Cary, NC

160,514 Population
55.2 square miles 2,823 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.6%
was 1.5%
Ranked 7th Highest in NC
Population Density
2,823
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.1%
was 45.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
18.7%
was 20.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in NC
Percent Under 18
24.6%
was 26.1%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NC
Percent 65 and Over
11.4%
was 9.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in NC

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.8
was 3.8
Ranked 4th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
4.5%
was 5.5%
Ranked 1st Lowest in NC
Median Household Income
$95,374
was $89,405
Ranked 1st Highest in NC
Gini Income Distribution
 
40.2
42.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.1
was 0.7
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
50.5
was 68.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,186.6
was 1,393.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
64,445
was 60,221
Ranked 7th Highest in NC
Median Rent
$1,085
was $1,027
Ranked 1st Highest in NC
Total Building Permits
1,664
was 2,495
 
Occupied Housing Units
61,376
was 57,544
 
Homeownership Rate
67.8%
was 66.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in NC
Single Family Building Permits
1,159
was 1,088
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,160.2
was 1,091.7
Ranked 3rd Highest in NC
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.4%
was 12.3%
Ranked 14th Highest in NC
Multifamily Building Permits
505
was 1,407
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 4th Highest in NC
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
27.6
was 43.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
11.0
was 17.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.2%
was 96.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
92.6%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.8%
was 95.5%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
96.0%
was 95.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in NC
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
63.6%
was 63.7%
Ranked 1st Highest in NC

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