Latest Data (2015)
Population 159,769
Nationwide Rank 158

Quick Facts

Cary, North Carolina is the 158th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Cary, North Carolina is a town.

Cary, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2015 Cary had its largest population ever.

Cary, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 94% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Cary, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
152 Salem, Oregon 19.3%
153 Corona, California 27.2%
154 Eugene, Oregon 17.5%
155 McKinney, Texas 190.9%
156 Fort Collins, Colorado 34.2%
157 Lancaster, California 35.2%
158 Cary, North Carolina 64.0%
159 Palmdale, California 34.7%
160 Hayward, California 12.2%
161 Salinas, California 9.6%
162 Frisco, Texas 337.6%
163 Springfield, Massachusetts 1.6%
164 Pasadena, Texas 8.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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