Multi-County Municipalities
Estimated July 1, 2017 Population Distribution
Standard Population Estimates
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Rank Municipality Total Pop County Population % of Total County Population % of Total
1 Raleigh 457,583 Wake 456,260 99.71 Durham 1,323 0.29
2 Durham 260,251 Durham 259,977 99.89 Wake, Orange 274 0.11
3 Cary 159,006 Wake 156,573 98.47 Chatham 2,433 1.53
4 High Point 111,454 Guilford 105,235 94.42 Davidson, Forsyth, Randolph 6,219 5.58
5 Chapel Hill 59,903 Orange 56,703 94.66 Durham 3,200 5.34
6 Rocky Mount 54,686 Nash 38,854 71.05 Edgecombe 15,832 28.95
7 Burlington 53,067 Alamance 52,323 98.60 Guilford 744 1.40
8 Kannapolis 47,276 Cabarrus 37,401 79.11 Rowan 9,875 20.89
9 Hickory 40,638 Catawba 40,550 99.78 Burke, Caldwell 88 0.22
10 Wake Forest 36,398 Wake 35,298 96.98 Franklin 1,100 3.02
11 Mint Hill 27,237 Mecklenburg 27,175 99.77 Union 62 0.23
12 Thomasville 27,055 Davidson 26,728 98.79 Randolph 327 1.21
13 Morrisville 25,242 Wake 25,242 100.00 Durham 0 0.00
14 Kernersville 25,164 Forsyth 24,553 97.57 Guilford 611 2.43
15 Clayton 20,112 Johnston 20,112 100.00 Wake 0 0.00
16 Elizabeth City 17,609 Pasquotank 17,565 99.75 Camden 44 0.25
17 Stallings 16,102 Union 15,578 96.75 Mecklenburg 524 3.25
18 Mebane 13,363 Alamance 11,254 84.22 Orange 2,109 15.78
19 Davidson 13,228 Mecklenburg 12,876 97.34 Iredell 352 2.66
20 Archdale 12,104 Randolph 11,732 96.93 Guilford 372 3.07
21 Kings Mountain 10,742 Cleveland 9,656 89.89 Gaston 1,086 10.11
22 Weddington 10,679 Union 10,672 99.93 Mecklenburg 7 0.07
23 Gibsonville 7,128 Guilford 3,566 50.03 Alamance 3,562 49.97
24 King 6,927 Stokes 6,235 90.01 Forsyth 692 9.99
25 Angier 5,161 Harnett 4,962 96.14 Wake 199 3.86
26 Zebulon 4,901 Wake 4,901 100.00 Johnston 0 0.00
27 Long View 4,857 Catawba 4,116 84.74 Burke 741 15.26
28 Mount Olive 4,588 Wayne 4,537 98.89 Duplin 51 1.11
29 Wallace 3,959 Duplin 3,959 100.00 Pender 0 0.00
30 Elkin 3,907 Surry 3,827 97.95 Wilkes 80 2.05
31 Midland 3,890 Cabarrus 3,890 100.00 Mecklenburg 0 0.00
32 Benson 3,472 Johnston 3,472 100.00 Harnett 0 0.00
33 Locust 3,393 Stanly 3,114 91.78 Cabarrus 279 8.22
34 Maiden 3,390 Catawba 3,388 99.94 Lincoln 2 0.06
35 Red Springs 3,350 Robeson 3,350 100.00 Hoke 0 0.00
36 Grifton 2,684 Pitt 2,505 93.33 Lenoir 179 6.67
37 Tobaccoville 2,538 Forsyth 2,538 100.00 Stokes 0 0.00
38 Maxton 2,318 Robeson 2,128 91.80 Scotland 190 8.20
39 Surf City 2,137 Pender 1,840 86.10 Onslow 297 13.90
40 Sharpsburg 1,945 Nash 1,192 61.29 Wilson, Edgecombe 753 38.71
41 Kenly 1,388 Johnston 1,228 88.47 Wilson 160 11.53
42 Blowing Rock 1,327 Watauga 1,220 91.94 Caldwell 107 8.06
43 Broadway 1,292 Lee 1,242 96.13 Harnett 50 3.87
44 Rhodhiss 1,093 Burke 737 67.43 Caldwell 356 32.57
45 Faison 980 Duplin 980 100.00 Sampson 0 0.00
46 Highlands 941 Macon 937 99.57 Jackson 4 0.43
47 Candor 825 Montgomery 825 100.00 Moore 0 0.00
48 Saluda 734 Polk 720 98.09 Henderson 14 1.91
49 Whitakers 699 Edgecombe 371 53.08 Nash 328 46.92
50 Beech Mountain 337 Watauga 311 92.28 Avery 26 7.72
51 Falcon 336 Cumberland 336 100.00 Sampson 0 0.00
52 Seven Devils 218 Watauga 187 85.78 Avery 31 14.22
53 Harrells 202 Sampson 178 88.12 Duplin 24 11.88
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2017

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Last updated September 17, 2018