Cary, North Carolina Population 2019

Cary, North Carolina's estimated population is 165,904 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Cary, North Carolina is the 7th largest city in North Carolina based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2936.60 people/mi² (1133.82 people/km²), with a household density of 430.61 people/km² (1115.28 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 39.2 years, 38 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 63,008 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%, with a median rent of $1133/month. The median house has 6.7 rooms, and has a value of $323,000.

The median income for households in Cary, North Carolina is $97,755, while the mean household income is $119,367. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017165,9043,4262.11%
2016162,4782,7531.72%
2015159,7254,2972.76%
2014155,4284,0622.68%
2013151,3665,1673.53%
2012146,1993,9552.78%
2011142,2445,3013.87%
2010136,94342,4073.78%
200094,53650,6787.98%
199043,85822,0957.26%
198021,76314,33311.35%
19707,4304,0748.27%
19603,3562,2565.74%
19401,1000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White111,584
Asian26,873
Black or African American12,648
Two or More Races4,512
Some Other Race3,454
American Indian and Alaska Native628
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander16

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Cary Nc Population Pyramid 2019

2,0004,0006,0008,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cary Nc Median Age

39.2


Total

38


Male

40.2


Female

Cary Nc Adults

There are 118,876 adults, (18,455 of whom are seniors) in Cary Nc.

Cary Nc Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cary Nc Sex Ratio

Female

81,396

50.96%

Male

78,319

49.04%

Cary Nc Households and Families

Cary Nc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Cary Nc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All69%31%
Male50.7%49.3%
Non Family48.7%51.3%
Female45.6%54.4%

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cary Nc Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All60,2632.6469
Married36,5853.1682.4
Non Family16,6711.2648.7
Female5,0153.2945.6
Male1,9923.2450.7

3.12

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cary Nc Households

Cary Nc Education

Cary Nc Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5932.36%
9th to 12th Grade2,3082.10%
High School Graduate11,49610.46%
Some College13,83612.58%
Associates Degree7,8397.13%
Bachelors Degree40,86837.17%
Graduate Degree31,00828.20%

Cary Nc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White74,60673,12549,357
Asian18,09017,18414,681
Black8,3127,9574,115
Hispanic7,2405,1482,580
Other Race2,0471,420512
Multiple Races1,3021,277916
Native American377306129
Islander16169

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 81.16%.

Cary Nc Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$58,303$79,866$42,396
Less Than High School$21,860$25,234$16,888
High School Grad$30,129$31,946$26,185
Some College$36,732$45,000$31,614
Bachelors Degree$64,539$88,922$47,404
Graduate Degree$92,157$108,459$63,463

$58,303

Average Earnings

$79,866

Average Male

$42,396

Average Female

Cary Nc Language

Cary Nc Language by Age

Cary Nc Language

76.70% of Cary Nc residents speak only English, while 23.30% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 8.86% of the population.

Cary Nc Poverty

Cary Nc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White102,0173,5983.53%
Hispanic12,8212,06616.11%
Asian26,8261,6896.30%
Black12,5221,1969.55%
Other3,37658017.18%
Multiple4,4843287.31%
Native6287311.62%
Islander16743.75%

5.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.17%

Male Poverty Rate

6.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cary Nc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cary Nc is Islander, with 43.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cary Nc is White, with 3.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.98%.

Cary Nc Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.99%
High School9.97%
Some College5.35%
Bachelors or Greater2.95%

Cary Nc Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed18.33%
Female Unemployed15.38%
Female Employed3.96%
Male Employed2.76%

Cary Nc Income

Cary Nc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$97,755$119,367
Families$117,304$138,295
Married Families$130,535$151,068
Non Families$51,745$66,364

Cary Nc Marital Status

Cary Nc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

61.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.9%

Male Marriage Rate

59.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cary Nc Married by Age and Sex

Cary Nc Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Cary Nc Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Cary Nc Veterans

Cary Nc Veterans by War

7,081

Number of Veterans

6,388

Male Veterans

693

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,095
First Gulf War1,485
Second Gulf War1,023
Korea718
World War II348

Cary Nc Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 542,047
75+1,834
65 to 741,393
55 to 641,361
18 to 34446

Cary Nc Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,0587.08%
Black7798.37%
Hispanic3624.24%
Asian1420.74%
2 or More874.72%
Other80.34%
Indian71.58%

Cary Nc Veterans by Education

3.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cary Nc Employment Status

Cary Nc Employment by Age

71.5%

Labor Force Participation

68.8%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Cary Nc Employment by Race

Cary Nc Employment by Education

Cary Nc Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

29.27%

Born in North Carolina

79.05%

Native Born

20.95%

Foreign Born

10.52%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.05% of Cary Nc residents were born in the United States, with 29.27% having been born in North Carolina. 10.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.