North Carolina Municipalities Ranked by
the July 1, 2016 Estimated Population
Standard Population Estimates
Ranked from Largest to Smallest
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Rank Municipality County Population
1 Charlotte Mecklenburg 830,258
2 Raleigh Wake, Durham 448,699
3 Greensboro Guilford 284,328
4 Durham Durham, Wake, Orange 255,042
5 Winston-Salem Forsyth 240,603
6 Fayetteville Cumberland 208,729
7 Cary Wake, Chatham 155,041
8 Wilmington New Hanover 117,255
9 High Point Guilford, Davidson, Forsyth, Randolph 110,235
10 Asheville Buncombe 91,929
11 Concord Cabarrus 88,815
12 Greenville Pitt 87,945
13 Jacksonville Onslow 75,744
14 Gastonia Gaston 74,413
15 Chapel Hill Orange, Durham 59,851
16 Huntersville Mecklenburg 57,145
17 Rocky Mount Nash, Edgecombe 54,849
18 Burlington Alamance, Guilford 52,426
19 Wilson Wilson 49,400
20 Apex Wake 46,673
21 Kannapolis Cabarrus, Rowan 46,595
22 Hickory Catawba, Burke, Caldwell 40,449
23 Mooresville Iredell 39,068
24 Indian Trail Union 38,177
25 Wake Forest Wake, Franklin 35,293
26 Goldsboro Wayne 34,793
27 Monroe Union 34,725
28 Salisbury Rowan 34,459
29 Holly Springs Wake 31,230
30 Matthews Mecklenburg 30,849
31 Cornelius Mecklenburg 30,207
32 New Bern Craven 30,048
33 Sanford Lee 29,267
34 Garner Wake 28,999
35 Thomasville Davidson, Randolph 27,129
36 Mint Hill Mecklenburg, Union 26,749
37 Asheboro Randolph 25,931
38 Statesville Iredell 25,712
39 Kernersville Forsyth, Guilford 24,730
40 Morrisville Wake, Durham 24,456
41 Fuquay-Varina Wake 24,254
42 Lumberton Robeson 21,463
43 Kinston Lenoir 20,672
44 Carrboro Orange 20,533
45 Shelby Cleveland 20,080
46 Havelock Craven 20,072
47 Clemmons Forsyth 19,605
48 Clayton Johnston, Wake 19,427
49 Boone Watauga 19,028
50 Lexington Davidson 18,532
51 Elizabeth City Pasquotank, Camden 17,969
52 Leland Brunswick 17,956
53 Lenoir Caldwell 17,875
54 Morganton Burke 16,839
55 Hope Mills Cumberland 16,523
56 Pinehurst Moore 16,452
57 Harrisburg Cabarrus 16,176
58 Albemarle Stanly 16,121
59 Stallings Union, Mecklenburg 15,796
60 Laurinburg Scotland 15,671
61 Eden Rockingham 15,279
62 Roanoke Rapids Halifax 15,101
63 Mount Holly Gaston 15,041
64 Henderson Vance 14,935
65 Graham Alamance 14,812
66 Reidsville Rockingham 14,152
67 Hendersonville Henderson 14,035
68 Knightdale Wake 13,786
69 Southern Pines Moore 13,754
70 Lewisville Forsyth 13,120
71 Waxhaw Union 13,035
72 Newton Catawba 13,027
73 Davidson Mecklenburg, Iredell 12,921
74 Mebane Alamance, Orange 12,857
75 Archdale Randolph, Guilford 12,102
76 Spring Lake Cumberland 11,811
77 Summerfield Guilford 11,388
78 Smithfield Johnston 11,238
79 Belmont Gaston 11,077
80 Tarboro Edgecombe 10,857
81 Kings Mountain Cleveland, Gaston 10,719
82 Lincolnton Lincoln 10,638
83 Elon Alamance 10,532
84 Weddington Union, Mecklenburg 10,509
85 Mount Airy Surry 10,319
86 Waynesville Haywood 10,065
87 Dunn Harnett 9,647
88 Washington Beaufort 9,561
89 Morehead City Carteret 9,361
90 Winterville Pitt 9,330
91 Rockingham Richmond 9,199
92 Pineville Mecklenburg 8,873
93 Siler City Chatham 8,635
94 Wesley Chapel Union 8,624
95 Oxford Granville 8,563
96 Clinton Sampson 8,558
97 Conover Catawba 8,335
98 Roxboro Person 8,238
99 Black Mountain Buncombe 8,125
100 Fletcher Henderson 8,049
101 Marion McDowell 8,004
102 Brevard Transylvania 8,002
103 Butner Granville 7,880
104 Aberdeen Moore 7,564
105 Oak Island Brunswick 7,529
106 Forest City Rutherford 7,402
107 Mills River Henderson 7,343
108 Oak Ridge Guilford 7,209
109 Kill Devil Hills Dare 7,195
110 Gibsonville Guilford, Alamance 7,023
111 King Stokes, Forsyth 6,992
112 Marvin Union 6,700
113 Hillsborough Orange 6,673
114 Trinity Randolph 6,638
115 Woodfin Buncombe 6,589
116 Wendell Wake 6,533
117 Boiling Spring Lakes Brunswick 6,519
118 Unionville Union 6,502
119 Selma Johnston 6,407
120 Hamlet Richmond 6,291
121 Carolina Beach New Hanover 6,015
122 Cherryville Gaston 5,919
123 Rolesville Wake 5,723
124 Stokesdale Guilford 5,604
125 Williamston Martin 5,542
126 Wadesboro Anson 5,503
127 Bessemer City Gaston 5,439
128 Mocksville Davie 5,422
129 Whiteville Columbus 5,344
130 Nashville Nash 5,231
131 Sawmills Caldwell 5,156
132 Walkertown Forsyth 5,068
133 Angier Harnett, Wake 5,041
134 Ayden Pitt 4,996
135 Cramerton Gaston 4,944
136 Raeford Hoke 4,935
137 Long View Catawba, Burke 4,877
138 Ahoskie Hertford 4,872
139 Archer Lodge Johnston 4,829
139 Newport Carteret 4,829
141 Boiling Springs Cleveland 4,819
142 Edenton Chowan 4,814
143 Zebulon Wake, Johnston 4,796
144 Midway Davidson 4,793
145 Dallas Gaston 4,791
146 Erwin Harnett 4,674
147 Farmville Pitt 4,670
148 Granite Falls Caldwell 4,652
149 Pleasant Garden Guilford 4,632
150 Mount Olive Wayne, Duplin 4,605
151 St. James Brunswick 4,580
152 Pittsboro Chatham 4,577
153 North Wilkesboro Wilkes 4,533
154 Creedmoor Granville 4,531
155 Valdese Burke 4,471
156 Shallotte Brunswick 4,457
157 Canton Haywood 4,359
158 Spindale Rutherford 4,322
159 Tabor City Columbus 4,259
160 China Grove Rowan 4,245
161 Beaufort Carteret 4,230
162 Randleman Randolph 4,189
163 Rutherfordton Rutherford 4,169
164 Sunset Beach Brunswick 4,128
165 Burgaw Pender 4,102
166 Franklin Macon 4,097
167 Gamewell Caldwell 4,025
168 Elkin Surry, Wilkes 4,024
169 Trent Woods Craven 4,014
170 Hudson Caldwell 3,944
171 Wallace Duplin, Pender 3,940
172 Weaverville Buncombe 3,858
173 Emerald Isle Carteret 3,791
174 Midland Cabarrus, Mecklenburg 3,760
175 Lowell Gaston 3,733
176 Stanley Gaston 3,710
177 Wilkesboro Wilkes 3,705
178 Eastover Cumberland 3,676
179 Plymouth Washington 3,661
180 Fairview Union 3,659
181 Lake Park Union 3,647
182 Jamestown Guilford 3,642
183 Wingate Union 3,603
184 Carolina Shores Brunswick 3,577
185 Elizabethtown Bladen 3,549
185 Ranlo Gaston 3,549
187 Kitty Hawk Dare 3,516
187 Red Oak Nash 3,516
189 Benson Johnston, Harnett 3,481
190 Southport Brunswick 3,428
191 Red Springs Robeson, Hoke 3,423
192 Windsor Bertie 3,414
193 Maiden Catawba, Lincoln 3,399
194 Louisburg Franklin 3,367
195 Lillington Harnett 3,361
196 Whispering Pines Moore 3,351
197 Flat Rock Henderson 3,316
198 Locust Stanly, Cabarrus 3,283
199 Spencer Rowan 3,279
200 Troy Montgomery 3,222
201 Murfreesboro Hertford 3,210
202 Polkton Anson 3,173
203 Pembroke Robeson 3,169
204 Landis Rowan 3,148
205 Wallburg Davidson 3,125
206 Rural Hall Forsyth 3,100
207 Granite Quarry Rowan 3,086
208 River Bend Craven 3,058
208 Warsaw Duplin 3,058
210 Nags Head Dare 2,977
211 Mineral Springs Union 2,971
212 Southern Shores Dare 2,952
213 Swansboro Onslow 2,948
214 Yadkinville Yadkin 2,938
215 La Grange Lenoir 2,774
216 Wentworth Rockingham 2,753
217 Sylva Jackson 2,743
218 Cajah's Mountain Caldwell 2,740
219 Troutman Iredell 2,669
220 Liberty Randolph 2,665
221 Grifton Pitt, Lenoir 2,647
222 Fairmont Robeson 2,623
223 Bermuda Run Davie 2,610
224 Wilson's Mill Johnston 2,568
225 Tobaccoville Forsyth, Stokes 2,517
226 Wrightsville Beach New Hanover 2,509
227 Marshville Union 2,484
228 Enfield Halifax 2,472
229 Mayodan Rockingham 2,427
230 Norwood Stanly 2,398
231 Haw River Alamance 2,385
232 Maxton Robeson, Scotland 2,354
233 Carthage Moore 2,341
234 Coats Harnett 2,301
235 Taylorsville Alexander 2,265
236 Jonesville Yadkin 2,253
237 Laurel Park Henderson 2,241
238 Spruce Pine Mitchell 2,235
239 St. Pauls Robeson 2,209
240 Belville Brunswick 2,203
240 Madison Rockingham 2,203
242 Kure Beach New Hanover 2,193
243 Mars Hill Madison 2,183
244 Cape Carteret Carteret 2,180
245 Princeville Edgecombe 2,178
246 Rockwell Rowan 2,161
247 Hertford Perquimans 2,120
248 Green Level Alamance 2,115
249 Surf City Pender, Onslow 2,103
250 Franklinton Franklin 2,045
250 Yanceyville Caswell 2,045
252 Four Oaks Johnston 2,039
253 Oakboro Stanly 1,993
254 Badin Stanly 1,979
255 Hildebran Burke 1,977
256 Calabash Brunswick 1,972
257 Scotland Neck Halifax 1,963
258 Sharpsburg Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe 1,950
259 Drexel Burke 1,857
260 Pine Level Johnston 1,822
261 Andrews Cherokee 1,819
262 Navassa Brunswick 1,815
263 Chadbourn Columbus 1,805
264 Mount Pleasant Cabarrus 1,802
265 Richlands Onslow 1,790
266 Sparta Alleghany 1,787
267 Tryon Polk 1,760
268 Bladenboro Bladen 1,739
269 Burnsville Yancey 1,704
270 Biscoe Montgomery 1,698
271 Ramseur Randolph 1,688
272 Rose Hill Duplin 1,673
273 Murphy Cherokee 1,672
274 Snow Hill Greene 1,656
275 Connelly Springs Burke 1,650
276 Denton Davidson 1,612
277 Belhaven Beaufort 1,609
278 Dobson Surry 1,592
279 Holly Ridge Onslow 1,573
280 Stanfield Stanly 1,570
281 Manteo Dare 1,563
282 Bethel Pitt 1,560
282 Jefferson Ashe 1,560
284 Hemby Bridge Union 1,559
285 Weldon Halifax 1,555
286 Glen Alpine Burke 1,550
287 Bryson City Swain 1,527
288 East Spencer Rowan 1,520
289 Atlantic Beach Carteret 1,501
289 Pilot Mountain Surry 1,501
291 Lake Waccamaw Columbus 1,466
292 Claremont Catawba 1,457
293 Pinebluff Moore 1,449
294 Robersonville Martin 1,435
295 Cedar Point Carteret 1,432
296 Biltmore Forest Buncombe 1,420
297 Walnut Cove Stokes 1,401
298 Rutherford College Burke 1,380
299 Maggie Valley Haywood 1,378
300 Kenly Johnston, Wilson 1,375
301 Pine Knoll Shores Carteret 1,361
302 Swepsonville Alamance 1,358
303 Youngsville Franklin 1,348
304 Beulaville Duplin 1,336
305 Spring Hope Nash 1,318
306 Blowing Rock Watauga, Caldwell 1,305
307 Pinetops Edgecombe 1,291
308 West Jefferson Ashe 1,288
309 Broadway Lee, Harnett 1,276
310 Elm City Wilson 1,269
311 Clyde Haywood 1,257
312 Bayboro Pamlico 1,250
313 Princeton Johnston 1,242
314 Fremont Wayne 1,224
315 Boonville Yadkin 1,220
316 Lake Lure Rutherford 1,214
317 Franklinville Randolph 1,196
318 Roseboro Sampson 1,174
319 Banner Elk Avery 1,168
320 Robbins Moore 1,149
321 Lucama Wilson 1,148
322 Brunswick Columbus 1,126
323 Mount Gilead Montgomery 1,121
324 Gaston Northampton 1,114
325 Rhodhiss Burke, Caldwell 1,089
326 Stedman Cumberland 1,084
327 Norlina Warren 1,083
328 Alamance Alamance 1,068
329 Maysville Jones 1,055
330 Foxfire Moore 1,047
330 Stoneville Rockingham 1,047
332 Ellerbe Richmond 1,016
333 Rowland Robeson 1,008
334 Garysburg Northampton 1,007
335 Vanceboro Craven 994
336 Columbus Polk 989
337 Faison Duplin, Sampson 987
338 Dortches Nash 986
339 Cooleemee Davie 970
340 Magnolia Duplin 964
341 Belwood Cleveland 948
342 Highlands Macon, Jackson 933
343 Fair Bluff Columbus 931
344 Marshall Madison 925
345 Oriental Pamlico 918
346 Rich Square Northampton 915
347 Old Fort McDowell 902
348 Star Montgomery 887
349 Cleveland Rowan 886
350 Ellenboro Rutherford 882
351 White Lake Bladen 857
352 Columbia Tyrrell 841
353 Walnut Creek Wayne 839
354 Candor Montgomery, Moore 837
355 Aulander Bertie 836
356 Warrenton Warren 834
357 Wagram Scotland 830
358 Dobbins Heights Richmond 829
359 Conway Northampton 828
359 Faith Rowan 828
361 Chocowinity Beaufort 827
362 Northwest Brunswick 824
363 Kenansville Duplin 817
364 Clarkton Bladen 812
365 Middlesex Nash 810
366 Montreat Buncombe 798
367 Alliance Pamlico 788
368 Stantonsburg Wilson 783
369 Vass Moore 770
370 North Topsail Beach Onslow 768
371 Black Creek Wilson 767
372 Red Cross Stanly 761
373 Woodland Northampton 757
374 Taylortown Moore 752
375 Saluda Polk, Henderson 731
376 Winton Hertford 728
377 Bogue Carteret 726
378 Newland Avery 719
379 Grover Cleveland 715
380 High Shoals Gaston 709
381 Whitakers Edgecombe, Nash 708
382 Bolton Columbus 693
383 Grantsboro Pamlico 692
384 Peletier Carteret 685
385 McAdenville Gaston 680
386 Kingstown Cleveland 679
387 Misenheimer Stanly 673
388 Pikeville Wayne 668
389 Greenevers Duplin 651
390 Littleton Halifax 647
391 Sedalia Guilford 642
392 Ocean Isle Beach Brunswick 639
393 Richfield Stanly 638
394 Garland Sampson 635
395 Holden Beach Brunswick 633
395 Varnamtown Brunswick 633
397 Patterson Springs Cleveland 622
398 New London Stanly 620
399 Fallston Cleveland 611
400 Rosman Transylvania 608
401 Winfall Perquimans 606
402 Ansonville Anson 605
402 Lawndale Cleveland 605
404 Catawba Catawba 604
404 Whitsett Guilford 604
406 Robbinsville Graham 602
407 Seaboard Northampton 597
408 East Bend Yadkin 594
409 Stem Granville 588
410 Hot Springs Madison 582
411 Arapahoe Pamlico 579
412 Roper Washington 576
413 Ossipee Alamance 575
414 Newton Grove Sampson 569
415 Hoffman Richmond 563
416 Wade Cumberland 555
417 Calypso Duplin 554
418 Harmony Iredell 549
419 Polkville Cleveland 547
420 Pink Hill Lenoir 544
421 Bailey Nash 543
422 Lilesville Anson 527
423 Kittrell Vance 524
424 Gibson Scotland 520
424 Lewiston Woodville Bertie 520
426 Aurora Beaufort 502
427 Minnesott Beach Pamlico 481
428 Jackson Northampton 480
428 Morven Anson 480
430 Jamesville Martin 477
431 East Arcadia Bladen 473
432 Bakersville Mitchell 470
433 Bridgeton Craven 463
433 Micro Johnston 463
435 Sandyfield Columbus 460
436 Lattimore Cleveland 459
437 Elk Park Avery 455
438 Caswell Beach Brunswick 450
438 Ruth Rutherford 450
440 MacClesfield Edgecombe 447
441 Grimesland Pitt 446
442 Washington Park Beaufort 440
443 Parkton Robeson 434
444 Salemburg Sampson 431
445 Fountain Pitt 427
445 Simpson Pitt 427
445 St. Helena Pender 427
448 Stovall Granville 426
449 Ronda Wilkes 414
450 Peachland Anson 413
451 Saratoga Wilson 410
451 Topsail Beach Pender 410
453 Cofield Hertford 406
453 Hookerton Greene 406
453 Staley Randolph 406
456 Duck Dare 396
457 Hamilton Martin 395
458 Bostic Rutherford 388
458 Rennert Robeson 388
460 Cove City Craven 387
461 Dover Craven 385
462 Teachey Duplin 381
463 Forest Hills Jackson 378
464 Webster Jackson 376
465 Brookford Catawba 374
466 Dublin Bladen 349
467 Bunn Franklin 347
468 Atkinson Pender 336
469 Pollocksville Jones 334
470 Hobgood Halifax 333
471 Beech Mountain Watauga, Avery 332
472 Cameron Moore 331
472 Hayesville Clay 331
474 Bethania Forsyth 324
475 Waco Cleveland 323
476 Falcon Cumberland, Sampson 321
477 Mooresboro Cleveland 318
477 Trenton Jones 318
479 Gatesville Gates 317
480 Turkey Sampson 309
481 Sims Wilson 305
482 Oak City Martin 304
483 Casar Cleveland 298
484 East Laurinburg Scotland 293
485 Cedar Rock Caldwell 291
486 Sandy Creek Brunswick 285
487 Stonewall Pamlico 283
488 Goldston Chatham 281
489 Conetoe Edgecombe 276
490 Parmele Martin 272
491 Earl Cleveland 268
491 Severn Northampton 268
493 Creswell Washington 264
494 Powellsville Bertie 257
495 Castalia Nash 255
496 Vandemere Pamlico 253
497 Bath Beaufort 240
498 Askewville Bertie 233
498 Dillsboro Jackson 233
500 Kelford Bertie 232
501 Halifax Halifax 229
502 Seagrove Randolph 228
503 Roxobel Bertie 221
504 Watha Pender 220
505 Walstonburg Greene 217
506 Mesic Pamlico 216
506 Momeyer Nash 216
508 Seven Devils Watauga, Avery 213
509 Harrells Sampson, Duplin 203
510 Sugar Mountain Avery 200
511 Autryville Sampson 199
512 Cerro Gordo Columbus 198
513 Crossnore Avery 197
514 Colerain Bertie 191
515 Eureka Wayne 190
516 Danbury Stokes 184
517 Bald Head Island Brunswick 175
517 Marietta Robeson 175
519 Pantego Beaufort 174
520 Milton Caswell 173
521 Bolivia Brunswick 159
522 Everetts Martin 158
523 Lansing Ashe 156
524 Boardman Columbus 155
525 Godwin Cumberland 138
525 Norman Richmond 138
527 Middleburg Vance 133
528 Linden Cumberland 126
529 Tar Heel Bladen 122
530 Love Valley Iredell 121
531 Indian Beach Carteret 120
531 Lasker Northampton 120
533 McFarlan Anson 118
534 Macon Warren 116
535 Seven Springs Wayne 115
536 Proctorville Robeson 114
537 Chimney Rock Rutherford 111
538 McDonald Robeson 109
539 Harrellsville Hertford 104
540 Falkland Pitt 96
541 Raynham Robeson 94
542 Lumber Bridge Robeson 92
542 Orrum Robeson 92
544 Como Hertford 91
545 Centerville Franklin 88
546 Hassell Martin 84
547 Speed Edgecombe 80
548 Bear Grass Martin 73
549 Leggett Edgecombe 58
550 Santeetlah Graham 43
551 Grandfather Village Avery 25
552 Fontana Dam Graham 23
553 Spencer Mountain Gaston 0
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2016.

Note: For multi-county municipalities, the counties are listed in order of municipal population size, largest first.
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Last updated September 25, 2017