Indian Beach 119
653 Chimney Rock Village and Proctorville 116
654 Love Valley and Macon 111
655 Seven Springs and McDonald 110
656 McFarlan 109
657 Lasker 107
658 Falkland and Harrellsville 99
659 Lumber Bridge 89
660 Orrum 88
661 Wakulla 87
662 Como 84
663 Hobucken 80
664 Hassell 77
665 Glenville 76
666 Speed 74
667 Raynham 70
668 Bear Grass 68
669 Waves 67
670 Cashiers 64
671 Dundarrach, Leggett, and Bowmore 55
672 Delway 44
673 Lake Santeetlah 43
674 Rex 25
675 Grandfather 24
676 Dellview 7
677 Fontana Dam 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. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 6 December 2018. http://www.census.gov/.
  • 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/.

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