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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 9,940,828 people in North Carolina as per 2017 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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Charlotte2357,618
2Raleigh1263,010
3Durham1130,735
4Winston-Salem1023,880
5Greensboro934,748
6High Point65,868
7Asheville611,231
8Fayetteville620,434
9Salisbury47,991
10Wilson32,910
11Elizabeth City33,819
12Wilmington324,605
13Greenville329,014
14Chapel Hill329,708
15Concord2581
16Mooresville21,365
17Goldsboro23,402
18Rocky Mount25,136
19Morrisville25,177
20Hickory27,226

Largest North Carolina Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Aberdeen7,107
Ahoskie4,966
Alamance902
Albemarle15,968
Alliance687
Andrews2,082
Angier5,079
Ansonville698
Apex43,893
Arapahoe453
Archdale11,483
Asheboro25,978
Asheville87,531
Atkinson359
Atlantic Beach1,671
Aulander857
Aurora520
Autryville408
Ayden5,167
Badin1,906

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,940,828
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+4,448,095
Age of the Population38.3

Families

% of people married48.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29%
Median Earnings25+$33,074
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,187
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,460

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,667
% Above Poverty Level83.2%
% Below Poverty Level16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$816
Median House Value$157,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.2%
German10.4%
English9.4%
Irish8.6%
Italian3.2%
Scottish2.4%
French Except Basque1.6%
Polish1.4%
African1.1%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Arab0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Blue Ridge (Parkway)
199 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28803-8686
828-298-0398

Cape Hatteras (Seashore)
1401 National Park Drive
Manteo, North Carolina 27954
252-473-2111

Cape Lookout (Seashore)
131 Charles St.
Harkers Island, North Carolina 28531
252-728-2250

Carl Sandburg Home (Historic Site)
81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731-8635
828-693-4178

Fort Raleigh (Historic Site)
1401 National Park Drive
Manteo, North Carolina 27954
252-473-5772

Guilford Courthouse (Battlefield)
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410-2355
336-288-1776

Moores Creek (Battlefield)
40 Patriots Hall Drive
Currie, North Carolina 28435
910-283-5591

Wright Brothers (Monument/Memorial)
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Manteo, North Carolina 27954
252-441-7430

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