NC RoadS

Cities and Roads

The lifeline of our group runs through the state in 3 parts. First, I-40 which runs from Asheville in the West through Greensboro and then South to Wilmington. Then I-85 which turns North and and intersects with I-95 in Virginia, and finally I-95 which runs South to North through the Eastern portion of the state.

The map above shows the major cities that run along those highways and are the main hubs we want to develop into our network modules. For reference purposes this map is offered primarily as a reference to the highway systems. We are providing a list below of 50 major cities with modern demographic information. The intent is to provide a reference for those cities so that our members can form their strategies in terms of reaching out to people in these cities and recruit them into our cause.

Rank

Name

Population (2014)

Population (2010)

Change

Type

County

1

Charlotte € 

809,958

731,424

+10.74%

City

Mecklenburg

2

Raleigh € 

439,896

403,892

+8.91%

City

Wake (seat), Durham

3

Greensboro  

282,586

269,666

+4.79%

City

Guilford

4

Durham  

251,893

228,330

+10.32%

City

Durham (seat), Wake, Orange

5

Winston-Salem€ 

239,269

229,618

+4.20%

City

Forsyth

6

Fayetteville € 

203,948

200,564

+1.69%

City

Cumberland

7

Cary

155,227

135,234

+14.78%

Town

Wake, Chatham

8

Wilmington € 

113,657

106,476

+6.74%

City

New Hanover

9

High Point

108,629

104,371

+4.08%

City

Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth

10

Greenville € 

89,852

84,554

+6.27%

City

Pitt

11

Asheville € 

87,822

85,712

+2.46%

City

Buncombe

12

Concord € 

85,560

79,066

+8.21%

City

Cabarrus

13

Gastonia € 

73,698

71,741

+2.73%

City

Gaston

14

Jacksonville € 

69,047

70,145

+1.57%

City

Onslow

15

Chapel Hill

59,376

57,233

+3.74%

Town

Orange, Durham

16

Rocky Mount

56,325

57,477

+2.00%

City

Edgecombe, Nash

17

Burlington

51,812

49,963

+3.70%

City

Alamance

18

Huntersville

51,567

46,773

+10.25%

Town

Mecklenburg

19

Wilson †

49,395

49,167

+0.46%

City

Wilson

20

Kannapolis

45,245

42,625

+6.15%

City

Cabarrus, Rowan

21

Apex

43,907

37,476

+17.16%

Town

Wake

22

Hickory

40,143

40,010

+0.33%

City

Catawba, Burke, Caldwell

23

Wake Forest

36,693

30,117

+21.83%

Town

Wake

24

Indian Trail

36,360

33,518

+8.48%

Town

Union

25

Goldsboro € 

35,947

36,437

+1.34%

City

Wayne

26

Mooresville

35,300

32,711

+7.91%

Town

Iredell

27

Monroe € 

34,331

32,797

+4.68%

City

Union

28

Salisbury € 

33,710

33,622

+0.26%

City

Rowan

29

New Bern € 

30,291

29,524

+2.60%

City

Craven

30

Holly Springs

30,157

24,661

+22.29%

Town

Wake

31

Matthews

30,008

27,198

+10.33%

Town

Mecklenburg

32

Sanford †

29,116

28,094

+3.64%

City

Lee

33

Garner

27,814

25,745

+8.04%

Town

Wake

34

Cornelius

27,481

24,866

+10.52%

Town

Mecklenburg

35

Thomasville

27,002

26,757

+0.92%

City

Davidson, Randolph

36

Asheboro € 

25,886

25,012

+3.49%

City

Randolph

37

Statesville € 

25,772

24,532

+5.05%

City

Iredell

38

Mint Hill

25,076

22,722

+10.36%

Town

Mecklenburg, Union

39

Kernersville

23,739

23,123

+2.66%

Town

Forsyth, Guilford

40

Morrisville

22,772

18,576

+22.59%

Town

Wake, Durham

41

Fuquay-Varina

22,644

17,937

+26.24%

Town

Wake

42

Lumberton € 

21,716

21,542

+0.81%

City

Robeson

43

Kinston € 

21,392

21,677

+1.31%

City

Lenoir

44

Carrboro

20,984

19,582

+7.16%

Town

Orange

45

Havelock

20,706

20,735

+0.14%

City

Craven

46

Shelby € 

20,276

20,323

+0.23%

City

Cleveland

47

Clemmons

19,522

18,627

+4.80%

Village

Forsyth

48

Lexington € 

19,257

18,931

+1.72%

City

Davidson

49

Clayton

18,445

16,116

+14.45%

City

Johnston, Wake

50

Boone € 

18,130

17,122

+5.89%

City

Watauga