Map of North Carolina

Sitemap to all pages covering the state of North Carolina. Photo contributions by Alex Nitzman, Andy Field, Brent Ivy, Brent White, Carter Buchanan, Jamie Dzencelowcz and Justin Cozart.

Photo Guides

State Routes

Mileage statistics referenced throughout the North Carolina highway guides were obtained from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) State Maintained Network Map. Annex: More Highways of North Carolina was also used for researching the history of some routes throughout the state.

Population Statistics

State Population
Metropolitan Populations
2,660,329 Raleigh-Cary 1,413,982 Greensboro-High Point 776,566
Winston-Salem 675,966 Durham-Chapel Hill 649,903 Fayetteville 520,378
Asheville 469,015 Hickory-Lenoir-
365,276 Wilmington 285,905
Top County Populations
Wake 1,129,410 Mecklenburg 1,115,482 Guilford 541,299
Forsyth 382,590 Cumberland 334,728 Durham 324,833
Buncombe 269,452 Union 238,267 Gaston 222,846
Top City Populations
Charlotte 900,350 Raleigh 474,414 Greensboro 297,878
Durham 285,897 Winston-Salem 248,112 Fayetteville 211,705
Cary 173,587 Wilmington 124,794 High Point 113,565
Sources: 2020 U.S. Census Data (metro populations and counties), 2020 U.S. Census Estimate (cities)

About North Carolina

  • Capital: Raleigh
  • Nickname: Tarheel State
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 1,328.11
  • Highest Point: Mt. Mitchell 6,684 feet

Major League Sports Franchises

  • Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
  • Carolina Panthers (NFL)
  • Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
  • Charlotte Hornets (NBA) Moved to New Orleans 2002; Charlotte Bobcats renamed the Hornets in 2014
  • Charlotte FC (MLS)

Updated January 30, 2023.