Latest Data (2017)
Population 464,758
Nationwide Rank 41

Quick Facts

Raleigh, North Carolina is the 41st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Raleigh, North Carolina is a city.

Raleigh, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Raleigh had its largest population ever.

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

Raleigh, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,351 -0.2%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 558,545 23.9%
33 Tucson, Arizona 535,677 9.4%
34 Fresno, California 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento, California 501,901 22.6%
36 Mesa, Arizona 496,401 23.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 488,943 10.5%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 486,290 15.4%
39 Long Beach, California 469,450 1.5%
40 Omaha, Nebraska 466,893 13.9%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 464,758 60.1%
42 Colorado Springs, Colorado 464,474 28.2%
43 Miami, Florida 463,347 27.5%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 450,435 5.6%
45 Oakland, California 425,195 6.1%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 422,331 10.4%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 401,800 2.2%
48 Arlington, Texas 396,394 18.4%
49 New Orleans, Louisiana 393,292 -18.6%
50 Wichita, Kansas 390,591 10.8%
51 Cleveland, Ohio 385,525 -19.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
17 Charlotte 859,035 50.7%
41 Raleigh 464,758 60.1%
68 Greensboro 290,222 27.0%
77 Durham 267,743 41.7%
89 Winston-Salem 244,605 20.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 464,758 41
2016 458,880 41
2015 451,066 42
2014 439,896 43
2013 431,746 43
2012 423,179 42
2011 413,766 43
2010 403,892 43
2009 405,612 45
2008 393,692 46
2007 379,106 47
2006 363,267 50
2005 347,681 53
2004 332,728 54
2003 322,083 57
2002 313,829 59
2001 302,642 59
2000 290,184 60
1990 220,425 74