Latest Data (2015)
Population 451,066
Nationwide Rank 42

Quick Facts

Raleigh, North Carolina is the 42nd largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Raleigh, North Carolina is a city.

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

Raleigh, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 96% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Raleigh, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
36 Kansas City, Missouri 7.4%
37 Long Beach, California 2.5%
38 Mesa, Arizona 17.1%
39 Atlanta, Georgia 10.1%
40 Colorado Springs, Colorado 26.0%
41 Virginia Beach, Virginia 6.1%
42 Raleigh, North Carolina 55.4%
43 Omaha, Nebraska 8.2%
44 Miami, Florida 21.4%
45 Oakland, California 4.6%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 7.4%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 2.7%
48 Wichita, Kansas 10.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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