List of municipalities in North Carolina

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North Carolina is a state located in the Southern United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, North Carolina is the ninth most populous state with 10,042,802 inhabitants but the 28th largest by land area spanning 53,819 square miles (139,390 km2) of land.[1][2] North Carolina is divided into 100 counties and contains 532 incorporated municipalities consisting of cities, towns, or villages.[3] The three different terms have no legal distinction.

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Below is a list of the 50 largest municipalities in North Carolina according to the 2020 census.

Rank Name Population (2020) Population (2010) Change Type County
1 Charlotte † 874,579 731,424 +19.57% City Mecklenburg
2 Raleigh †† 467,665 403,892 +15.79% City Wake (seat), Durham
3 Greensboro † 299,035 269,666 +10.89% City Guilford
4 Durham † 283,506 228,330 +24.17% City Durham (seat), Wake, Orange
5 Winston-Salem † 249,545 229,618 +8.68% City Forsyth
6 Fayetteville † 208,501 200,564 +3.96% City Cumberland
7 Cary 174,721 135,234 +29.20% Town Wake, Chatham
8 Wilmington † 115,451 106,476 +8.43% City New Hanover
9 High Point 114,059 104,371 +9.28% City Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth
10 Concord † 105,240 79,066 +33.10% City Cabarrus
11 Asheville † 94,589 83,393 +13.43% City Buncombe
12 Greenville † 87,521 84,554 +3.51% City Pitt
13 Gastonia † 80,411 71,741 +12.09% City Gaston
14 Jacksonville † 72,723 70,145 +3.68% City Onslow
15 Chapel Hill 61,960 57,233 +8.26% Town Orange, Durham
16 Huntersville 61,376 46,773 +31.22% Town Mecklenburg
17 Apex 58,780 37,476 +56.85% Town Wake
18 Burlington 55,481 49,963 +11.04% City Alamance
19 Rocky Mount 54,341 57,477 −5.46% City Edgecombe, Nash
20 Kannapolis 53,114 42,625 +24.61% City Cabarrus, Rowan
21 Mooresville 50,193 32,711 +53.44% Town Iredell
22 Wilson † 47,851 49,167 −2.68% City Wilson
23 Wake Forest 47,601 30,117 +58.05% Town Wake, Franklin
24 Hickory 43,490 40,010 +8.70% City Catawba, Burke, Caldwell
25 Holly Springs 41,239 24,661 +67.22% Town Wake
26 Indian Trail 39,997 33,518 +19.33% Town Union
27 Salisbury † 35,540 33,662 +5.58% City Rowan
28 Monroe † 34,562 32,797 +5.38% City Union
29 Fuquay-Varina 34,152 17,937 +90.40% Town Wake
30 Goldsboro † 33,657 36,437 −7.63% City Wayne
31 Cornelius 31,412 24,866 +26.33% Town Mecklenburg
32 New Bern † 31,291 29,524 +5.98% City Craven
33 Garner 31,159 25,745 +21.03% Town Wake
34 Sanford † 30,261 28,094 +7.71% City Lee
35 Morrisville 29,630 18,576 +59.51% Town Wake, Durham
36 Matthews 29,435 27,198 +8.22% Town Mecklenburg
37 Statesville † 28,419 24,532 +15.84% City Iredell
38 Thomasville 27,183 26,757 +1.59% City Davidson, Randolph
39 Asheboro † 27,156 25,012 +8.57% City Randolph
40 Mint Hill 26,450 22,722 +16.41% Town Mecklenburg, Union
41 Kernersville 26,449 23,123 +14.38% Town Forsyth, Guilford
42 Clayton 26,307 16,116 +63.24% Town Johnston, Wake
43 Leland 22,908 13,527 +69.35% Town Brunswick
44 Shelby † 21,918 20,323 +7.85% City Cleveland
45 Carrboro 21,295 19,582 +8.75% Town Orange
46 Clemmons 21,163 18,627 +13.61% Village Forsyth
47 Waxhaw 20,534 9,859 +108.28% Town Union
48 Kinston † 19,900 21,677 −8.20% City Lenoir
49 Lexington † 19,632 18,931 +3.70% City Davidson
50 Knightdale 19,435 11,401 +70.47% Town Wake

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  1. ^ "GCT-PH1 – Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – State — Place and (in selected states) County Subdivision". 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "North Carolina | Capital, Map, History, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  3. ^ "North Carolina: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. 18. Retrieved August 7, 2016.