Cary SnackAbility

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Jobs
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Housing
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Affordability
8
Diversity
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Safety
8.5
Amenities
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Education
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Commute
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Cary, North Carolina Info Snack

Cary /kæri/ is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina. Cary is predominantly in Wake, with a small area in Chatham counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina and is the county's second-largest municipality and the third-largest municipality in The Triangle after Raleigh and Durham. The town's population was 135,234 as of the 2010 census (an increase of 43.1% since 2000), making it the largest town and seventh-largest municipality statewide. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town's population to be 159,769 as of July 1, 2015. Cary is the second most populous incorporated town (behind only Gilbert, Arizona) in the United States.
Population
155,822
Unemployment
4.0%
Poverty
5.9%
Median Home
$309,800
Median Income
$94,617
Median Rent
$1,084

1 Reviews & Comments About Cary

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

07/23/2018

I grew up in Cary and lived there until I moved away for college. It is a town that I would recommend to anyone for any reason. Cary is a place for everyone, great for seniors, great for raising kids, and great for young adults and professionals. The schools are fantastic, there is a great selection of food, activities, and experiences. It was a wonderful place for me to grow up and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for their forever home.

The schools in Cary were excellent, providing high quality education and service to the community. There are also various restaurants catering to different national cuisine. The only issue I've had as a young adult going back to Cary is that there is very little nightlife and the young adult population is on the lower end, mostly being kids coming home from college while on breaks. This is not unmanageable, as a city with a bustling nightlife is nearby, about 15 minutes away.

Rankings for Cary in North Carolina

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1

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2

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3

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4

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5

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Population 20,867

6

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7

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Population 27,625

8

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9

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10

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Map Of Cary, NC

Population over time in Cary

Year Population % Change
2016 155,822 3.1%
2015 151,186 3.5%
2014 146,041 3.4%
2013 141,292 3.4%
2012 136,627 3.8%
2011 131,631 3.2%
2010 127,587 -

Crime in Cary Per 100k

Crime Cary NC USA
Violent Crime 64.1 363.7 382.9
Murder 0.0 5.8 5.3
Robbery 26.3 91.0 98.0
Aggravated Assault 37.7 240.5 248.9
Property Crime 1074.9 2545.3 2362.0
Burglary 170.7 630.6 430.4
Larceny 861.2 1760.9 1694.0
Car Theft 43.1 153.8 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Cary

White
65.2% (101,628)
African American
8.2% (12,727)
American Indian
0.5% (722)
Asian
15.4% (23,997)
Hawaiian
0.0% (45)
Other
0.2% (352)
Two Or More
2.6% (4,086)
Hispanic
7.9% (12,265)
Race Cary NC USA
White 65.2% 64.0% 60.6%
African American 8.2% 21.2% 10.4%
American Indian 0.5% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 15.4% 2.5% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 3.9%
Two Or More 2.6% 2.0% 2.5%
Hispanic 7.9% 8.9% 17.3%

Household Income For Cary, North Carolina

Less than $10,000
2.3% (3,583)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.1% (3,272)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.1% (7,946)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.1% (9,505)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.4% (14,647)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.4% (22,438)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.0% (20,256)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.9% (32,566)
$150,000 to $199,999
12.9% (20,101)
$200,000 or more
13.7% (21,347)
Income Cary NC USA
Less than $10,000 2.3% 7.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.1% 6.1% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.1% 11.5% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.1% 11.4% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.4% 14.7% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.4% 18.0% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.0% 11.6% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.9% 11.1% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 12.9% 3.9% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 13.7% 3.9% 5.7%

Gender in Cary

Female
51.1% (79,660)
Male
48.9% (76,161)
Gender Cary NC USA
Female 51.1% 51.4% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 48.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Cary for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.3% (3,605)
9-12th Grade
2.2% (3,423)
High School / GED
11.1% (17,252)
Some College
12.7% (19,802)
Associate's Degree
7.5% (11,725)
Bachelor's Degree
36.9% (57,491)
Master's Degree
19.2% (29,968)
Professional Degree
3.2% (4,964)
Doctorate Degree
4.9% (7,588)
Education Cary NC USA
< 9th Grade 2.3% 5.2% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 2.2% 8.5% 7.4%
High School / GED 11.1% 26.4% 27.5%
Some College 12.7% 21.8% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.5% 9.1% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 36.9% 18.8% 18.8%
Master's Degree 19.2% 7.4% 8.2%
Professional Degree 3.2% 1.6% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.9% 1.3% 1.3%

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