Estimates of the Municipal and Non-Municipal Land Area
of North Carolina and North Carolina Counties for July 1, 2019
by Percent Municipal
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County Total 2019 Square Miles Non-Municipal Square Miles Municipal Square Miles Percent Municipal
North Carolina 48,617.905 44,505.368 4,112.537 8.5
Mecklenburg 523.842 108.559 415.283 79.3
Forsyth 408.148 213.201 194.947 47.8
Guilford 645.704 371.619 274.085 42.4
Durham 285.975 171.792 114.183 39.9
Wake 835.219 507.820 327.399 39.2
Cabarrus 361.749 242.109 119.640 33.1
Cumberland 652.315 454.791 197.524 30.3
Gaston 356.027 250.847 105.180 29.5
New 191.534 135.098 56.436 29.5
Union 631.520 450.397 181.123 28.7
Catawba 398.721 328.060 70.661 17.7
Brunswick 846.973 712.405 134.568 15.9
Alamance 423.943 364.310 59.633 14.1
Cleveland 464.252 400.054 64.198 13.8
Nash 540.407 471.012 69.395 12.8
Henderson 373.068 325.879 47.189 12.6
Stanly 395.086 348.820 46.266 11.7
Lee 254.959 225.495 29.464 11.6
Buncombe 656.672 586.018 70.654 10.8
Caldwell 471.566 421.726 49.840 10.6
Moore 697.843 628.424 69.419 9.9
Iredell 573.833 517.567 56.266 9.8
Wilson 368.174 332.663 35.511 9.6
Davidson 552.675 500.520 52.155 9.4
Rockingham 565.551 514.315 51.236 9.1
Rowan 511.374 466.208 45.166 8.8
Orange 397.958 363.934 34.024 8.5
Burke 507.099 464.006 43.093 8.5
Carteret 506.251 464.318 41.933 8.3
Onslow 762.744 700.249 62.495 8.2
Pitt 651.975 598.765 53.210 8.2
Craven 708.958 652.552 56.406 8.0
Johnston 791.299 731.415 59.884 7.6
Dare 383.420 354.824 28.596 7.5
Randolph 782.517 725.411 57.106 7.3
Wayne 553.087 516.606 36.481 6.6
Rutherford 564.151 527.002 37.149 6.6
Edgecombe 505.336 474.933 30.403 6.0
Pamlico 336.537 317.379 19.158 5.7
Lenoir 400.591 379.284 21.307 5.3
Granville 531.570 503.364 28.206 5.3
Pasquotank 226.880 215.017 11.863 5.2
Watauga 312.556 296.880 15.676 5.0
Scotland 318.845 303.089 15.756 4.9
Surry 532.166 509.703 22.463 4.2
Davie 264.105 253.109 10.996 4.2
Richmond 473.821 454.545 19.276 4.1
Avery 247.087 237.085 10.002 4.0
Hertford 353.060 339.091 13.969 4.0
Robeson 949.221 912.084 37.137 3.9
Vance 253.517 244.112 9.405 3.7
Harnett 594.987 575.013 19.974 3.4
Chowan 172.473 167.103 5.370 3.1
Haywood 553.692 536.632 17.060 3.1
Columbus 937.293 908.721 28.572 3.0
Polk 237.789 230.720 7.069 3.0
Lincoln 297.938 289.263 8.675 2.9
Pender 869.795 844.591 25.204 2.9
Anson 531.452 516.542 14.910 2.8
Montgomery 491.760 478.652 13.108 2.7
Yadkin 334.829 326.422 8.407 2.5
Halifax 724.086 706.311 17.775 2.5
Northampton 536.589 523.691 12.898 2.4
Martin 461.217 451.167 10.050 2.2
Mitchell 221.425 216.678 4.747 2.1
Perquimans 247.089 241.950 5.139 2.1
Duplin 816.219 799.437 16.782 2.1
Madison 449.570 440.565 9.005 2.0
Macon 515.558 505.410 10.148 2.0
Chatham 682.185 668.798 13.387 2.0
Sampson 944.740 926.544 18.196 1.9
Stokes 448.857 440.535 8.322 1.9
Wilkes 754.278 740.449 13.829 1.8
Person 392.322 385.366 6.956 1.8
McDowell 440.608 432.915 7.693 1.7
Beaufort 827.192 814.039 13.153 1.6
Washington 348.135 342.681 5.454 1.6
Franklin 491.682 484.084 7.598 1.5
Transylvania 378.528 372.775 5.753 1.5
Caswell 424.922 418.805 6.117 1.4
Bladen 874.328 862.366 11.962 1.4
Bertie 699.270 690.354 8.916 1.3
Jackson 490.755 485.063 5.692 1.2
Hoke 390.744 386.494 4.250 1.1
Ashe 426.135 421.587 4.548 1.1
Alleghany 235.059 232.661 2.398 1.0
Alexander 259.994 257.605 2.389 0.9
Greene 265.928 263.509 2.419 0.9
Cherokee 455.426 451.372 4.054 0.9
Warren 428.456 425.830 2.626 0.6
Yancey 312.597 311.006 1.591 0.5
Graham 292.079 290.858 1.221 0.4
Swain 527.996 525.811 2.185 0.4
Tyrrell 389.035 387.830 1.205 0.3
Clay 214.751 214.146 0.605 0.3
Jones 470.708 469.486 1.222 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 2019
*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 15, 2020