Aspects of Municipal Population Change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017
Ranked by Total Population Percent Change
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Rank Municipality County April 2010 Population Annexed Change in Annexed Areas Change in 2010 Limits Total Change Percent Change July 2017
1 Rolesville Wake 3,786 130 220 2,183 2,533 66.9 6,319
2 Bermuda Run Davie 1,725 770 17 184 971 56.3 2,696
3 St. James Brunswick 3,165 0 0 1,734 1,734 54.8 4,899
4 Fontana Dam Graham 15 9 0 -1 8 53.3 23
5 Harrisburg Cabarrus 11,526 1,344 1,388 2,619 5,351 46.4 16,877
6 Fuquay-Varina Wake 17,937 155 1,340 6,116 7,611 42.4 25,548
7 Leland Brunswick 13,527 0 0 5,366 5,366 39.7 18,893
8 Waxhaw Union 9,859 3 0 3,783 3,786 38.4 13,645
9 Stem Granville 463 0 0 175 175 37.8 638
10 Morrisville Wake, Durham 18,576 65 144 6,457 6,666 35.9 25,242
11 Holly Springs Wake 24,661 30 107 7,674 7,811 31.7 32,472
12 Falcon Cumberland, Sampson 258 4 0 74 78 30.2 336
13 Holly Ridge Onslow 1,268 0 96 284 380 30.0 1,648
14 Elon Alamance 9,409 5 0 2,769 2,774 29.5 12,183
15 Apex Wake 37,476 225 4,862 5,872 10,959 29.2 48,435
16 Shallotte Brunswick 3,675 9 8 1,005 1,022 27.8 4,697
17 Pinehurst Moore 13,124 1,719 96 1,815 3,630 27.7 16,754
18 Huntersville Mecklenburg 46,773 30 115 12,576 12,721 27.2 59,494
19 Jamestown Guilford 3,382 471 0 433 904 26.7 4,286
20 Midland Cabarrus, Mecklenburg 3,073 20 0 797 817 26.6 3,890
21 Knightdale Wake 11,401 11 12 2,993 3,016 26.5 14,417
22 Cornelius Mecklenburg 24,866 224 813 5,255 6,292 25.3 31,158
23 Boiling Spring Lakes Brunswick 5,372 0 0 1,347 1,347 25.1 6,719
24 Marvin Union 5,579 47 1 1,340 1,388 24.9 6,967
25 Clayton Johnston, Wake 16,116 53 634 3,309 3,996 24.8 20,112
26 Swepsonville Alamance 1,154 0 0 285 285 24.7 1,439
27 Navassa Brunswick 1,505 0 0 362 362 24.1 1,867
28 Weaverville Buncombe 3,120 542 47 151 740 23.7 3,860
29 Maggie Valley Haywood 1,150 10 120 136 266 23.1 1,416
30 Pineville Mecklenburg 7,479 0 0 1,721 1,721 23.0 9,200
31 Pittsboro Chatham 3,743 16 1 842 859 22.9 4,602
32 Southport Brunswick 2,833 0 0 648 648 22.9 3,481
33 Youngsville Franklin 1,157 51 10 203 264 22.8 1,421
34 Mooresville Iredell 32,711 19 -1 7,272 7,290 22.3 40,001
35 Hillsborough Orange 6,087 82 148 1,047 1,277 21.0 7,364
36 Aberdeen Moore 6,350 21 87 1,220 1,328 20.9 7,678
37 Davidson Mecklenburg, Iredell 10,944 11 0 2,273 2,284 20.9 13,228
38 Wake Forest Wake, Franklin 30,117 14 443 5,824 6,281 20.9 36,398
39 Carolina Shores Brunswick 3,048 0 0 633 633 20.8 3,681
40 Hayesville Clay 311 32 0 32 64 20.6 375
41 Cramerton Gaston 4,165 0 0 851 851 20.4 5,016
42 New London Stanly 600 5 0 116 121 20.2 721
43 Montreat Buncombe 723 0 0 145 145 20.1 868
44 Mint Hill Mecklenburg, Union 22,722 216 15 4,284 4,515 19.9 27,237
45 Cameron Moore 285 0 0 56 56 19.6 341
46 Oak Ridge Guilford 6,185 123 5 1,064 1,192 19.3 7,377
47 Richlands Onslow 1,520 0 236 53 289 19.0 1,809
48 Angier Harnett, Wake 4,350 1 0 810 811 18.6 5,161
49 Varnamtown Brunswick 541 0 0 100 100 18.5 641
50 Murfreesboro Hertford 2,835 0 0 524 524 18.5 3,359
51 Wesley Chapel Union 7,463 187 37 1,114 1,338 17.9 8,801
52 Watha Pender 190 2 0 32 34 17.9 224
53 Foxfire Moore 902 4 6 151 161 17.8 1,063
54 Sunset Beach Brunswick 3,572 0 0 634 634 17.7 4,206
55 Cary Wake, Chatham 135,234 314 3,858 19,600 23,772 17.6 159,006
56 Ocean Isle Beach Brunswick 550 0 0 96 96 17.5 646
57 Mebane Alamance, Orange 11,393 2 0 1,968 1,970 17.3 13,363
58 Wendell Wake 5,845 3 0 995 998 17.1 6,843
59 Macon Warren 119 0 0 20 20 16.8 139
60 Whispering Pines Moore 2,928 0 0 490 490 16.7 3,418
61 Garner Wake 25,745 17 1,628 2,618 4,263 16.6 30,008
62 Newport Carteret 4,150 0 479 208 687 16.6 4,837
63 Stallings Union, Mecklenburg 13,831 18 2 2,251 2,271 16.4 16,102
64 Wilson's Mill Johnston 2,277 0 0 371 371 16.3 2,648
65 Locust Stanly, Cabarrus 2,930 0 0 463 463 15.8 3,393
66 Indian Trail Union 33,518 193 85 4,999 5,277 15.7 38,795
67 Mount Pleasant Cabarrus 1,652 2 0 257 259 15.7 1,911
68 Walkertown Forsyth 4,675 40 0 688 728 15.6 5,403
69 Charlotte Mecklenburg 731,424 4,146 1,346 108,319 113,811 15.6 845,235
70 Troutman Iredell 2,383 58 5 306 369 15.5 2,752
71 Atkinson Pender 299 0 0 46 46 15.4 345
72 Archer Lodge Johnston 4,292 0 0 660 660 15.4 4,952
73 Surf City Pender, Onslow 1,853 0 0 284 284 15.3 2,137
74 Alamance Alamance 951 0 0 144 144 15.1 1,095
75 Belville Brunswick 1,936 0 0 291 291 15.0 2,227
76 Concord Cabarrus 79,066 127 340 11,287 11,754 14.9 90,820
77 Mineral Springs Union 2,639 0 0 380 380 14.4 3,019
78 Northwest Brunswick 735 0 0 105 105 14.3 840
79 Wingate Union 3,491 0 0 498 498 14.3 3,989
80 Stoneville Rockingham 1,056 166 8 -24 150 14.2 1,206
81 Peletier Carteret 644 0 0 91 91 14.1 735
82 Stokesdale Guilford 5,047 0 0 713 713 14.1 5,760
83 Matthews Mecklenburg 27,198 0 0 3,830 3,830 14.1 31,028
84 Durham Durham, Wake, Orange 228,330 369 2,745 28,807 31,921 14.0 260,251
85 Cape Carteret Carteret 1,917 86 11 170 267 13.9 2,184
86 Cedar Point Carteret 1,279 0 0 178 178 13.9 1,457
87 Mars Hill Madison 1,869 62 1 195 258 13.8 2,127
88 Wilmington New Hanover 106,476 4 1,556 13,114 14,674 13.8 121,150
89 Summerfield Guilford 10,232 0 0 1,399 1,399 13.7 11,631
90 Boone Watauga 17,122 3 72 2,261 2,336 13.6 19,458
91 Caswell Beach Brunswick 398 0 0 54 54 13.6 452
92 Seven Devils Watauga, Avery 192 2 2 22 26 13.5 218
93 Indian Beach Carteret 112 8 2 5 15 13.4 127
94 Southern Pines Moore 12,334 2 392 1,250 1,644 13.3 13,978
95 Raleigh Wake, Durham 403,892 862 3,240 49,589 53,691 13.3 457,583
96 Fletcher Henderson 7,187 0 0 948 948 13.2 8,135
97 Belmont Gaston 10,076 348 -68 1,047 1,327 13.2 11,403
98 Sandy Creek Brunswick 260 0 0 34 34 13.1 294
99 Weddington Union, Mecklenburg 9,459 0 0 1,220 1,220 12.9 10,679
100 Oak Island Brunswick 6,783 0 0 846 846 12.5 7,629
101 Mount Holly Gaston 13,656 3 0 1,699 1,702 12.5 15,358
102 Swansboro Onslow 2,663 0 0 325 325 12.2 2,988
103 Unionville Union 5,929 247 9 457 713 12.0 6,642
104 Bald Head Island Brunswick 158 0 0 19 19 12.0 177
105 Fairview Union 3,324 0 0 396 396 11.9 3,720
106 Bolivia Brunswick 143 0 0 17 17 11.9 160
107 Calabash Brunswick 1,786 0 0 208 208 11.6 1,994
108 Creedmoor Granville 4,124 1 0 475 476 11.5 4,600
109 Gibsonville Guilford, Alamance 6,410 3 2 713 718 11.2 7,128
110 Topsail Beach Pender 368 0 0 41 41 11.1 409
111 Kannapolis Cabarrus, Rowan 42,625 0 0 4,651 4,651 10.9 47,276
112 St. Helena Pender 389 0 0 42 42 10.8 431
113 Holden Beach Brunswick 575 0 0 62 62 10.8 637
114 Zebulon Wake, Johnston 4,433 3 0 465 468 10.6 4,901
115 Kure Beach New Hanover 2,012 0 0 212 212 10.5 2,224
116 Minnesott Beach Pamlico 440 0 0 46 46 10.5 486
117 Manteo Dare 1,434 0 0 148 148 10.3 1,582
118 Asheville Buncombe 83,393 553 55 7,909 8,517 10.2 91,910
119 Coats Harnett 2,112 0 0 212 212 10.0 2,324
120 Pinebluff Moore 1,337 0 0 131 131 9.8 1,468
121 Hope Mills Cumberland 15,176 11 839 634 1,484 9.8 16,660
122 Banner Elk Avery 1,028 0 0 98 98 9.5 1,126
123 Southern Shores Dare 2,714 0 0 257 257 9.5 2,971
124 Vass Moore 720 0 0 66 66 9.2 786
125 Carthage Moore 2,205 10 2 188 200 9.1 2,405
126 Pine Level Johnston 1,700 0 0 153 153 9.0 1,853
127 Mills River Henderson 6,802 2 0 609 611 9.0 7,413
128 Kernersville Forsyth, Guilford 23,123 0 1,022 1,019 2,041 8.8 25,164
129 Nags Head Dare 2,757 0 0 237 237 8.6 2,994
130 Pembroke Robeson 2,973 0 126 127 253 8.5 3,226
131 Woodfin Buncombe 6,123 6 0 511 517 8.4 6,640
132 Kitty Hawk Dare 3,272 0 0 276 276 8.4 3,548
133 Wilkesboro Wilkes 3,413 117 153 15 285 8.4 3,698
134 Mocksville Davie 5,051 0 0 421 421 8.3 5,472
135 Morehead City Carteret 8,661 12 365 342 719 8.3 9,380
136 Oakboro Stanly 1,859 6 0 147 153 8.2 2,012
137 Raeford Hoke 4,611 0 0 372 372 8.1 4,983
138 Dallas Gaston 4,488 3 0 359 362 8.1 4,850
139 Claremont Catawba 1,352 20 2 87 109 8.1 1,461
140 Trenton Jones 287 0 0 23 23 8.0 310
141 Jacksonville Onslow 70,145 24 2,781 2,798 5,603 8.0 75,748
142 Love Valley Iredell 113 4 0 5 9 8.0 122
143 Black Mountain Buncombe 7,848 0 0 623 623 7.9 8,471
144 Kill Devil Hills Dare 6,683 0 0 529 529 7.9 7,212
145 Duck Dare 369 0 0 29 29 7.9 398
146 Hendersonville Henderson 13,137 28 0 1,000 1,028 7.8 14,165
147 Rosman Transylvania 576 0 4 41 45 7.8 621
148 Sims Wilson 282 17 0 5 22 7.8 304
149 Marshall Madison 872 0 0 68 68 7.8 940
150 Stanfield Stanly 1,486 0 0 115 115 7.7 1,601
151 Marion McDowell 7,838 379 189 38 606 7.7 8,444
152 Tryon Polk 1,646 0 0 126 126 7.7 1,772
153 Ossipee Alamance 543 0 0 41 41 7.6 584
154 White Lake Bladen 802 6 0 54 60 7.5 862
155 Lake Park Union 3,422 0 0 254 254 7.4 3,676
156 Lillington Harnett 3,194 0 0 233 233 7.3 3,427
157 Lowell Gaston 3,526 0 0 249 249 7.1 3,775
158 Siler City Chatham 7,887 0 0 556 556 7.0 8,443
159 Flat Rock Henderson 3,114 0 0 219 219 7.0 3,333
160 St. Pauls Robeson 2,035 237 -3 -92 142 7.0 2,177
161 Selma Johnston 6,073 1 0 421 422 6.9 6,495
162 Blowing Rock Watauga, Caldwell 1,241 70 0 16 86 6.9 1,327
163 Four Oaks Johnston 1,921 1 0 132 133 6.9 2,054
164 Carrboro Orange 19,582 0 86 1,260 1,346 6.9 20,928
165 Greensboro Guilford 269,666 67 413 18,040 18,520 6.9 288,186
166 Clemmons Forsyth 18,627 3 0 1,273 1,276 6.9 19,903
167 Monroe Union 32,797 0 0 2,237 2,237 6.8 35,034
168 Bryson City Swain 1,424 2 0 95 97 6.8 1,521
169 High Point Guilford, Davidson, Forsyth, Randolph 104,371 41 2 7,040 7,083 6.8 111,454
170 Rural Hall Forsyth 2,937 2 0 187 189 6.4 3,126
171 Carolina Beach New Hanover 5,706 0 0 362 362 6.3 6,068
172 Stedman Cumberland 1,028 0 0 65 65 6.3 1,093
173 Bogue Carteret 684 0 0 43 43 6.3 727
174 Franklin Macon 3,845 64 0 173 237 6.2 4,082
175 Burlington Alamance, Guilford 50,042 995 54 1,976 3,025 6.0 53,067
176 Archdale Randolph, Guilford 11,415 31 0 658 689 6.0 12,104
177 Simpson Pitt 416 0 0 25 25 6.0 441
178 Dortches Nash 935 37 0 19 56 6.0 991
179 Winston-Salem Forsyth 229,617 20 93 13,296 13,409 5.8 243,026
180 McAdenville Gaston 651 0 0 38 38 5.8 689
181 Gastonia Gaston 71,741 3 559 3,616 4,178 5.8 75,919
182 Brevard Transylvania 7,609 1 135 300 436 5.7 8,045
183 Graham Alamance 14,153 8 391 407 806 5.7 14,959
184 Stanley Gaston 3,556 0 0 202 202 5.7 3,758
185 Granite Quarry Rowan 2,930 0 0 163 163 5.6 3,093
186 Greenville Pitt 84,554 46 1,214 3,412 4,672 5.5 89,226
187 Turkey Sampson 292 0 0 16 16 5.5 308
188 Burgaw Pender 3,872 0 0 209 209 5.4 4,081
189 Richfield Stanly 613 0 0 33 33 5.4 646
190 Haw River Alamance 2,298 0 0 123 123 5.4 2,421
191 Canton Haywood 4,227 0 0 226 226 5.3 4,453
192 Princeville Edgecombe 2,082 0 0 111 111 5.3 2,193
193 Beech Mountain Watauga, Avery 320 0 0 17 17 5.3 337
194 Statesville Iredell 24,532 8 0 1,251 1,259 5.1 25,791
195 Broadway Lee, Harnett 1,229 0 0 63 63 5.1 1,292
196 Sylva Jackson 2,588 0 0 132 132 5.1 2,720
197 Robbins Moore 1,097 0 0 55 55 5.0 1,152
198 Hot Springs Madison 560 0 0 28 28 5.0 588
199 Benson Johnston, Harnett 3,311 0 0 161 161 4.9 3,472
200 Pollocksville Jones 311 0 0 15 15 4.8 326
201 Butner Granville 7,591 0 0 366 366 4.8 7,957
202 Sanford Lee 28,094 0 0 1,350 1,350 4.8 29,444
203 Micro Johnston 441 0 0 21 21 4.8 462
204 Hudson Caldwell 3,776 0 45 133 178 4.7 3,954
205 Princeton Johnston 1,194 0 0 56 56 4.7 1,250
206 Lewisville Forsyth 12,639 0 0 592 592 4.7 13,231
207 Erwin Harnett 4,405 0 0 206 206 4.7 4,611
208 Chapel Hill Orange, Durham 57,233 341 19 2,310 2,670 4.7 59,903
209 Webster Jackson 363 0 0 16 16 4.4 379
210 Forest Hills Jackson 365 0 0 16 16 4.4 381
211 Kings Mountain Cleveland, Gaston 10,296 288 1 157 446 4.3 10,742
212 Ranlo Gaston 3,434 24 1 123 148 4.3 3,582
213 Tar Heel Bladen 117 0 0 5 5 4.3 122
214 Sandyfield Columbus 447 0 0 19 19 4.3 466
215 Arapahoe Pamlico 556 0 0 23 23 4.1 579
216 Dunn Harnett 9,263 28 0 351 379 4.1 9,642
217 Taylortown Moore 722 0 0 29 29 4.0 751
218 Beaufort Carteret 4,039 0 0 161 161 4.0 4,200
219 Tobaccoville Forsyth, Stokes 2,441 0 0 97 97 4.0 2,538
220 Midway Davidson 4,679 70 0 114 184 3.9 4,863
221 Ruth Rutherford 440 0 0 17 17 3.9 457
222 North Topsail Beach Onslow 743 0 0 28 28 3.8 771
223 Pleasant Garden Guilford 4,489 0 0 168 168 3.7 4,657
224 Tabor City Columbus 3,979 0 0 148 148 3.7 4,127
225 Laurel Park Henderson 2,180 0 0 80 80 3.7 2,260
226 Cherryville Gaston 5,760 0 0 211 211 3.7 5,971
227 Kenly Johnston, Wilson 1,339 0 0 49 49 3.7 1,388
228 Red Cross Stanly 742 0 0 27 27 3.6 769
229 Seven Springs Wayne 110 0 0 4 4 3.6 114
230 North Wilkesboro Wilkes 4,245 14 0 138 152 3.6 4,397
231 Harmony Iredell 531 0 0 19 19 3.6 550
232 Biltmore Forest Buncombe 1,343 0 0 48 48 3.6 1,391
233 Staley Randolph 393 0 0 14 14 3.6 407
234 Emerald Isle Carteret 3,655 0 0 129 129 3.5 3,784
235 Rutherford College Burke 1,341 0 0 47 47 3.5 1,388
236 Fayetteville Cumberland 200,564 14 1,762 5,243 7,019 3.5 207,583
237 Earl Cleveland 260 0 0 9 9 3.5 269
238 Lucama Wilson 1,108 0 0 38 38 3.4 1,146
239 Smithfield Johnston 10,966 0 0 376 376 3.4 11,342
240 Red Oak Nash 3,430 0 0 116 116 3.4 3,546
241 Sedalia Guilford 623 0 0 21 21 3.4 644
242 Clyde Haywood 1,223 0 0 41 41 3.4 1,264
243 Taylorsville Alexander 2,077 13 0 56 69 3.3 2,146
244 Beulaville Duplin 1,296 0 0 43 43 3.3 1,339
245 Murphy Cherokee 1,627 0 0 52 52 3.2 1,679
246 Asheboro Randolph 25,012 260 7 508 775 3.1 25,787
247 Wallburg Davidson 3,047 0 0 94 94 3.1 3,141
248 Conover Catawba 8,165 1 0 246 247 3.0 8,412
249 Saluda Polk, Henderson 713 0 0 21 21 2.9 734
250 Franklinville Randolph 1,164 0 0 34 34 2.9 1,198
251 Magnolia Duplin 939 0 0 27 27 2.9 966
252 Andrews Cherokee 1,781 0 0 50 50 2.8 1,831
253 Salisbury Rowan 33,527 8 0 928 936 2.8 34,463
254 Calypso Duplin 538 0 0 15 15 2.8 553
255 Waynesville Haywood 9,869 0 0 268 268 2.7 10,137
256 Hemby Bridge Union 1,520 0 0 41 41 2.7 1,561
257 Green Level Alamance 2,100 0 0 56 56 2.7 2,156
258 Dublin Bladen 338 0 0 9 9 2.7 347
259 China Grove Rowan 4,162 0 0 109 109 2.6 4,271
260 Rockwell Rowan 2,108 5 0 50 55 2.6 2,163
261 High Shoals Gaston 696 0 0 18 18 2.6 714
262 Grifton Pitt, Lenoir 2,617 2 0 65 67 2.6 2,684
263 Bessemer City Gaston 5,340 5 0 131 136 2.5 5,476
264 Whitsett Guilford 590 0 0 15 15 2.5 605
265 Faith Rowan 807 0 0 20 20 2.5 827
266 Marshville Union 2,402 3 0 56 59 2.5 2,461
267 Glen Alpine Burke 1,517 20 0 17 37 2.4 1,554
268 Maiden Catawba, Lincoln 3,310 0 3 77 80 2.4 3,390
269 Mooresboro Cleveland 311 0 0 7 7 2.3 318
270 Cleveland Rowan 868 0 0 19 19 2.2 887
271 Winfall Perquimans 594 0 0 13 13 2.2 607
272 Lake Lure Rutherford 1,192 0 0 26 26 2.2 1,218
273 Norman Richmond 138 0 0 3 3 2.2 141
274 Bakersville Mitchell 464 0 0 10 10 2.2 474
275 Rose Hill Duplin 1,626 0 0 35 35 2.2 1,661
276 Rhodhiss Burke, Caldwell 1,070 0 0 23 23 2.1 1,093
277 Newland Avery 698 0 0 15 15 2.1 713
278 Snow Hill Greene 1,595 0 89 -56 33 2.1 1,628
279 Wallace Duplin, Pender 3,880 2 0 77 79 2.0 3,959
280 Sparta Alleghany 1,770 0 0 36 36 2.0 1,806
281 Faison Duplin, Sampson 961 0 0 19 19 2.0 980
282 Winterville Pitt 9,269 46 25 105 176 1.9 9,445
283 Pilot Mountain Surry 1,477 4 0 24 28 1.9 1,505
284 Greenevers Duplin 634 0 0 12 12 1.9 646
285 Highlands Macon, Jackson 924 0 0 17 17 1.8 941
286 Rennert Robeson 383 0 0 7 7 1.8 390
287 Grimesland Pitt 441 2 0 6 8 1.8 449
288 Alliance Pamlico 776 0 0 14 14 1.8 790
289 Burnsville Yancey 1,693 0 0 30 30 1.8 1,723
290 Hickory Catawba, Burke, Caldwell 40,010 14 0 614 628 1.6 40,638
291 Crossnore Avery 192 0 0 3 3 1.6 195
292 Bridgeton Craven 454 3 0 4 7 1.5 461
293 Autryville Sampson 196 0 3 0 3 1.5 199
294 Yadkinville Yadkin 2,959 4 0 41 45 1.5 3,004
295 Middleburg Vance 133 0 0 2 2 1.5 135
296 Goldston Chatham 268 0 0 4 4 1.5 272
297 Landis Rowan 3,096 4 0 42 46 1.5 3,142
298 Stovall Granville 418 0 0 6 6 1.4 424
299 New Bern Craven 29,524 24 256 138 418 1.4 29,942
300 Ellenboro Rutherford 873 0 0 12 12 1.4 885
301 Eastover Cumberland 3,628 0 0 49 49 1.4 3,677
302 Albemarle Stanly 15,903 0 0 206 206 1.3 16,109
303 Dillsboro Jackson 232 0 0 3 3 1.3 235
304 Garland Sampson 625 0 0 8 8 1.3 633
305 Franklinton Franklin 2,023 0 0 25 25 1.2 2,048
306 Milton Caswell 166 0 0 2 2 1.2 168
307 Cooleemee Davie 960 0 0 11 11 1.1 971
308 Thomasville Davidson, Randolph 26,757 0 0 298 298 1.1 27,055
309 Wrightsville Beach New Hanover 2,477 0 0 26 26 1.0 2,503
310 Randleman Randolph 4,113 0 23 20 43 1.0 4,156
311 Falkland Pitt 96 0 0 1 1 1.0 97
312 Bostic Rutherford 386 0 0 4 4 1.0 390
313 Oriental Pamlico 900 4 0 5 9 1.0 909
314 Norwood Stanly 2,379 0 0 23 23 1.0 2,402
315 Ayden Pitt 4,932 0 0 44 44 0.9 4,976
316 Lincolnton Lincoln 10,486 0 0 92 92 0.9 10,578
317 Bunn Franklin 344 0 0 3 3 0.9 347
318 McFarlan Anson 117 0 0 1 1 0.9 118
319 Grover Cleveland 708 0 0 6 6 0.8 714
320 Dobson Surry 1,586 0 0 13 13 0.8 1,599
321 Maysville Jones 1,019 0 0 8 8 0.8 1,027
322 Boiling Springs Cleveland 4,647 0 14 21 35 0.8 4,682
323 Polkville Cleveland 545 0 0 4 4 0.7 549
324 Fallston Cleveland 607 0 0 4 4 0.7 611
325 Patterson Springs Cleveland 622 0 0 4 4 0.6 626
326 Grantsboro Pamlico 688 0 0 4 4 0.6 692
327 Teachey Duplin 376 0 3 -1 2 0.5 378
328 Badin Stanly 1,974 0 0 10 10 0.5 1,984
329 Columbus Polk 999 0 0 5 5 0.5 1,004
330 Oxford Granville 8,461 36 2 4 42 0.5 8,503
331 Belwood Cleveland 950 0 0 4 4 0.4 954
332 King Stokes, Forsyth 6,904 6 0 17 23 0.3 6,927
333 Newton Catawba 12,968 3 0 38 41 0.3 13,009
334 Morganton Burke 16,918 0 0 51 51 0.3 16,969
335 Chocowinity Beaufort 820 0 0 2 2 0.2 822
336 Pine Knoll Shores Carteret 1,339 0 0 3 3 0.2 1,342
337 Elk Park Avery 452 0 0 1 1 0.2 453
338 Catawba Catawba 603 0 0 1 1 0.2 604
339 West Jefferson Ashe 1,299 9 0 -7 2 0.2 1,301
340 Atlantic Beach Carteret 1,495 0 0 2 2 0.1 1,497
341 Boonville Yadkin 1,222 0 0 1 1 0.1 1,223
342 Wilson Wilson 49,167 212 7 -216 3 0.0 49,170
343 Bear Grass Martin 73 0 0 0 0 0.0 73
343 Casar Cleveland 297 0 0 0 0 0.0 297
343 Como Hertford 91 0 0 0 0 0.0 91
343 Fountain Pitt 427 0 0 0 0 0.0 427
343 Grandfather Village Avery 25 0 0 0 0 0.0 25
343 Harrells Sampson, Duplin 202 0 0 0 0 0.0 202
343 Lawndale Cleveland 606 0 0 0 0 0.0 606
343 Old Fort McDowell 908 0 0 0 0 0.0 908
351 Mount Olive Wayne, Duplin 4,589 0 0 -1 -1 -0.0 4,588
352 Spindale Rutherford 4,321 0 0 -1 -1 -0.0 4,320
353 Gamewell Caldwell 4,051 0 0 -5 -5 -0.1 4,046
354 Brunswick Columbus 1,119 0 0 -2 -2 -0.2 1,117
355 Spruce Pine Mitchell 2,175 0 0 -4 -4 -0.2 2,171
356 Farmville Pitt 4,654 0 0 -9 -9 -0.2 4,645
357 Star Montgomery 876 0 0 -2 -2 -0.2 874
358 Conway Northampton 836 0 0 -2 -2 -0.2 834
359 Connelly Springs Burke 1,669 0 0 -4 -4 -0.2 1,665
360 Saratoga Wilson 408 0 0 -1 -1 -0.2 407
361 Long View Catawba, Burke 4,871 0 0 -14 -14 -0.3 4,857
362 Spring Hope Nash 1,320 0 0 -4 -4 -0.3 1,316
363 Waco Cleveland 321 0 0 -1 -1 -0.3 320
364 Newton Grove Sampson 569 0 0 -2 -2 -0.4 567
365 Stonewall Pamlico 281 0 0 -1 -1 -0.4 280
366 Wade Cumberland 556 0 0 -2 -2 -0.4 554
367 Forest City Rutherford 7,476 0 0 -27 -27 -0.4 7,449
368 Trinity Randolph 6,614 0 0 -24 -24 -0.4 6,590
369 Lake Waccamaw Columbus 1,480 3 0 -10 -7 -0.5 1,473
370 Yanceyville Caswell 2,039 50 0 -60 -10 -0.5 2,029
371 Sugar Mountain Avery 198 0 0 -1 -1 -0.5 197
372 Black Creek Wilson 769 0 0 -4 -4 -0.5 765
373 Valdese Burke 4,490 1 0 -26 -25 -0.6 4,465
374 Bolton Columbus 691 0 0 -4 -4 -0.6 687
375 Liberty Randolph 2,656 4 0 -20 -16 -0.6 2,640
376 Bethania Forsyth 328 0 0 -2 -2 -0.6 326
377 Gatesville Gates 321 0 0 -2 -2 -0.6 319
378 Bayboro Pamlico 1,263 0 0 -8 -8 -0.6 1,255
379 Middlesex Nash 822 0 0 -6 -6 -0.7 816
380 Spencer Rowan 3,267 0 0 -24 -24 -0.7 3,243
381 Vandemere Pamlico 254 0 0 -2 -2 -0.8 252
382 Seagrove Randolph 228 0 0 -2 -2 -0.9 226
383 Chimney Rock Rutherford 113 0 0 -1 -1 -0.9 112
384 Drexel Burke 1,858 0 0 -17 -17 -0.9 1,841
385 Louisburg Franklin 3,359 40 3 -74 -31 -0.9 3,328
386 Walnut Creek Wayne 835 0 0 -8 -8 -1.0 827
387 Ronda Wilkes 417 0 0 -4 -4 -1.0 413
388 Mount Airy Surry 10,388 0 0 -104 -104 -1.0 10,284
389 Kingstown Cleveland 681 0 0 -7 -7 -1.0 674
390 Sawmills Caldwell 5,240 0 0 -54 -54 -1.0 5,186
391 Rutherfordton Rutherford 4,213 2 2 -48 -44 -1.0 4,169
392 Raynham Robeson 95 0 0 -1 -1 -1.1 94
393 Orrum Robeson 91 0 0 -1 -1 -1.1 90
394 Lilesville Anson 536 0 0 -6 -6 -1.1 530
395 Marietta Robeson 175 0 0 -2 -2 -1.1 173
396 Biscoe Montgomery 1,700 0 0 -20 -20 -1.2 1,680
397 Hassell Martin 84 0 0 -1 -1 -1.2 83
398 Hertford Perquimans 2,143 0 0 -27 -27 -1.3 2,116
399 Jonesville Yadkin 2,285 0 0 -29 -29 -1.3 2,256
400 Warsaw Duplin 3,054 1 0 -40 -39 -1.3 3,015
401 Clarkton Bladen 837 0 0 -11 -11 -1.3 826
402 Hildebran Burke 2,023 0 0 -27 -27 -1.3 1,996
403 Stantonsburg Wilson 784 0 0 -11 -11 -1.4 773
404 Ramseur Randolph 1,692 3 0 -27 -24 -1.4 1,668
405 East Spencer Rowan 1,534 0 0 -22 -22 -1.4 1,512
406 Lasker Northampton 122 0 0 -2 -2 -1.6 120
407 Bethel Pitt 1,577 0 0 -26 -26 -1.6 1,551
408 Wagram Scotland 840 0 0 -14 -14 -1.7 826
409 Granite Falls Caldwell 4,722 0 0 -79 -79 -1.7 4,643
410 Cofield Hertford 413 0 0 -7 -7 -1.7 406
411 Candor Montgomery, Moore 840 0 0 -15 -15 -1.8 825
412 Shelby Cleveland 20,323 0 0 -363 -363 -1.8 19,960
413 Lumberton Robeson 21,542 2 0 -400 -398 -1.8 21,144
414 Roxboro Person 8,362 0 0 -158 -158 -1.9 8,204
415 Lansing Ashe 158 0 0 -3 -3 -1.9 155
416 Clinton Sampson 8,639 41 0 -209 -168 -1.9 8,471
417 Vanceboro Craven 1,005 0 0 -20 -20 -2.0 985
418 Pink Hill Lenoir 552 0 0 -11 -11 -2.0 541
419 Bladenboro Bladen 1,750 0 0 -35 -35 -2.0 1,715
420 Parkton Robeson 436 0 0 -9 -9 -2.1 427
421 Elizabethtown Bladen 3,583 0 0 -74 -74 -2.1 3,509
422 Roseboro Sampson 1,191 0 0 -25 -25 -2.1 1,166
423 Henderson Vance 15,368 8 19 -351 -324 -2.1 15,044
424 Lenoir Caldwell 18,228 0 0 -387 -387 -2.1 17,841
425 Fairmont Robeson 2,663 0 0 -57 -57 -2.1 2,606
426 Godwin Cumberland 139 0 0 -3 -3 -2.2 136
427 Jefferson Ashe 1,611 0 0 -35 -35 -2.2 1,576
428 Laurinburg Scotland 15,962 0 0 -349 -349 -2.2 15,613
429 Hookerton Greene 409 0 0 -9 -9 -2.2 400
430 Pantego Beaufort 179 0 0 -4 -4 -2.2 175
431 Red Springs Robeson, Hoke 3,428 0 0 -78 -78 -2.3 3,350
432 Hamlet Richmond 6,495 18 7 -173 -148 -2.3 6,347
433 Walstonburg Greene 219 0 0 -5 -5 -2.3 214
434 Salemburg Sampson 435 0 0 -10 -10 -2.3 425
435 Walnut Cove Stokes 1,425 3 5 -41 -33 -2.3 1,392
436 Kenansville Duplin 855 0 0 -20 -20 -2.3 835
437 Williamston Martin 5,511 228 -3 -354 -129 -2.3 5,382
438 Elkin Surry, Wilkes 4,001 19 0 -113 -94 -2.3 3,907
439 Brookford Catawba 382 0 0 -9 -9 -2.4 373
440 Wentworth Rockingham 2,807 2 0 -70 -68 -2.4 2,739
441 Nashville Nash 5,352 90 66 -286 -130 -2.4 5,222
442 Gaston Northampton 1,152 0 0 -28 -28 -2.4 1,124
443 Speed Edgecombe 80 0 0 -2 -2 -2.5 78
444 Whiteville Columbus 5,394 0 0 -135 -135 -2.5 5,259
445 East Bend Yadkin 612 0 0 -16 -16 -2.6 596
446 Cedar Rock Caldwell 300 0 0 -8 -8 -2.7 292
447 Mesic Pamlico 220 0 0 -6 -6 -2.7 214
448 Pikeville Wayne 678 0 0 -19 -19 -2.8 659
449 Cajah's Mountain Caldwell 2,823 2 0 -82 -80 -2.8 2,743
450 Parmele Martin 278 0 0 -8 -8 -2.9 270
451 Hoffman Richmond 588 0 0 -17 -17 -2.9 571
452 Rich Square Northampton 958 0 0 -28 -28 -2.9 930
453 Halifax Halifax 234 0 0 -7 -7 -3.0 227
454 Reidsville Rockingham 14,520 15 0 -450 -435 -3.0 14,085
455 Ellerbe Richmond 1,054 0 0 -32 -32 -3.0 1,022
456 Denton Davidson 1,636 0 0 -50 -50 -3.1 1,586
457 Eden Rockingham 15,527 191 -3 -668 -480 -3.1 15,047
458 Havelock Craven 20,735 0 0 -646 -646 -3.1 20,089
459 Enfield Halifax 2,532 0 0 -79 -79 -3.1 2,453
460 Norlina Warren 1,118 0 0 -35 -35 -3.1 1,083
461 Washington Beaufort 9,744 0 0 -308 -308 -3.2 9,436
462 Boardman Columbus 157 0 0 -5 -5 -3.2 152
463 River Bend Craven 3,119 0 0 -100 -100 -3.2 3,019
464 Elm City Wilson 1,298 0 0 -42 -42 -3.2 1,256
465 Madison Rockingham 2,246 4 0 -77 -73 -3.3 2,173
466 East Arcadia Bladen 487 0 0 -16 -16 -3.3 471
467 East Laurinburg Scotland 300 0 0 -10 -10 -3.3 290
468 Hamilton Martin 408 0 0 -14 -14 -3.4 394
469 Fair Bluff Columbus 951 0 0 -33 -33 -3.5 918
470 Eureka Wayne 197 0 0 -7 -7 -3.6 190
471 Momeyer Nash 224 0 0 -8 -8 -3.6 216
472 Fremont Wayne 1,255 0 0 -45 -45 -3.6 1,210
473 Mayodan Rockingham 2,478 0 0 -89 -89 -3.6 2,389
474 Warrenton Warren 862 0 0 -31 -31 -3.6 831
475 Severn Northampton 276 0 0 -10 -10 -3.6 266
476 Jamesville Martin 491 0 0 -18 -18 -3.7 473
477 Danbury Stokes 189 0 0 -7 -7 -3.7 182
478 Harrellsville Hertford 106 0 0 -4 -4 -3.8 102
479 Linden Cumberland 130 0 0 -5 -5 -3.8 125
480 Sharpsburg Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe 2,024 0 0 -79 -79 -3.9 1,945
481 Lexington Davidson 18,931 0 0 -752 -752 -4.0 18,179
482 Cove City Craven 399 0 0 -16 -16 -4.0 383
483 Rockingham Richmond 9,558 0 0 -391 -391 -4.1 9,167
484 La Grange Lenoir 2,873 0 0 -121 -121 -4.2 2,752
485 Washington Park Beaufort 451 0 0 -19 -19 -4.2 432
486 Lumber Bridge Robeson 94 0 0 -4 -4 -4.3 90
487 Gibson Scotland 540 0 0 -23 -23 -4.3 517
488 Proctorville Robeson 117 0 0 -5 -5 -4.3 112
489 Ansonville Anson 631 0 0 -27 -27 -4.3 604
490 Chadbourn Columbus 1,856 0 0 -81 -81 -4.4 1,775
491 Windsor Bertie 3,630 0 0 -159 -159 -4.4 3,471
492 Oak City Martin 317 0 0 -14 -14 -4.4 303
493 Bath Beaufort 249 0 0 -11 -11 -4.4 238
494 McDonald Robeson 113 0 0 -5 -5 -4.4 108
495 Maxton Robeson, Scotland 2,426 0 0 -108 -108 -4.5 2,318
496 Castalia Nash 268 0 0 -12 -12 -4.5 256
497 Dobbins Heights Richmond 866 0 0 -39 -39 -4.5 827
498 Rowland Robeson 1,037 0 0 -47 -47 -4.5 990
499 Troy Montgomery 3,513 1 0 -161 -160 -4.6 3,353
500 Askewville Bertie 241 0 0 -11 -11 -4.6 230
501 Ahoskie Hertford 5,039 0 0 -233 -233 -4.6 4,806
502 Robersonville Martin 1,488 0 0 -69 -69 -4.6 1,419
503 Aurora Beaufort 520 0 0 -25 -25 -4.8 495
504 Garysburg Northampton 1,057 0 0 -51 -51 -4.8 1,006
505 Everetts Martin 164 0 0 -8 -8 -4.9 156
506 Hobgood Halifax 348 0 0 -17 -17 -4.9 331
507 Littleton Halifax 674 0 0 -33 -33 -4.9 641
508 Misenheimer Stanly 728 1 0 -37 -36 -4.9 692
509 Leggett Edgecombe 60 0 0 -3 -3 -5.0 57
510 Roanoke Rapids Halifax 15,754 0 0 -802 -802 -5.1 14,952
511 Trent Woods Craven 4,155 0 0 -214 -214 -5.2 3,941
512 Columbia Tyrrell 891 0 0 -46 -46 -5.2 845
513 Rocky Mount Nash, Edgecombe 57,685 12 0 -3,011 -2,999 -5.2 54,686
514 Spring Lake Cumberland 11,964 40 0 -662 -622 -5.2 11,342
515 Belhaven Beaufort 1,688 0 0 -88 -88 -5.2 1,600
516 Dover Craven 401 0 0 -21 -21 -5.2 380
517 Bailey Nash 569 0 0 -30 -30 -5.3 539
518 Cerro Gordo Columbus 207 0 0 -11 -11 -5.3 196
519 Robbinsville Graham 620 0 0 -33 -33 -5.3 587
520 Creswell Washington 276 0 0 -15 -15 -5.4 261
521 Scotland Neck Halifax 2,059 0 0 -113 -113 -5.5 1,946
522 Edenton Chowan 5,004 0 0 -278 -278 -5.6 4,726
523 Morven Anson 511 0 0 -29 -29 -5.7 482
524 Elizabeth City Pasquotank, Camden 18,683 0 325 -1,399 -1,074 -5.7 17,609
525 Seaboard Northampton 632 0 0 -37 -37 -5.9 595
526 Kinston Lenoir 21,677 0 0 -1,284 -1,284 -5.9 20,393
527 Tarboro Edgecombe 11,415 0 0 -680 -680 -6.0 10,735
528 Wadesboro Anson 5,813 0 0 -350 -350 -6.0 5,463
529 Whitakers Edgecombe, Nash 744 0 0 -45 -45 -6.0 699
530 Winton Hertford 769 0 0 -47 -47 -6.1 722
531 Lattimore Cleveland 488 0 0 -30 -30 -6.1 458
532 MacClesfield Edgecombe 471 0 0 -29 -29 -6.2 442
533 Peachland Anson 437 0 0 -27 -27 -6.2 410
534 Lewiston Woodville Bertie 549 0 0 -35 -35 -6.4 514
535 Roper Washington 611 0 0 -39 -39 -6.4 572
536 Jackson Northampton 513 0 0 -34 -34 -6.6 479
537 Lake Santeetlah   45 0 0 -3 -3 -6.7 42
538 Woodland Northampton 809 0 0 -54 -54 -6.7 755
539 Mount Gilead Montgomery 1,181 0 0 -80 -80 -6.8 1,101
540 Plymouth Washington 3,878 0 0 -278 -278 -7.2 3,600
541 Weldon Halifax 1,655 0 0 -119 -119 -7.2 1,536
542 Colerain Bertie 204 0 0 -15 -15 -7.4 189
543 Conetoe Edgecombe 294 0 0 -22 -22 -7.5 272
544 Aulander Bertie 895 0 0 -67 -67 -7.5 828
545 Pinetops Edgecombe 1,374 0 0 -103 -103 -7.5 1,271
546 Goldsboro Wayne 36,437 23 0 -2,775 -2,752 -7.6 33,685
547 Powellsville Bertie 276 0 0 -22 -22 -8.0 254
548 Roxobel Bertie 240 0 0 -21 -21 -8.8 219
549 Kelford Bertie 251 0 0 -22 -22 -8.8 229
550 Polkton Anson 3,375 0 0 -392 -392 -11.6 2,983
551 Kittrell Vance 467 0 0 -294 -294 -63.0 173
552 Centerville Franklin 89 0 0 -89 -89 -100.0 0
552 Spencer Mountain Gaston 37 0 0 -37 -37 -100.0 0
554 Santeetlah Graham . . . . . . .
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage &vintyear.
Land area as reported for the 2010 Census and post-2010 changes from the North Carolina Demographic Information Survey.
*Centerville and Spencer Mountain are no longer incorporated communities.
For multi-county municipalities, the counties are listed in order of municipal population size, largest first.

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Last updated September 17, 2018