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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 9,845,333 people in North Carolina as per 2016 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) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Charlotte 23 58,645
2 Raleigh 12 62,008
3 Durham 11 31,874
4 Greensboro 10 34,341
5 Winston-Salem 9 24,284
6 Fayetteville 7 20,609
7 High Point 6 5,749
8 Asheville 6 11,644
9 Salisbury 4 7,873
10 Wilson 3 2,862
11 Elizabeth City 3 3,930
12 Wilmington 3 24,024
13 Greenville 3 28,347
14 Chapel Hill 3 29,315
15 Winston Salem 2 45
16 Cary 2 68
17 Concord 2 536
18 Mooresville 2 1,439
19 Goldsboro 2 3,376
20 Morrisville 2 4,836

Largest North Carolina Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Aberdeen 6,914
Ahoskie 4,976
Alamance 871
Albemarle 15,969
Alliance 696
Andrews 2,050
Angier 4,855
Ansonville 720
Apex 42,220
Arapahoe 498
Archdale 11,396
Asheboro 25,897
Asheville 86,789
Atkinson 378
Atlantic Beach 1,596
Aulander 785
Aurora 505
Autryville 426
Ayden 5,035
Badin 1,895

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

People

Total Population 9,845,333
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,361,591
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 49%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.4%
Median Earnings25+ $32,347
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,455
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,059

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,856
% Above Poverty Level 82.6%
% Below Poverty Level 17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $797
Median House Value $154,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 8.8%

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

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

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