2011 Municipal Populations Ranked by Size
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Rank Municipality County Population
1 Charlotte Mecklenburg 751,999
2 Raleigh Wake, Durham 412,311
3 Greensboro Guilford 272,190
4 Winston-Salem Forsyth 232,143
5 Durham Durham, Orange, Wake 231,730
6 Fayetteville Cumberland 207,996
7 Cary Wake, Chatham 139,169
8 Wilmington New Hanover 108,333
9 High Point Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, Forsyth 105,493
10 Asheville Buncombe 85,339
11 Greenville Pitt 85,059
12 Concord Cabarrus 80,386
13 Jacksonville Onslow 74,610
14 Gastonia Gaston 72,173
15 Chapel Hill Orange, Durham 57,757
16 Rocky Mount Nash, Edgecombe 57,275
17 Burlington Alamance, Guilford 50,587
18 Wilson Wilson 49,119
19 Huntersville Mecklenburg 48,463
20 Kannapolis Cabarrus, Rowan 43,141
21 Hickory Catawba, Burke, Caldwell 40,086
22 Apex Wake 38,691
23 Goldsboro Wayne 35,749
24 Indian Trail Union 34,308
25 Salisbury Rowan 33,704
26 Mooresville Iredell 33,387
27 Monroe Union 33,238
28 Wake Forest Wake, Franklin 31,086
29 New Bern Craven 30,048
30 Sanford Lee 28,280
31 Matthews Mecklenburg 27,878
32 Thomasville Davidson, Randolph 26,800
33 Garner Wake 26,342
34 Cornelius Mecklenburg 25,671
35 Holly Springs Wake 25,567
36 Asheboro Randolph 25,371
37 Statesville Iredell 24,680
38 Kernersville Forsyth, Guilford 23,782
39 Mint Hill Mecklenburg, Union 23,342
40 Lumberton Robeson 21,606
41 Kinston Lenoir 21,577
42 Havelock Craven 21,022
43 Shelby Cleveland 20,346
44 Carrboro Orange 19,905
45 Morrisville Wake, Durham 19,406
46 Clemmons Forsyth 18,829
47 Lexington Davidson 18,808
48 Fuquay-Varina Wake 18,638
49 Elizabeth City Pasquotank, Camden 18,597
50 Lenoir Caldwell 18,123
51 Boone Watauga 17,751
52 Morganton Burke 16,878
53 Clayton Johnston, Wake 16,437
54 Albemarle Stanly 16,032
55 Laurinburg Scotland 15,762
56 Roanoke Rapids Halifax 15,669
57 Eden Rockingham 15,468
58 Hope Mills Cumberland 15,454
59 Henderson Vance 15,366
60 Pinehurst Moore 14,979
61 Reidsville Rockingham 14,487
62 Graham Alamance 14,229
63 Stallings Union, Mecklenburg 14,207
64 Leland Brunswick 13,973
65 Mount Holly Gaston 13,887
66 Hendersonville Henderson 13,278
67 Harrisburg Cabarrus 13,064
68 Newton Catawba 12,971
69 Lewisville Forsyth 12,774
70 Southern Pines Moore 12,502
71 Spring Lake Cumberland 11,914
72 Knightdale Wake 11,904
73 Mebane Alamance, Orange 11,688
74 Archdale Randolph, Guilford 11,576
75 Tarboro Edgecombe 11,327
76 Davidson Mecklenburg, Iredell 11,283
77 Smithfield Johnston 11,016
78 Kings Mountain Cleveland, Gaston 10,646
79 Lincolnton Lincoln 10,517
80 Summerfield Guilford 10,487
81 Mount Airy Surry 10,414
82 Waxhaw Union 10,306
83 Belmont Gaston 10,127
84 Waynesville Haywood 9,922
85 Washington Beaufort 9,740
86 Elon Alamance 9,703
87 Weddington Union, Mecklenburg 9,603
88 Rockingham Richmond 9,543
89 Dunn Harnett 9,433
90 Winterville Pitt 9,344
91 Morehead City Carteret 8,810
92 Clinton Sampson 8,627
93 Oxford Granville 8,512
94 Roxboro Person 8,348
95 Conover Catawba 8,207
96 Marion McDowell 8,158
97 Black Mountain Buncombe 8,007
98 Siler City Chatham 7,939
99 Wesley Chapel Union 7,745
100 Pineville Mecklenburg 7,744
101 Butner Granville 7,672
102 Brevard Transylvania 7,656
103 Forest City Rutherford 7,502
104 Fletcher Henderson 7,335
105 King Stokes, Forsyth 6,937
106 Mills River Henderson 6,910
107 Oak Island Brunswick 6,874
108 Kill Devil Hills Dare 6,750
109 Trinity Randolph 6,652
110 Hamlet Richmond 6,515
111 Aberdeen Moore 6,495
112 Oak Ridge Guilford 6,476
113 Gibsonville Guilford, Alamance 6,471
114 Woodfin Buncombe 6,266
115 Hillsborough Orange 6,239
116 Selma Johnston 6,118
117 Unionville Union 6,021
118 Wendell Wake 5,967
119 Marvin Union 5,795
120 Cherryville Gaston 5,775
121 Carolina Beach New Hanover 5,773
122 Wadesboro Anson 5,584
123 Boiling Spring Lakes Brunswick 5,540
124 Williamston Martin 5,428
125 Nashville Nash 5,411
126 Bessemer City Gaston 5,360
127 Whiteville Columbus 5,347
128 Sawmills Caldwell 5,227
129 Stokesdale Guilford 5,176
130 Mocksville Davie 5,108
131 Edenton Chowan 5,007
132 Ayden Pitt 4,972
133 Ahoskie Hertford 4,883
134 Long View Catawba, Burke 4,882
135 Raeford Hoke 4,769
136 Granite Falls Caldwell 4,703
136 Walkertown Forsyth 4,703
138 Midway Davidson 4,692
139 Farmville Pitt 4,682
140 Boiling Springs Cleveland 4,658
141 Mount Olive Wayne, Duplin 4,634
142 Dallas Gaston 4,544
143 Pleasant Garden Guilford 4,529
144 Angier Harnett, Wake 4,495
145 Zebulon Wake, Johnston 4,493
146 Erwin Harnett 4,483
147 Valdese Burke 4,480
148 Archer Lodge Johnston 4,393
149 Spindale Rutherford 4,350
150 North Wilkesboro Wilkes 4,272
151 Canton Haywood 4,259
152 Rutherfordton Rutherford 4,243
153 Newport Carteret 4,238
154 Cramerton Gaston 4,214
155 Trent Woods Craven 4,188
156 Creedmoor Granville 4,168
157 China Grove Rowan 4,162
158 Randleman Randolph 4,139
159 Beaufort Carteret 4,084
160 Gamewell Caldwell 4,049
161 Elkin Surry, Wilkes 3,993
162 Rolesville Wake 3,976
163 Tabor City Columbus 3,968
164 Burgaw Pender 3,928
165 Wallace Duplin, Pender 3,922
166 Franklin Macon 3,888
167 Pittsboro Chatham 3,875
168 Plymouth Washington 3,833
169 Hudson Caldwell 3,829
170 Shallotte Brunswick 3,785
171 Weaverville Buncombe 3,721
172 Emerald Isle Carteret 3,711
173 Eastover Cumberland 3,674
174 Sunset Beach Brunswick 3,661
175 Stanley Gaston 3,585
176 Elizabethtown Bladen 3,578
177 Windsor Bertie 3,575
178 Lowell Gaston 3,563
179 Wingate Union 3,556
180 Jamestown Guilford 3,504
181 Lake Park Union 3,477
182 Red Oak Nash 3,456
183 Ranlo Gaston 3,450
184 Red Springs Robeson, Hoke 3,431
185 Wilkesboro Wilkes 3,428
186 Louisburg Franklin 3,414
187 Fairview Union 3,392
188 Troy Montgomery 3,386
189 Maiden Catawba, Lincoln 3,360
190 St. James Brunswick 3,338
191 Benson Johnston, Harnett 3,336
192 Kitty Hawk Dare 3,296
193 Polkton Anson 3,286
194 Spencer Rowan 3,258
195 Lillington Harnett 3,251
196 Flat Rock Henderson 3,159
197 Midland Cabarrus, Mecklenburg 3,152
198 River Bend Craven 3,144
199 Carolina Shores Brunswick 3,113
200 Landis Rowan 3,091
201 Warsaw Duplin 3,071
202 Wallburg Davidson 3,055
203 Whispering Pines Moore 2,994
204 Murfreesboro Hertford 2,990
205 Rural Hall Forsyth 2,976
206 Yadkinville Yadkin 2,973
207 Granite Quarry Rowan 2,950
208 Locust Stanly, Cabarrus 2,948
209 Pembroke Robeson 2,931
210 Southport Brunswick 2,914
211 La Grange Lenoir 2,868
212 Cajah's Mountain Caldwell 2,819
213 Wentworth Rockingham 2,805
214 Nags Head Dare 2,773
215 Southern Shores Dare 2,743
216 Swansboro Onslow 2,704
217 Sylva Jackson 2,702
218 Mineral Springs Union 2,700
219 Liberty Randolph 2,674
220 Fairmont Robeson 2,658
221 Grifton Pitt, Lenoir 2,636
222 Enfield Halifax 2,523
223 Wrightsville Beach New Hanover 2,494
224 Mayodan Rockingham 2,483
225 Troutman Iredell 2,468
226 Tobaccoville Forsyth, Stokes 2,462
227 Maxton Robeson, Scotland 2,419
228 Marshville Union 2,409
229 Norwood Stanly 2,390
230 Wilson's Mill Johnston 2,330
231 Haw River Alamance 2,307
232 Jonesville Yadkin 2,282
233 St. Pauls Robeson 2,271
234 Madison Rockingham 2,242
235 Carthage Moore 2,224
236 Laurel Park Henderson 2,200
237 Spruce Pine Mitchell 2,181
238 Coats Harnett 2,167
239 Hertford Perquimans 2,149
240 Taylorsville Alexander 2,123
241 Princeville Edgecombe 2,108
242 Rockwell Rowan 2,106
243 Green Level Alamance 2,102
244 Scotland Neck Halifax 2,052
245 Kure Beach New Hanover 2,051
246 Franklinton Franklin 2,027
246 Yanceyville Caswell 2,027
248 Sharpsburg Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe 2,019
249 Hildebran Burke 2,010
250 Badin Stanly 1,985
251 Belville Brunswick 1,975
252 Cape Carteret Carteret 1,969
252 Mars Hill Madison 1,969
254 Four Oaks Johnston 1,943
255 Surf City Pender, Onslow 1,899
256 Oakboro Stanly 1,889
257 Drexel Burke 1,859
258 Chadbourn Columbus 1,841
259 Calabash Brunswick 1,816
260 Andrews Cherokee 1,763
261 Sparta Alleghany 1,756
262 Bladenboro Bladen 1,740
263 Bermuda Run Davie 1,736
264 Pine Level Johnston 1,725
265 Biscoe Montgomery 1,716
266 Burnsville Yancey 1,715
267 Ramseur Randolph 1,702
268 Belhaven Beaufort 1,683
269 Mount Pleasant Cabarrus 1,669
270 Connelly Springs Burke 1,663
271 Weldon Halifax 1,648
272 Tryon Polk 1,647
273 Rose Hill Duplin 1,645
274 Denton Davidson 1,627
275 Murphy Cherokee 1,615
276 Snow Hill Greene 1,603
277 Jefferson Ashe 1,593
278 Dobson Surry 1,592
279 Bethel Pitt 1,585
280 Richlands Onslow 1,567
281 Navassa Brunswick 1,552
282 Hemby Bridge Union 1,528
283 East Spencer Rowan 1,526
284 Glen Alpine Burke 1,519
285 Atlantic Beach Carteret 1,506
286 Stanfield Stanly 1,504
287 Pilot Mountain Surry 1,482
288 Lake Waccamaw Columbus 1,465
289 Robersonville Martin 1,462
290 Bryson City Swain 1,453
290 Manteo Dare 1,453
292 Walnut Cove Stokes 1,427
293 Biltmore Forest Buncombe 1,369
294 Claremont Catawba 1,366
295 Pinetops Edgecombe 1,360
296 Pine Knoll Shores Carteret 1,354
297 Kenly Johnston, Wilson 1,347
298 Pinebluff Moore 1,346
299 Rutherford College Burke 1,343
300 Spring Hope Nash 1,337
301 Elm City Wilson 1,330
302 Cedar Point Carteret 1,323
303 West Jefferson Ashe 1,315
304 Beulaville Duplin 1,307
305 Holly Ridge Onslow 1,294
306 Bayboro Pamlico 1,262
307 Fremont Wayne 1,257
308 Broadway Lee, Harnett 1,253
309 Blowing Rock Watauga, Caldwell 1,248
310 Clyde Haywood 1,231
311 Boonville Yadkin 1,224
312 Lake Lure Rutherford 1,208
313 Princeton Johnston 1,201
314 Roseboro Sampson 1,195
315 Mount Gilead Montgomery 1,175
316 Franklinville Randolph 1,171
317 Youngsville Franklin 1,170
318 Swepsonville Alamance 1,161
319 Maggie Valley Haywood 1,160
320 Gaston Northampton 1,144
321 Brunswick Columbus 1,120
322 Lucama Wilson 1,113
323 Norlina Warren 1,112
324 Robbins Moore 1,107
325 Banner Elk Avery 1,101
326 Rhodhiss Burke, Caldwell 1,075
327 Stoneville Rockingham 1,056
328 Ellerbe Richmond 1,053
329 Garysburg Northampton 1,042
330 Stedman Cumberland 1,041
331 Maysville Jones 1,035
332 Rowland Robeson 1,034
333 Vanceboro Craven 1,018
334 Columbus Polk 986
335 Faison Duplin, Sampson 979
336 Alamance Alamance 975
337 Cooleemee Davie 964
338 Rich Square Northampton 959
339 Belwood Cleveland 951
340 Magnolia Duplin 949
341 Dortches Nash 948
342 Fair Bluff Columbus 943
343 Highlands Macon, Jackson 930
344 Foxfire Moore 920
345 Old Fort McDowell 912
346 Oriental Pamlico 905
347 Ellenboro Rutherford 883
348 Marshall Madison 881
349 Aulander Bertie 879
350 Star Montgomery 875
351 Cleveland Rowan 871
352 Dobbins Heights Richmond 863
353 Columbia Tyrrell 855
354 Kenansville Duplin 854
354 Warrenton Warren 854
356 Candor Montgomery, Moore 848
357 Walnut Creek Wayne 844
358 Clarkton Bladen 833
359 Wagram Scotland 830
360 Conway Northampton 829
361 Chocowinity Beaufort 822
362 Middlesex Nash 818
363 White Lake Bladen 815
364 Faith Rowan 809
365 Woodland Northampton 796
366 Stantonsburg Wilson 781
367 Alliance Pamlico 774
368 Black Creek Wilson 765
369 Northwest Brunswick 751
370 Red Cross Stanly 749
371 Winton Hertford 746
372 North Topsail Beach Onslow 743
373 Whitakers Edgecombe, Nash 738
374 Taylortown Moore 725
374 Vass Moore 725
376 Grover Cleveland 709
377 Bogue Carteret 707
378 Saluda Polk, Henderson 706
379 High Shoals Gaston 698
380 Newland Avery 696
381 Grantsboro Pamlico 695
382 Bolton Columbus 691
383 Montreat Buncombe 688
384 Misenheimer Stanly 685
385 Kingstown Cleveland 680
386 Littleton Halifax 672
387 Pikeville Wayne 661
388 Peletier Carteret 657
389 McAdenville Gaston 655
390 Greenevers Duplin 639
391 Sedalia Guilford 629
392 Garland Sampson 627
393 Patterson Springs Cleveland 624
394 Seaboard Northampton 623
395 Richfield Stanly 622
396 Robbinsville Graham 619
397 East Bend Yadkin 611
398 Ansonville Anson 607
398 Fallston Cleveland 607
400 Catawba Catawba 606
400 Lawndale Cleveland 606
400 New London Stanly 606
403 Roper Washington 600
404 Whitsett Guilford 599
405 Winfall Perquimans 597
406 Hoffman Richmond 585
407 Holden Beach Brunswick 582
408 Rosman Transylvania 580
409 Newton Grove Sampson 571
410 Hot Springs Madison 569
411 Bailey Nash 567
412 Ocean Isle Beach Brunswick 564
412 Wade Cumberland 564
414 Arapahoe Pamlico 562
415 Varnamtown Brunswick 553
416 Pink Hill Lenoir 550
417 Ossipee Alamance 549
418 Polkville Cleveland 546
419 Calypso Duplin 544
420 Lewiston Woodville Bertie 539
421 Harmony Iredell 534
422 Gibson Scotland 530
423 Aurora Beaufort 518
424 Lilesville Anson 516
425 Jackson Northampton 504
426 Stem Granville 492
427 Kittrell Vance 488
427 Lattimore Cleveland 488
427 Morven Anson 488
430 East Arcadia Bladen 485
431 Jamesville Martin 484
432 MacClesfield Edgecombe 468
433 Bakersville Mitchell 464
434 Bridgeton Craven 463
435 Washington Park Beaufort 451
436 Elk Park Avery 450
437 Minnesott Beach Pamlico 449
438 Sandyfield Columbus 447
439 Grimesland Pitt 446
439 Ruth Rutherford 446
441 Micro Johnston 444
442 Parkton Robeson 438
443 Salemburg Sampson 436
444 Fountain Pitt 431
445 Stovall Granville 419
446 Ronda Wilkes 418
446 Simpson Pitt 418
448 Peachland Anson 415
449 Hookerton Greene 409
450 Saratoga Wilson 408
451 Caswell Beach Brunswick 407
452 Cofield Hertford 402
452 Dover Craven 402
454 Hamilton Martin 401
455 Cove City Craven 400
456 Staley Randolph 398
457 St. Helena Pender 397
458 Bostic Rutherford 390
459 Rennert Robeson 387
460 Brookford Catawba 382
461 Teachey Duplin 381
462 Topsail Beach Pender 374
463 Duck Dare 372
464 Forest Hills Jackson 367
465 Webster Jackson 365
466 Hobgood Halifax 347
467 Bunn Franklin 344
468 Dublin Bladen 340
469 Bethania Forsyth 329
470 Beech Mountain Watauga, Avery 322
471 Waco Cleveland 321
472 Pollocksville Jones 317
473 Gatesville Gates 314
474 Falcon Cumberland, Sampson 312
474 Oak City Martin 312
476 Hayesville Clay 311
476 Mooresboro Cleveland 311
478 Atkinson Pender 305
479 Cedar Rock Caldwell 299
480 Casar Cleveland 297
481 East Laurinburg Scotland 296
482 Turkey Sampson 295
483 Trenton Jones 293
484 Conetoe Edgecombe 292
485 Cameron Moore 289
486 Stonewall Pamlico 282
487 Sims Wilson 281
488 Parmele Martin 273
488 Severn Northampton 273
490 Creswell Washington 272
491 Powellsville Bertie 270
492 Castalia Nash 268
493 Goldston Chatham 267
494 Sandy Creek Brunswick 265
495 Earl Cleveland 261
496 Vandemere Pamlico 254
497 Bath Beaufort 249
498 Kelford Bertie 246
499 Askewville Bertie 237
500 Halifax Halifax 235
501 Roxobel Bertie 234
502 Dillsboro Jackson 231
503 Seagrove Randolph 228
504 Momeyer Nash 222
505 Mesic Pamlico 220
505 Walstonburg Greene 220
507 Cerro Gordo Columbus 204
508 Harrells Sampson, Duplin 202
509 Colerain Bertie 200
510 Eureka Wayne 197
510 Sugar Mountain Avery 197
512 Autryville Sampson 196
513 Crossnore Avery 195
514 Seven Devils Watauga, Avery 194
514 Watha Pender 194
516 Danbury Stokes 192
517 Pantego Beaufort 180
518 Marietta Robeson 176
519 Milton Caswell 167
520 Everetts Martin 161
521 Bald Head Island Brunswick 160
522 Lansing Ashe 159
523 Boardman Columbus 156
524 Bolivia Brunswick 144
525 Godwin Cumberland 140
525 Norman Richmond 140
527 Middleburg Vance 133
528 Linden Cumberland 130
529 Lasker Northampton 121
530 Macon Warren 119
531 Tar Heel Bladen 118
532 Proctorville Robeson 117
533 Chimney Rock Rutherford 114
533 Indian Beach Carteret 114
535 Love Valley Iredell 113
535 McDonald Robeson 113
535 McFarlan Anson 113
538 Seven Springs Wayne 111
539 Harrellsville Hertford 103
540 Falkland Pitt 96
541 Raynham Robeson 95
542 Lumber Bridge Robeson 94
543 Orrum Robeson 92
544 Centerville Franklin 89
544 Como Hertford 89
546 Hassell Martin 84
547 Speed Edgecombe 80
548 Bear Grass Martin 72
549 Leggett Edgecombe 60
550 Santeetlah Graham 45
551 Spencer Mountain Gaston 37
552 Grandfather Village Avery 25
553 Fontana Dam Graham 15

Note: For multi-county municipalities, the counties are listed in order of municipal population size, largest first.
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Last updated 17SEP2012