Latest Data (2016)
Population 162,320
Nationwide Rank 158

Quick Facts

Cary, North Carolina is the 158th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Cary, North Carolina is a town.

Cary, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Cary had its largest population ever.

Cary, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 92% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Cary, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
148 Elk Grove, California 169,743 107.8%
149 Jackson, Mississippi 169,148 -8.6%
150 Pembroke Pines, Florida 168,587 21.9%
151 Salem, Oregon 167,419 21.3%
152 Springfield, Missouri 167,319 9.9%
153 Corona, California 166,785 29.2%
154 Eugene, Oregon 166,575 19.7%
155 Fort Collins, Colorado 164,207 36.7%
156 Peoria, Arizona 164,173 47.9%
157 Frisco, Texas 163,656 363.8%
158 Cary, North Carolina 162,320 66.6%
159 Lancaster, California 160,106 34.3%
160 Hayward, California 158,937 12.7%
161 Palmdale, California 157,356 33.8%
162 Salinas, California 157,218 9.5%
163 Alexandria, Virginia 155,810 20.3%
164 Lakewood, Colorado 154,393 6.9%
165 Springfield, Massachusetts 154,074 1.4%
166 Pasadena, Texas 153,351 8.0%
167 Sunnyvale, California 152,771 15.8%
168 Macon-Bibb County, Georgia 152,555

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
68 Greensboro 287,027 25.6%
78 Durham 263,016 39.2%
89 Winston-Salem 242,203 19.7%
110 Fayetteville 204,759 2.6%
158 Cary 162,320 66.6%
235 Wilmington 117,525 30.9%
259 High Point 111,223 28.4%
349 Greenville 91,495 45.7%
357 Concord 89,891 58.7%
360 Asheville 89,121 22.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 162,320 158
2015 159,769 158
2014 155,227 160
2013 151,088 163
2012 145,693 171
2011 141,690 177
2010 135,234 182
2009 136,637 179
2008 129,225 185
2007 121,029 199
2006 113,110 218
2005 107,353 226
2004 103,771 233
2003 102,333 239
2002 100,640 246
2001 99,838 246
2000 97,411 249
1990 45,497 585