Living in Cary, NC

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Cary SnackAbility

9.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
8

Cary, NC Crime Report

1,771
Total Crimes
1,038.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-59.56%
Below National Average

Cary, NC Cost Of Living

113
Cary's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

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
163,266
Unemployment
3.5%
Poverty
5.6%
Median Home
$337,700
Median Income
$101,079
Median Rent
$1,199

Cary, NC Photos

Rankings for Cary in North Carolina

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Map Of Cary, NC

Population over time in Cary

Year Population % Change
2017 163,266 2.2%
2016 159,715 2.5%
2015 155,822 3.1%
2014 151,186 3.5%
2013 146,041 3.4%
2012 141,292 3.4%
2011 136,627 3.8%
2010 131,631 3.2%
2009 127,587 -
Crime/100k Cary NC USA
Violent Crime 61.6 377.6 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.0 5.0
Robbery 21.7 81.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 39.9 265.1 246.8
Property Crime 977.0 2494.1 2199.5
Burglary 144.9 599.9 376.0
Larceny 795.8 1724.4 1594.6
Car Theft 36.4 169.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Cary

White
63.4% (103,572)
African American
8.1% (13,177)
American Indian
0.3% (560)
Asian
17.8% (28,989)
Hawaiian
0.0% (74)
Other
0.2% (340)
Two Or More
2.4% (3,941)
Hispanic
7.7% (12,613)
Race Cary NC USA
White 63.4% 63.3% 61.1%
African American 8.1% 21.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 17.8% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.4% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 7.7% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Cary, North Carolina

Less than $10,000
2.2% (362,618)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.6% (266,592)
$15,000 to $24,999
4.6% (743,806)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.6% (921,004)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.1% (1,317,046)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.0% (2,455,038)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.2% (1,994,270)
$100,000 to $149,999
21.1% (3,442,889)
$150,000 to $199,999
13.3% (2,174,121)
$200,000 or more
16.2% (2,649,212)
Income Cary NC USA
Less than $10,000 2.2% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.6% 5.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 4.6% 10.7% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.6% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.1% 14.2% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.0% 18.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.2% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 21.1% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 13.3% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 16.2% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Cary

Female
51.1% (83,473)
Male
48.9% (79,793)
Gender Cary NC USA
Female 51.1% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Cary for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (3,265)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (3,265)
High School / GED
10.0% (16,326)
Some College
12.0% (19,591)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (11,428)
Bachelor's Degree
38.0% (62,041)
Master's Degree
21.0% (34,285)
Professional Degree
3.0% (4,897)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (8,163)
Education Cary NC USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 10.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 12.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 38.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 21.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Cary

Overall User Rating
4.3
/5

HomeSnacks User

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.


HomeSnacks User

Teacher's in cary are very kind and helpful, and can give you the best education you can get. So far as a child I've lived in cary all my life and I want it to stay like that, you can also get very kind, respectful and caring Neighbors.

My favorite places are either restraints because I love.. food or trampoline parks because they are very fun and enjoyable for about anyone. There isn't really anything to watch out for because Cary, NC is the most safest city in America.


HomeSnacks User

Aside from a handful of very good private schools, Cary doesn't even have schools that are separate from the system that includes Raleigh, which isn't on this list. I lived in Cary for several years, and no way should it be put in the same category as cities like Wilson and Burnsville.

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