Nationwide Claims to Fame

Raleigh is 32nd out of 5,266 other cities in Retail sales

Raleigh is 38th out of 5,169 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Raleigh is 42nd out of 4,664 other cities in Current population (2012)

Raleigh is 45th out of 6,406 other cities in Households

Raleigh is 46th out of 6,406 other cities in Housing units

Statewide Claims to Fame

Raleigh is 2nd in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Raleigh is 2nd in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Raleigh is 2nd in North Carolina out of 123 other cities in Retail sales

Raleigh is 2nd in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

Raleigh is 2nd in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Raleigh is 2nd in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Raleigh is 2nd in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Raleigh is 3rd in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Raleigh is 10th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Raleigh is 13th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Foreign born residents

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Raleigh Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 423,179 2nd 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 142.9 3rd 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,826.3 2nd 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Raleigh Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 7.2% 56th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.1% 93rd 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.2% 125th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Raleigh Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 90.7% 46th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 47.3% 20th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Raleigh Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 57.5% 103rd 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 29.3% 44th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 51st 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 4.3% 13th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 64th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.6% 29th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 11.4% 34th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 53.3% 103rd 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Raleigh Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.7% 88th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 14.2% 13th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Raleigh Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 176,124 2nd 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 38.8% 10th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 158,354 2nd 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 54.8% 98th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $205,200 37th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.4 93rd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Raleigh Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $30,377 33rd $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $52,819 44th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 15.1% 75th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Raleigh Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 39,447 2nd 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $7,066,392 2nd $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $18,640 70th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $999,744 2nd $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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