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Cary, NC (North Carolina) Houses and Residents

Cary,NC index of house prices

Total population: 155,227 (Urban population: 94,345, Rural population: 185 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 36,850 (34,887 occupied: 41,592 owner occupied, 19,784 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

32%
State:

36%

Housing density: 875 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $372,870.

Median contract rent in 2015: $730 (lower quartile is $632, upper quartile is $873)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $1,206


Median gross rent in Cary, NC in 2015: $826

Housing units in Cary with a mortgage: 21,315 (2,164 second mortgage, 4,361 home equity loan, 104 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,450

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $122,641

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $89,915

Median monthly housing costs: $1,285


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Cary, North Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $322,200 (it was $193,000 in 2000)
Cary:

$322,200
North Carolina:

$160,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $232,900 - $451,200

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $384,448
Here:

$384,448
State:

$232,982

Townhouses or other attached units: $206,036
Here:

$206,036
State:

$188,010

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,420
Here:

$159,420
State:

$144,411

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $304,269
Here:

$304,269
State:

$199,579

Mobile homes: $32,596
Here:

$32,596
State:

$71,084
Median year house/condo built: 1996

Median year apartment built: 1997

Household type by relationship:

Households: 93,966
  • In family households: 81,379 (21,069 male householders, 4,140 female householders)
    22,371 spouses, 30,397 children (28,765 natural, 618 adopted, 1,014 stepchildren), 302 grandchildren, 621 brothers or sisters, 560 parents, 830 other relatives, 1,089 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,587 (4,747 male householders (3,409 living alone)), 4,911 female householders (3,944 living alone)), 2,929 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 564 (499 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 9,147 2-persons, 5,715 3-persons, 6,720 4-persons, 2,618 5-persons, 758 6-persons, 251 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,353 1-person, 1,894 2-persons, 311 3-persons, 68 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

23,704 married couples with children.
2,967 single-parent households (658 men, 2,309 women).

83.6% of residents of Cary speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
6.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 13,203 (14.0%)
(31.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

7.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Cary, North Carolina:

  • 19no bedroom
  • 1731 bedroom
  • 2,3152 bedrooms
  • 10,0163 bedrooms
  • 10,5014 bedrooms
  • 2,4885+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Cary population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cary, North Carolina:

  • 170no bedroom
  • 2,7211 bedroom
  • 4,3312 bedrooms
  • 1,9133 bedrooms
  • 1984 bedrooms
  • 425+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Cary population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Cary in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 303no vehicle
  • 4,6111 vehicle
  • 15,2362 vehicles
  • 4,2373 vehicles
  • 8914 vehicles
  • 2345+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Cary population

Cars and other vehicles available in Cary in renter-occupied apartments

  • 491no vehicle
  • 4,4751 vehicle
  • 3,5012 vehicles
  • 7243 vehicles
  • 1374 vehicles
  • 475+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Cary population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cary, North Carolina:

  • 81 room
  • 522 rooms
  • 3443 rooms
  • 1,0414 rooms
  • 2,7085 rooms
  • 3,7776 rooms
  • 4,0217 rooms
  • 5,2088 rooms
  • 8,3539+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Cary population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cary, North Carolina:

  • 1541 room
  • 9672 rooms
  • 1,8393 rooms
  • 2,8204 rooms
  • 2,2565 rooms
  • 7456 rooms
  • 2997 rooms
  • 1828 rooms
  • 1139+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Cary population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Cary, NC household income distribution

  • Cary, NC household income distribution
  • 692Less than $10,000
  • 612$10,000 to $14,999
  • 901$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,181$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,082$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,333$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,415$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,524$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,195$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,012$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,452$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,017$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,571$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,940$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,320$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,620$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Cary, NC

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Cary, NC
  • 44Less than $10,000
  • 307$15,000 to $19,999
  • 42$25,000 to $29,999
  • 71$30,000 to $34,999
  • 173$50,000 to $59,999
  • 54$70,000 to $79,999
  • 96$80,000 to $89,999
  • 297$90,000 to $99,999
  • 908$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,202$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,602$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,374$175,000 to $199,999
  • 4,909$200,000 to $249,999
  • 6,697$250,000 to $299,999
  • 9,097$300,000 to $399,999
  • 6,487$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5,793$500,000 to $749,999
  • 798$750,000 to $999,999
  • 257$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 384$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Cary, NC

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Cary, NC
  • 20Less than $100
  • 35$100 to $149
  • 33$200 to $249
  • 10$250 to $299
  • 39$300 to $349
  • 46$350 to $399
  • 86$400 to $449
  • 82$450 to $499
  • 150$500 to $549
  • 269$550 to $599
  • 501$600 to $649
  • 1,069$650 to $699
  • 1,389$700 to $749
  • 1,839$750 to $799
  • 3,647$800 to $899
  • 2,562$900 to $999
  • 3,873$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,304$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,466$1,500 to $1,999
  • 263$2,000 to $2,499
  • 219$2,500 to $2,999
  • 23$3,000 to $3,499
  • 93$3,500 or more
  • 317No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 5,6911995 to March 2000
  • 2,2181990 to 1994
  • 1,6071985 to 1989
  • 1,2981980 to 1984
  • 8221975 to 1979
  • 4661970 to 1974
  • 3431965 to 1969
  • 758Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Cary population
Cary commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 899
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,146
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,502
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 8,425
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 10,146
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 4,566
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,475
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,446
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,529
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,001
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 856
  • 90 or more minutes: 651
Cary, NC Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 70.8%
Number of people working at home: 2,533 (4.9% of all workers)

Cary mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 43,069 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 4,576 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 84 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Railroad: 12 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 48 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 59 (0%)
  • Walked: 423 (1%)
  • Other means: 350 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,533 (5%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 18,134
 German: 11,080
 English: 9,549
 Irish: 7,280
 United States or American: 7,002
 Italian: 4,927
 Scotch-Irish: 2,400
 Polish: 2,163
 Scottish: 2,026
 European: 1,766
 French (except Basque): 1,551
 British: 1,075
 Swedish: 975
 Arab:: 919
 Dutch: 892
 Russian: 777
 Norwegian: 776
 Subsaharan African:: 741
 French Canadian: 517
 Canadian: 489
 Welsh: 484
 Hungarian: 405
 Greek: 404
 Ukrainian: 322
 African: 283
 Austrian: 225
 Danish: 219
 Lebanese: 217
 Romanian: 203
 Slovak: 195
 Czech: 195
 Lithuanian: 163
 Egyptian: 159
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 153
 South African: 151
 Other Arab: 151
 Arab/Arabic: 149
 Croatian: 139
 Finnish: 136
 Iranian: 133
 Belgian: 132
 Eastern European: 128
 Scandinavian: 126
 Swiss: 122
 Czechoslovakian: 116
 Turkish: 116
 Armenian: 105
 Australian: 104
 Northern European: 102
 Syrian: 93
 Ethiopian: 91
 Yugoslavian: 74
 Portuguese: 74
 Jordanian: 72
 Slovene: 68
 Moroccan: 64
 Jamaican: 64
 Other Subsaharan African: 64
 Estonian: 62
 Nigerian: 58
 Ugandan: 53
 New Zealander: 47
 Slavic: 37
 Cypriot: 32
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 30
 Brazilian: 30
 Guyanese: 27
 Macedonian: 27
 Serbian: 21
 Kenyan: 18
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 18
 Albanian: 16
 Barbadian: 16
 Icelander: 15
 Celtic: 15
 Pennsylvania German: 13
 British West Indian: 10
 Liberian: 10
 Iraqi: 9
 Israeli: 9
 Sierra Leonean: 8
 West Indian: 8
 Latvian: 8
 Bermudan: 7
 Alsatian: 6
 Acadian/Cajun: 6
 Palestinian: 5
 Ghanian: 5
 Afghan: 5
 Bulgarian: 5

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 18%India
  • 13%Mexico
  • 6%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%Canada
  • 4%United Kingdom
  • 4%Taiwan
  • 4%Germany

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 27,627
  • Northeast: 19,324
  • Midwest: 11,573
  • South: 17,125
  • West: 4,163

40% of Cary residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 24% lived in North Carolina.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 171
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 61
  • 5th and 6th grade: 205
  • 7th and 8th grade: 224
  • 9th grade: 177
  • 10th grade: 214
  • 11th grade: 124
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 269
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,632
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,098
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,264
  • Associate degree: 1,813
  • Bachelor's degree: 11,706
  • Master's degree: 5,388
  • Professional school degree: 1,002
  • Doctorate degree: 1,631

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 176
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 76
  • 5th and 6th grade: 168
  • 7th and 8th grade: 223
  • 9th grade: 161
  • 10th grade: 315
  • 11th grade: 94
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 358
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,905
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,631
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,993
  • Associate degree: 2,668
  • Bachelor's degree: 11,358
  • Master's degree: 4,442
  • Professional school degree: 804
  • Doctorate degree: 763

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.1%Males
  • 2.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.1%Males
  • 3.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.3%Males
  • 8.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.7%Males
  • 4.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 1.1%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.1%Males
  • 4.7%Females
Cary marital status for males
Cary marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,306
  • One, attached: 3,115
  • Two: 361
  • 3 or 4: 1,048
  • 5 to 9: 2,909
  • 10 to 19: 2,920
  • 20 to 49: 1,102
  • 50 or more: 518
  • Mobile homes: 571

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,250

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Cary:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 77.4%Utility gas
  • 21.3%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 76.0%Electricity
  • 20.7%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,040
Here:

8.0%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 566
Here:

10.8%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 679
Here:

19.2%
North Carolina:

20.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)