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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 682 (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 885,708
2 Raleigh 474,069
3 Greensboro 296,710
4 Durham 278,993
5 Winston-Salem 247,945
6 Fayetteville 211,657
7 Cary 170,282
8 Wilmington 123,744
9 High Point 112,791
10 Concord 96,341
11 Greenville 93,400
12 Asheville 92,870
13 Gastonia 77,273
14 Jacksonville 72,436
15 Chapel Hill 64,051
16 Apex 59,300
17 Huntersville 58,098
18 Burlington 54,606
19 Rocky Mount 53,922
20 Kannapolis 50,841
21 Wilson 49,459
22 Wake Forest 45,629
23 Hickory 41,171
24 Indian Trail 40,252
25 Mooresville 39,132
26 Holly Springs 37,812
27 Monroe 35,540
28 Goldsboro 34,186
29 Salisbury 33,988
30 Matthews 33,138
31 Garner 31,407
32 Fuquay-Varina 30,324
33 Cornelius 30,257
34 Sanford 30,085
35 New Bern 29,994
36 Morrisville 28,846
37 Mint Hill 27,617
38 Statesville 27,528
39 Thomasville 26,649
40 Asheboro 25,940
41 Clayton 24,887
42 Kernersville 24,660
43 Leland 23,544
44 Carrboro 21,190
45 Clemmons 20,867
46 Lumberton 20,484
47 Kinston 20,041
48 Shelby 20,026
49 Havelock 19,854
50 Boone 19,667
51 Lexington 18,933
52 Lenoir 17,913
53 Knightdale 17,843
54 Elizabeth City 17,751
55 Waxhaw 17,147
56 Pinehurst 16,620
57 Morganton 16,577
58 Harrisburg 16,576
59 Mebane 16,262
60 Mount Holly 16,257
61 Albemarle 16,246
62 Stallings 16,145
63 Hope Mills 15,849
64 Murraysville 15,831
65 Graham 15,646
66 Laurinburg 15,002
67 Henderson 14,911
68 Eden 14,886
69 Southern Pines 14,657
70 Roanoke Rapids 14,320
71 Lewisville 14,228
72 Hendersonville 14,157
73 Piney Green 14,061
74 Reidsville 13,987
75 Newton 13,177
76 Davidson 13,054
77 Smithfield 12,985
78 Belmont 12,558
79 Elon 12,232
80 Spring Lake 12,005
81 Archdale 11,513
82 Summerfield 11,376
83 Lincolnton 11,200
84 Weddington 11,182
85 Kings Mountain 10,982
86 Tarboro 10,715
87 Myrtle Grove 10,563
88 Mount Airy 10,208
89 Waynesville 10,141
90 Winterville 9,931
91 Dunn 9,718
92 Morehead City 9,619
93 Washington 9,497
94 Wesley Chapel 9,295
95 St. Stephens 9,254
96 Kings Grant 9,051
97 Pineville 9,028
98 Oxford 8,886
99 Rockingham 8,659
100 Wendell 8,577
101 Conover 8,540
102 Rolesville 8,501
103 Clinton 8,454
104 Oak Island 8,386
105 Fletcher 8,369
106 Roxboro 8,309
107 Lake Norman of Catawba 8,241
108 Siler City 8,225
109 Black Mountain 8,162
110 Aberdeen 7,988
111 Brevard 7,926
112 Marion 7,891
113 Butner 7,859
114 Porters Neck 7,802
115 Ogden 7,692
116 Half Moon 7,669
117 Etowah 7,420
118 Mills River 7,406
119 Gibsonville 7,339
120 Kill Devil Hills 7,333
121 Unionville 7,195
122 Forest City 7,162
123 Hillsborough 7,161
124 Selma 7,101
125 Oak Ridge 7,049
126 King 6,861
127 Marvin 6,792
128 Woodfin 6,717
129 Trinity 6,606
130 Carolina Beach 6,399
131 Silver Lake 6,330
132 Hamlet 6,328
133 Boiling Spring Lakes 6,287
134 St. James 6,248
135 Cullowhee 6,139
136 Cherryville 6,072
137 Zebulon 5,917
138 Hampstead 5,717
139 James City 5,684
140 Bessemer City 5,577
141 Nashville 5,554
142 Stokesdale 5,489
143 Angier 5,415
144 Whiteville 5,299
145 Wadesboro 5,275
146 Mocksville 5,252
147 Walkertown 5,242
148 Wrightsboro 5,233
149 Williamston 5,202
150 Sawmills 5,189
151 Archer Lodge 5,159
152 Erwin 5,156
153 Ayden 5,141
154 East Flat Rock 5,036
155 Raeford 4,956
156 Pleasant Garden 4,932
157 Long View 4,930
158 Royal Pines 4,921
159 Midway 4,912
160 Dallas 4,797
161 Farmville 4,764
162 Ahoskie 4,763
163 Bayshore 4,696
164 TIE Carolina Shores and Granite Falls 4,659
165 Edenton 4,614
166 Creedmoor 4,612
167 Wingate 4,594
168 Newport 4,591
169 Mount Olive 4,578
170 Boiling Springs 4,535
171 Jamestown 4,487
172 Cramerton 4,458
173 Beaufort 4,452
174 Valdese 4,420
175 Seven Lakes 4,404
176 Pittsboro 4,368
177 Shallotte 4,351
178 Canton 4,347
179 Swannanoa 4,288
180 Welcome 4,274
181 China Grove 4,220
182 Spindale 4,202
183 North Wilkesboro 4,200
184 Tabor City 4,163
185 Burgaw 4,149
186 Westport 4,119
187 Randleman 4,115
188 Franklin 4,105
189 Rutherfordton 4,087
190 Brices Creek 4,078
191 Bethlehem 4,052
192 Sunset Beach 4,037
193 Weaverville 4,027
194 Trent Woods 4,021
195 Elkin 4,011
196 Gamewell 3,996
197 Southport 3,966
198 Benson 3,922
199 Lake Park 3,909
200 Tyro 3,903
201 Fairview town 3,900
202 Wallace 3,863
203 Mountain Home 3,851
204 Midland 3,805
205 TIE Eastover and Stanley 3,762
206 Elroy 3,719
207 Moyock 3,717
208 Lowell 3,716
209 Mountain View 3,715
210 Hudson 3,709
211 Emerald Isle 3,695
212 Forest Oaks 3,683
213 Northchase 3,678
214 Ranlo 3,668
215 Lillington 3,657
216 TIE Rockfish and Louisburg 3,619
217 Dana 3,585
218 Kitty Hawk 3,571
219 Red Oak 3,468
220 Wilkesboro 3,453
221 Maiden 3,443
222 Whispering Pines 3,399
223 Flat Rock village 3,383
224 Elizabethtown 3,378
225 Windsor 3,373
226 Plymouth 3,361
227 River Road 3,352
228 Swansboro 3,344
229 Red Springs 3,302
230 Mar-Mac 3,290
231 East Rockingham 3,289
232 Rural Hall 3,264
233 Spencer 3,257
234 Locust 3,238
235 Troy 3,222
236 Denver 3,171
237 Landis 3,138
238 Mineral Springs 3,111
239 Wallburg 3,107
240 Warsaw 3,089
241 Lake Junaluska 3,057
242 Lowesville 3,034
243 Glen Raven 3,028
244 River Bend 3,026
245 Granite Quarry 3,012
246 Enochville 2,990
247 Nags Head 2,975
248 Fairview 2,968
249 Murfreesboro 2,961
250 Southern Shores 2,958
251 Pembroke 2,951
252 Fairfield Harbour 2,887
253 Lake Royale 2,884
254 Yadkinville 2,876
255 Holly Ridge 2,827
256 Sneads Ferry 2,797
257 Marshville 2,787
258 Fearrington Village 2,780
259 Troutman 2,769
260 Wilson's Mills 2,756
261 Sylva 2,738
262 Cajah's Mountain 2,737
263 Wentworth 2,720
264 Tobaccoville 2,718
265 Bermuda Run 2,709
266 Grifton 2,682
267 Liberty 2,658
268 La Grange 2,619
269 Fairmont 2,597
270 Skippers Corner 2,583
271 Polkton 2,561
272 Wrightsville Beach 2,556
273 Carthage 2,553
274 Haw River 2,535
275 Coats 2,500
276 Edneyville 2,478
277 Surf City 2,469
278 Icard 2,468
279 Buies Creek 2,450
280 Norwood 2,449
281 Broad Creek 2,440
282 Fruitland 2,407
283 Mayodan 2,382
284 Horse Shoe 2,362
285 Maxton 2,346
286 Brogden 2,337
287 Laurel Park 2,330
288 Mulberry 2,327
289 Green Level 2,326
290 Avery Creek 2,307
291 Navassa 2,306
292 Stony Point 2,301
293 St. Pauls 2,296
294 South Rosemary 2,288
295 Enfield 2,274
296 Calabash 2,270
297 Four Oaks 2,254
298 Franklinton 2,241
299 Mount Pleasant 2,222
300 Jonesville 2,215
301 Fairplains 2,172
302 Cherokee 2,163
303 TIE Taylorsville and Rockwell 2,159
304 Valley Hill 2,148
305 Spruce Pine 2,143
306 Madison 2,116
307 Hertford 2,113
308 Belville 2,103
309 Kure Beach 2,098
310 Cape Carteret 2,061
311 Pine Level 2,019
312 Sharpsburg 2,013
313 Hildebran 2,010
314 Moravian Falls 1,997
315 Badin 1,973
316 Yanceyville 1,963
317 Cricket 1,944
318 Mars Hill 1,939
319 Princeville 1,926
320 Oakboro 1,912
321 Salem 1,872
322 Cordova 1,862
323 Sea Breeze 1,861
324 Drexel 1,854
325 Andrews 1,846
326 Scotland Neck 1,840
327 Wanchese 1,832
328 Hemby Bridge 1,809
329 Rocky Point 1,772
330 Sparta 1,723
331 Biscoe 1,716
332 Chadbourn 1,711
333 Pumpkin Center 1,708
334 Richlands 1,703
335 Ramseur 1,690
336 Denton 1,680
337 Millers Creek 1,661
338 TIE Plain View and Murphy 1,657
339 Burnsville 1,647
340 Connelly Springs 1,644
341 Pinebluff 1,619
342 Rose Hill 1,618
343 Foscoe 1,616
344 Tryon 1,615
345 Bladenboro 1,613
346 Bethel 1,611
347 Northlakes 1,586
348 Kenly 1,584
349 Belhaven 1,579
350 East Spencer 1,551
351 Stanfield 1,548
352 Dobson 1,539
353 TIE Walnut Cove and Jefferson 1,533
354 TIE Atlantic Beach and Snow Hill 1,512
355 Glen Alpine 1,483
356 Bent Creek 1,474
357 Weldon 1,470
358 Manteo 1,456
359 Bryson City 1,452
360 Biltmore Forest 1,416
361 Pilot Mountain 1,413
362 Toast 1,410
363 Claremont 1,408
364 Balfour 1,406
365 West Marion 1,403
366 Lake Waccamaw 1,400
367 Princeton 1,398
368 Swepsonville 1,384
369 Barker Heights 1,381
370 Neuse Forest 1,377
371 Youngsville 1,375
372 Harkers Island 1,361
373 Saxapahaw 1,355
374 Maury 1,349
375 Robersonville 1,343
376 Pine Knoll Shores 1,327
377 Blowing Rock 1,324
378 Buxton 1,319
379 West Jefferson 1,315
380 Spring Hope 1,310
381 TIE Hays, Rutherford College, Cedar Point, and Clyde 1,304
382 Beulaville 1,293
383 Elm City 1,292
384 Broadway 1,286
385 Light Oak 1,274
386 Fremont 1,262
387 TIE West Canton, Flat Rock, and Stoneville 1,257
388 Bayboro 1,240
389 Maggie Valley 1,237
390 Pinetops 1,235
391 Robbins 1,221
392 Vander 1,218
393 Franklinville 1,187
394 Roseboro 1,167
395 Lake Lure 1,154
396 Lucama 1,152
397 White Plains 1,150
398 Banner Elk 1,149
399 Boonville 1,143
400 Mount Gilead 1,142
401 Laurel Hill 1,096
402 Stedman 1,076
403 Cove Creek 1,058
404 Norlina 1,047
405 TIE Alamance and Foxfire 1,042
406 Rhodhiss 1,024
407 Castle Hayne 1,023
408 Gaston 1,020
409 Mamers 1,016
410 Pinnacle 1,010
411 Columbus 998
412 Rowland 992
413 Hoopers Creek 984
414 Cooleemee 983
415 Highlands 982
416 TIE Ellerbe and Southmont 978
417 Germanton 967
418 Vanceboro 965
419 Dortches 963
420 TIE South Henderson and Faison 956
421 Belwood 954
422 Magnolia 952
423 Barker Ten Mile 939
424 Maysville 935
425 Brunswick 933
426 TIE Advance and Old Fort 924
427 Garysburg 918
428 Silver City 912
429 Marshall 908
430 Manns Harbor 907
431 Gorman 906
432 McLeansville 897
433 Five Points 896
434 Fair Bluff 881
435 South Weldon 878
436 Cleveland 872
437 Montreat 870
438 TIE Oriental and Walnut Creek 861
439 TIE Prospect and Taylortown 858
440 Pleasant Hill 851
441 Star 849
442 Rich Square 844
443 TIE Kenansville and Caroleen 841
444 Dobbins Heights 839
445 Warrenton 833
446 Ellenboro 832
447 Middlesex 825
448 Candor 817
449 Faith 806
450 Woodlawn 804
451 Vass 789
452 Chocowinity 788
453 Northwest 785
454 Aulander 783
455 Stantonsburg 779
456 TIE Wagram and Hightsville 777
457 Black Creek 770
458 White Lake 769
459 Red Cross 761
460 Columbia 759
461 Alliance 758
462 Misenheimer 756
463 High Shoals 748
464 TIE Iron Station and North Topsail Beach 743
465 TIE Hollister and Camden 740
466 Jackson Heights 739
467 Clarkton 738
468 Moncure 732
469 Conway 729
470 New London 724
471 Winton 722
472 Peletier 720
473 Stokes 716
474 Riegelwood 712
475 Efland 709
476 Grover 704
477 TIE Bogue and Woodland 703
478 Whitakers 702
479 Saluda 697
480 Rougemont 695
481 Newland 686
482 Sedalia 684
483 Kingstown 677
484 Pikeville 674
485 McAdenville 673
486 TIE Ocean Isle Beach and Avon 665
487 Holden Beach 664
488 Elrod 656
489 Grantsboro 652
490 Greenevers 647
491 Bolton 641
492 Whitsett 639
493 Robbinsville 637
494 Potters Hill 632
495 Catawba 624
496 Richfield 622
497 Patterson Springs 621
498 Garland 617
499 Rosman 615
500 Winfall 610
501 Fallston 605
502 East Bend 601
503 Ingold 597
504 TIE Belvoir and Varnamtown 596
505 Harmony 595
506 TIE Lawndale and Bunnlevel 592
507 Ossipee 591
508 Ansonville 589
509 Littleton 588
510 Wade 583
511 Hot Springs 577
512 Hoffman 572
513 Stem 567
514 Newton Grove 565
515 Ocracoke 564
516 Bailey 562
517 Polkville 544
518 Seaboard 543
519 Roper 539
520 TIE Bonnetsville and Micro 537
521 Arapahoe 535
522 Calypso 526
523 Gloucester 514
524 TIE Spivey's Corner, Engelhard, and Hatteras 511
525 Aurora 510
526 Pink Hill 507
527 Gibson 500
528 South Mills 499
529 TIE Ashley Heights and Deercroft 484
530 TIE Lilesville and Hayesville 483
531 TIE Lewiston Woodville and Simpson 482
532 Swan Quarter 474
533 East Arcadia 467
534 Morven 466
535 JAARS 459
536 Atlantic 458
537 Jackson 454
538 Lattimore 448
539 Jamesville 447
540 Bakersville 445
541 Elk Park 444
542 Grimesland 442
543 Bridgeton 441
544 Bennett 440
545 Parkton 439
546 Fountain 435
547 Caswell Beach 431
548 Washington Park 428
549 Topsail Beach 427
550 TIE Millingport and Macclesfield 426
551 St. Helena 424
552 TIE Teachey and Minnesott Beach 423
553 TIE Old Hundred and Stovall 420
554 Scotch Meadows 419
555 Sandyfield 418
556 Lowgap 415
557 Salemburg 414
558 Ruth 413
559 Ronda 411
560 Saratoga 404
561 Peachland 402
562 TIE Coinjock and Staley 398
563 Duck 396
564 Hallsboro 391
565 TIE Cove City, Hiddenite, and Hookerton 388
566 TIE Henrietta and Webster 387
567 Dover 386
568 Bunn 385
569 Brookford 380
570 Bostic 379
571 Forest Hills 374
572 Kelly 373
573 TIE Rennert and Ivanhoe 372
574 Hamilton 370
575 Cofield 369
576 Bethania 364
577 Marble 362
578 Ruffin 359
579 Atkinson 356
580 Centerville 345
581 Cameron 341
582 Gulf 336
583 Altamahaw 335
584 Shannon 331
585 Marshallberg 326
586 Beech Mountain 324
587 Hobgood 317
588 Dublin 315
589 Waco 314
590 Mooresboro 312
591 TIE Davis and Sandy Creek 304
592 Goldston 301
593 Cedar Rock 300
594 Gatesville 299
595 TIE Casar, Gerton, and Turkey 293
596 Oak City 287
597 Sims 286
598 Vann Crossroads 285
599 Bayview 284
600 Pollocksville 281
601 Trenton 280
602 East Laurinburg 279
603 TIE Falcon, Castalia, and Stonewall 270
604 Conetoe 266
605 TIE Earl and White Oak 260
606 Aquadale 259
607 Parmele 253
608 Dillsboro 248
609 TIE Vandemere and Powellsville 244
610 Delco 242
611 Bath 241
612 Watha 240
613 TIE Crossnore and Severn 239
614 TIE Creswell and Keener 234
615 Evergreen 230
616 Seagrove 229
617 Momeyer 228
618 Butters 227
619 Sunbury 224
620 Valle Crucis 223
621 Kelford 222
622 Askewville 220
623 Seven Devils 216
624 Roxobel 212
625 Mesic 210
626 Walstonburg 208
627 Halifax 204
628 Autryville 199
629 TIE Sugar Mountain, Fairfield, and Harrells 197
630 Eureka 196
631 Cerro Gordo 195
632 Cliffside 185
633 Danbury 183
634 TIE Bald Head Island and Raemon 182
635 Colerain 178
636 Pantego 176
637 Marietta 168
638 Kittrell 162
639 Bell Arthur 156
640 Bolivia 154
641 Lansing 153
642 Boardman 152
643 Milton 147
644 Frisco 145
645 Godwin 143
646 Everetts 142
647 Middleburg 137
648 Linden 133
649 Norman 132
650 Rodanthe 125
651 Indian Beach 119
652 Chimney Rock Village 116
653 Tar Heel 115
654 Proctorville 114
655 Love Valley 112
656 Seven Springs 111
657 TIE Pinetown and Macon 110
658 TIE McFarlan and McDonald 108
659 Lasker 106
660 Hobucken 99
661 TIE Falkland and Harrellsville 98
662 Wakulla 90
663 Lumber Bridge 88
664 Orrum 87
665 Como 83
666 Cashiers 78
667 Hassell 76
668 Speed 75
669 Raynham 71
670 Salvo 70
671 Bear Grass 66
672 Bowmore 62
673 Glenville 61
674 Leggett 55
675 Waves 54
676 Lake Santeetlah 42
677 Dundarrach 36
678 Grandfather 24
679 Delway 23
680 Blue Clay Farms 10
681 Fontana Dam 7
682 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. 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/.
  • United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2020. http://www.census.gov/.

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