Latest Data (2018)
Population 469,298
Nationwide Rank 41

Quick Facts

Raleigh, North Carolina is the 41st largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Raleigh, North Carolina is a city.

Raleigh, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 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
2000-2018
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 592,025 -0.8%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 560,218 24.3%
33 Tucson, Arizona 545,975 11.5%
34 Fresno, California 530,093 23.0%
35 Mesa, Arizona 508,958 26.3%
36 Sacramento, California 508,529 24.2%
37 Atlanta, Georgia 498,044 18.2%
38 Kansas City, Missouri 491,918 11.2%
39 Colorado Springs, Colorado 472,688 30.5%
40 Miami, Florida 470,914 29.6%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 469,298 61.7%
42 Omaha, Nebraska 468,262 14.2%
43 Long Beach, California 467,354 1.1%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 450,189 5.5%
45 Oakland, California 429,082 7.0%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 425,403 11.2%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 400,669 1.9%
48 Arlington, Texas 398,112 18.9%
49 Tampa, Florida 392,890 29.1%
50 New Orleans, Louisiana 391,006 -19.1%
51 Wichita, Kansas 389,255 10.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
16 Charlotte 872,498 53.1%
41 Raleigh 469,298 61.7%
67 Greensboro 294,722 28.9%
75 Durham 274,291 45.2%
89 Winston-Salem 246,328 21.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 469,298 41
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