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.

Highway Guides

Some of the background information and mileage statistics referenced throughout the North Carolina highway guides were derived from Annex: More Highways of North Carolina. Mapmikey’s web site breaks down each route across the Tar Heel State with well researched history, map scans and alignment changes.

Population Statistics

State Population
Metropolitan Populations
Charlotte Gastonia Rock Hill 1,499,293 Greensboro Winston-Salem High Point 1,251,509 Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill 1,187,941
Hickory Morganton Lenoir 341,851 Fayetteville 302,963 Wilmington 233,450
Top County Populations
Mecklenburg 695,454 Wake 627,846 Guilford 421,048
Forsyth 306,067 Cumberland 302,963 Durham 223,314
Buncombe 206,330 Gaston 190,365 New Hanover 160,307
Top City Populations
Charlotte 540,828 Raleigh 276,093 Greensboro 223,891
Durham 187,035 Winston-Salem 185,776 Fayetteville 121,015
Cary 94,536 High Point 85,839 Wilmington 75,838
Source: 2000 U.S. Census Data

About North Carolina

  • Capital: Raleigh
  • Nickname: Tarheel State
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 1,053.29
  • Highest Point: Mt. Mitchell 6,684 feet

Major League Sports Franchises

Page Updated September 12, 2018.