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 10,052,564 people in North Carolina as per 2019 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) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Charlotte1655,720
2Raleigh1264,824
3Greensboro1136,342
4Winston-Salem824,336
5Durham731,021
6Fayetteville620,442
7Asheville510,860
8Salisbury48,940
9Wilson32,768
10Elizabeth City34,430
11Wilmington325,275
12Greenville328,751
13Chapel Hill330,218
14Concord2522
15Mooresville21,166
16Rocky Mount25,089
17High Point25,186
18Morrisville25,703
19Hickory27,310
20Wadesboro12

Largest North Carolina Cities and Towns

If you don't find the city or town you want in the list here, you can find ALL cities and towns by navigating through these alphabetical links:

A-D    E-H    I-L    M-P    Q-U    V-Z   

CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Aberdeen7,265
Apex45,899
Archdale11,509
Asheville89,318
Atlantic Beach1,763
Aurora591
Bailey416
Banner Elk1,451
Belhaven1,997
Belmont11,373
Belville2,137
Bethel1,656
Beulaville1,516
Biltmore Forest1,517
Black Creek787
Black Mountain8,110
Blowing Rock1,152
Boone18,493
Boonville1,215
Brunswick832

If you don't find the city or town you want in the list here, you can find ALL cities and towns by navigating through these alphabetical links:

A-D    E-H    I-L    M-P    Q-U    V-Z   

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,052,564
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+4,570,330
Age of the Population38.4

Families

% of people married49%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.9%
Median Earnings25+$34,789
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,351
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,147

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,195
% Above Poverty Level83.9%
% Below Poverty Level16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$844
Median House Value$161,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.7%
German10.3%
English9.2%
Irish8.5%
Italian3.2%
Scottish2.4%
French Except Basque1.6%
Polish1.4%
African1.2%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Russian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
+ Show More

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, 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

North Carolina flag
North Carolina State Flag

North Carolina seal
North Carolina State Seal

North Carolina quarter
North Carolina State Quarter

Info for North Carolina Government Officials

Are you an official in the North Carolina government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.