Central North Carolina is the prime location where you want to invest in real estate. Located between the mountains and the coast means you can get to either in 3 hours, because NC has always been known as the good roads state. The rolling hills, fields and streams of the piedmont has been conducive to the growth of mill towns into the modern cities of today. The first state in the nation to support public education has resulted in the most diversified economy, with everything from agriculture and textiles to banking, technology and life science industries. Find out why we are the fastest growing region in the United States of America.

Urban areas

10,439,388 North Carolina

Population-2020 County Seat


2,572,562 Prime-CLT

1,115,482 Mecklenburg Charlotte

238,267 Union Monroe

227,943 Gaston Gastonia

225,804 Cabarrus Concord

186,693 Iredell Statesville

160,610 Catawba Newton

146,875 Rowan Salisbury

99,519 Cleveland Shelby

86,810 Lincoln Lincolnton

62,504 Stanly Albemarle

22,055 Anson Wadesboro


2,220,075 Prime-RDU

1,129,410 Wake Raleigh

324,833 Durham Durham

215,999 Johnston Smithfield

148,696 Orange Hillsborough

94,970 Nash Nashville

76,285 Chatham Pittsboro

68,573 Franklin Louisburg

60,992 Granville Oxford

42,578 Vance Henderson

39,097 Person Roxboro

18,642 Warren Warrenton


1,646,683 Prime-GSO

541,299 Guilford Greensboro

382,590 Forsyth Winston-Salem

171,415 Alamance Graham

168,930 Davidson Lexington

144,171 Randolph Asheboro

91,096 Rockingham Wentworth

44,520 Stokes Danbury

42,712 Davie Mocksville

37,214 Yadkin Yadkinville

22,736 Caswell Yanceyville


902,791 Prime-FAY

334,728 Cumberland Fayetteville

133,568 Harnett Lillington

116,530 Robeson Lumberton

99,727 Moore Carthage

63,285 Lee Sanford

52,082 Hoke Raeford

42,946 Richmond Rockingham

34,174 Scotland Laurinburg

25,751 Montgomery Troy