Top 100 Biggest Cities In North Carolina (2000 Census)

Rank City 2000 Pop Ann Growth Rate
1 Charlotte 569,858 2.9%
2 Raleigh 290,184 2.8%
3 Greensboro 228,518 1.8%
4 Winston-Salem 202,198 1.9%
5 Fayetteville 199,429 5.9%
6 Durham 188,870 2.4%
7 Cary 97,411 7.9%
8 Wilmington 89,765 4.8%
9 High Point 86,609 2.2%
10 Asheville 72,883 1.0%
11 Gastonia 67,622 1.2%
12 Jacksonville 65,776 -1.7%
13 Greenville 62,791 2.4%
14 Rocky Mount 58,819 0.8%
15 Concord 56,620 4.2%
16 Chapel Hill 48,032 2.3%
17 Burlington 45,934 1.2%
18 Wilson 45,060 1.4%
19 Goldsboro 40,165 -1.1%
20 Hickory 37,690 2.5%
21 Kannapolis 37,391 1.4%
22 Salisbury 30,582 2.3%
23 Monroe 27,388 3.7%
24 Huntersville 26,145 14.8%
25 Thomasville 24,512 4.0%
26 Kinston 23,819 -0.8%
27 Statesville 23,532 1.0%
28 Sanford 23,455 2.2%
29 New Bern 23,270 1.1%
30 Matthews 23,081 4.8%
31 Havelock 22,464 0.9%
32 Asheboro 22,204 2.0%
33 Apex 21,233 14.5%
34 Lumberton 21,121 0.7%
35 Shelby 20,851 0.5%
36 Lexington 19,922 0.3%
37 Mooresville 19,494 5.7%
38 Kernersville 18,849 4.6%
39 Garner 18,832 2.4%
40 Lenoir 18,133 0.8%
41 Carrboro 17,703 4.2%
42 Morganton 17,418 0.9%
43 Mint Hill 17,277 2.4%
44 Elizabeth City 17,242 0.7%
45 Roanoke Rapids 16,991 0.4%
46 Henderson 16,349 -0.1%
47 Albemarle 16,022 0.5%
48 Laurinburg 15,967 -0.1%
49 Eden 15,852 -0.0%
50 Clemmons 15,825 5.6%
51 Reidsville 14,652 0.1%
52 Cornelius 14,171 10.8%
53 Indian Trail 13,622 12.4%
54 Boone 13,534 0.4%
55 Graham 13,233 2.5%
56 Wake Forest 13,076 8.1%
57 Newton 12,713 1.3%
58 Spring Lake 12,496 4.1%
59 Hope Mills 12,189 4.1%
60 Lewisville 11,722 5.9%
61 Hendersonville 11,440 2.4%
62 Tarboro 11,223 0.1%
63 Southern Pines 11,111 1.4%
64 Smithfield 11,037 0.3%
65 Mount Airy 10,880 3.5%
66 Kings Mountain 10,287 1.6%
67 Holly Springs 10,123 22.1%
68 Lincolnton 10,103 0.8%
69 Pinehurst 9,809 5.5%
70 Washington 9,726 -0.2%
71 Mount Holly 9,679 2.0%
72 Waynesville 9,581 0.6%
73 Rockingham 9,558 -0.4%
74 Dunn 9,293 0.1%
75 Archdale 9,098 2.2%
76 Belmont 8,897 -0.2%
77 Roxboro 8,709 1.4%
78 Clinton 8,621 -0.2%
79 Clayton 8,594 6.2%
80 Oxford 8,417 0.0%
81 Fuquay-Varina 8,198 6.2%
82 Morehead City 7,885 0.4%
83 Mebane 7,641 4.6%
84 Black Mountain 7,544 0.4%
85 Forest City 7,531 -0.3%
86 Davidson 7,260 5.7%
87 Stallings 7,206 12.7%
88 Siler City 7,095 3.4%
89 Summerfield 6,874 15.3%
90 Marion 6,867 3.5%
91 Elon 6,817
92 Brevard 6,811 0.9%
93 Weddington 6,774 5.2%
94 Conover 6,754 2.0%
95 Trinity 6,724 0.4%
96 Oak Island 6,668
97 Butner 6,454
98 Knightdale 6,312 11.4%
99 Hamlet 6,206 -1.4%
100 Selma 6,098 1.5%

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