Living in Raleigh, NC

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Raleigh SnackAbility

7.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
8

Raleigh, NC Cost Of Living

102
Raleigh's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average

Raleigh, North Carolina Info Snack

Raleigh (/rli/; RAH-lee) is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is the second largest city in the state of North Carolina, behind only Charlotte. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. The city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles (370 km2). The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population as 451,066 as of July 1, 2015. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County.
Population
457,159
Unemployment
4.3%
Poverty
13.7%
Median Home
$236,700
Median Income
$63,891
Median Rent
$1,074

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Map Of Raleigh, NC

Population over time in Raleigh

Year Population % Change
2017 457,159 1.7%
2016 449,477 1.8%
2015 441,326 2.0%
2014 432,520 2.2%
2013 423,287 2.1%
2012 414,530 2.4%
2011 405,007 2.5%
2010 395,091 3.2%
2009 382,729 -

Race / Ethnicity in Raleigh

White
53.3% (243,865)
African American
28.2% (129,058)
American Indian
0.3% (1,400)
Asian
4.5% (20,442)
Hawaiian
0.1% (304)
Other
0.3% (1,406)
Two Or More
2.3% (10,554)
Hispanic
11.0% (50,130)
Race Raleigh NC USA
White 53.3% 63.3% 61.1%
African American 28.2% 21.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 4.5% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 11.0% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Raleigh, North Carolina

Less than $10,000
4.5% (2,038,154)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.7% (1,687,755)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.6% (3,490,532)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.3% (4,251,508)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.7% (6,277,728)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.6% (8,484,226)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.1% (5,976,334)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.2% (6,968,877)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.6% (2,996,673)
$200,000 or more
7.8% (3,544,108)
Income Raleigh NC USA
Less than $10,000 4.5% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.7% 5.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.6% 10.7% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.3% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.7% 14.2% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.6% 18.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.1% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.2% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.6% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 7.8% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Raleigh

Female
51.6% (235,924)
Male
48.4% (221,234)
Gender Raleigh NC USA
Female 51.6% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 48.4% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Raleigh for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (18,286)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (18,286)
High School / GED
16.0% (73,145)
Some College
18.0% (82,288)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (36,572)
Bachelor's Degree
32.0% (146,290)
Master's Degree
13.0% (59,430)
Professional Degree
3.0% (13,714)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (9,143)
Education Raleigh NC USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 16.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 32.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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