Cemetery Burial Plot Cost in North Carolina: Cheapest & Most Expensive Options (2021)

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The average burial plot cost in North Carolina is $2,282. This is based on an analysis of 349 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs as low as $200 and as high as $30,000. Residents of North Carolina pay very close to the national average for burial plots at only a 2% difference.

Keep in mind that burial plot costs can and will vary depending on factors such as the type of burial plot you purchase, how many you plan to purchase, the cemetery and the market demand for burial plots within your local area or around the cemetery you’d like to purchase your plot in.

When making burial arrangements, we recommend you contact at least a few cemeteries to get a price that is right for you and your family.

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Cities with the Most Affordable Burial Plot Cost in North Carolina

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Hampstead, NC$800 -65%
Williamston, NC$850 -63%
Huntersville, NC$875 -62%
Forest City, NC$920 -60%
Sanford, NC$925 -59%
Goldsboro, NC$1,250 -45%
Thomasville, NC$1,263 -45%
Wake Forest, NC$1,467 -36%
Mount Holly, NC$1,575 -31%
Shelby, NC$1,600 -29.89%

Cities with the Most Expensive Burial Plot Cost in North Carolina

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Winston-Salem, NC$5,206 +128%
Rocky Mount, NC$4,650 +104%
Clayton, NC$3,500 +53%
Pineville, NC$3,172 +39%
Gastonia, NC$3,031 +33%
Wilmington, NC$3,002 +32%
Lexington, NC$2,700 +18%
Kinston, NC$2,599 +14%
Monroe, NC$2,500 +10%
Burlington, NC$2,499 +10%

Average Burial Plot Cost in North Carolina by City

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Belmont, NC$2,100 -8%
Burlington, NC$2,499 +10%
Charlotte, NC$1,984 -13%
Clayton, NC$3,500 +53%
Clemmons, NC$2,450 +7%
Durham, NC$1,714 -25%
Fayetteville, NC$1,859 -19%
Forest City, NC$920 -60%
Gastonia, NC$3,031 +33%
Goldsboro, NC$1,250 -45%
Greensboro, NC$2,026 -11%
Hampstead, NC$800 -65%
High Point, NC$2,328 +2%
Huntersville, NC$875 -62%
Jacksonville, NC$2,250 -1%
Kinston, NC$2,599 +14%
Lexington, NC$2,700 +18%
Matthews, NC$2,289 0%
Monroe, NC$2,500 +10%
Mount Holly, NC$1,575 -31%
Pineville, NC$3,172 +39%
Raleigh, NC$2,482 +9%
Rocky Mount, NC$4,650 +104%
Sanford, NC$925 -59%
Shelby, NC$1,600 -30%
Thomasville, NC$1,263 -45%
Wake Forest, NC$1,467 -36%
Williamston, NC$850 -63%
Wilmington, NC$3,002 +32%
Winston-Salem, NC$5,206 +128%

Saving Money on Burial Plot Cost in North Carolina

If you are a veteran, service member or eligible family member you may be eligible for a free burial at a national VA cemetery. There are 4 such cemeteries in North Carolina. Keep in mind these are not guaranteed to have any open spots. Please see below for contact information as well as burial plot availability.

VA National and State Cemeteries with Free Burial Plots in North Carolina

If you are a veteran, service member or eligible family member you may be eligible for a free burial at a national VA cemetery. There are 4 such cemeteries in North Carolina. Keep in mind these are not guaranteed to have any open spots. Please see below for contact information as well as burial plot availability.

CemeteryOpen plots?AddressPhone
New Bern National CemeteryClosed1711 National Avenue New Bern, NC 28560Phone: 252-637-2912
Raleigh National CemeteryClosed501 Rock Quarry Road Raleigh, NC 27610Phone: 252-637-2912
Salisbury National CemeteryOpen501 Statesville Boulevard Salisbury, NC 28144Phone: 704-636-2661
Wilmington National CemeteryClosed2011 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28403Phone: 910-815-4877

State VA cemeteries have similar free burial options as well, though these come with residency requirements. Contact your local VA office to learn more.

InstitutionAddressContact
Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery OfficeAlbemarle Building, Suite 1065325 N. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27699-1315James Woodard, Facilities Manager, North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Phone: 844-624-8387
Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery110 Montford Point Road Jacksonville, NC 28541Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1486 Jacksonville, NC 28541Judy Sanderson, Cemetery Superintendent Phone: 910-347-4550
Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery164 Longs Plant Farm Road Goldsboro, NC 27534William Johnson, Director Phone: 919-648-0510
Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery400 Murchison Rd. Spring Lake, NC 28390Mailing Address: P.O. Box 39Spring Lake, NC 28390Phone: 910-436-5630
Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery962 Old US 70 Highway Black Mountain, NC 28711James D. Whisnant, Jr., Cemetery Superintendent Phone: 828-669-0684

Shopping Online for Burial Plots in North Carolina

If you’re on the market for a cemetery plot, you may find the listings on eBay helpful. Depending on what’s available, you stand to save money on on your burial plot costs with the right bidding strategy.

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