What is the largest city in North Carolina?

The largest city in North Carolina is Charlotte, with a population of 885,708. Charlotte is the 15th largest city in the US. The second largest city is Raleigh, with a population of 474,069, and is the 41st largest city in the US.

What is the fastest growing city in North Carolina?

Among the 100 largest cities in North Carolina, the fastest growing city is Rolesville, whose population has grown 758.6% since the year 2000.

What is the fastest shrinking city in North Carolina?

Among the 100 largest cities in North Carolina, the fastest shrinking city is Kinston, whose population has declined 15.8% since the year 2000. Kinston's peak populuation was 25,883 in the year 1990, and it's current population of 20,041 represents a 22.6% decline from it's peak. Kinston was once the 1,078th largest city in the US, but it's now the 1,843rd largest.

US Pop
Rank
City 2019 Population
15 Charlotte 885,708
41 Raleigh 474,069
67 Greensboro 296,710
74 Durham 278,993
90 Winston-Salem 247,945
108 Fayetteville 211,657
154 Cary 170,282
224 Wilmington 123,744
260 High Point 112,791
330 Concord 96,341
354 Greenville 93,400
357 Asheville 92,870
458 Gastonia 77,273
498 Jacksonville 72,436
593 Chapel Hill 64,051
641 Apex 59,300
662 Huntersville 58,098
710 Burlington 54,606
721 Rocky Mount 53,922
772 Kannapolis 50,841
788 Wilson 49,459
856 Wake Forest 45,629
942 Hickory 41,171
968 Indian Trail 40,252
1000 Mooresville 39,132
1030 Holly Springs 37,812
1097 Monroe 35,540
1135 Goldsboro 34,186
1146 Salisbury 33,988
1176 Matthews 33,138
1227 Garner 31,407
1266 Fuquay-Varina 30,324
1270 Cornelius 30,257
1279 Sanford 30,085
1283 New Bern 29,994
1326 Morrisville 28,846
1377 Mint Hill 27,617
1378 Statesville 27,528
1434 Thomasville 26,649
1472 Asheboro 25,940
1527 Clayton 24,887
1547 Kernersville 24,660
1624 Leland 23,544
1760 Carrboro 21,190
1779 Clemmons 20,867
1800 Lumberton 20,484
1843 Kinston 20,041
1847 Shelby 20,026
1864 Havelock 19,854
1873 Boone 19,667
1921 Lexington 18,933
2006 Lenoir 17,913
2013 Knightdale 17,843
2019 Elizabeth City 17,751
2082 Waxhaw 17,147
2129 Pinehurst 16,620
2136 Morganton 16,577
2137 Harrisburg 16,576
2168 Mebane 16,262
2169 Mount Holly 16,257
2172 Albemarle 16,246
2182 Stallings 16,145
2223 Hope Mills 15,849
2239 Graham 15,646
2295 Laurinburg 15,002
2303 Henderson 14,911
2309 Eden 14,886
2328 Southern Pines 14,657
2359 Roanoke Rapids 14,320
2365 Lewisville 14,228
2380 Hendersonville 14,157
2409 Reidsville 13,987
2522 Newton 13,177
2547 Davidson 13,054
2556 Smithfield 12,985
2617 Belmont 12,558
2674 Elon 12,232
2716 Spring Lake 12,005
2791 Archdale 11,513
2822 Summerfield 11,376
2841 Lincolnton 11,200
2844 Weddington 11,182
2886 Kings Mountain 10,982
2936 Tarboro 10,715
3041 Mount Airy 10,208
3057 Waynesville 10,141
3105 Winterville 9,931
3147 Dunn 9,718
3167 Morehead City 9,619
3190 Washington 9,497
3224 Wesley Chapel 9,295
3293 Pineville 9,028
3326 Oxford 8,886
3385 Rockingham 8,659
3410 Wendell 8,577
3423 Conover 8,540
3439 Rolesville 8,501
3451 Clinton 8,454
3469 Oak Island 8,386
3479 Fletcher 8,369

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