2010 Municipal Populations Ranked by Size
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Rank Municipality County Population
1 Charlotte Mecklenburg 734,873
2 Raleigh Wake, Durham 406,688
3 Greensboro Guilford 270,063
4 Winston-Salem Forsyth 230,345
5 Durham Durham, Orange, Wake 229,466
6 Fayetteville Cumberland 208,291
7 Cary Wake, Chatham 136,203
8 Wilmington New Hanover 106,882
9 High Point Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, Forsyth 104,788
10 Greenville Pitt 85,152
11 Asheville Buncombe 83,746
12 Concord Cabarrus 79,519
13 Jacksonville Onslow 77,343
14 Gastonia Gaston 71,848
15 Rocky Mount Nash, Edgecombe 57,682
16 Chapel Hill Orange, Durham 57,432
17 Burlington Alamance, Guilford 50,475
18 Wilson Wilson 49,421
19 Huntersville Mecklenburg 46,994
20 Kannapolis Cabarrus, Rowan 42,828
21 Hickory Catawba, Burke, Caldwell 40,082
22 Apex Wake 37,745
23 Goldsboro Wayne 36,487
24 Indian Trail Union 33,737
25 Salisbury Rowan 33,722
26 Monroe Union 33,007
27 Mooresville Iredell 32,848
28 Wake Forest Wake, Franklin 30,329
29 New Bern Craven 29,634
30 Sanford Lee 28,178
31 Matthews Mecklenburg 27,326
32 Thomasville Davidson, Randolph 26,857
33 Garner Wake 25,932
34 Asheboro Randolph 25,258
35 Cornelius Mecklenburg 24,984
36 Holly Springs Wake 24,838
37 Statesville Iredell 24,633
38 Kernersville Forsyth, Guilford 23,199
39 Mint Hill Mecklenburg, Union 22,830
40 Kinston Lenoir 21,676
41 Lumberton Robeson 21,588
42 Havelock Craven 21,067
43 Shelby Cleveland 20,358
44 Carrboro Orange 19,665
45 Lexington Davidson 19,001
46 Morrisville Wake, Durham 18,709
47 Elizabeth City Pasquotank, Camden 18,689
48 Clemmons Forsyth 18,688
49 Lenoir Caldwell 18,261
50 Fuquay-Varina Wake 18,065
51 Boone Watauga 17,186
52 Morganton Burke 16,935
53 Clayton Johnston, Wake 16,238
54 Laurinburg Scotland 15,938
55 Albemarle Stanly 15,936
56 Roanoke Rapids Halifax 15,731
57 Eden Rockingham 15,547
58 Henderson Vance 15,386
59 Hope Mills Cumberland 15,176
60 Pinehurst Moore 14,783
61 Reidsville Rockingham 14,538
62 Graham Alamance 14,211
63 Stallings Union, Mecklenburg 13,921
64 Mount Holly Gaston 13,677
65 Leland Brunswick 13,621
66 Hendersonville Henderson 13,189
67 Newton Catawba 12,995
68 Lewisville Forsyth 12,681
69 Southern Pines Moore 12,384
70 Harrisburg Cabarrus 11,580
71 Knightdale Wake 11,482
72 Archdale Randolph, Guilford 11,444
73 Mebane Alamance, Orange 11,441
74 Tarboro Edgecombe 11,435
75 Spring Lake Cumberland 11,433
76 Smithfield Johnston 11,046
77 Davidson Mecklenburg, Iredell 10,988
78 Kings Mountain Cleveland, Gaston 10,602
79 Lincolnton Lincoln 10,540
80 Mount Airy Surry 10,404
81 Summerfield Guilford 10,275
82 Belmont Gaston 10,090
83 Waxhaw Union 9,923
84 Waynesville Haywood 9,886
85 Washington Beaufort 9,778
86 Rockingham Richmond 9,554
87 Weddington Union, Mecklenburg 9,521
88 Elon Alamance 9,448
89 Winterville Pitt 9,339
90 Dunn Harnett 9,336
91 Morehead City Carteret 8,693
92 Clinton Sampson 8,596
93 Oxford Granville 8,515
94 Roxboro Person 8,387
95 Conover Catawba 8,180
96 Siler City Chatham 7,933
97 Marion McDowell 7,922
98 Black Mountain Buncombe 7,875
99 Brevard Transylvania 7,630
100 Butner Granville 7,615
101 Pineville Mecklenburg 7,513
102 Wesley Chapel Union 7,511
103 Forest City Rutherford 7,499
104 Fletcher Henderson 7,216
105 King Stokes, Forsyth 6,916
106 Mills River Henderson 6,830
106 Oak Island Brunswick 6,830
108 Kill Devil Hills Dare 6,676
109 Trinity Randolph 6,631
110 Hamlet Richmond 6,492
111 Gibsonville Guilford, Alamance 6,437
112 Aberdeen Moore 6,379
113 Oak Ridge Guilford 6,330
114 Woodfin Buncombe 6,151
115 Selma Johnston 6,119
116 Hillsborough Orange 6,113
117 Unionville Union 5,976
118 Wendell Wake 5,886
119 Wadesboro Anson 5,820
120 Cherryville Gaston 5,768
121 Carolina Beach New Hanover 5,729
122 Marvin Union 5,615
123 Williamston Martin 5,509
124 Nashville Nash 5,453
125 Boiling Spring Lakes Brunswick 5,409
126 Whiteville Columbus 5,405
127 Bessemer City Gaston 5,348
128 Sawmills Caldwell 5,250
129 Stokesdale Guilford 5,068
130 Mocksville Davie 5,067
131 Ahoskie Hertford 5,043
132 Edenton Chowan 4,994
133 Ayden Pitt 4,969
134 Long View Catawba, Burke 4,880
135 Granite Falls Caldwell 4,730
136 Midway Davidson 4,697
137 Walkertown Forsyth 4,691
138 Farmville Pitt 4,689
139 Boiling Springs Cleveland 4,653
140 Raeford Hoke 4,642
141 Mount Olive Wayne, Duplin 4,599
142 Pleasant Garden Guilford 4,507
143 Dallas Gaston 4,495
143 Valdese Burke 4,495
145 Zebulon Wake, Johnston 4,464
146 Erwin Harnett 4,440
147 Angier Harnett, Wake 4,385
148 Archer Lodge Johnston 4,325
149 Spindale Rutherford 4,322
150 North Wilkesboro Wilkes 4,262
151 Canton Haywood 4,235
152 Rutherfordton Rutherford 4,226
153 Cramerton Gaston 4,171
153 Trent Woods Craven 4,171
155 Newport Carteret 4,159
156 Creedmoor Granville 4,138
157 Randleman Randolph 4,123
158 Gamewell Caldwell 4,058
159 Beaufort Carteret 4,054
160 Elkin Surry, Wilkes 4,007
161 Tabor City Columbus 3,975
162 Burgaw Pender 3,898
163 Wallace Duplin, Pender 3,895
164 Plymouth Washington 3,877
165 Franklin Macon 3,848
166 Rolesville Wake 3,813
167 Hudson Caldwell 3,783
168 Pittsboro Chatham 3,764
169 Shallotte Brunswick 3,699
170 Weaverville Buncombe 3,673
171 Emerald Isle Carteret 3,669
172 Eastover Cumberland 3,628
173 Windsor Bertie 3,598
174 Sunset Beach Brunswick 3,597
175 Elizabethtown Bladen 3,589
176 China Grove Rowan 3,569
177 Stanley Gaston 3,561
178 Lowell Gaston 3,531
179 Wingate Union 3,505
180 Lake Park Union 3,444
181 Red Oak Nash 3,443
182 Ranlo Gaston 3,439
183 Red Springs Robeson, Hoke 3,436
184 Wilkesboro Wilkes 3,416
185 Jamestown Guilford 3,396
186 Troy Montgomery 3,389
187 Louisburg Franklin 3,373
188 Polkton Anson 3,372
189 Fairview Union 3,346
190 Benson Johnston, Harnett 3,335
191 Maiden Catawba, Lincoln 3,327
192 Spencer Rowan 3,272
193 Kitty Hawk Dare 3,269
194 Lillington Harnett 3,213
195 St. James Brunswick 3,187
196 River Bend Craven 3,130
197 Flat Rock Henderson 3,127
198 Landis Rowan 3,114
199 Midland Cabarrus, Mecklenburg 3,091
200 Carolina Shores Brunswick 3,069
201 Warsaw Duplin 3,066
202 Wallburg Davidson 3,059
203 Pembroke Robeson 2,979
204 Yadkinville Yadkin 2,962
205 Rural Hall Forsyth 2,947
206 Whispering Pines Moore 2,940
207 Locust Stanly, Cabarrus 2,937
208 Granite Quarry Rowan 2,935
209 La Grange Lenoir 2,873
210 Southport Brunswick 2,852
211 Murfreesboro Hertford 2,837
212 Cajah's Mountain Caldwell 2,828
213 Wentworth Rockingham 2,811
214 Nags Head Dare 2,754
215 Southern Shores Dare 2,711
216 Fairmont Robeson 2,669
217 Liberty Randolph 2,667
218 Swansboro Onslow 2,666
219 Mineral Springs Union 2,656
220 Grifton Pitt, Lenoir 2,635
221 Sylva Jackson 2,602
222 Enfield Halifax 2,528
223 Wrightsville Beach New Hanover 2,487
224 Mayodan Rockingham 2,481
225 Tobaccoville Forsyth, Stokes 2,449
226 Maxton Robeson, Scotland 2,431
227 Marshville Union 2,417
228 Troutman Iredell 2,392
229 Norwood Stanly 2,384
230 Haw River Alamance 2,308
231 Wilson's Mill Johnston 2,294
232 Jonesville Yadkin 2,288
233 Madison Rockingham 2,249
234 Carthage Moore 2,213
235 Laurel Park Henderson 2,188
236 Spruce Pine Mitchell 2,176
237 Hertford Perquimans 2,148
238 Coats Harnett 2,129
239 Rockwell Rowan 2,111
240 Green Level Alamance 2,109
241 Taylorsville Alexander 2,106
242 Princeville Edgecombe 2,086
243 Scotland Neck Halifax 2,056
244 St. Pauls Robeson 2,039
245 Yanceyville Caswell 2,037
246 Franklinton Franklin 2,035
247 Sharpsburg Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe 2,032
248 Hildebran Burke 2,025
249 Kure Beach New Hanover 2,020
250 Badin Stanly 1,980
251 Belville Brunswick 1,950
252 Four Oaks Johnston 1,936
253 Cape Carteret Carteret 1,924
254 Mars Hill Madison 1,871
255 Oakboro Stanly 1,863
256 Surf City Pender, Onslow 1,861
257 Chadbourn Columbus 1,860
257 Drexel Burke 1,860
259 Calabash Brunswick 1,798
260 Andrews Cherokee 1,786
261 Sparta Alleghany 1,772
262 Bladenboro Bladen 1,753
263 Bermuda Run Davie 1,731
264 Pine Level Johnston 1,713
265 Biscoe Montgomery 1,700
266 Ramseur Randolph 1,696
267 Belhaven Beaufort 1,694
268 Burnsville Yancey 1,692
269 Connelly Springs Burke 1,671
270 Mount Pleasant Cabarrus 1,661
271 Weldon Halifax 1,653
272 Tryon Polk 1,652
273 Denton Davidson 1,642
274 Rose Hill Duplin 1,633
275 Murphy Cherokee 1,632
276 Jefferson Ashe 1,616
277 Snow Hill Greene 1,599
278 Bethel Pitt 1,589
279 Dobson Surry 1,588
280 East Spencer Rowan 1,536
281 Hemby Bridge Union 1,530
282 Richlands Onslow 1,521
283 Glen Alpine Burke 1,519
284 Navassa Brunswick 1,516
285 Atlantic Beach Carteret 1,501
286 Stanfield Stanly 1,489
287 Robersonville Martin 1,488
288 Lake Waccamaw Columbus 1,483
289 Pilot Mountain Surry 1,479
290 Manteo Dare 1,433
291 Walnut Cove Stokes 1,430
292 Bryson City Swain 1,428
293 Pinetops Edgecombe 1,376
294 Claremont Catawba 1,355
295 Kenly Johnston, Wilson 1,349
296 Biltmore Forest Buncombe 1,348
297 Pine Knoll Shores Carteret 1,344
298 Pinebluff Moore 1,343
299 Rutherford College Burke 1,342
300 Spring Hope Nash 1,325
301 Elm City Wilson 1,305
302 West Jefferson Ashe 1,303
303 Beulaville Duplin 1,301
304 Cedar Point Carteret 1,284
305 Holly Ridge Onslow 1,269
306 Fremont Wayne 1,258
307 Bayboro Pamlico 1,251
308 Blowing Rock Watauga, Caldwell 1,247
309 Broadway Lee, Harnett 1,233
310 Clyde Haywood 1,225
311 Boonville Yadkin 1,223
312 Princeton Johnston 1,203
313 Lake Lure Rutherford 1,196
314 Roseboro Sampson 1,193
315 Mount Gilead Montgomery 1,181
316 Franklinville Randolph 1,167
317 Youngsville Franklin 1,164
318 Swepsonville Alamance 1,159
319 Gaston Northampton 1,152
319 Maggie Valley Haywood 1,152
321 Brunswick Columbus 1,122
322 Norlina Warren 1,121
323 Lucama Wilson 1,114
324 Robbins Moore 1,102
325 Rhodhiss Burke, Caldwell 1,072
326 Garysburg Northampton 1,057
326 Stoneville Rockingham 1,057
328 Ellerbe Richmond 1,054
329 Rowland Robeson 1,040
330 Banner Elk Avery 1,028
330 Stedman Cumberland 1,028
332 Maysville Jones 1,020
333 Vanceboro Craven 1,009
334 Columbus Polk 1,003
335 Faison Duplin, Sampson 965
336 Cooleemee Davie 963
337 Rich Square Northampton 958
338 Alamance Alamance 955
339 Fair Bluff Columbus 953
340 Belwood Cleveland 952
341 Magnolia Duplin 943
342 Dortches Nash 938
343 Highlands Macon, Jackson 925
344 Old Fort McDowell 909
345 Foxfire Moore 906
346 Oriental Pamlico 900
347 Aulander Bertie 896
348 Columbia Tyrrell 890
349 Ellenboro Rutherford 876
349 Star Montgomery 876
351 Marshall Madison 873
352 Cleveland Rowan 872
353 Dobbins Heights Richmond 866
354 Warrenton Warren 864
355 Kenansville Duplin 858
356 Candor Montgomery, Moore 840
357 Wagram Scotland 839
358 Clarkton Bladen 838
359 Walnut Creek Wayne 837
360 Conway Northampton 836
361 Middlesex Nash 825
362 Chocowinity Beaufort 823
363 Woodland Northampton 809
364 Faith Rowan 808
365 White Lake Bladen 803
366 Stantonsburg Wilson 788
367 Alliance Pamlico 776
368 Black Creek Wilson 773
369 Winton Hertford 770
370 Whitakers Edgecombe, Nash 746
371 North Topsail Beach Onslow 744
371 Red Cross Stanly 744
373 Northwest Brunswick 740
374 Misenheimer Stanly 728
375 Taylortown Moore 725
376 Montreat Buncombe 724
377 Vass Moore 723
378 Saluda Polk, Henderson 715
379 Grover Cleveland 709
380 Newland Avery 698
381 High Shoals Gaston 697
382 Bolton Columbus 692
383 Grantsboro Pamlico 688
384 Bogue Carteret 687
385 Kingstown Cleveland 682
386 Pikeville Wayne 680
387 Littleton Halifax 673
388 McAdenville Gaston 652
389 Peletier Carteret 646
390 Greenevers Duplin 637
391 Ansonville Anson 632
391 Seaboard Northampton 632
393 Garland Sampson 626
393 Sedalia Guilford 626
395 Patterson Springs Cleveland 623
396 Robbinsville Graham 622
397 Richfield Stanly 614
398 East Bend Yadkin 613
399 Roper Washington 611
400 Fallston Cleveland 608
401 Lawndale Cleveland 607
402 Catawba Catawba 604
403 New London Stanly 603
404 Winfall Perquimans 595
405 Whitsett Guilford 592
406 Hoffman Richmond 588
407 Holden Beach Brunswick 579
408 Rosman Transylvania 578
409 Bailey Nash 571
410 Newton Grove Sampson 570
411 Hot Springs Madison 561
412 Arapahoe Pamlico 556
412 Wade Cumberland 556
414 Ocean Isle Beach Brunswick 554
415 Pink Hill Lenoir 552
416 Lewiston Woodville Bertie 550
417 Polkville Cleveland 546
418 Ossipee Alamance 545
418 Varnamtown Brunswick 545
420 Calypso Duplin 540
421 Gibson Scotland 539
422 Lilesville Anson 537
423 Harmony Iredell 533
424 Aurora Beaufort 522
425 Jackson Northampton 513
426 Morven Anson 512
427 Jamesville Martin 491
428 Lattimore Cleveland 489
429 East Arcadia Bladen 488
430 MacClesfield Edgecombe 472
431 Kittrell Vance 468
432 Stem Granville 465
433 Bakersville Mitchell 464
434 Bridgeton Craven 456
435 Washington Park Beaufort 453
436 Elk Park Avery 452
437 Sandyfield Columbus 448
438 Grimesland Pitt 444
438 Micro Johnston 444
440 Ruth Rutherford 441
441 Minnesott Beach Pamlico 440
442 Peachland Anson 438
443 Parkton Robeson 437
444 Salemburg Sampson 436
445 Fountain Pitt 430
446 Simpson Pitt 419
446 Stovall Granville 419
448 Ronda Wilkes 417
449 Cofield Hertford 413
450 Hookerton Greene 410
450 Saratoga Wilson 410
452 Hamilton Martin 408
453 Dover Craven 403
454 Caswell Beach Brunswick 401
454 Cove City Craven 401
456 Staley Randolph 394
457 St. Helena Pender 391
458 Bostic Rutherford 387
459 Rennert Robeson 384
460 Brookford Catawba 383
461 Teachey Duplin 378
462 Topsail Beach Pender 370
463 Duck Dare 369
464 Forest Hills Jackson 367
465 Webster Jackson 365
466 Hobgood Halifax 347
467 Bunn Franklin 346
468 Dublin Bladen 339
469 Bethania Forsyth 329
470 Beech Mountain Watauga, Avery 322
470 Waco Cleveland 322
472 Gatesville Gates 321
473 Oak City Martin 317
474 Hayesville Clay 312
474 Mooresboro Cleveland 312
476 Falcon Cumberland, Sampson 311
476 Pollocksville Jones 311
478 Atkinson Pender 301
478 Cedar Rock Caldwell 301
480 East Laurinburg Scotland 300
481 Casar Cleveland 298
482 Conetoe Edgecombe 295
483 Turkey Sampson 292
484 Trenton Jones 287
485 Cameron Moore 286
486 Sims Wilson 283
487 Stonewall Pamlico 281
488 Parmele Martin 278
489 Creswell Washington 276
489 Powellsville Bertie 276
489 Severn Northampton 276
492 Goldston Chatham 270
493 Castalia Nash 269
494 Sandy Creek Brunswick 262
495 Earl Cleveland 260
496 Vandemere Pamlico 254
497 Kelford Bertie 251
498 Bath Beaufort 250
499 Askewville Bertie 241
500 Roxobel Bertie 240
501 Halifax Halifax 234
502 Dillsboro Jackson 233
503 Seagrove Randolph 229
504 Momeyer Nash 225
505 Mesic Pamlico 220
505 Walstonburg Greene 220
507 Cerro Gordo Columbus 207
508 Colerain Bertie 204
509 Harrells Sampson, Duplin 202
510 Eureka Wayne 198
510 Sugar Mountain Avery 198
512 Autryville Sampson 196
513 Seven Devils Watauga, Avery 193
514 Crossnore Avery 192
515 Watha Pender 191
516 Danbury Stokes 189
517 Pantego Beaufort 180
518 Marietta Robeson 175
519 Milton Caswell 166
520 Everetts Martin 164
521 Bald Head Island Brunswick 159
521 Lansing Ashe 159
523 Boardman Columbus 157
524 Bolivia Brunswick 144
525 Godwin Cumberland 139
526 Norman Richmond 138
527 Middleburg Vance 133
528 Linden Cumberland 130
529 Lasker Northampton 122
530 Macon Warren 119
531 McFarlan Anson 117
531 Proctorville Robeson 117
531 Tar Heel Bladen 117
534 Chimney Rock Rutherford 113
534 McDonald Robeson 113
536 Indian Beach Carteret 112
537 Seven Springs Wayne 110
538 Harrellsville Hertford 106
539 Falkland Pitt 97
540 Raynham Robeson 95
541 Lumber Bridge Robeson 94
542 Como Hertford 91
542 Orrum Robeson 91
544 Centerville Franklin 90
544 Love Valley Iredell 90
546 Hassell Martin 84
547 Speed Edgecombe 80
548 Bear Grass Martin 73
549 Leggett Edgecombe 60
550 Santeetlah Graham 45
551 Spencer Mountain Gaston 37
552 Grandfather Village Avery 25

Note: For multi-county municipalities, the counties are listed in order of municipal population size, largest first.
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Last updated 23SEP2011