Latest Data (2016)
Population 458,880
Nationwide Rank 41

Quick Facts

Raleigh, North Carolina is the 41st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Raleigh, North Carolina is a city.

Raleigh, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 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 In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,047 -0.3%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 559,277 24.1%
33 Tucson, Arizona 530,706 8.4%
34 Fresno, California 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento, California 495,234 21.0%
36 Mesa, Arizona 484,587 20.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 481,420 8.8%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 472,522 12.1%
39 Long Beach, California 470,130 1.7%
40 Colorado Springs, Colorado 465,101 28.4%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 458,880 58.1%
42 Miami, Florida 453,579 24.8%
43 Virginia Beach, Virginia 452,602 6.1%
44 Omaha, Nebraska 446,970 9.0%
45 Oakland, California 420,005 4.8%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 413,651 8.1%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 403,090 2.6%
48 Arlington, Texas 392,772 17.3%
49 New Orleans, Louisiana 391,495 -19.0%
50 Wichita, Kansas 389,902 10.6%
51 Cleveland, Ohio 385,809 -19.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
17 Charlotte 842,051 47.7%
41 Raleigh 458,880 58.1%
68 Greensboro 287,027 25.6%
78 Durham 263,016 39.2%
89 Winston-Salem 242,203 19.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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