Raleigh, NC

Census Place

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2022 Population
465,517
0.714% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.6
1.17% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
2.55% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$78,631
7.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$347,000
21.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
255,519
0.967% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Raleigh, NC had a population of 466k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $78,631. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Raleigh, NC grew from 462,219 to 465,517, a 0.714% increase and its median household income grew from $72,996 to $78,631, a 7.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Raleigh, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.52%), Other (Hispanic) (4.3%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.48%).

None of the households in Raleigh, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.5% of the residents in Raleigh, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Raleigh, NC are North Carolina State University at Raleigh (10,279 degrees awarded in 2022), MyComputerCareer at Raleigh (1,504 degrees), and Meredith College (567 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Raleigh, NC was $347,000, and the homeownership rate was 51.1%.

Most people in Raleigh, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Raleigh, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Raleigh, NC is home to a population of 466k people, from which 92.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.8% of Raleigh, NC residents were born outside of the country (59.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (244k people) in Raleigh, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 128k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 21k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.5%
2022 Citizenship
92.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.5% of Raleigh, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Raleigh, NC was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Raleigh, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    244k ± 3.66k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    128k ± 3.45k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    21k ± 1.84k
11.6%
Hispanic Population
54k people

In 2022, there were 1.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (244k people) in Raleigh, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 128k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 21k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.6% of the people in Raleigh, NC are hispanic (54k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
59.8k people
13%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
59.9k people

As of 2022, 12.8% of Raleigh, NC residents (59.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Raleigh, NC was 13%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,278 ± 863
  2. Vietnam
    4,268 ± 465
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,737 ± 559

Raleigh, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Raleigh, NC employs 256k people. The largest industries in Raleigh, NC are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (40,800 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (31,113 people), and Retail Trade (25,273 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,958), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,194).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

256k
2022 Value
± 5,036
0.967%
1 Year growth
± 2.75%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Raleigh, NC grew at a rate of 0.967%, from 253k employees to 256k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Raleigh, NC, are Management Occupations (34,455 people), Sales & Related Occupations (27,058 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (25,563 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Raleigh, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

256k
2022 Value
± 5,036
0.967%
1 Year growth
± 2.75%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Raleigh, NC grew at a rate of 0.967%, from 253k employees to 256k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Raleigh, NC, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (40,800 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (31,113 people), and Retail Trade (25,273 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Raleigh, NC, though some of these residents may live in Raleigh, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,481
Median earning men ± $1,903
$45,143
Median earning women ± $1,205

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($88,071), Information ($78,036), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,332).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($67,052), Manufacturing ($60,844), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,630).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Raleigh, NC awarded 13,157 degrees. The student population of Raleigh, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 21,092 male students and 21,795 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Raleigh, NC are White (7,919 and 64.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,681 and 13.7%), Hispanic or Latino (958 and 7.81%), and Asian (811 and 6.61%).

The largest universities in Raleigh, NC by number of degrees awarded are North Carolina State University at Raleigh (10,279 and 78.1%), MyComputerCareer at Raleigh (1,504 and 11.4%), and Meredith College (567 and 4.31%).

The most popular majors in Raleigh, NC are Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (1,507 and 11.5%), General Business Administration & Management (1,030 and 7.83%), and General Biological Sciences (499 and 3.79%).

The median tuition costs in Raleigh, NC are $22,179 for private four year colleges, and $6,535 and $28,276 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Raleigh, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 50.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 42,887 (49.2% men and 50.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 42,887 students enrolled in Raleigh, NC, 49.2% men and 50.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 24,370 records, of which 51.7% were women and 48.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 909 degrees awarded
  2. 494 degrees awarded
  3. 383 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Raleigh, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 909 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Raleigh, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,279 degrees awarded
  2. 1,504 degrees awarded
  3. 567 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Carolina State University at Raleigh with 10,279 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,568 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Raleigh, NC, which is 0.997 times less than the 6,589 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,919 degrees mean that there were 4.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,681 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,179) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,593) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,094) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Raleigh, NC was $347,000 in 2022, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $285,400 to $347,000, a 21.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Raleigh, NC is 51.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Raleigh, NC have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Raleigh, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Raleigh, NC is $78,631. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Raleigh, NC was Census Tract 517 with a value of $206,786, followed by Census Tract 515.01 and Census Tract 537.21, with respective values of $183,698 and $174,950.

Property

$347,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,648
$97,018
Median Property Taxes
±$2,604

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Raleigh, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51.1%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.1% of the housing units in Raleigh, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 517
  2. Census Tract 515.01
  3. Census Tract 537.21

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Raleigh, NC was Census Tract 517 with a value of $206,786, followed by Census Tract 515.01 and Census Tract 537.21, with respective values of $183,698 and $174,950.

The following map shows all of the places in Raleigh, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$78,631
Median Household Income
± $1,693
190k
Number of Households
± 3,941

In 2022, the median household income of the 190k households in Raleigh, NC grew to $78,631 from the previous year's value of $72,996.

The following chart displays the households in Raleigh, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Raleigh, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.12%)

In 2022, 68% of workers in Raleigh, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.12%).

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Raleigh, NC have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Raleigh, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Raleigh, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Raleigh, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Raleigh, NC (52.8k out of 447k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Raleigh, NC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Raleigh, NC has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 8.51% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wake County, NC see 1146 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.63% decrease from the previous year (1177 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1391 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 298 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,146 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wake County, NC

Primary care physicians in Wake County, NC see an average of 1,146 patients per year. This represents a 2.63% decrease from the previous year (1,177 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wake County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 28.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.2%
Uninsured
55.2%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
8.51%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.05%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Raleigh, NC declined by 1.61% from 10.4% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Raleigh, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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