Cary, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 151,088 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +59.8%
Males: 74,147  (49.1%)
Females: 76,941  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  36.6 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $86,151 (it was $75,122 in 2000)
Cary:

$86,151
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $39,835 (it was $32,974 in 2000)

Cary town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $298,200 (it was $193,000 in 2000)
Cary:

$298,200
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $323,694; Detached houses: $346,507; Townhouses or other attached units: $197,762; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $168,137; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $91,440; Mobile homes: $58,282

Median gross rent in 2012: $995.

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  • White alone - 96,867 (66.4%)
  • Asian alone - 17,756 (12.2%)
  • Hispanic - 14,087 (9.7%)
  • Black alone - 11,767 (8.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3,775 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,114 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 302 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 162 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cary: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (12.3%), English (10.3%), Irish (9.5%), United States (6.6%), Italian (3.8%), Polish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/06/1871

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 42.1 square miles.

Population density: 3,590 people per square mile   (average).

Cary,NC real estate house value index trend

Cary, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Cary:

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cary town:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

25,841 residents are foreign born (4.2% Asia, 2.3% Europe).

This town:  17.7%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Cary, North Carolina as of May 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cary to the number of sex offenders is 5,604 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,628 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,476 (0.9%)

Cary satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.78 N, Longitude: 78.80 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,206 (-1.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 28,992 (38.5%)

Area code: 919

Cary household income distribution Cary home values distribution

Property values in Cary, NC


Crime rates in Cary by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0100100130110
per 100,000 0.01.00.00.01.00.00.00.92.40.00.70.70.0
Rapes 65717151314111212141311
per 100,000 6.35.27.217.214.812.612.99.69.69.09.99.57.8
Robberies 41544436305042584748354129
per 100,000 42.756.245.036.329.648.638.750.837.535.924.729.920.6
Assaults 31486156487075644572705375
per 100,000 32.349.962.456.547.368.069.156.035.953.849.538.753.2
Burglaries 337304384397413432554448503469535370370
per 100,000 351.2316.2393.0400.7407.2419.6510.3392.2401.5350.6378.2270.2262.4
Thefts 1,7631,7221,6551,7171,5201,4281,5201,5841,7611,4541,5801,6581,476
per 100,000 1837.11791.11693.71733.21498.81387.11400.11386.81405.71087.01116.91210.71046.7
Auto thefts 117161102130101103115887882646563
per 100,000 121.9167.5104.4131.299.6100.0105.977.062.361.345.247.544.7
Arson 964571411131310288
per 100,000 9.46.24.15.06.913.610.111.410.47.51.45.85.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 137.8146.3141.2150.1134.2136.8141.8130.4125.4106.1105.8101.190.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Cary detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 215 (180 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
North Carolina average:

2.37

Cary tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +48,972 (+107.5%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Computer and electronic products (11%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Cary: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cary, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, 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

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

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 KIDNEY CENTER (5045 OLD RALEIGH ROAD)
  • PEDIATRIC SERVICES OF AMERICA (121 EDINBURGH SOUTH STE 203)
  • CARY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (6590 TRYON ROAD)
  • GLENAIRE (4000 GLENAIRE CIRCLE)

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 (FT enrollment: 293; Location: 5520 Dillard Drive, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Shepherds Theological Seminary (FT 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: 770; Location: 1330 OLD APEX RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 770; Location: 1330 OLD APEX RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CARY ACADEMY (Students: 715; Location: 1500 N HARRISON AVE; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • HOPEWELL ACADEMY (Students: 35; Location: 1001 SHELDON DR; Grades: 4 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Cary:

Private elementary/middle schools in Cary:

  • ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL SCHOOL (Students: 518; Location: 810 HIGH HOUSE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HEARTWOOD MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: 112 BYRUM ST; Grades: PK - 9)
  • RESURRECTION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: 100 W LOCHMERE DR; Grades: KG - 6)
  • CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY (Students: 92; Location: 130 TOWNE VILLAGE DR; Grades: KG - 5)
  • LUCY DANIELS CENTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD (Students: 50; Location: 9003 WESTON PKWY; Grades: PK - PK)
  • THE MARIPOSA SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 203 GREGSON DR; Grades: UG - UG)
  • HERITAGE OF FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 1; Location: 2880 NC HWY 55; Grades: 9 - 9)
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

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.7. This is worse than average.

City:

90.7
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.574. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.574
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.31
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.1%
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

Cary, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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

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

  • Hampton Inn Cary, 201 Asheville Ave, Cary, NC 27511 , Phone: (919) 859-5559, Fax: (919) 859-0682
  • Best Western Cary Inn, 1722 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511 , Phone: (919) 481-1200, Fax: (919) 481-1200
  • Courtyard By Marriott Raleigh Cary, 102 Edinburg Dr S, Cary, NC 27511 , Phone: (919) 481-9666, Fax: (919) 460-0380
  • Studioplus, 600 Weston Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513 , Phone: (919) 677-9910, Fax: (919) 677-2975
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites - Raleigh/Cary, 191 Cres Commons, Cary, NC 27511 , Phone: (800) 687-6667
  • Red Roof Inn, 1800 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511 , Phone: (919) 469-3400
  • Extended Stay America, 1500 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27511 , Phone: (919) 468-5828, Fax: (919) 468-3887
  • Extended Stay Deluxe, 3100 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27511 , Phone: (919) 460-1161, Fax: (919) 460-1137
  • 13 other hotels and motels
All 21 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cary, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Cary travel time to work - commute Cary mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cary town (based on Wake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.82%
Here: 43.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents28.7%21.7%16.8%6.2%3.2%
Congregations27.0%3.8%10.0%6.0%3.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentJewishUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.7%2.2%2.1%2.1%14.3%
Congregations1.3%1.3%5.3%2.0%40.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This 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
Wake County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

7.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wake County:

27.0%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 75$404,345$64,6955$9,795
Other Government Administration 46$297,896$77,71210$18,888
Judicial and Legal 3$25,275$101,1000$0
Police Protection - Officers 187$936,374$60,0880$0
Police - Other 39$248,909$76,58717$16,884
Firefighters 215$1,000,622$55,8490$0
Fire - Other 11$52,662$57,4495$6,998
Streets and Highways 176$805,486$54,9203$4,282
Solid Waste Management 81$306,612$45,4249$10,771
Sewerage 81$408,963$60,5873$4,729
Parks and Recreation 65$334,991$61,844250$181,072
Water Supply 2$10,023$60,1381$2,342
Transit 3$14,878$59,5120$0
Other and Unallocable 156$645,332$49,6414$6,503
Totals for Government 1,140$5,492,368$57,814307$262,264

Cary government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $24,041,000 ($159.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,622,000 ($70.30)
    Sewerage: $8,234,000 ($54.50)
    Water Utilities: $3,529,000 ($23.36)
    General Public Buildings: $3,451,000 ($22.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,606,000 ($17.25)
    General - Other: $992,000 ($6.57)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $14,921,000 ($98.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,963,000 ($92.42)
    Police Protection: $13,172,000 ($87.18)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,541,000 ($69.77)
    General - Other: $8,330,000 ($55.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,632,000 ($50.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,511,000 ($43.09)
    Water Utilities: $6,395,000 ($42.33)
    Central Staff Services: $5,999,000 ($39.71)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,935,000 ($19.43)
    Regular Highways: $2,732,000 ($18.08)
    Financial Administration: $2,366,000 ($15.66)
    Transit Utilities: $1,966,000 ($13.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $450,000 ($2.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $419,000 ($2.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,152,000 ($27.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $3,792,000 ($25.10)
    Regular Highways: $3,221,000 ($21.32)
    Water Utilities: $1,625,000 ($10.76)
    General Public Building: $459,000 ($3.04)
    Natural Resources - Other: $394,000 ($2.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $208,000 ($1.38)
    Police Protection: $206,000 ($1.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $76,000 ($0.50)
    General - Other: $34,000 ($0.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($0.19)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $47,897,000 ($317.01)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,917,000 ($32.54)

Cary government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $27,253,000 ($180.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,609,000 ($30.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,402,000 ($15.90)
    All Other: $928,000 ($6.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,279,000 ($8.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $308,000 ($2.04)
    Transit Utilities: $166,000 ($1.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $20,798,000 ($137.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $26,277,000 ($173.92)
    Interest Earnings: $8,865,000 ($58.67)
    Sale of Property: $1,334,000 ($8.83)
    Rents: $1,122,000 ($7.43)
    Special Assessments: $200,000 ($1.32)
    Donations From Private Sources: $123,000 ($0.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,680,000 ($77.31)
    Transit Utilities: $95,000 ($0.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,159,000 ($34.15)
    Highways: $3,180,000 ($21.05)
    All Other: $1,105,000 ($7.31)
    Transit Utilities: $365,000 ($2.42)
  • Tax - Property: $51,206,000 ($338.92)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $3,870,000 ($25.61)
    Other License: $3,464,000 ($22.93)
    NEC: $1,957,000 ($12.95)
    Motor Vehicle License: $856,000 ($5.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $589,000 ($3.90)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $61,000 ($0.40)

Cary government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $204,102,000 ($1350.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $191,829,000 ($1269.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,273,000 ($81.23)

Cary government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $265,187,000 ($1755.18)

7.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.53%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($369 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Durham County, NC  0.66% ($46,913 average AGI)
from Johnston County, NC  0.36% ($34,535)
from Guilford County, NC  0.18% ($36,864)


6.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($859 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Durham County, NC  0.63% ($41,891 average AGI)
to Johnston County, NC  0.43% ($37,821)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.20% ($41,372)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Cary fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 37
Total length: 129 meters (423ft)
Total average daily traffic: 349,300
Total average daily truck traffic: 32,320

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1980-1989: 12
  • 1990-1999: 13
  • 2000-2009: 7
  • 2010-2012: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Cary, NC
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 178 (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: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (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: 710 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cary)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 104 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 110
  • Hazardous Condition: 154
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Cary

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cary, NC
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
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

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  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 (27560) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Cypriot first ancestries"
  • #43 (27607) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ugandan first ancestries"
  • #71 (27560) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #94 (27607) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of British first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #101 (27606) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Somalian first ancestries"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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