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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: 63,497 (60,298 occupied: 43,243 owner occupied, 17,055 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

28%
State:

36%

Housing density: 1,509 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $449,328.

Median contract rent in 2016: $730 (lower quartile is $632, upper quartile is $873)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,609


Median gross rent in Cary, NC in 2016: $826

Housing units in Cary with a mortgage: 32,613 (439 second mortgage, 4,873 home equity loan, 136 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,630

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $126,133

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $86,056

Median monthly housing costs: $1,344


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Cary, North Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $332,800 (it was $193,000 in 2000)
Cary:

$332,800
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $238,900 - $453,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $376,800
Here:

$376,800
State:

$235,833

Townhouses or other attached units: $226,216
Here:

$226,216
State:

$191,052

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $116,575
Here:

$116,575
State:

$144,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $173,929
Here:

$173,929
State:

$188,356

Mobile homes: $54,873
Here:

$54,873
State:

$74,306
Median year house/condo built: 1996

Median year apartment built: 1998

Household type by relationship:

Households: 164,007
  • In family households: 145,935 (28,461 male householders, 17,091 female householders)
    37,618 spouses, 49,866 children (47,200 natural, 1,096 adopted, 1,570 stepchildren), 2,187 grandchildren, 771 brothers or sisters, 4,428 parents, 2,610 other relatives, 2,903 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,722 (6,919 male householders (5,513 living alone)), 7,827 female householders (7,108 living alone)), 2,976 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 350

Size of family households: 19,610 2-persons, 10,500 3-persons, 10,240 4-persons, 3,059 5-persons, 1,451 6-persons, 692 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,621 1-person, 1,596 2-persons, 529 3-persons.

32,971 married couples with children.
8,112 single-parent households (2,995 men, 5,117 women).

77.4% of residents of Cary speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
7.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
8.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 37,253 (22.7%)
(55.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

7.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 63no bedroom
  • 1881 bedroom
  • 3,3392 bedrooms
  • 15,9133 bedrooms
  • 16,6214 bedrooms
  • 7,1195+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Cary population

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

  • 209no bedroom
  • 3,5321 bedroom
  • 7,6942 bedrooms
  • 4,1973 bedrooms
  • 1,1354 bedrooms
  • 2885+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Cary population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 439no vehicle
  • 8,7521 vehicle
  • 24,3582 vehicles
  • 7,9733 vehicles
  • 1,4764 vehicles
  • 2455+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Cary population

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

  • 412no vehicle
  • 9,6821 vehicle
  • 5,7482 vehicles
  • 8723 vehicles
  • 3414 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Cary population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 631 room
  • 502 rooms
  • 1803 rooms
  • 1,7704 rooms
  • 4,4135 rooms
  • 6,3896 rooms
  • 6,4687 rooms
  • 6,4438 rooms
  • 17,4679+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Cary population

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

  • 2091 room
  • 1,0772 rooms
  • 3,1003 rooms
  • 4,5744 rooms
  • 3,6205 rooms
  • 1,8486 rooms
  • 1,1367 rooms
  • 6618 rooms
  • 8309+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Cary population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 1,125Less than $10,000
  • 1,001$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,078$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,710$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,333$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,709$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,163$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,755$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2,067$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,912$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,510$60,000 to $74,999
  • 8,685$75,000 to $99,999
  • 7,589$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5,305$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7,966$150,000 to $199,999
  • 9,390$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Cary, NC

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Cary, NC
  • 235Less than $10,000
  • 120$10,000 to $14,999
  • 115$15,000 to $19,999
  • 31$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 88$30,000 to $34,999
  • 29$40,000 to $49,999
  • 59$50,000 to $59,999
  • 93$60,000 to $69,999
  • 115$70,000 to $79,999
  • 122$80,000 to $89,999
  • 141$90,000 to $99,999
  • 910$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,055$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,514$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,166$175,000 to $199,999
  • 5,291$200,000 to $249,999
  • 6,061$250,000 to $299,999
  • 11,961$300,000 to $399,999
  • 6,455$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5,555$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,049$750,000 to $999,999
  • 197$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 45$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 37$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Cary, NC

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Cary, NC
  • 9Less than $100
  • 19$100 to $149
  • 13$200 to $249
  • 29$250 to $299
  • 49$300 to $349
  • 41$350 to $399
  • 45$400 to $449
  • 80$450 to $499
  • 119$500 to $549
  • 136$550 to $599
  • 409$600 to $649
  • 526$650 to $699
  • 1,035$700 to $749
  • 2,115$750 to $799
  • 3,052$800 to $899
  • 2,964$900 to $999
  • 4,480$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,093$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,711$1,500 to $1,999
  • 314$2,000 to $2,499
  • 255$2,500 to $2,999
  • 100$3,000 to $3,499
  • 85$3,500 or more
  • 404No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 7,5932010 or later
  • 10,8252000 to 2009
  • 8,9061990 to 1999
  • 2,9051980 to 1989
  • 1,2881970 to 1979
  • 1,101Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Cary population
Cary commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,202
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,720
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8,822
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 14,921
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 15,161
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 6,942
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 11,577
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,341
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,425
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,811
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,653
  • 90 or more minutes: 749
Cary, NC Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 77.1%
Number of people working at home: 9,962 (11.4% of all workers)

Cary mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 74,205 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 6,996 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 519 (1%)
  • Taxi: 559 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 163 (0%)
  • Walked: 737 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 9,962 (11%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 6,538
 English: 5,487
 German: 5,026
 Irish: 4,062
 Italian: 3,357
 European: 2,756
 Scotch-Irish: 1,687
 Scottish: 1,224
 British: 1,224
 Polish: 1,180
 Egyptian: 664
 Eastern European: 647
 Moroccan: 636
 Russian: 630
 French (except Basque): 473
 Dutch: 467
 African: 408
 French Canadian: 362
 Canadian: 325
 Ethiopian: 288
 Norwegian: 267
 Swedish: 259
 Ukrainian: 252
 Romanian: 251
 Welsh: 244
 West Indian: 231
 Greek: 228
 Hungarian: 224
 Nigerian: 198
 Lebanese: 177
 Turkish: 165
 Iranian: 154
 Arab: 144
 Danish: 142
 Slovak: 128
 Jamaican: 123
 Haitian: 109
 Northern European: 107
 Swiss: 94
 Albanian: 88
 Belgian: 88
 Portuguese: 87
 Lithuanian: 85
 Brazilian: 82
 Australian: 68
 Slovene: 62
 Czech: 62
 Yugoslavian: 55
 Croatian: 53
 Finnish: 50
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 49
 Austrian: 48
 Cape Verdean: 44
 Jordanian: 44
 Icelander: 39
 Celtic: 36
 Armenian: 34
 Czechoslovakian: 34
 New Zealander: 34
 Bulgarian: 34
 Soviet Union: 31
 Scandinavian: 31
 Kenyan: 24
 South African: 22
 Syrian: 18
 Ugandan: 17
 Ghanaian: 16
 Cajun: 16
 British West Indian: 15
 Latvian: 13
 Palestinian: 13
 Israeli: 11
 Maltese: 10
 Pennsylvania German: 8
 Senegalese: 6
 Guyanese: 5
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 5
 Slavic: 5

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

  • 33%India
  • 10%Mexico
  • 9%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Canada
  • 4%Korea
  • 3%Nepal
  • 2%Taiwan

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

  • This state: 44,219
  • Other state: 80,074
  • Northeast: 29,314
  • Midwest: 19,161
  • South: 24,787
  • West: 6,812

84% of Cary residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in North Carolina.

Cary:

83.7%
State average:

84.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 578
  • 5th and 6th grade: 193
  • 7th and 8th grade: 633
  • 9th grade: 280
  • 10th grade: 77
  • 11th grade: 416
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 244
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,876
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,247
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,542
  • Associate degree: 1,948
  • Bachelor's degree: 22,146
  • Master's degree: 12,192
  • Professional school degree: 1,886
  • Doctorate degree: 2,992

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 371
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 922
  • 5th and 6th grade: 325
  • 7th and 8th grade: 292
  • 9th grade: 146
  • 10th grade: 534
  • 11th grade: 60
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 312
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,484
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,012
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,282
  • Associate degree: 5,008
  • Bachelor's degree: 22,998
  • Master's degree: 11,250
  • Professional school degree: 1,434
  • Doctorate degree: 2,123

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • 2.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 13.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 9.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.9%Males
  • 7.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 0.7%Males
  • 6.5%Females
Cary marital status for males
Cary marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 39,527
  • One, attached: 7,976
  • Two: 360
  • 3 or 4: 1,126
  • 5 to 9: 3,391
  • 10 to 19: 6,442
  • 20 to 49: 1,783
  • 50 or more: 2,150
  • Mobile homes: 742

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,625

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Cary:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cary
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.9%)
  • Electricity (25.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Electricity (76.4%)
  • Utility gas (22.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,998
Here:

9.1%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 950
Here:

9.1%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 741
Here:

17.2%
North Carolina:

17.5%

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)