Cary, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 165,904 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +75.5%
Males: 82,570  (49.8%)
Females: 83,334  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27518, 27560, 27606, 27607, 27617, 27713.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $99,209 (it was $75,122 in 2000)
Cary:

$99,209
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $46,409 (it was $32,974 in 2000)

Cary town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $356,800 (it was $193,000 in 2000)
Cary:

$356,800
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $356,937; detached houses: $387,767; townhouses or other attached units: $224,274; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,941; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,209; mobile homes: $39,513

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,204.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cary: 94.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.6%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.6% for Black residents, 16.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.6% for American Indian residents, 43.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.2% for other race residents, 7.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cary, NC (2017)
    • 102,76061.9%White alone
    • 33,39520.1%Asian alone
    • 14,0158.4%Hispanic
    • 10,1586.1%Black alone
    • 4,1002.5%Two or more races
    • 1,0250.6%Other race alone
    • 5790.3%American Indian alone

Races in Cary detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Cary, North Carolina as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cary is 4,970 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Cary by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(0.9)
3
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(0.7)
1
(0.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(0.7)
3
(1.9)
5
(3.1)
1
(0.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
13
(12.6)
14
(12.9)
11
(9.6)
12
(9.6)
12
(9.0)
14
(9.9)
13
(9.5)
11
(7.8)
11
(7.4)
6
(3.9)
10
(6.2)
20
(12.1)
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Robberies
(per 100,000)
50
(48.6)
42
(38.7)
58
(50.8)
47
(37.5)
48
(35.9)
35
(24.7)
41
(29.9)
29
(20.6)
35
(23.5)
33
(21.3)
25
(15.6)
68
(41.3)
44
(26.3)
37
(21.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
70
(68.0)
75
(69.1)
64
(56.0)
45
(35.9)
72
(53.8)
70
(49.5)
53
(38.7)
75
(53.2)
55
(36.9)
56
(36.1)
41
(25.6)
62
(37.6)
63
(37.7)
68
(39.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
432
(419.6)
554
(510.3)
448
(392.2)
503
(401.5)
469
(350.6)
535
(378.2)
370
(270.2)
370
(262.4)
392
(263.3)
325
(209.7)
329
(205.3)
234
(142.0)
285
(170.7)
247
(144.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,428
(1,387)
1,520
(1,400)
1,584
(1,387)
1,761
(1,406)
1,454
(1,087)
1,580
(1,117)
1,658
(1,211)
1,476
(1,047)
1,623
(1,090)
1,331
(858.8)
1,518
(947.0)
1,363
(826.9)
1,438
(861.2)
1,357
(795.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
103
(100.0)
115
(105.9)
88
(77.0)
78
(62.3)
82
(61.3)
64
(45.2)
65
(47.5)
63
(44.7)
60
(40.3)
55
(35.5)
55
(34.3)
59
(35.8)
72
(43.1)
62
(36.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
14
(13.6)
11
(10.1)
13
(11.4)
13
(10.4)
10
(7.5)
2
(1.4)
8
(5.8)
8
(5.7)
4
(2.7)
7
(4.5)
4
(2.5)
7
(4.2)
10
(6.0)
5
(2.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)131.1135.9125.0120.2101.6101.496.986.986.972.576.076.774.968.7

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City-data.com crime index in Cary, NC

Crime rate in Cary detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 231 (190 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (7.4%), English (6.3%), German (5.8%), Irish (5.3%), Italian (3.6%), European (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/06/1871

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 42.1 square miles.

Population density: 3,942 people per square mile   (average).

Cary, North Carolina map

35,224 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 3.7% Asia, 2.4% Europe).

This town:

21.1%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,166 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,870 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (9.2 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (353.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Morrisville, NC (1.9 miles ),
Apex, NC (2.1 miles ),
Holly Springs, NC (3.0 miles ),
Raleigh, NC (3.0 miles ),
Garner, NC (3.4 miles ),
Fuquay-Varina, NC (3.6 miles ),
Durham, NC (4.0 miles ),
Fearrington, NC (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 35.78 N, Longitude: 78.80 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,107 (+7.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 29,869 (34.6%)

Area code: 919

Distribution of median household income in Cary, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cary, NC in 2017

Property values in Cary, NC

Cary satellite photo by USGS

Cary tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1528 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 1998: 1511 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 1999: 1195 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2000: 837 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2001: 624 buildings, average cost: $203,400
  • 2002: 637 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2003: 565 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2004: 783 buildings, average cost: $228,600
  • 2005: 1456 buildings, average cost: $215,100
  • 2006: 1982 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2007: 2326 buildings, average cost: $218,000
  • 2008: 1313 buildings, average cost: $204,400
  • 2009: 1176 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2010: 1083 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2011: 970 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2012: 1088 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2013: 1159 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2014: 1130 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2015: 1046 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2016: 1042 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2017: 1069 buildings, average cost: $219,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Cary, NC residents
Average permit cost in Cary, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Cary, NC
Historical housing units in Cary, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +48,972 (+107.5%).
Most common industries in Cary, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (18.2%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Construction (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (21.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.3%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Cary, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Computer specialists (11.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Engineers (3.2%)
  • Life and physical scientists (2.9%)
  • Top executives (2.5%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (2.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Computer specialists (17.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Engineers (4.8%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.3%)
  • Top executives (3.3%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (2.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.0%)
  • Life and physical scientists (2.6%)

Average climate in Cary, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Cary, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.230. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.07. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.07
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.225. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.225
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.22
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Cary-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Cary town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 11/23/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the town center injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cary-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.6 miles away from Cary center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 247.4 miles away from Cary center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 213.4 miles away from Cary center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 329.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 203.1 miles away from Cary center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wake County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cary topographic map

Main business address for: LEVEL 8 SYSTEMS INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES), DONNELLEY R H INC (MISCELLANEOUS PUBLISHING), SPECTRASITE INC (COMMUNICATION SERVICES, NEC), INVERESK RESEARCH GROUP INC (SERVICES-COMMERCIAL PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH), CRESCENT FINANCIAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals and medical centers in Cary:

  • ELECTRA DRIVE GROUP HOME (105 ELECTRA DRIVE)
  • GEORGIA COURT (107 MISS GEORGIA COURT)
  • HELMSDALE GROUP HOME (1317 HELMSDALE DR)
  • WAKEMED, CARY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1900 KILDARE FARM ROAD)
  • CARY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (6590 TRYON ROAD)
  • GLENAIRE (4000 GLENAIRE CIRCLE)
  • CARY KIDNEY CENTER (5045 OLD RALEIGH ROAD)
  • PEDIATRIC SERVICES OF AMERICA (121 EDINBURGH SOUTH STE 203)

Heliports located in Cary:

Amtrak station:

CARY (311 N. ACADEMY ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plant near Cary:

  • 11 miles: Shearon Harris in New Hill, NC.

Colleges/Universities in Cary:

  • Miller-Motte College-Cary (Full-time enrollment: 367; Location: 2205 Walnut Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.miller-motte.edu)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Cary (Full-time enrollment: 293; Location: 5520 Dillard Drive, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Shepherds Theological Seminary (Full-time enrollment: 44; Location: 6051 Tryon Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: shepherds.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cary:

  • Strayer University-North Carolina (about 7 miles; Morrisville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,070)
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh (about 8 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 29,958)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 11 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 16,265)
  • Durham Technical Community College (about 15 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,515)
  • North Carolina Central University (about 15 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 7,281)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (about 17 miles; Chapel Hill, NC; FT enrollment: 24,946)
  • Duke University (about 18 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 14,652)

Public high schools in Cary:

Private high schools in Cary:

  • CARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 798, Location: 1330 OLD APEX RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • CARY ACADEMY (Students: 734, Location: 1500 N HARRISON AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • HEARTWOOD MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 142, Location: 112 BYRUM ST, Grades: PK-9)
  • HOPEWELL ACADEMY (Students: 40, Location: 101 PRESTON EXECUTIVE DR, Grades: 4-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Cary:

  • TRIANGLE MATH AND SCIENCE ACADEMY (Location: 312 GREGSON DR., Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
  • CARDINAL CHARTER (Location: 1020 ST. CHARLES PLACE, Grades: KG-6, Charter school)
  • DAVIS DRIVE ELEMENTARY (Location: 2151 DAVIS DRIVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • WEATHERSTONE ELEMENTARY (Location: 1000 OLDE WEATHERSTONE WAY, Grades: PK-5)
  • ADAMS ELEMENTARY (Location: 805 CARY TOWNE BLVD, Grades: PK-5)
  • BRIARCLIFF ELEMENTARY (Location: 1220 POND ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • CARY ELEMENTARY (Location: 400 KILDAIRE FARM ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • REEDY CREEK MIDDLE (Location: 930 REEDY CREEK ROAD, Grades: 6-8)
  • FARMINGTON WOODS ELEMENTARY (Location: 1413 HAMPTON VALLEY RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • KINGSWOOD ELEMENTARY (Location: 200 E. JOHNSON STREET, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Cary:

  • ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL SCHOOL (Students: 497, Location: 810 HIGH HOUSE RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY - PRESCHOOL, ELEM, & MIDDLE (Students: 161, Location: 130 TOWNE VILLAGE DR, Grades: PK-7)
  • RESURRECTION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 158, Location: 100 W LOCHMERE DR, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Cary

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add Hopewell Academy to your list for Cary Private High Schools. Private high school in Cary: * HOPEWELL ACADEMY (Students: 50; Location: 1001 Sheldon Drive; Grades 4-12)
  • Green Hope High School is also in Cary, NC

Points of interest:

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Shopping Centers: South Hills Mall Shopping Center (1), Maynard Crossing Shopping Center (2), Crossroads Plaza Shopping Center (3), Cary Towne Center Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Cary include: LEVEL 8 SYSTEMS INC (A), DONNELLEY R H INC (B), SPECTRASITE INC (C), INVERESK RESEARCH GROUP INC (D), CRESCENT FINANCIAL CORP (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cary include: South Hills Baptist Church (A), Church of Faith II (B), Triangle Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hill Crest Cemetery (1), Franklin Cemetery (2), Patrick Cemetery (3), Stephens Cemetery (4), Stephenson Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Crabtree (A), McGregor Downs Lake (B), Hatchs Pond (C), Crabtree Creek Water Shed (D), MacGregor Downs Lake (E), Holiday Acres Lake (F), Continental Can Company Lake (G), Hoffman Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coles Branch (A), Brier Creek (B), Williams Creek (C), Turkey Creek (D), Stirrup Iron Creek (E), Lynn Branch (F), Long Branch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cary include: Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area (1), Regency Park (2), Fred G Bond Metro Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fuller House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3434 Kildaire Farm Road Suite 137) (1), Cary Travel American Express (Tours & Charters; Crossroad Plaza) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Cary (201 Ashville Avenue) (1), Embassy Suites Hotel Raleigh-Durham (201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard) (2), Hampton Inn & Suites (111 Hampton Woods Lane) (3), Extended Stayamerica (1500 Regency Parkway) (4), Comfort Suites (350 Ashville Ave) (5), Harrison Properties (607 East Chatham Street) (6), Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott (2750 Slater Road Morrisvi) (7), Comfort Suites Cary (350 Ashville Avenue) (8), Cary Inn Efficiency Motel (1405 Old Apex Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Anoop Desai - Singer, Jim Johnson (coach) - Football player and coach, Bevin Prince - Actress.

Wake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cary and their reported violations in the past:

CARY, TOWN OF (Population served: 160,000, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2006), St Boil Water Order (AUG-17-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-17-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-28-2006 to AUG-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
BAYLEAF MASTER (Population served: 16,500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-09-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (DEC-19-2008), State No Longer Subject to Rule (DEC-19-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-08-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-08-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (DEC-19-2008), State No Longer Subject to Rule (DEC-19-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-05-2009)
  • 22 other older health violations
COTESWORTH DOWN S/D (Population served: 506, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-07-2011), State No Longer Subject to Rule (APR-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-03-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
CHAPEL RIDGE S/D (Population served: 485, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-17-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-17-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-17-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-17-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-17-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2011)
  • 2 other older health violations
BEECHWOOD COVE/POLKS LANDING (Population served: 395, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-14-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-14-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-14-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-14-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-04-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-14-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-02-2006 to DEC-04-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2009)
  • 5 other older health violations
CHATHAM S/D (Population served: 356, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-22-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-22-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-22-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-29-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2009)
  • 11 other older health violations
COLVARD FARMS S/D (Population served: 322, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-27-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-27-2014)
COLE PARK PLAZA (Population served: 318, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-24-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-02-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-02-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-24-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-02-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-08-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-24-2008)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cary that have no violations reported:

  • CAMELOT S/D (Population served: 607, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BROADHURST/TURNER DOWNS S/D (Population served: 582, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CREST OF CAROLINA MASTER (Population served: 569, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CREEKSTONE S/D (Population served: 490, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ASHLEY HILLS S/D (Population served: 431, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CREEKSIDE PLACE S/D (Population served: 368, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • BRIARWOOD/KILDAIRE (Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BARCLAY DOWNS S/D (Population served: 314, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ALTICE ESTATES S/D (Population served: 308, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CANTEBURY ESTATES (Population served: 276, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.2%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Cary in 2010:

  • 193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 43 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Cary in 2000:

  • 497 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 23 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with most branches in Cary (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 7 branches. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Cary Mill Pond Village Branch, Preston Branch, Cary Weston Parkway Office Branch, Cary Branch, Cary Park Town Center. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Cornerstone Branch, Harrison Avenue Branch, Waverly Place Branch, Cary Towne Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • The Fidelity Bank: Parkway Pointe Branch, Mayfair Plaza Branch, Cary Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,422.4 mil, Deposits: $1,234.1 mil, headquarters in Fuquay Varina, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Preston Corners Branch, Waverly Place Branch, Cary Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Capital Bank, National Association: Kildaire Farm Branch at 1207 Kildaire Farm Road, branch established on 1998/09/08; West Cary Branch at 7705 Carpenter Fire Station Road, branch established on 2009/09/14. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $6,448.0 mil, Deposits: $5,135.4 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 152 total offices, Holding Company: North American Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Crescent State Bank: at 1005 High House Road, branch established on 1998/12/31; Kildaire Farm Road Branch at 1155 Kildaire Farm Road, branch established on 2000/04/10. Info updated 2007/06/26: Bank assets: $836.3 mil, Deposits: $679.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc.
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Cary:

Marital status in Cary, NC
  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

For population 25 years and over in Cary:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cary
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cary, NC (based on Wake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant164,661445
Mainline Protestant99,508131
Catholic99,12617
Other35,76772
Black Protestant16,47642
Orthodox2,6505
None482,805-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 176
Wake County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
Wake County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 68
Wake County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 281
This county:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 648
Here:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wake County:

27.0%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wake County:

16.3%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cary:

51.9%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.6%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Cary:

27.8
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cary:

19.2%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.3%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cary:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cary:

31.1%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Cary:

59.8%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Cary:

82.3%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cary, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 207$1,079,586$62,5850$0
Police Protection - Officers 176$1,061,101$72,3480$0
Other and Unallocable 172$775,259$54,0884$6,165
Streets and Highways 161$754,921$56,2677$16,191
Sewerage 103$532,744$62,0673$5,336
Solid Waste Management 73$272,390$44,77615$20,453
Parks and Recreation 73$371,351$61,044277$181,142
Financial Administration 70$433,068$74,2407$12,241
Other Government Administration 57$372,744$78,47214$22,510
Water Supply 37$242,664$78,7022$6,408
Police - Other 37$170,659$55,34921$19,636
Fire - Other 7$53,121$91,0650$0
Judicial and Legal 4$35,021$105,0630$0
Transit 4$19,798$59,3940$0
Totals for Government 1,181$6,174,427$62,738350$290,082

Cary government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $36,753,000 ($221.53)
    Regular Highways: $17,608,000 ($106.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,740,000 ($82.82)
    General - Other: $2,794,000 ($16.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,070,000 ($12.48)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $39,808,000 ($239.95)
    General - Other: $30,738,000 ($185.28)
    Police Protection: $24,366,000 ($146.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,270,000 ($122.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,348,000 ($86.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,478,000 ($51.10)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,004,000 ($30.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,430,000 ($26.70)
    Central Staff Services: $4,274,000 ($25.76)
    Regular Highways: $3,969,000 ($23.92)
    Financial Administration: $3,615,000 ($21.79)
    Transit Utilities: $3,575,000 ($21.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $704,000 ($4.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,486,000 ($51.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,604,000 ($27.75)
    Water Utilities: $3,024,000 ($18.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,085,000 ($6.54)
    Regular Highways: $1,027,000 ($6.19)
    Police Protection: $1,024,000 ($6.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000 ($0.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $113,000 ($0.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000 ($0.35)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($0.20)

Cary government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $42,089,000 ($253.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,984,000 ($54.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,218,000 ($43.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,856,000 ($11.19)
    Other: $1,542,000 ($9.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $1,552,000 ($9.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $431,000 ($2.60)
    Other: $373,000 ($2.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,311,000 ($7.90)
    Other: $110,000 ($0.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $20,033,000 ($120.75)
    Interest Earnings: $5,299,000 ($31.94)
    Rents: $885,000 ($5.33)
    Sale of Property: $718,000 ($4.33)
    Donations From Private Sources: $78,000 ($0.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $54,000 ($0.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,190,000 ($169.92)
    Transit Utilities: $380,000 ($2.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,555,000 ($69.65)
    Highways: $4,117,000 ($24.82)
    Other: $534,000 ($3.22)
    Transit Utilities: $291,000 ($1.75)
  • Tax - Property: $87,300,000 ($526.21)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $30,522,000 ($183.97)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,122,000 ($24.85)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,144,000 ($12.92)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,130,000 ($6.81)
    Other License: $7,000 ($0.04)

Cary government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $418,822,000 ($2524.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $398,979,000 ($2404.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,779,000 ($275.94)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,936,000 ($156.33)

Cary government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $481,280,000 ($2900.95)

8.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($68,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,484 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.06%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Durham County, NC  0.72% ($66,717 average AGI)
from Johnston County, NC  0.34% ($49,741)
from Guilford County, NC  0.20% ($49,231)


6.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($67,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($866 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Durham County, NC  0.81% ($58,150 average AGI)
to Johnston County, NC  0.61% ($53,700)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.25% ($62,943)
Businesses in Cary, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Bryant1
AMF Bowling1Lane Furniture1
AT&T3LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Ann Taylor1Marriott3
Arby's1Marshalls1
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone1McDonald's7
Avenue1Men's Wearhouse2
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity2
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance4
Bath & Body Works2New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike21
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster3Office Depot1
Burger King4OfficeMax1
CVS6Old Navy1
Caribou Coffee2Olive Garden1
Catherines1On The Border1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A5Pac Sun1
Chico's1Panera Bread2
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza3
Cinnabon 1Payless1
Circle K2Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut2
Cricket Wireless3Plato's Closet1
Curves1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Dairy Queen2Quiznos3
Discount Tire2RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza3Red Lobster1
Dunkin Donuts2Red Robin1
Express1Red Roof Inn1
Extended Stay America1Rite Aid7
Extended Stay Deluxe1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx24SAS Shoes1
Finish Line1Sears1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Shoe Carnival1
Foot Locker1Soma Intimates1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC4Sprint Nextel4
GameStop3Staples2
Gap1Starbucks10
Gymboree1Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
H&R Block3Subaru1
Hilton3Subway8
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile4
Hollister Co.1T.G.I. Driday's1
Home Depot1T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell3
Hot Topic1Talbots1
Hyundai1Target1
IHOP1The Limited1
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us1
Jimmy Jazz1Trader Joe's1
Jimmy John's2U-Haul7
JoS. A. Bank1UPS32
Jones New York9Vans1
Journeys1Verizon Wireless2
Just Tires1Victoria's Secret1
Justice2Volkswagen1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kincaid1Walgreens5
Kmart1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's4
Kroger1Whole Foods Market1
La Quinta1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cary:

  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRY (1460 AM; 5 kW; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC)
  • WDNZ (570 AM; 1 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRIANGLE BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WCHL (1360 AM; 5 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: WCHL-WDNC, INC.)
  • WTIK (1310 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSRC (1410 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DURHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCLY (1550 AM; 1 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRIANGLE BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WHPY (1590 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, NC; Owner: FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cary:

  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • W260AB (99.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)
  • WKNC-FM (88.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXC (107.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXYC (89.3 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: STUDENT EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W216BN (91.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W299AP (107.7 FM; APEX, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNCU (90.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Cary:

  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBXU-CA (Channel 13; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W24CP (Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WIWW-LP (Channel 26; DURHAM, NC; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WUBX-CA (Channel 13; DURHAM, ETC., NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Cary fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 148Number of bridges
  • 1,266ft / 386mTotal length
  • 4,046,497Total average daily traffic
  • 585,049Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,181,223Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cary, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 281980-1989
  • 511990-1999
  • 152000-2009
  • 312010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cary, NC
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 228 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cary)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Cary, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 871 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cary)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 101 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cary)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 19 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED354$189,105865$225,4143,780$222,29670$119,1844$10,281,615156$182,9283$190,060
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$176,21055$262,312239$233,68817$54,2590$016$144,5310$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$189,49778$201,809534$241,57438$42,7802$11,282,50043$171,5713$59,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$194,684116$212,337472$221,81910$185,6092$5,508,66030$161,1690$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$177,76713$264,407148$249,0437$88,2030$07$207,7941$124,500

Detailed mortgage data for all 20 tracts in Cary, NC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 19 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED175$224,526157$241,4454$165,345
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED44$266,24146$231,1364$234,885
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$234,42316$259,9810$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$229,7316$247,1632$162,345
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$272,9603$383,6130$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cary, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cary, NC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 221. The highest number of reported fires - 325 took place in 2016, and the least - 30 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Cary, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.2%), and Outside Fires (37.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cary, NC
    • 1,62643.2%Structure Fires
    • 1,42737.9%Outside Fires
    • 62216.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 902.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cary, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cary, North Carolina:

  • Hampton Inn Raleigh Cary, 201 Asheville Ave, Cary, North Carolina 27518 , Phone: (919) 859-5559, Fax: (919) 859-0682
  • Best Western Cary Inn, 1722 Walnut St, Cary, North Carolina 27511 , Phone: (919) 481-1200, Fax: (919) 481-1200
  • Extended Stay America - Raleigh - Cary - Harrison Ave, 600 Weston Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27513 , Phone: (919) 677-9910, Fax: (919) 677-2975
  • Extended Stay America - Raleigh - Cary - Regency Parkway North, 1500 Regency Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27511 , Phone: (919) 468-5828, Fax: (919) 468-3887
  • Extended Stay America - Raleigh - Cary - Regency Parkway South, 3100 Regency Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27511 , Phone: (919) 460-1161, Fax: (919) 460-1137
  • Comfort Suites Cary, 350 Ashville Ave, Cary, North Carolina 27511 , Phone: (919) 852-4318, Fax: (919) 854-4398
  • Days Inn, 1716 Walnut St, Cary, North Carolina 27511 , Phone: (919) 481-4011, Fax: (919) 469-8998
  • Embassy Suites Hotel, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, North Carolina 27513 , Phone: (919) 677-1840, Fax: (919) 677-1841
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cary, North Carolina
Most common first names in Cary, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William16173.3 years
Mary15882.3 years
James14871.8 years
John14475.1 years
Robert11974.3 years
Helen8881.9 years
Charles8276.9 years
Margaret7482.4 years
Dorothy6882.3 years
Elizabeth6579.2 years
Most common last names in Cary, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones7677.7 years
Smith7376.4 years
Johnson5973.7 years
Williams4877.6 years
Brown3376.6 years
Davis2878.9 years
Wilson2781.5 years
Harris2777.6 years
Martin2477.3 years
King2373.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cary, NC
  • 72.6%Utility gas
  • 25.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cary, NC
  • 75.1%Electricity
  • 23.7%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Cary compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Cary on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 2,000 householders"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population increases in the 1990s) (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most mentions on city-data.com forum"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentages of current college students (population 100,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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