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Cary, North Carolina (NC) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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4.4% of Cary, NC residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 211.7% less than the poverty level of 13.6% across the entire state of North Carolina. Taking into account residents not living in families, 9.2% of high school graduates and 32.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 7.9% among disabled males and 6.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 65.8%. For comparison, it was 25.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Cary, NC

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Cary:

4.4%
Whole state:

13.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Cary:

2.2%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Cary:

7.9%
North Carolina:

14.8%
Disability rate in this town among poor males (it is 8.9% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Cary:

20.8%
North Carolina:

30.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Cary:

6.6%
North Carolina:

20.5%
Disability rate in this town among poor females (it is 8.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Cary:

16.7%
North Carolina:

32.2%

Renting rate in this town among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

65.8%
Residents above poverty level:

25.7%

Poverty by age in Cary, NC

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Cary
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Cary,NC (percentage below poverty level)
  • 1.3%Under 5 years
  • 5.5%5 years
  • 6.7%6 to 11 years
  • 4.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 2.7%16 and 17 years
  • 3.7%18 to 24 years
  • 4.5%25 to 34 years
  • 8.1%35 to 44 years
  • 1.0%45 to 54 years
  • 2.1%55 to 64 years
  • 4.3%65 to 74 years
  • 4.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Cary
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Cary,NC (percentage below poverty level)
  • 7.2%Under 5 years
  • 16.2%5 years
  • 1.6%6 to 11 years
  • 3.5%12 to 14 years
  • 14.9%15 years
  • 14.7%16 and 17 years
  • 5.0%18 to 24 years
  • 4.8%25 to 34 years
  • 5.3%35 to 44 years
  • 1.1%45 to 54 years
  • 4.0%55 to 64 years
  • 3.6%65 to 74 years
  • 6.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Cary, NC
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Cary,NC (% below half of poverty level)
  • 0.8%Under 5 years
  • 2.6%5 years
  • 0.9%6 to 11 years
  • 0.8%12 to 14 years
  • 0.9%15 years
  • 0.7%16 and 17 years
  • 6.1%18 to 24 years
  • 2.5%25 to 34 years
  • 0.8%35 to 44 years
  • 1.0%45 to 54 years
  • 1.4%55 to 64 years
  • 1.5%65 to 74 years
  • 0.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Cary, NC

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Cary, NC
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Cary, NC (%)
  • 3.4%White
  • 10.3%Black
  • 18.4%American Indian
  • 3.0%Asian
  • 20.8%Native Hawaiian
  • 7.3%Other race
  • 3.7%2+ races
  • 6.6%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Cary, NC
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Cary, NC (absolute numbers)
  • 3,623White
  • 1,534Black
  • 130American Indian
  • 1,074Asian
  • 31Native Hawaiian
  • 293Other race
  • 1832+ races
  • 860Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 4.3%Below poverty level
  • 95.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 4.7%Below poverty level
  • 95.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Cary, NC

Children below poverty level:
Cary, North Carolina:

4.5%
State:

19.3%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Cary:

9.2%
North Carolina:

17.9%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Cary:

32.0%
North Carolina:

42.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 46.9%Married-couple family
  • 4.8%Male, no wife present
  • 48.3%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Cary not in families by work experience
  • 5.8%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 53.7%Worked part-time
  • 40.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 6.5%Both worked full-time
  • 16.6%One full-time, other part-time
  • 15.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 10.7%Both worked part-time
  • 29.2%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 21.8%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.6%1999 to 2000
  • 19.5%1995 to 1998
  • 21.2%1990 to 1994
  • 25.9%1980 to 1989
  • 20.3%1970 to 1979
  • 4.7%1960 to 1969
  • 1.5%1950 to 1959
  • 2.0%1940 to 1949
  • 2.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 5.8%1999 to 2000
  • 26.8%1995 to 1998
  • 23.1%1990 to 1994
  • 23.9%1980 to 1989
  • 13.7%1970 to 1979
  • 4.4%1960 to 1969
  • 1.4%1950 to 1959
  • 0.4%1940 to 1949
  • 0.5%1939 or earlier
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