Cities and Towns

State of North Carolina

North Carolina, abbreviated "NC", is in the South Atlantic region of the U.S. Its capital is Raleigh. There were 9,750,405 people in North Carolina as per 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on November 21, 1789.

Please explore the cities and towns of North Carolina, below.

Top North Carolina College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS - 2015).

1 Charlotte 23 59,861
2 Durham 12 30,728
3 Raleigh 12 62,347
4 Greensboro 10 34,148
5 Winston Salem 7 18,643
6 Fayetteville 7 20,982
7 High Point 6 5,622
8 Asheville 6 11,801
9 Salisbury 4 9,209
10 Greenville 4 27,565
11 Wilson 3 2,839
12 Elizabeth City 3 4,471
13 Winston-Salem 3 6,292
14 Wilmington 3 23,856
15 Chapel Hill 3 29,315
16 Cary 2 353
17 Concord 2 551
18 Mooresville 2 1,578
19 Goldsboro 2 3,365
20 Morrisville 2 4,292

Largest North Carolina Cities and Towns

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Aberdeen 6,702
Ahoskie 5,017
Alamance 786
Albemarle 15,924
Alliance 802
Andrews 1,959
Angier 4,760
Ansonville 650
Apex 40,631
Arapahoe 494
Archdale 11,322
Asheboro 25,573
Asheville 85,783
Atkinson 319
Atlantic Beach 1,618
Aulander 806
Aurora 545
Autryville 405
Ayden 5,018
Badin 1,608

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Total Population 9,750,405
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,287,690
Age of the Population 37.8


% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.8%
Median Earnings25+ $32,421
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,990
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,113


Median Family Income $57,328
% Above Poverty Level 82.4%
% Below Poverty Level 17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 27.9%
Median Gross Rent $790
Median House Value $153,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 8.9%

Notable Places

Blue Ridge (Parkway)
199 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28803-8686

Cape Hatteras (Seashore)
1401 National Park Drive
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Cape Lookout (Seashore)
131 Charles St.
Harkers Island, North Carolina 28531

Carl Sandburg Home (Historic Site)
81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731-8635

Fort Raleigh (Historic Site)
1401 National Park Drive
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Guilford Courthouse (Battlefield)
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410-2355

Moores Creek (Battlefield)
40 Patriots Hall Drive
Currie, North Carolina 28435

Wright Brothers (Monument/Memorial)
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

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