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 NCRoads.com 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
10,383,620
Metropolitan Populations
Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia 2,569,213 Greensboro, High Point 767,711 Durham, Chapel Hill 575,412
Asheville 459,585 Fayetteville 387,094 Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton 368,416
Top County Populations
Mecklenburg 1,093,901 Wake 1,092,305 Guilford 533,670
Forsyth 379,099 Cumberland 332,330 Durham 316,739
Buncombe 259,103 Gaston 222,846 New Hanover 232,274
Top City Populations
Charlotte 872,498 Raleigh 469,298 Greensboro 294,722
Durham 274,291 Winston-Salem 246,328 Fayetteville 209,468
Cary 168,160 Wilmington 122,607 High Point 112,316
Source: U.S. Census Data – 2018 Population Estimates

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

Page updated September 23, 2019.