Multi-County Municipalities
July 1, 2016 Land Area Distribution, Square Miles
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  Primary County Other Counties
Rank Municipality Total Land Area County Land Area % of Total County Land Area % of Total
1 Raleigh 145.565 Wake 145.142 99.71 Durham 0.423 0.29
2 Durham 110.458 Durham 110.211 99.78 Wake, Orange 0.247 0.22
3 Cary 57.922 Wake 56.256 97.12 Chatham 1.666 2.88
4 High Point 55.142 Guilford 52.160 94.59 Davidson, Forsyth, Randolph 2.982 5.41
5 Rocky Mount 43.869 Nash 30.528 69.59 Edgecombe 13.341 30.41
6 Kannapolis 32.610 Cabarrus 27.577 84.57 Rowan 5.033 15.43
7 Burlington 30.656 Alamance 28.344 92.46 Guilford 2.312 7.54
8 Hickory 29.897 Catawba 28.176 94.24 Burke, Caldwell 1.721 5.76
9 Mint Hill 24.172 Mecklenburg 24.050 99.50 Union 0.122 0.50
10 Chapel Hill 21.206 Orange 19.589 92.37 Durham 1.617 7.63
11 Kernersville 17.745 Forsyth 16.901 95.24 Guilford 0.845 4.76
12 Weddington 17.443 Union 17.442 99.99 Mecklenburg 0.001 0.01
13 Wake Forest 16.779 Wake 16.341 97.39 Franklin 0.438 2.61
14 Thomasville 16.768 Davidson 16.492 98.35 Randolph 0.276 1.65
15 Clayton 14.810 Johnston 14.763 99.68 Wake 0.047 0.32
16 Kings Mountain 13.425 Cleveland 11.307 84.22 Gaston 2.118 15.78
17 Elizabeth City 11.950 Pasquotank 11.863 99.27 Camden 0.087 0.73
18 Midland 10.702 Cabarrus 10.700 99.98 Mecklenburg 0.002 0.02
19 Mebane 8.941 Alamance 6.980 78.06 Orange 1.961 21.94
20 Morrisville 8.659 Wake 8.615 99.48 Durham 0.045 0.52
21 Archdale 8.303 Randolph 7.424 89.41 Guilford 0.879 10.59
22 Stallings 8.226 Union 7.953 96.69 Mecklenburg 0.273 3.31
23 Locust 8.138 Stanly 6.135 75.39 Cabarrus 2.003 24.61
24 Tobaccoville 7.650 Forsyth 7.587 99.18 Stokes 0.063 0.82
25 Surf City 7.513 Pender 6.988 93.01 Onslow 0.525 6.99
26 Elkin 6.781 Surry 6.665 98.29 Wilkes 0.116 1.71
27 Beech Mountain 6.669 Watauga 5.072 76.05 Avery 1.597 23.95
28 Highlands 6.072 Macon 5.540 91.24 Jackson 0.532 8.76
29 Davidson 6.007 Mecklenburg 5.661 94.24 Iredell 0.346 5.76
30 King 5.844 Stokes 4.995 85.47 Forsyth 0.849 14.53
31 Maiden 5.643 Catawba 5.609 99.40 Lincoln 0.034 0.60
32 Zebulon 4.221 Wake 4.221 100.00 Johnston 0.000 0.00
33 Long View 3.937 Catawba 3.342 84.89 Burke 0.595 15.11
34 Gibsonville 3.510 Guilford 2.251 64.13 Alamance 1.259 35.87
35 Red Springs 3.500 Robeson 3.499 99.97 Hoke 0.001 0.03
36 Blowing Rock 3.168 Watauga 2.751 86.84 Caldwell 0.417 13.16
37 Harrells 3.154 Sampson 2.881 91.34 Duplin 0.273 8.66
38 Wallace 3.080 Duplin 2.842 92.27 Pender 0.238 7.73
39 Angier 3.011 Harnett 2.760 91.66 Wake 0.251 8.34
40 Benson 2.787 Johnston 2.785 99.93 Harnett 0.002 0.07
41 Maxton 2.700 Robeson 2.298 85.11 Scotland 0.402 14.89
42 Mount Olive 2.675 Wayne 2.657 99.33 Duplin 0.018 0.67
43 Kenly 2.289 Johnston 1.559 68.10 Wilson 0.730 31.90
44 Seven Devils 2.131 Watauga 1.474 69.16 Avery 0.657 30.84
45 Grifton 2.062 Pitt 1.916 92.92 Lenoir 0.146 7.08
46 Candor 1.603 Montgomery 1.603 100.00 Moore 0.000 0.00
47 Saluda 1.560 Polk 1.507 96.60 Henderson 0.053 3.40
48 Broadway 1.295 Lee 1.289 99.54 Harnett 0.006 0.46
49 Falcon 1.289 Cumberland 1.173 91.00 Sampson 0.116 9.00
50 Rhodhiss 1.186 Burke 0.797 67.21 Caldwell 0.389 32.79
51 Sharpsburg 1.016 Nash 0.613 60.34 Wilson, Edgecombe 0.403 39.66
52 Whitakers 0.820 Nash 0.434 52.93 Edgecombe 0.386 47.07
53 Faison 0.801 Duplin 0.800 99.88 Sampson 0.001 0.12
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2016.

Land Area in Square Miles
As reported for the 2010 Census and post-2010 changes from the North Carolina Demographic Information Survey
 
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Last updated September 25, 2017