Latest Data (2017)
Population 2,904
Nationwide Rank 6321

Quick Facts

Nags Head, North Carolina is the 6,321st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Nags Head, North Carolina is a town.

Nags Head, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Nags Head had its largest population ever.

Nags Head, North Carolina is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 67% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
6311 Roslyn, New York 2,913 13.1%
6312 Brownstown, Indiana 2,912 -3.3%
6313 Springtown, Texas 2,911 37.1%
6314 deCordova, Texas 2,911 2.8%
6315 Chaffee, Missouri 2,910 -4.3%
6316 Sands Point, New York 2,908 6.4%
6317 Bunnell, Florida 2,907 14.1%
6318 Reno, Texas 2,907 4.3%
6319 Schulenburg, Texas 2,907 7.6%
6320 Williamstown, West Virginia 2,906 -2.8%
6321 Nags Head, North Carolina 2,904 7.1%
6322 Brighton, Tennessee 2,903 65.1%
6323 Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia 2,903 22.1%
6324 Seaside Heights, New Jersey 2,903 -7.9%
6325 New Madrid, Missouri 2,901 -12.5%
6326 Colfax, Washington 2,900 1.5%
6327 Galena, Kansas 2,900 -11.5%
6328 Youngwood, Pennsylvania 2,897 -12.1%
6329 Ava, Missouri 2,896 -4.5%
6330 Indialantic, Florida 2,894 -1.5%
6331 Jacksonville, Oregon 2,894 28.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
4462 St. James 5,514 532.3%
4475 Nashville 5,487 23.7%
4481 Bessemer City 5,472 2.6%
4507 Stokesdale 5,413 65.5%
4514 Whiteville 5,396 4.5%
4564 Williamston 5,302 -10.7%
4578 Wadesboro 5,276 -5.7%
4583 Mocksville 5,271 23.9%
4585 Zebulon 5,268 28.6%
4624 Sawmills 5,180 4.7%
4637 Ayden 5,143 9.1%
4648 Walkertown 5,120 23.0%
4674 Angier 5,091 50.7%
4758 Raeford 4,934 29.1%
4768 Erwin 4,919 8.9%
4780 Archer Lodge 4,903
4793 Long View 4,886 2.9%
4805 Ahoskie 4,874 -1.1%
4808 Pleasant Garden 4,869 3.1%
4844 Midway 4,792 6.3%
4889 Edenton 4,708 -5.6%
4892 Farmville 4,706 6.1%
4900 Dallas 4,698 25.0%
4901 Boiling Springs 4,687 20.5%
4917 Granite Falls 4,659 0.5%
4926 Mount Olive 4,650 2.0%
4949 Newport 4,617 37.7%
5001 Creedmoor 4,518 87.5%
5057 Valdese 4,431 -5.7%
5096 Cramerton 4,376 46.3%
5169 North Wilkesboro 4,276 2.5%
5174 Canton 4,272 6.3%
5210 Pittsboro 4,221 77.0%
5215 Spindale 4,218 5.8%
5224 China Grove 4,202 13.9%
5243 Jamestown 4,167 34.4%
5245 Beaufort 4,164 9.7%
5261 Carolina Shores 4,146 120.4%
5271 Randleman 4,131 14.9%
5287 Burgaw 4,110 18.7%
5299 Shallotte 4,092 130.1%
5310 Trent Woods 4,077 -3.4%
5343 Rutherfordton 4,031 -3.4%
5357 Franklin 4,007 4.8%
5387 Elkin 3,978 -4.8%
5392 Gamewell 3,971 3.1%
5401 Wingate 3,959 63.1%
5424 Tabor City 3,922 54.4%
5425 Wallace 3,919 17.0%
5431 Weaverville 3,911 33.4%
5448 Sunset Beach 3,894 83.7%
5525 Lake Park 3,790 77.1%
5543 Fairview 3,770 22.4%
5566 Benson 3,732 23.8%
5572 Southport 3,725 53.0%
5581 Eastover 3,710 -3.2%
5585 Stanley 3,703 20.8%
5588 Hudson 3,698 20.4%
5597 Emerald Isle 3,683 5.6%
5618 Lowell 3,654 36.9%
5650 Midland 3,615 41.1%
5666 Ranlo 3,599 61.4%
5674 Lillington 3,582 22.8%
5719 Louisburg 3,533 10.0%
5752 Kitty Hawk 3,496 16.6%
5753 Plymouth 3,496 -15.4%
5756 Wilkesboro 3,491 9.0%
5764 Elizabethtown 3,473 -9.1%
5789 Red Oak 3,442 26.0%
5809 Maiden 3,419 4.7%
5821 Red Springs 3,408 -2.0%
5886 Flat Rock 3,331 23.6%
5920 Troy 3,301 -6.5%
5925 Whispering Pines 3,297 58.8%
5926 Windsor 3,297 42.3%
5969 Spencer 3,256 -3.0%
6010 Swansboro 3,210 81.7%
6020 Rural Hall 3,196 30.1%
6039 Locust 3,176 24.7%
6097 Polkton 3,125 59.3%
6110 Landis 3,114 2.0%
6117 Warsaw 3,107 1.8%
6123 Wallburg 3,104 8.0%
6167 River Bend 3,065 4.7%
6211 Pembroke 3,016 10.0%
6219 Mineral Springs 3,007 62.3%
6244 Granite Quarry 2,983 32.8%
6266 Murfreesboro 2,963 20.5%
6321 Nags Head 2,904 7.1%
6335 Yadkinville 2,889 1.5%
6344 Southern Shores 2,883 29.9%
6504 Cajah's Mountain 2,735 1.0%
6537 Wentworth 2,713 -2.3%
6565 Marshville 2,690 13.1%
6578 Troutman 2,680 51.7%
6583 Sylva 2,678 9.9%
6606 Grifton 2,663 17.5%
6607 La Grange 2,663 -6.0%
6608 Tobaccoville 2,663 16.5%
6611 Liberty 2,659 0.0%
6644 Wilson's Mills 2,626 92.3%
6659 Fairmont 2,612 0.1%
6680 Bermuda Run 2,593 81.4%
6738 Wrightsville Beach 2,548 -1.6%
6834 Haw River 2,472 29.6%
6846 Carthage 2,463 24.0%
6882 Coats 2,436 30.4%
6918 Mayodan 2,409 -2.3%
6920 Norwood 2,409 -6.8%
6951 Maxton 2,383 -12.2%
6959 Holly Ridge 2,377 186.3%
6998 St. Pauls 2,351 16.8%
7004 Enfield 2,347 -4.2%
7014 Surf City 2,342 58.6%
7052 Laurel Park 2,315 16.6%
7169 Green Level 2,247 3.4%
7186 Jonesville 2,234 -1.2%
7265 Taylorsville 2,179 19.9%
7295 Calabash 2,158 66.5%
7320 Rockwell 2,142 8.6%
7334 Madison 2,134 -5.7%
7337 Franklinton 2,132 21.6%
7338 Spruce Pine 2,130 4.6%
7351 Hertford 2,124 2.4%
7362 Mars Hill 2,118 19.9%
7384 Kure Beach 2,105 35.1%
7438 Four Oaks 2,082 24.3%
7479 Cape Carteret 2,062 66.0%
7496 Belville 2,052 73.0%
7564 Sharpsburg 2,017 -16.7%
7583 Hildebran 2,007 6.3%
7665 Princeville 1,966 92.5%
7672 Badin 1,960 58.1%
7707 Yanceyville 1,944 -9.8%
7746 Pine Level 1,927 26.6%
7785 Mount Pleasant 1,904 31.3%
7794 Scotland Neck 1,899 -19.3%
7800 Navassa 1,895 37.0%
7846 Oakboro 1,875 56.2%
7876 Drexel 1,860 -3.3%
7953 Andrews 1,819 11.4%
8127 Sparta 1,744 -4.1%
8129 Chadbourn 1,742 -17.7%
8160 Hemby Bridge 1,734 22.4%
8240 Richlands 1,698 74.6%
8262 Ramseur 1,691 3.4%
8285 Biscoe 1,678 -0.4%
8325 Bladenboro 1,657 -3.2%
8327 Denton 1,657 1.0%
8352 Connelly Springs 1,642 -10.7%
8365 Burnsville 1,638 1.1%
8367 Murphy 1,638 4.9%
8379 Rose Hill 1,635 22.7%
8419 Tryon 1,615 -8.4%
8423 Bethel 1,612 -8.4%
8501 Belhaven 1,580 -19.7%
8546 Dobson 1,556 6.2%
8563 East Spencer 1,550 -11.6%
8613 Jefferson 1,529 10.5%
8620 Snow Hill 1,526 -1.6%
8621 Weldon 1,526 -14.6%
8638 Kenly 1,519 -9.7%
8649 Stanfield 1,517 35.6%
8711 Atlantic Beach 1,494 -16.6%
8728 Pinebluff 1,487 28.9%
8751 Glen Alpine 1,478 32.9%
8815 Bryson City 1,455 2.9%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 2,904 6,321
2016 2,916 6,301
2015 2,908 6,291
2014 2,840 6,353
2013 2,835 6,353
2012 2,811 6,358
2011 2,787 6,381
2010 2,757 6,413
2009 3,058 6,009
2008 3,045 6,005
2007 3,037 5,990
2006 3,041 5,962
2005 3,040 5,930
2004 3,053 5,902
2003 2,991 5,942
2002 2,890 6,041
2001 2,786 6,133
2000 2,711 6,218
1990 1,815 7,299