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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 10,052,564 people in North Carolina as per 2018 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) 2017-18, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Charlotte1656,162
2Raleigh1264,529
3Winston-Salem823,757
4Durham830,758
5Greensboro835,401
6Fayetteville620,636
7Asheville511,289
8Salisbury48,447
9Wilson32,775
10Elizabeth City34,110
11High Point35,780
12Wilmington324,969
13Greenville329,188
14Chapel Hill330,165
15Concord2572
16Mooresville21,238
17Rocky Mount25,059
18Morrisville25,265
19Hickory27,384
20Wadesboro12

Largest North Carolina Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Aberdeen7,265
Angier5,151
Apex45,899
Archdale11,509
Asheville89,318
Atlantic Beach1,763
Aulander962
Aurora591
Ayden5,120
Bailey416
Banner Elk1,451
Bear Grass129
Belhaven1,997
Belmont11,373
Belville2,137
Bethel1,656
Beulaville1,516
Biltmore Forest1,517
Black Creek787
Black Mountain8,110

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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%
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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

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