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Cary, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Cary is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chatham County at latitude 35.7809 and longitude -78.8133. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 495 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Cary, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cary, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cary indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cary: Pages Siding, Pages Tavern, Pages Turnout.

The Town of Cary is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wake County at latitude 35.7809 and longitude -78.8133. Wake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 495 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Cary, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cary, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cary indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cary: Pages Siding, Pages Tavern, Pages Turnout.

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Cary, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 148,666
Population in Households 148,388
Population in Familes 124,632
Population in Group Qrtrs 278
Population Density1 2,736
Diversity Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 56,720
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 39,076
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 60,614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37,223 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,496 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,894 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $326,338
Average Home Value $377,844
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $85,424
Average Household Income $117,373
Per Capita Income $45,163
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.25% 2.19%
Households 2.16% 2.17%
Families 1.72% 2.02%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Cary, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cary to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 7 99th
Diversity Index2 # 268 64th
Median Household Income # 12 99th
Per Capita Income # 16 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.