Multi-County Municipalities
July 1, 2017 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 145.646 Wake 145.224 99.71 Durham 0.423 0.29
2 Durham 111.992 Durham 111.719 99.76 Wake, Orange 0.272 0.24
3 Cary 58.563 Wake 56.897 97.16 Chatham 1.666 2.84
4 High Point 55.403 Guilford 52.411 94.60 Davidson, Forsyth, Randolph 2.992 5.40
5 Rocky Mount 43.944 Nash 30.533 69.48 Edgecombe 13.411 30.52
6 Kannapolis 32.610 Cabarrus 27.577 84.57 Rowan 5.033 15.43
7 Burlington 30.861 Alamance 28.548 92.51 Guilford 2.312 7.49
8 Hickory 29.923 Catawba 28.202 94.25 Burke, Caldwell 1.721 5.75
9 Mint Hill 24.172 Mecklenburg 24.050 99.50 Union 0.122 0.50
10 Chapel Hill 21.268 Orange 19.651 92.40 Durham 1.617 7.60
11 Kernersville 17.758 Forsyth 16.903 95.18 Guilford 0.855 4.82
12 Weddington 17.443 Union 17.442 99.99 Mecklenburg 0.001 0.01
13 Wake Forest 17.402 Wake 16.937 97.33 Franklin 0.465 2.67
14 Thomasville 16.768 Davidson 16.492 98.35 Randolph 0.276 1.65
15 Clayton 15.073 Johnston 15.026 99.69 Wake 0.047 0.31
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 10.747 Cabarrus 10.745 99.98 Mecklenburg 0.002 0.02
19 Mebane 9.214 Alamance 7.253 78.71 Orange 1.961 21.29
20 Morrisville 8.721 Wake 8.676 99.48 Durham 0.045 0.52
21 Archdale 8.599 Randolph 7.713 89.69 Guilford 0.886 10.31
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 7.514 Pender 6.989 93.01 Onslow 0.525 6.99
26 Elkin 6.794 Surry 6.678 98.29 Wilkes 0.116 1.71
27 Beech Mountain 6.669 Watauga 5.072 76.05 Avery 1.597 23.95
28 Davidson 6.366 Mecklenburg 6.020 94.56 Iredell 0.346 5.44
29 Highlands 6.072 Macon 5.540 91.24 Jackson 0.532 8.76
30 King 5.851 Stokes 5.002 85.49 Forsyth 0.849 14.51
31 Maiden 5.643 Catawba 5.609 99.40 Lincoln 0.034 0.60
32 Zebulon 4.552 Wake 4.552 100.00 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 3.211 Watauga 2.794 87.02 Caldwell 0.417 12.98
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 2017

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 17, 2018