Multi-County Municipalities
July 1, 2019 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 146.472 Wake County 146.050 99.71 Durham County 0.423 0.29
2 Durham 112.407 Durham County 112.098 99.73 Wake County, Orange County 0.309 0.27
3 Cary 59.038 Wake County 57.372 97.18 Chatham County 1.666 2.82
4 High Point 55.984 Guilford County 52.965 94.61 Davidson County, Forsyth County, Randolph County 3.019 5.39
5 Rocky Mount 44.722 Nash County 30.537 68.28 Edgecombe County 14.184 31.72
6 Kannapolis 32.726 Cabarrus County 27.684 84.59 Rowan County 5.042 15.41
7 Burlington 31.374 Alamance County 29.062 92.63 Guilford County 2.312 7.37
8 Hickory 30.500 Catawba County 28.779 94.36 Burke County, Caldwell County 1.721 5.64
9 Mint Hill 24.397 Mecklenburg County 24.275 99.50 Union County 0.122 0.50
10 Chapel Hill 21.305 Orange County 19.688 92.41 Durham County 1.617 7.59
11 Kernersville 17.971 Forsyth County 17.010 94.66 Guilford County 0.960 5.34
12 Wake Forest 17.927 Wake County 17.347 96.76 Franklin County 0.580 3.24
13 Weddington 17.443 Union County 17.442 99.99 Mecklenburg County 0.001 0.01
14 Thomasville 16.768 Davidson County 16.492 98.35 Randolph County 0.276 1.65
15 Clayton 15.206 Johnston County 15.159 99.69 Wake County 0.047 0.31
16 Kings Mountain 13.427 Cleveland County 11.309 84.23 Gaston County 2.118 15.77
17 Elizabeth City 11.950 Pasquotank County 11.863 99.27 Camden County 0.087 0.73
18 Midland 11.253 Cabarrus County 11.251 99.98 Mecklenburg County 0.002 0.02
19 Mebane 9.939 Alamance County 7.825 78.73 Orange County 2.114 21.27
20 Morrisville 8.798 Wake County 8.753 99.49 Durham County 0.045 0.51
21 Archdale 8.666 Randolph County 7.780 89.77 Guilford County 0.886 10.23
22 Stallings 8.229 Union County 7.957 96.69 Mecklenburg County 0.273 3.31
23 Locust 8.138 Stanly County 6.135 75.39 Cabarrus County 2.003 24.61
24 Tobaccoville 7.650 Forsyth County 7.587 99.18 Stokes County 0.063 0.82
25 Surf City 7.568 Pender County 7.043 93.06 Onslow County 0.525 6.94
26 Elkin 6.794 Surry County 6.678 98.29 Wilkes County 0.116 1.71
27 Beech Mountain 6.669 Watauga County 5.072 76.05 Avery County 1.597 23.95
28 Davidson 6.454 Mecklenburg County 6.108 94.64 Iredell County 0.346 5.36
29 Highlands 6.079 Macon County 5.547 91.25 Jackson County 0.532 8.75
30 King 5.863 Stokes County 5.014 85.52 Forsyth County 0.849 14.48
31 Maiden 5.643 Catawba County 5.609 99.40 Lincoln County 0.034 0.60
32 Zebulon 4.971 Wake County 4.971 100.00 Johnston County 0.000 0.00
33 Long View 3.937 Catawba County 3.342 84.89 Burke County 0.595 15.11
34 Gibsonville 3.568 Guilford County 2.251 63.10 Alamance County 1.317 36.90
35 Red Springs 3.500 Robeson County 3.499 99.97 Hoke County 0.001 0.03
36 Angier 3.246 Harnett County 2.995 92.27 Wake County 0.251 7.73
37 Blowing Rock 3.172 Watauga County 2.756 86.86 Caldwell County 0.417 13.14
38 Harrells 3.154 Sampson County 2.881 91.34 Duplin County 0.273 8.66
39 Wallace 3.080 Duplin County 2.842 92.27 Pender County 0.238 7.73
40 Benson 2.787 Johnston County 2.785 99.93 Harnett County 0.002 0.07
41 Maxton 2.700 Robeson County 2.298 85.11 Scotland County 0.402 14.89
42 Mount Olive 2.675 Wayne County 2.657 99.33 Duplin County 0.018 0.67
43 Kenly 2.289 Johnston County 1.559 68.10 Wilson County 0.730 31.90
44 Seven Devils 2.201 Watauga County 1.544 70.15 Avery County 0.657 29.85
45 Grifton 2.164 Pitt County 2.018 93.25 Lenoir County 0.146 6.75
46 Candor 1.619 Montgomery County 1.619 100.00 Moore County 0.000 0.00
47 Saluda 1.560 Polk County 1.507 96.60 Henderson County 0.053 3.40
48 Broadway 1.295 Lee County 1.289 99.54 Harnett County 0.006 0.46
49 Falcon 1.289 Cumberland County 1.173 91.00 Sampson County 0.116 9.00
50 Rhodhiss 1.186 Burke County 0.797 67.21 Caldwell County 0.389 32.79
51 Sharpsburg 1.016 Nash County 0.613 60.34 Wilson County, Edgecombe County 0.403 39.66
52 Whitakers 0.820 Nash County 0.434 52.93 Edgecombe County 0.386 47.07
53 Faison 0.801 Duplin County 0.800 99.88 Sampson County 0.001 0.12
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2019

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 15, 2020