Raleigh, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 431,746 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +56.4%
Males: 208,248  (48.2%)
Females: 223,498  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 27587, 27601, 27605, 27608, 27609, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615, 27616.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,653 (it was $46,612 in 2000)
Raleigh:

$53,653
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,710 (it was $25,113 in 2000)

Raleigh city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $210,900 (it was $152,400 in 2000)
Raleigh:

$210,900
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $260,989; Detached houses: $285,383; Townhouses or other attached units: $182,436; In 2-unit structures: $264,754; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $189,116; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $186,612; Mobile homes: $39,787

Median gross rent in 2012: $881.

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  • White alone - 227,262 (53.6%)
  • Black alone - 125,013 (29.5%)
  • Hispanic - 44,083 (10.4%)
  • Asian alone - 20,076 (4.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5,785 (1.4%)
  • Other race alone - 906 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 539 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 79 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Raleigh: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (9.1%), German (8.8%), United States (8.4%), Irish (7.3%), Subsaharan African (3.7%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 114.6 square miles.

Population density: 3,767 people per square mile   (average).

Raleigh,NC real estate house value index trend

Raleigh, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Raleigh:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Raleigh city:

  • Never married: 40.8%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

55,982 residents are foreign born (2.1% Asia).

This city:  13.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 1,236 registered sex offenders living in Raleigh, North Carolina as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Raleigh to the number of sex offenders is 342 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,831 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,244 (1.0%)

Raleigh satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (346.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Garner, NC (2.9 miles ), Knightdale, NC (3.0 miles ), Cary, NC (3.0 miles ), Morrisville, NC (3.2 miles ), Rolesville, NC (3.5 miles ), Wake Forest, NC (3.6 miles ), Apex, NC (3.6 miles ), Holly Springs, NC (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2432 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 1998: 2929 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 1999: 3417 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2000: 3140 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2001: 3648 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2002: 3807 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2003: 3785 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2004: 4707 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2005: 4410 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2006: 3464 buildings, average cost: $210,300
  • 2007: 3224 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2008: 1685 buildings, average cost: $217,600
  • 2009: 1032 buildings, average cost: $205,400
  • 2010: 1024 buildings, average cost: $201,600
  • 2011: 988 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 2012: 1414 buildings, average cost: $222,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.82 N, Longitude: 78.64 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The City of Oaks

Daytime population change due to commuting: +64,637 (+15.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 138,163 (64.8%)

Area code: 919

Raleigh household income distribution Raleigh home values distribution

Property values in Raleigh, NC


Crime rates in Raleigh by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011
Murders 2610191416201923341417
per 100,000 9.53.66.74.55.06.05.56.38.73.44.2
Rapes 899110681998897999599127
per 100,000 32.432.437.126.130.826.527.827.024.424.431.1
Robberies 7698046977486617627828351,025832680
per 100,000 279.8286.3244.2241.2205.4229.5224.5227.4263.7204.9166.3
Assaults 1,1651,2821,1441,1611,0911,1811,3251,1411,0911,056900
per 100,000 423.9456.6400.9374.3339.0355.6380.4310.8280.7260.1220.0
Burglaries 4,0333,9833,8363,3272,5763,0402,9782,9493,0953,1872,985
per 100,000 1467.61418.51344.21072.7800.4915.4854.9803.3796.3785.0729.8
Thefts 11,90411,08710,69210,1868,5238,4808,6668,7739,1789,8349,343
per 100,000 4331.73948.53746.53284.12648.12553.62487.82389.72361.42422.12284.3
Auto thefts 1,4381,3281,3391,2581,0271,0081,0061,040947796914
per 100,000 523.3472.9469.2405.6319.1303.5288.8283.3243.7196.1223.5
Arson 71101907578787172686684
per 100,000 25.836.031.524.224.223.520.419.617.516.320.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 308.3) 539.0512.5484.7421.9356.4368.9364.2343.8346.9311.8291.5

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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 Raleigh detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 858 (743 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
North Carolina average:

2.37

Detailed articles:

Raleigh tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +53,699 (+24.1%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (7%)
  • Software developers and programmers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other business operations specialists (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Other business operations specialists (3%)
  • Personal appearance workers (2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (2%)

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

Average climate in Raleigh, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Raleigh-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 5% 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 Raleigh city 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 24.2 miles away from the city center injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Raleigh-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 129.0 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 256.3 miles away from Raleigh center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 219.3 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 335.9 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 209.1 miles away from Raleigh center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 109.1 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).
Raleigh topographic map

Birthplace of: Clay Aiken - Singer-songwriter, John Wall (basketball) - Basketball player, Andrew Johnson - Seventeenth President of the
Union Army General, Webb Simpson - Professional golfer, Evan Rachel Wood - Actor-singer, Leonidas Polk - Confederate Army general, Scotty McCreery - Singer, Otto Schwanz - Professional wrestler, Anna J. Cooper - Educator, Michael C. Hall - Actor.

Main business address for: CAROLINA INVESTMENT PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (REAL ESTATE), SENSUS METERING SYSTEMS INC (TOTALIZING FLUID METERS & COUNTING DEVICES), CAPITAL BANK CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), GOLDTECH MINING CORP (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), RED HAT INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DATA PROCESSING, ETC.), PROGRESS ENERGY INC (ELECTRIC SERVICES), YADKIN VALLEY CO (LIFE INSURANCE), SUMMUS INC (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC) and 13 other public companies.

Hospitals in Raleigh:

  • BLANCHE DRIVE (6208 BLANCHE DRIVE)
  • CHARTER NORTHRIDGE BEHAV HEALTH SYSTEM (400 NEWTON RD)
  • DICKENS DRIVE GROUP HOME (113 DICKENS DRIVE)
  • DOROTHEA DIX HOSPITAL (S BOYLAN AVE)
  • FOREST CREEK GROUP HOME (5117 FOREST CREEK DRIVE)
  • HOSPICE OF WAKE CTY INC (1300 ST MARYS ST 4TH FLOOR)
  • JADE TREE GROUP HOME (6501 JADE TREE LANE)
  • REX HOSPITAL SAME DAY SURGERY (4420 LAKE BOONE TRAIL)
  • ROLLING MEADOWS (2533 ROLLINGS MEADOWS DRIVE)
  • TAMMY LYNN CENTER-ADULT RESIDENTIAL (737 CHAPPELL DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Raleigh:

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Amtrak station:

RALEIGH (320 W. CARRABUS ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plant near Raleigh:

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

Colleges/Universities in Raleigh:

  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh (Full-time enrollment: 29,958; Location: 2101 Hillsborough Street; Public; Website: www.ncsu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Wake Technical Community College (FT enrollment: 16,265; Location: 9101 Fayetteville Road; Public; Website: www.waketech.edu/)
  • Shaw University (FT enrollment: 1,981; Location: 118 East South Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.shawuniversity.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Meredith College (FT enrollment: 1,884; Location: 3800 Hillsborough St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.meredith.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Saint Augustine's University (FT enrollment: 1,471; Location: 1315 Oakwood Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.st-aug.edu)
  • William Peace University (FT enrollment: 769; Location: 15 E Peace St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.peace.edu)
  • Living Arts College (FT enrollment: 731; Location: 3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: higherdigitaleducation.com)
  • Miller-Motte College-Raleigh (FT enrollment: 576; Location: 3901 Capital Blvd Ste 151; Private, for-profit; Website: www.miller-motte.edu)
  • The Medical Arts School (FT enrollment: 514; Location: 7041 Old Wake Forest Rd, Ste 103; Private, for-profit; Website: www.medicalartsschool.com)
  • University of Phoenix-Raleigh Campus (FT enrollment: 284; Location: 5511 Capital Center Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • MyComputerCareer.com-Raleigh (FT enrollment: 231; Location: 5511 Capital Center Dr Ste 204; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mycomputercareer.com)
  • Paul Mitchell The School-Raleigh (FT enrollment: 200; Location: 8551 Glenwood Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: raleigh.paulmitchell.edu)
  • Mitchell's Hair Styling Academy-Raleigh (FT enrollment: 127; Location: 1301 Buck Jones Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mitchells.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Raleigh:

  • Strayer University-North Carolina (about 11 miles; Morrisville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,070)
  • Durham Technical Community College (about 18 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,515)
  • North Carolina Central University (about 18 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 7,281)
  • Duke University (about 21 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 14,652)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (about 24 miles; Chapel Hill, NC; FT enrollment: 24,946)
  • Johnston Community College (about 29 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 3,657)
  • Campbell University (about 29 miles; Buies Creek, NC; FT enrollment: 5,127)

Public high schools in Raleigh:

Biggest private high schools in Raleigh:

  • NORTH RALEIGH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 1,287; Location: 7300 PERRY CREEK RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • RAVENSCROFT SCHOOL (Students: 1,230; Location: 7409 FALLS OF NEUSE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,135; Location: 1401 EDWARDS MILL RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • WAKE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 964; Location: 5500 WAKE ACADEMY DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ST DAVID'S SCHOOL (Students: 546; Location: 3400 WHITE OAK RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • RALEIGH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 531; Location: 2110 TRAWICK RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 441; Location: 801 BUCK JONES RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 347; Location: 5510 FALLS OF NEUSE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 900 HILLSBOROUGH ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • TRINITY ACADEMY OF RALEIGH (Students: 273; Location: 10224 BAILEYWICK RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Raleigh:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Raleigh:

  • THE FRANCISCAN SCHOOL (Students: 655; Location: 10000 SAINT FRANCIS DR; Grades: KG - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 515; Location: 2710 OVERBROOK DR; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST TIMOTHYS SCHOOL (Students: 483; Location: 4523 SIX FORKS RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF RALEIGH (Students: 466; Location: 7005 LEAD MINE RD; Grades: PK - 9)
  • ST RAPHAEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 5815 FALLS OF NEUSE RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THE RALEIGH SCHOOL (Students: 441; Location: 1141 RALEIGH SCHOOL DR; Grades: PK - 5)
  • UPPER ROOM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 386; Location: 3330 IDLEWOOD VILLAGE DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 204 HILLSBOROUGH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • AL-IMAN SCHOOL (Students: 209; Location: 3020 LIGON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NORTH RALEIGH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: 10200 STRICKLAND RD; Grades: PK - 4)
See full list of schools located in Raleigh

Library in Raleigh:

  • WAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES (Operating income: $17,707,520; Location: 4020 CARYA DRIVE; 1,712,668 books; 42,342 audio materials; 10 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 4,119 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of Clay Aiken (1978) singer/TV personality
  • Another zip code in Raleigh is 27604. added by Ashley

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Notable locations in Raleigh: Camp Durant (A), Carolina Country Club (B), North Ridge Country Club (C), Raleigh Country Club (D), Pamlico Junction (E), Reynolds Coliseum (F), Highwood Industrial Park (G), Yarbrough Drive Steam Plant (H), West Parking Lot (I), Cates Avenue Steam Plant (J), Central Prison (K), Cox Hall (L), Welch Residence Hall (M), Weisiger Brown Athletic Facility (N), Weaver Laboratories (O), Weaver Administration Building (P), Weatherspoon Building (Q), Watauga Residence Hall (R), Wake County Government Library Bookmobile Outreach Services Center (S), Wainwright Music Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Triangle Town Center Mall Shopping Center (1), Ridgewood Shopping Center (2), Regency Mall Shopping Center (3), Quail Corners Shopping Center (4), Oak Park Shopping Center (5), North Hills Shopping Center (6), Mission Valley Shopping Center (7), Falls Center Shopping Center (8), Crabtree Valley Mall Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Raleigh include: CAROLINA INVESTMENT PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (A), SENSUS METERING SYSTEMS INC (B), CAPITAL BANK CORP (C), GOLDTECH MINING CORP (D), RED HAT INC (E), PROGRESS ENERGY INC (F), YADKIN VALLEY CO (G), SUMMUS INC (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Raleigh include: Young Missionary Temple (A), Word of Faith and Power Ministries (B), Wilson Temple United Methodist Church (C), Williams Grove Baptist Church (D), White Memorial Presbyterian Day School (E), White Memorial Presbyterian Church (F), Westover United Methodist Church (G), Westminster Presbyterian Church (H), Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Raleigh National Cemetery (1), Montlawn Memorial Park (2), Mount Hope Cemetery (3), Mount Olivet Cemetery (4), Oakwood Cemetery (5), Pet Rest Memorial Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Lynn (A), Raleigh Municipal Lake (B), Lake Anne (C), Reedy Creek Lake (D), Lake Raleigh (E), Parkers Pond (F), Wakefield Pond Number Two (G), Shaw Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cemetery Branch (A), Bridges Branch (B), Big Branch (C), Beaverdam Creek (D), Wildcat Branch (E), Turkey Creek (F), Sycamore Creek (G), Richland Creek (H), Simmons Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Raleigh include: North Hills Park (1), Roberts Park (2), Worthdale Park (3), Chavis Park (4), Nash Square (5), Carl Alwin Schenck Memorial Forest (6), Pullen Park (7), Kentwood Park (8), Rothgeb Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: African American Cultural Complex (Museums; 119 Sunnybrook Road) (1), A ACC (Museums; 119 Sunnybrook Road) (2), Contemporary Art Museum (409 West Martin Street) (3), Joel Lane House Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 728 West Hargett Street) (4), Haywood Hall & Gardens (Historical Places & Services; 211 New Bern Place) (5), Cyberstation (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4325 Glenwood Avenue) (6), Gamestop Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7840 Alexander Promnde Place) (7), Consultants (Amusement & Theme Parks; 5650 Six Forks Road) (8), Bingo Paradise (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2626 South Saunders Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn - Capital Blvd. North (3621 Spring Forest Road) (1), Best Western Raleigh Inn (3618 New Bern Avenue) (2), Diamond Hospitality Inc (5884 Faringdon Place) (3), Comfort Suites (1200 Hurricane Alley) (4), Hampton Inn Raleigh-Capital Blvd. N. (3621 Spring Forest Rd) (5), Days Inn Raleigh Downtown (300 North Dawson Street) (6), Crickett Inn-North Raleigh (3201 Old Wake Forest Road) (7), Candlewood Suites Raleigh Raleigh-Glenwo OD (4433 Lead Mine Road) (8), Crabtree Inn (3920 Arrow Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Federal Bureau Of Investigation (5511 Capital Center Drive) (1), North Carolina State Government - Judicial Branch Of State Government (100 East Six Forks Road) (2), North Carolina State Government - State Supreme Court- Judicial Branch Of State Govern (100 East Six Forks Road) (3), North Carolina State Government - Wake County Courts- Wake County Courthouse- Superior Court Ju (316 Fayetteville Street) (4), Etheridge Bob Congressman (225 Hillsborough Street) (5), North Carolina State Government - Judicial Branch Of State Government- State Supreme Court- Just (410 South Salisbury Street) (6). 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 91.0. This is worse than average.

City:

91.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 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 1.5 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 2.4 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 1.5 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 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.31
U.S.:

9.14

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

SPRINGFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 2,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-14-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
HOLLAND UMC (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-01-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-06-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2013)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
HOLLAND UMC ANNEX (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-20-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-20-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-06-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-06-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-06-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2013)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
DOC-MCCAIN HOSPITAL (Address: NC DPS - CENTRAL ENGINEERING , Population served: 850, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from NOV-14-2005 to NOV-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006)
ALL STAR MHP (Population served: 496, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
RALEIGH CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
HIGHLAND BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-14-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-14-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • WHITE OAK MART (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DOT-I-85 WEIGH STATION NBL (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.4%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.9% for Black residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Raleigh in 2010:

  • 12,367 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,228 people in state prisons
  • 1,443 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 938 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 639 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 441 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 416 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 352 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 297 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 262 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 61 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 43 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 28 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Raleigh in 2000:

  • 10,711 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,611 people in state prisons
  • 1,183 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,116 people in nursing homes
  • 593 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 497 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 247 people in other group homes
  • 108 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 75 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 52 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 25 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 14 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 4 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

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Raleigh compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Carter-Finley Stadium. Capacity: 60,000. NC State Wolfpack.
  • RBC Center. Carolina Hurricanes (NHL).
  • Reynolds Coliseum. North Carolina State University.

Banks with most branches in Raleigh (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 25 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: 16 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.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: 14 branches. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 13 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
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 13 branches. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: 11 branches. 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: Cameron Village Branch, North Raleigh, Swift Creek Branch, Falls Of The Neuse Branch, Millbrook Road 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.
  • Capital Bank, National Association: Falls Of Neuse Branch, Capital Bank Plaza Branch, Cameron Village Branch, Glenwood Ave-Raleigh Branch, Six Forks Branch. 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.
  • North State Bank: at 6204 Falls Of The Neuse Road, West Raleigh Branch, Wake Forest Main Branch, Downtown Office Branch, North Hills Branch. Info updated 2009/07/27: Bank assets: $632.5 mil, Deposits: $565.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: North State Bancorp
  • 18 other banks with 29 local branches

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

  • Hampton Inn Raleigh North, 1001 Wake Towne Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609 , Phone: (919) 828-1813, Fax: (919) 834-2672
  • Ramada Inn Blue Ridge, 1520 Blue RDG Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 , Phone: (919) 832-4100, Fax: (919) 828-1796
  • Clarion Hotel-Raleigh, 4501 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612 , Phone: (919) 787-7111, Fax: (919) 783-0024
  • Sheraton Capitol Center Hotel, 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601 , Phone: (919) 834-9900, Fax: (919) 833-1217
  • Raleigh Crabtree Marriott, 4500 Marriott Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612 , Phone: (919) 781-7000, Fax: (919) 781-3059
  • Courtyard By Marriott North Raleigh, 1041 Wake Towne Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609 , Phone: (919) 821-3400, Fax: (919) 821-1209
  • Econo Lodge, 2641 Appliance Ct, Raleigh, NC 27604 , Phone: (919) 856-9800, Fax: (919) 856-9898
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 6209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612 , Phone: (919) 782-1112, Fax: (919) 782-9119
  • 65 other hotels and motels
All 73 fire-safe hotels and motels in Raleigh, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Raleigh:

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Religion statistics for Raleigh city (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 105$505,671$57,7910$0
Other Government Administration 181$1,091,832$72,3874$5,971
Judicial and Legal 19$146,182$92,3251$5,818
Police Protection - Officers 754$3,817,226$60,7520$0
Police - Other 137$521,908$45,7159$15,954
Firefighters 549$2,540,505$55,5300$0
Fire - Other 37$161,434$52,3571$1,275
Streets and Highways 262$1,059,043$48,5061$832
Welfare 6$21,221$42,4420$0
Health 10$36,582$43,8980$0
Solid Waste Management 207$607,030$35,1907$10,384
Sewerage 212$827,575$46,8440$0
Parks and Recreation 384$1,496,215$46,7571,099$522,849
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8$36,620$54,9300$0
Water Supply 395$1,611,004$48,9421$2,991
Transit 43$151,796$42,3624$4,982
Other and Unallocable 269$1,158,750$51,691279$411,459
Totals for Government 3,578$15,790,594$52,9591,406$982,515

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

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $64,430,000 ($149.23)
    Sewerage: $43,453,000 ($100.64)
    Regular Highways: $20,653,000 ($47.84)
    Water Utilities: $18,143,000 ($42.02)
    Parking Facilities: $7,046,000 ($16.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,084,000 ($2.51)
    Police Protection: $1,032,000 ($2.39)
    General - Other: $716,000 ($1.66)
    Public Welfare - Other: $220,000 ($0.51)
    Natural Resources - Other: $146,000 ($0.34)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $67,885,000 ($157.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,608,000 ($105.64)
    Sewerage: $45,470,000 ($105.32)
    General - Other: $38,022,000 ($88.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $37,611,000 ($87.11)
    Regular Highways: $20,605,000 ($47.72)
    Water Utilities: $17,704,000 ($41.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,270,000 ($40.00)
    Transit Utilities: $13,804,000 ($31.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,674,000 ($27.04)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,352,000 ($23.98)
    Financial Administration: $10,167,000 ($23.55)
    Central Staff Services: $7,920,000 ($18.34)
    Parking Facilities: $2,624,000 ($6.08)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,417,000 ($3.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,407,000 ($3.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $241,000 ($0.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,120,000 ($51.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $5,348,000 ($12.39)
    Police Protection: $3,984,000 ($9.23)
    Transit Utilities: $3,378,000 ($7.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,130,000 ($7.25)
    General - Other: $2,337,000 ($5.41)
    Water Utilities: $2,292,000 ($5.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,010,000 ($2.34)
    Regular Highways: $976,000 ($2.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $212,000 ($0.49)
    Natural Resources - Other: $117,000 ($0.27)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $30,000 ($0.07)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($0.03)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $155,248,000 ($359.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,316,000 ($23.89)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $81,015,000 ($187.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,388,000 ($47.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,513,000 ($28.98)
    Parking Facilities: $5,206,000 ($12.06)
    All Other: $2,930,000 ($6.79)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $105,000 ($0.24)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $8,924,000 ($20.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,684,000 ($10.85)
    All Other: $1,154,000 ($2.67)
    General Local Government Support: $93,000 ($0.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $61,650,000 ($142.79)
    All Other: $10,168,000 ($23.55)
    Health and Hospitals: $147,000 ($0.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $25,476,000 ($59.01)
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,721,000 ($17.88)
    Rents: $5,320,000 ($12.32)
    Special Assessments: $1,464,000 ($3.39)
    Sale of Property: $58,000 ($0.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $29,424,000 ($68.15)
    Transit Utilities: $2,423,000 ($5.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $19,713,000 ($45.66)
    Highways: $9,168,000 ($21.23)
    All Other: $3,850,000 ($8.92)
    Transit Utilities: $3,420,000 ($7.92)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($0.02)
  • Tax - Property: $125,036,000 ($289.61)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $15,794,000 ($36.58)
    NEC: $8,192,000 ($18.97)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,803,000 ($8.81)
    Other License: $2,971,000 ($6.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $680,000 ($1.58)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $368,000 ($0.85)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $756,801,000 ($1752.88)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $683,588,000 ($1583.31)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,035,000 ($229.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,822,000 ($59.81)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $281,294,000 ($651.53)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $372,045,000 ($861.72)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,972,000 ($57.84)

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 Raleigh:

  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WAUG (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NEW HOPE, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • WDNZ (570 AM; 1 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRIANGLE BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPJL (1240 AM; 1 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WPJL, INC.)
  • WCLY (1550 AM; 1 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRIANGLE BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WRTG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GARNER, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHPY (1590 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, NC; Owner: FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCRY (1460 AM; 5 kW; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Raleigh:

  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • W216BN (91.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNC-FM (88.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • W260AB (99.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • 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)
  • W255AM (98.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFXC (107.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Raleigh:

  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBXU-CA (Channel 13; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W24CP (Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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 Raleigh fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 94
Total length: 460 meters (1,509ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,835,348
Total average daily truck traffic: 220,001

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 12
  • 1960-1969: 21
  • 1970-1979: 13
  • 1980-1989: 16
  • 1990-1999: 13
  • 2000-2009: 14
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Raleigh, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Raleigh)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 773 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Raleigh, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 200 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 251 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1767 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Raleigh)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Raleigh)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 358 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 full and 48 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 ORIGINATED1,141$165,8282,124$220,1077,498$217,202183$137,35128$1,314,263608$170,0044$74,638
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED50$167,20192$231,006508$216,85332$67,2202$142,50042$158,3360$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED112$155,073253$189,4641,499$202,092154$52,4451$340,000204$133,69211$47,404
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN135$162,790281$222,6481,253$204,59542$137,9763$6,722,947116$153,6421$85,470
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$146,28643$214,869350$220,11125$66,6040$026$152,9451$88,900

Detailed mortgage data for all 69 tracts in Raleigh, NC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 full and 48 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED294$226,834282$218,5057$161,821
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED96$253,56679$217,6798$160,863
APPLICATIONS DENIED41$225,75645$219,8341$270,340
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$207,67815$205,8693$190,437
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$202,7118$294,7006$143,338

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1222
  • Hazardous Condition: 1037
  • Service Call: 69
  • Good Intent Call: 63

Incident types - Raleigh

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Raleigh, NC
Most common first names in Raleigh, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,49871.0 years
Mary1,40578.6 years
William1,38871.9 years
John1,23773.2 years
Robert92771.4 years
Charles61172.0 years
Margaret54779.3 years
George53973.7 years
Elizabeth51579.4 years
Joseph47172.8 years
Most common last names in Raleigh, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith76174.1 years
Jones73572.8 years
Williams68172.7 years
Johnson57274.2 years
Davis34574.0 years
Brown31474.8 years
Moore30076.2 years
Harris29170.9 years
Wilson24273.9 years
Taylor23474.1 years
Businesses in Raleigh, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2KFC8
ALDO2Kmart4
AMF Bowling2Kohl's2
AT&T12Kroger7
Abercrombie & Fitch2La Quinta2
Abercrombie Kids1La-Z-Boy3
Ace Hardware5Lane Bryant2
Advance Auto Parts7Lane Furniture4
Aeropostale3LensCrafters3
American Eagle Outfitters2Little Caesars Pizza3
Ann Taylor3Lowe's2
Apple Store1Macy's2
Applebee's4Marriott9
Arby's4Marshalls1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets24
Audi1McDonald's28
AutoZone8Men's Wearhouse5
Avenue1Microtel1
BMW1Motel 62
Bakers1Motherhood Maternity5
Banana Republic1New Balance11
Barnes & Noble3New York & Co2
Baskin-Robbins6Nike30
Bath & Body Works5Nissan1
Bebe1Office Depot3
Bed Bath & Beyond2OfficeMax2
Ben & Jerry's2Old Navy2
Best Western2Olive Garden1
Blockbuster7On The Border1
Brooks Brothers2Outback2
Brookstone2Outback Steakhouse2
Budget Car Rental2Pac Sun2
Burger King14Panera Bread5
Burlington Coat Factory2Papa John's Pizza6
CVS12Payless3
Cache2Penske2
CarMax1PetSmart2
Caribou Coffee3Pier 1 Imports3
Casual Male XL1Pizza Hut7
Catherines2Plato's Closet1
Charlotte Russe2Popeyes2
Chevrolet2Pottery Barn1
Chick-Fil-A10Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Chico's3Quality1
Chipotle2Quiznos15
Chuck E. Cheese's1RadioShack7
Church's Chicken1Ramada1
Cinnabon 1Red Lobster1
Circle K10Red Robin1
Clarion1Red Roof Inn1
Clarks1Rite Aid15
Cold Stone Creamery2Rooms To Go2
Coldwater Creek1Ruby Tuesday2
Comfort Inn2Rue211
Comfort Suites3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Costco1SAS Shoes1
Cricket Wireless15SONIC Drive-In2
Curves4Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dairy Queen3Sam's Club2
Days Inn4Sears8
Decora Cabinetry2Sephora1
Dennys1Sheraton1
Discount Tire2Shoe Carnival1
Domino's Pizza13Sleep Inn1
Dunkin Donuts13Spencer Gifts2
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel10
Eddie Bauer1Staples3
Express2Starbucks21
Extended Stay America1Steak 'n Shake1
FedEx110Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Finish Line1Subaru1
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Subway19
Foot Locker2Super 83
Ford1T-Mobile16
Forever 211T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC17T.J.Maxx2
GameStop8Taco Bell10
Gap2Talbots2
Gymboree2Target5
H&M1The Athlete's Foot3
H&R Block10The Cheesecake Factory1
Hardee's5The Limited1
Havertys Furniture2The Room Place2
Hilton7Toyota2
Holiday Inn8Toys"R"Us2
Hollister Co.2Trader Joe's1
Home Depot2U-Haul20
Homestead Studio Suites3UPS126
Honda1Vans5
Hyatt3Verizon Wireless8
Hyundai1Victoria's Secret2
IHOP3Volkswagen1
J. Jill2Waffle House3
J.Crew1Walgreens6
JCPenney1Walmart5
Jimmy John's4Wendy's1
JoS. A. Bank2Wet Seal2
Jones New York23Whole Foods Market2
Journeys2Wingate2
Just Tires4YMCA4
Justice3

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  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #57 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #12 (27612) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zairian first ancestries"
  • #24 (27601) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #47 (27608) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #53 (27605) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #53 (27608) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of English first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #77 (27608) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of British first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #86 (27616) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Subsaharan African first ancestries"
  • #94 (27587) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Kenyan first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #97 (27609) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Sudanese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #101 (27605) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Alsatian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #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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Total of 9568 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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