Statewide Claims to Fame

Cary is 2nd in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Asian

Cary is 5th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Foreign born residents

Cary is 5th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Cary is 6th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Income per capita

Cary is 6th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Income per household

Cary is 7th in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

Cary is 7th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Cary is 7th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Cary is 7th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Cary is 8th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Cary, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Cary Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 145,693 7th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 54.3 8th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,488.4 5th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Cary Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 7.0% 69th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 27.7% 28th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.6% 120th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Cary Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 95.1% 14th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 61.6% 7th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Cary Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 73.1% 71st 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 8.0% 110th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 79th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 13.1% 2nd 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 100th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.6% 31st 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 7.7% 57th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 68.9% 72nd 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Cary Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.3% 103rd 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 18.4% 5th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Cary Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 55,303 7th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 26.3% 43rd 17.0% 25.9%
Households 48,560 7th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 71.8% 44th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $301,900 12th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.7 30th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Cary Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $42,344 6th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $91,997 6th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 4.7% 135th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Cary Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 12,253 9th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,292,992 9th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $18,946 69th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $317,495 9th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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