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Biggest Cities in North Carolina

Can you name the 20 most populous cities in North Carolina?
Source: 2023 Census Estimates
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First submittedOctober 6, 2012
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Population
City
911,311
Charlotte
482,295
Raleigh
302,296
Greensboro
296,186
Durham
252,975
Winston-Salem
209,749
Fayetteville
180,010
Cary
Population
City
122,698
Wilmington
116,926
High Point
110,119
Concord
95,056
Asheville
90,053
Greenville
83,942
Gastonia
72,879
Jacksonville
Population
City
72,225
Apex
64,688
Huntersville
62,043
Chapel Hill
60,032
Burlington
59,321
Kannapolis
54,337
Wake Forest
27 Comments
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Level 42
Jul 3, 2013
I live in Fayetteville, but I only got 11. I can't believe I forgot Cary....
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Level 42
Feb 1, 2022
Edit, 9 years later, I still forgot Cary
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Level 37
Aug 1, 2014
And not a single beach town. Except Wilmington. But that's iffy.
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Level 18
Apr 18, 2018
jacksonville is almost a beach town
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Level 39
May 7, 2016
Just curious, how come "High Pt" is accepted for Wilmington? I typed in High Pt because I'm lazy and ended up getting Wilmington.
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Level ∞
May 8, 2016
Fixed
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Level 28
May 9, 2016
I got 16/20 and I live in Hawaii
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Level 60
Jun 7, 2020
Got all and I live in India
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Level 82
Dec 17, 2017
Got the top 4, plus one other college town. Guessed Springfield. Gave up.
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Level 62
Nov 27, 2019
I knew 5/20

Then I looked at a map and got 17/20

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Level 84
May 28, 2020
I think you have Rocky Mount and Kannapolis in the wrong places on the map.
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Level 80
May 28, 2020
Yes, they are switched. Really confused me for a minute!
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Level 82
May 28, 2020
They are switched, but the dot for where Kannapolis is isn't in the correct spot. Should be just north of Concord.
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Level ∞
May 28, 2020
Should be fixed now.
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Level 82
May 29, 2020
I love these with the maps and biggest cities. I hope you make more of them, QM!
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Level 76
May 30, 2020
Well, I knew the first two...
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Level 56
Jun 7, 2020
Is this copied from a school magazine or similar?
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Level 44
Jun 7, 2020
Only got one heh
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Level 68
Jun 7, 2020
i got 3 but i live in Greece
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Level 71
Jun 8, 2020
I grew up in NC and was only surprised by Apex, which I had never heard of. Turns out, Apex had a population of less than 5,000 in 1990 and about 20,000 in 2000.
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Level 65
Mar 31, 2022
As an Apexer, I can say that our population has exploded in the past decade or so.
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Level 56
Jun 8, 2020
Got them all
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Level 75
Jun 9, 2020
I had a friend who was raped and murdered while attending college in Asheville in the spring of 1973 and the killer was never caught. For some reason I could not remember the name of the town. After seeing the answer I did a google search for my friend and discovered an article someone had written recently in remembrance. It was comforting to me to read the tributes written in reply and to know that others haven't forgotten her either. Funny how taking a simple trivia quiz can lead to a moment of comfort to soothe sad memories. Thanks, QM, for that unexpected moment.
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Level 59
Sep 6, 2020
how....old are you?
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Level 69
Feb 2, 2023
Jarring comment.
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Level 75
Mar 12, 2023
So many names shared with major cities in other eastern states.
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Level 23
Apr 27, 2024
i got 15/20 and i live in Cary lol