What is the current population of Cary?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Cary is 176,987. Cary, North Carolina is the 148th largest city in the US.

Cary Geography [top]

What county is Cary, North Carolina in?

Parts of Cary are located within Chatham County and Wake County.

What is the size of Cary, North Carolina in square miles?

Cary has an area of 54.3 square miles. Cary is the 8th largest city, by area, in North Carolina.

Cary Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Cary?

The current population of Cary (176,987) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Cary growing?

Cary has grown 81.6% since the 2000. Cary, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly; it is growing faster than 91% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the population density of Cary, North Carolina?

Cary has a population density of 2,488.4 people per square mile. Cary has the 5th highest population density in North Carolina.

Cary Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Cary, North Carolina?

The total voting age population of Cary, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 109,011. The voting age population is 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

What percentage of Cary, North Carolina residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 12.2% of the residents of Cary are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Cary, North Carolina?

The racial demographics of Cary are 67.4% White, 18.7% Asian, 8.5% Black, 2.7% Two or more races, 2.2% Other, 0.4% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 7.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Cary, North Carolina residents are below the poverty line?

In Cary, 4.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 6.0%. On a per-household basis, 3.4% of families are below the poverty line in Cary.

What percentage of Cary, North Carolina residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 70.9% of Cary residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Cary, North Carolina residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 96.4% of Cary residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 67.8% have a bachelor's degree and 30.3% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Cary, North Carolina residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Cary residents aged 5 and older, 24.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 8.1% speak an Indo-European language, and 9.5% speak an Asian language.

Cary Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Cary, North Carolina?

The unemployment rate in Cary is 3.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Cary, North Carolina residents work for the government?

In Cary, 12.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Cary, North Carolina?

The median household income in Cary is $104,669.

Cary Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Cary, North Carolina?

In Cary, 68.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Cary, North Carolina?

Renters occupy 31.6% of housing units in Cary.

What percentage of Cary, North Carolina housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Cary, 0.4% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Cary, North Carolina housing units were built after 2000?

In Cary, 40.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 27,100 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Cary, North Carolina?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Cary is $1,246.

What percentage of households in Cary, North Carolina have broadband internet?

In Cary, 95.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Cary Population By Year

Population Graph For Cary
Year Population Rank in US
2021 176,987 148
2020 175,389 149
2019 170,282 154
2018 168,160 155
2017 165,904 157
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
2000 97,411 249
1990 45,497 585

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
138 Mobile, Alabama 184,952 -6.9%
139 Newport News, Virginia 184,587 2.3%
140 Tempe, Arizona 184,118 15.8%
141 Shreveport, Louisiana 184,021 -8.2%
142 Chattanooga, Tennessee 182,113 16.1%
143 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 181,668 6.1%
144 Aurora, Illinois 179,266 24.0%
145 Elk Grove, California 178,997 119.1%
146 Ontario, California 177,963 12.1%
147 Salem, Oregon 177,723 28.8%
148 Cary, North Carolina 176,987 81.6%
149 Santa Rosa, California 176,938 18.5%
150 Rancho Cucamonga, California 175,142 35.6%
151 Eugene, Oregon 175,096 25.8%
152 Oceanside, California 172,982 6.8%
153 Clarksville, Tennessee 170,957 64.4%
154 Garden Grove, California 170,488 3.0%
155 Lancaster, California 170,150 42.8%
156 Springfield, Missouri 169,724 11.4%
157 Pembroke Pines, Florida 169,391 22.5%
158 Fort Collins, Colorado 168,538 40.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
69 Greensboro 298,263 30.5%
74 Durham 285,527 51.1%
90 Winston-Salem 250,320 23.7%
113 Fayetteville 208,778 4.6%
148 Cary 176,987 81.6%
240 Wilmington 117,643 31.0%
258 High Point 114,086 31.7%
286 Concord 107,697 90.2%
355 Asheville 94,067 29.0%
388 Greenville 88,728 41.3%

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