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Places With The Best Employment In North Carolina 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score72
  • Marvin, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,056
73
  • Weddington, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,254
  • Living in Weddington, NC for the last several years has been an absolute delight! The main theme of the town is community. People are hospitable, and you can always run into a friend or two during Food…[read more]
85
  • Oak Ridge, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,617
82
  • Porters Neck, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,052
79
  • Summerfield, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,758
  • I was raised in Greensboro, N.C., with friends living in Summerfield. When I got married, I decided to raise my family in Summerfield. There is not much shopping in the area, but Greensboro is just…[read more]
85
  • Davidson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,076
  • Davidson, NC is a beautiful city that rests against Lake Norman. It's along Highway 77 and has a lot of amazing places to eat and shop. A lot of the cities I choose for working remotely need to have…[read more]
88
  • Cary, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 155,822
  • I want to move to Cary NC for lots of reasons It's great to raise a family it has low crime great schools affordable housing everything is a great stat for this place except the cost of living although…[read more]
84
  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,522
  • My plan is to retire in Pinehurst, N.C., in the next few years. I love the area. Golf is my favorite hobby and living in Pinehurst is like living in a large gated community. The cost of living here is…[read more]
90
  • Cornelius, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,426
  • This is one of the most beautiful areas in not just North Carolina, but all of the South. Many people think of hoop dresses, plantations, columns, and forest pavilions when they think of Southern…[read more]
85
  • Stokesdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,278
90
  • Morrisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,600
  • The city wraps in in the loving arms of charming, beautiful Southern architecture and trees that offer shade for a peaceful walk almost any time of the year. Summers can get a bit hot, but it's not…[read more]
91
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,126
  • For the past 4 years, I have enjoyed my time living in Holly Springs, North Carolina a clean and excellent community in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina. Holly Springs is a multicultural suburb…[read more]
90
  • Apex, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,893
  • This place is okay. Please delete my old review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .…[read more]
85
  • Huntersville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,701
  • Huntersville Limousine Service is a reliable name in #Kannapolis for providing exceptional #limousineservice from the years of inception. We have friendly, experienced and courteous staffs and…[read more]
82
  • Ogden, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,909
86
  • Matthews, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,054
  • Nice community, good hospital, doctors & schools. Lots of retail which is handy; however, that brings in more crime. City is becoming overbuilt and noisy. Lots of speeding and loud vehicles on 51 and…[read more]
71
  • Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,918
86
  • Stallings, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,759
  • Stallings has beautiful scenery of natural wildlife, trees, and parks. I feel like it is a mix of country and city living in one. It is one of the best suburbs because it is close to everything, has nice…[read more]
82
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,005
  • There is no better place to live in the triangle. Honestly. The school system is second to none, the food culture is outstanding, there is a ton of stuff to do, and the people are mostly accepting of all…[read more]
73
  • Wesley Chapel, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,217
82
  • Clemmons, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,536
  • I moved to a small town in NC called Clemmons about 10 years ago. My daughter's father lived there at the time, and I wanted them to be closer to each other. I've had opportunities to move, but Clemmons…[read more]
80
  • Lewisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,356
  • Living in Lewisville, North Carolina has been great for my family and I. I work in Winston Salem and it is an easy commute to work most of the time. This is a small town with some historic areas you can…[read more]
83
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,398
  • Waxhaw, NC is beautiful railroad town with graceful greenery. I could talk all day about the taxes, businesses, traffic, or weather in the area, but if you want to know about the gentle and serene scenes…[read more]
89
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,472
  • There is so much to say about this beautiful place! I was born and raised in Wake Forest, NC and growing up here was so much fun. It has a home town feel and everyone is very friendly. Everyone looked…[read more]
87
  • Carrboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,867
  • Carrboro has everything I've ever wanted in a small town, but with access to nice cities all around. First, understand Carrboro itself. Living in Carrboro, NC is one of the most charming ways to enjoy…[read more]
82
  • Mint Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,024
  • Downtown Mint Hill is slow growing. It does need a bit of local growth. If Mint Hill can keep out Big Box, hire a designer that knows how to build a small (full of unique character) downtown and does…[read more]
71
  • Mills River, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,990
77
  • Harrisburg, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,500
  • I experienced a remarkable lifestyle while living in Harrisburg North Carolina. The city is an enclave of Cabarrus County. Harrisburg is close to Charlotte North Carolina. The city has a great department…[read more]
87
  • Fletcher, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,547
77
  • Myrtle Grove, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,872
77
  • Carolina Beach, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,048
  • I lived in Carolina Beach for almost 10 years and I loved it. Everyone walks their kids to school, virtually every home is within walking distance to the beach, and the dive bars and seafood restaurants…[read more]
83
  • Indian Trail, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,357
  • I have lived in Indian Trail for about two years. It's a town that is on the outskirts of Matthews. For the most part, it's a nice area to live without a lot of trouble. One of the things that I like…[read more]
76
  • Southern Pines, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,258
  • We lived in Southern Pines for two years and really loved it there. There are a ton of outdoor hiking trails and parks that are used frequently. They allow dogs at all of these places and even have one…[read more]
68
  • Oak Island, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,359
  • Great area for a beach week. In summer it's a wonderful place to be except for the ramped up traffic from tourists. In winter it can be depressing, grey and pretty lifeless. Friendship is often based on…[read more]
79
  • Murraysville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,843
  • Located near Wilmington, Murraysville is a town that sees a lot of traffic on the roads. It's a main thoroughfare for people who are trying to get to the coastal area in this part of North Carolina. The…[read more]
70
  • Leland, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,023
  • My hometown of Leland, North Carolina gave me wonderful memories during the years that I lived there. It is a small town, situated near the South Carolina and North Carolina border. Being that it lies…[read more]
77
  • Winterville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,484
75
  • Raleigh, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 441,326
  • Great for families.. Cost of living is pretty great. People are mostly friendly. Crime is low. Very diverse group of hard-working people. Lots of parks and great weather. Highly recommend giving Raleigh…[read more]
67
  • Wendell, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,298
79
  • Knightdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,787
  • Knightdale, North Carolina is a great place to live! I've spent the last 24 years here and plan on spending the rest of my life as a resident of this town. We have so many different things to do, are…[read more]
71
  • King, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,777
77
  • Unionville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,397
81
  • Belmont, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,494
  • I have been living in Belmont City since I was two years old. No doubt, it’s a quiet and friendly city. According to me, this is one of the best cities to raise a family. The amenities in the town make…[read more]
75
  • Garner, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,625
  • After living in Raleigh for several years, I decided to move to Garner, NC. about 30 minutes outside the capital. The small town life has an appeal for me. The weather is moderate most of the year, but…[read more]
74
  • Etowah, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,237
78
  • Kings Grant, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,837
73
  • Kernersville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,736
  • So many acres of woods to enjoy! The town itself is a beautiful, growing part of the South that blends old-timey charm with modern development, but what I really love about living in Kernersville, NC is…[read more]
69
  • Trinity, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,651
73
  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,722
  • Living here in Fuquay-Varina reminds me of an old storybook country living survival guide. Never heard of one? Well, here goes. I will take the time to explain to you how living in a city such as this…[read more]
71
  • Durham, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 251,761
  • I don't know what all the hub bub is about but I personally feel Durham is over rated. First off the amenities here are limited. Looking at the list on this site they listed the children's museum…[read more]

Employment is a key factor when considering your relocation options in North Carolina. Ensuring that there are plenty of high paying jobs in your new city plays an important part in deciding where you want to relocate to. Using our unique algorithm and multiple data points, we came up with the best cities in North Carolina for employment and jobs. Relocating is stressful enough, knowing that you are choosing a city with good job opportunities should at least alleviate some of that stress!

Listed above are North Carolina cities with the best employment and job opportunities with a population over 5,000. These cities have a mix of low unemployment rates as well as high median income and income per capita. Unemployment rates continue to fall and hiring is up, so the rest will depend on which city you choose to relocate to. This list will help to ensure that the city you select has strong job opportunities.

To narrow down the list of the best cities with the strongest job market in North Carolina, you can modify the filters at the top of the page. Start by selecting cities or neighborhoods, city size (population) and home/rental prices. You can also filter using additional categories like: amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing and weather to ensure that the matching cities meet all of your needs.