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