Raleigh, NC

458,862 Population
144.1 square miles 3,183.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.5%
was 4.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NC
Population Density
3,183.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
37.2%
was 39.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
13.0%
was 12.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in NC
Percent Under 18
20.2%
was 22.9%
Ranked 11th Highest in NC
Percent 65 and Over
10.1%
was 9.1%
Ranked 11th Highest in NC

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 4.6
Ranked 7th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
12.1%
was 15.1%
Ranked 3rd Lowest in NC
Median Household Income
$58,641
was $55,170
Ranked 2nd Highest in NC
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.1
46.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
392.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,063.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
201,158
was 185,317
Ranked 2nd Highest in NC
Median Rent
$1,027
was $899
Ranked 3rd Highest in NC
Total Building Permits
3,800
was 5,010
 
Occupied Housing Units
180,773
was 170,554
 
Homeownership Rate
49.1%
was 51.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in NC
Single Family Building Permits
1,662
was 1,414
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,386.6
was 1,285.9
Ranked 1st Highest in NC
Rental Vacancy Rate
18.1%
was 15.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Multifamily Building Permits
2,138
was 3,596
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 9th Highest in NC
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
20.5
was 28.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
8.8
was 11.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.4%
was 92.7%
Ranked 6th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.9%
Ranked 6th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 98.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in NC

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
92.2%
was 90.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NC
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
50.8%
was 49.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NC

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