What is the current population of Raleigh?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Raleigh is 469,124. Raleigh, North Carolina is the 41st largest city in the US.

Raleigh Geography [top]

What county is Raleigh, North Carolina in?

Parts of Raleigh are located within Durham County and Wake County.

What is the size of Raleigh, North Carolina in square miles?

Raleigh has an area of 142.9 square miles. Raleigh is the 3rd largest city, by area, in North Carolina.

Raleigh Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Raleigh?

The current population of Raleigh (469,124) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Raleigh growing?

Raleigh has grown 61.6% since the 2000. Raleigh, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly; it is growing faster than 93% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Is Raleigh the biggest city in North Carolina?

No, Raleigh is the second largest city in the state of North Carolina based on population. The biggest city, Charlotte, is 1.9x bigger than Raleigh.

What is the population density of Raleigh, North Carolina?

Raleigh has a population density of 2,826.3 people per square mile. Raleigh has the 2nd highest population density in North Carolina.

Raleigh Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Raleigh, North Carolina?

The total voting age population of Raleigh, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 333,514. The voting age population is 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

What percentage of Raleigh, North Carolina residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 10.6% of the residents of Raleigh are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Raleigh, North Carolina?

The racial demographics of Raleigh are 58.3% White, 29.0% Black, 4.8% Other, 4.6% Asian, 2.9% Two or more races and 0.4% American Indian. Additionally, 11.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Raleigh, North Carolina residents are below the poverty line?

In Raleigh, 12.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 17.8%. On a per-household basis, 8.0% of families are below the poverty line in Raleigh.

What percentage of Raleigh, North Carolina residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 70.4% of Raleigh residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Raleigh, North Carolina residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.8% of Raleigh residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 50.9% have a bachelor's degree and 18.5% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Raleigh, North Carolina residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Raleigh residents aged 5 and older, 17.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 9.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.1% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.8% speak an Asian language.

Raleigh Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Raleigh, North Carolina?

The unemployment rate in Raleigh is 4.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Raleigh, North Carolina residents work for the government?

In Raleigh, 14.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Raleigh, North Carolina?

The median household income in Raleigh is $67,266.

Raleigh Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Raleigh, North Carolina?

In Raleigh, 51.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Raleigh, North Carolina?

Renters occupy 48.5% of housing units in Raleigh.

What percentage of Raleigh, North Carolina housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Raleigh, 3.1% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Raleigh, North Carolina housing units were built after 2000?

In Raleigh, 35.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 72,200 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Raleigh, North Carolina?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Raleigh is $1,121.

What percentage of households in Raleigh, North Carolina have broadband internet?

In Raleigh, 89.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Raleigh Population By Year

Population Graph For Raleigh
Year Population Rank in US
2021 469,124 41
2020 467,425 41
2019 474,069 41
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
2000 290,184 60
1990 220,425 74

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 569,330 -4.6%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 562,599 24.8%
33 Fresno, California 544,510 26.4%
34 Tucson, Arizona 543,242 11.0%
35 Sacramento, California 525,041 28.2%
36 Mesa, Arizona 509,475 26.4%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 508,394 14.9%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 496,461 17.8%
39 Omaha, Nebraska 487,300 18.8%
40 Colorado Springs, Colorado 483,956 33.6%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 469,124 61.6%
42 Virginia Beach, Virginia 457,672 7.3%
43 Long Beach, California 456,062 -1.3%
44 Miami, Florida 439,890 21.1%
45 Oakland, California 433,823 8.2%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 425,336 11.1%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 411,401 4.7%
48 Bakersfield, California 407,615 66.4%
49 Wichita, Kansas 395,699 12.2%
50 Arlington, Texas 392,786 17.3%
51 Aurora, Colorado 389,347 40.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
16 Charlotte 879,709 54.3%
41 Raleigh 469,124 61.6%
69 Greensboro 298,263 30.5%
74 Durham 285,527 51.1%
90 Winston-Salem 250,320 23.7%

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