Estimates of the Municipal and Non-Municipal Land Area
of North Carolina and North Carolina Counties for July 1, 2017

  July 1, 2017 Land Area in Square Miles*
County Total Non-Municipal Municipal Percent Municipal
North Carolina 48,617.905 44,536.957 4,080.948 8.4
Alamance 423.943 365.878 58.065 13.7
Alexander 259.994 257.605 2.389 0.9
Alleghany 235.059 232.661 2.398 1.0
Anson 531.452 516.542 14.910 2.8
Ashe 426.135 421.605 4.530 1.1
Avery 247.087 237.085 10.002 4.0
Beaufort 827.192 814.039 13.153 1.6
Bertie 699.270 690.354 8.916 1.3
Bladen 874.328 862.366 11.962 1.4
Brunswick 846.973 713.313 133.660 15.8
Buncombe 656.672 586.052 70.620 10.8
Burke 507.099 464.133 42.966 8.5
Cabarrus 361.749 243.862 117.887 32.6
Caldwell 471.566 421.910 49.656 10.5
Camden 240.556 240.469 0.087 0.0
Carteret 506.251 464.626 41.625 8.2
Caswell 424.922 418.808 6.114 1.4
Catawba 398.721 329.137 69.584 17.5
Chatham 682.185 669.323 12.862 1.9
Cherokee 455.426 451.372 4.054 0.9
Chowan 172.473 167.103 5.370 3.1
Clay 214.751 214.146 0.605 0.3
Cleveland 464.252 400.063 64.189 13.8
Columbus 937.293 908.739 28.554 3.0
Craven 708.958 652.567 56.391 8.0
Cumberland 652.315 455.553 196.762 30.2
Currituck 261.852 261.852 0.000 0.0
Dare 383.420 354.824 28.596 7.5
Davidson 552.675 500.524 52.151 9.4
Davie 264.105 253.308 10.797 4.1
Duplin 816.219 799.441 16.778 2.1
Durham 285.975 172.171 113.804 39.8
Edgecombe 505.336 475.748 29.588 5.9
Forsyth 408.148 213.729 194.419 47.6
Franklin 491.682 484.274 7.408 1.5
Gaston 356.027 251.195 104.832 29.4
Gates 340.445 340.041 0.404 0.1
Graham 292.079 290.858 1.221 0.4
Granville 531.570 503.546 28.024 5.3
Greene 265.928 263.509 2.419 0.9
Guilford 645.704 373.100 272.604 42.2
Halifax 724.086 706.317 17.769 2.5
Harnett 594.987 575.268 19.719 3.3
Haywood 553.692 536.798 16.894 3.1
Henderson 373.068 325.963 47.105 12.6
Hertford 353.060 339.091 13.969 4.0
Hoke 390.744 386.494 4.250 1.1
Hyde 612.700 612.700 0.000 0.0
Iredell 573.833 518.813 55.020 9.6
Jackson 490.755 485.063 5.692 1.2
Johnston 791.299 732.265 59.034 7.5
Jones 470.708 469.486 1.222 0.3
Lee 254.959 225.495 29.464 11.6
Lenoir 400.591 379.284 21.307 5.3
Lincoln 297.938 289.263 8.675 2.9
Macon 515.558 505.417 10.141 2.0
Madison 449.570 440.619 8.951 2.0
Martin 461.217 451.169 10.048 2.2
McDowell 440.608 433.028 7.580 1.7
Mecklenburg 523.842 110.628 413.214 78.9
Mitchell 221.425 216.678 4.747 2.1
Montgomery 491.760 478.668 13.092 2.7
Moore 697.843 629.156 68.687 9.8
Nash 540.407 471.074 69.333 12.8
New Hanover 191.534 135.100 56.434 29.5
Northampton 536.589 523.691 12.898 2.4
Onslow 762.744 700.470 62.274 8.2
Orange 397.958 364.199 33.759 8.5
Pamlico 336.537 317.432 19.105 5.7
Pasquotank 226.880 215.017 11.863 5.2
Pender 869.795 844.646 25.149 2.9
Perquimans 247.089 241.950 5.139 2.1
Person 392.322 385.707 6.615 1.7
Pitt 651.975 599.399 52.576 8.1
Polk 237.789 230.722 7.067 3.0
Randolph 782.517 725.525 56.992 7.3
Richmond 473.821 454.546 19.275 4.1
Robeson 949.221 912.669 36.552 3.9
Rockingham 565.551 514.746 50.805 9.0
Rowan 511.374 466.310 45.064 8.8
Rutherford 564.151 527.011 37.140 6.6
Sampson 944.740 926.552 18.188 1.9
Scotland 318.845 303.209 15.636 4.9
Stanly 395.086 349.264 45.822 11.6
Stokes 448.857 440.550 8.307 1.9
Surry 532.166 509.717 22.449 4.2
Swain 527.996 525.811 2.185 0.4
Transylvania 378.528 372.796 5.732 1.5
Tyrrell 389.035 387.825 1.210 0.3
Union 631.520 452.171 179.349 28.4
Vance 253.517 244.123 9.394 3.7
Wake 835.219 516.812 318.407 38.1
Warren 428.456 425.830 2.626 0.6
Washington 348.135 342.681 5.454 1.6
Watauga 312.556 296.915 15.641 5.0
Wayne 553.087 516.640 36.447 6.6
Wilkes 754.278 740.459 13.819 1.8
Wilson 368.174 332.722 35.452 9.6
Yadkin 334.829 326.552 8.277 2.5
Yancey 312.597 311.015 1.582 0.5
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2017
*Land area as reported for the 2010 Census and post-2010 changes from the North Carolina Demographic Information Survey
Note: Municipal refers to active incorporated municipalities.

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Last updated September 17, 2018