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Raleigh: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents

1980: 665,000

1990: 858,485

2000: 1,187,941

Percent change, 1990–2000: 38.2%

U.S. rank in 1980: 61st

U.S. rank in 1990: 54th

U.S. rank in 2000: 40th

City Residents

1980: 150,255

1990: 218,859

2000: 276,093

2003 estimate: 285,639

Percent change, 1990–2000: 26%

U.S. rank in 1980: 106th

U.S. rank in 1990: 75th

U.S. rank in 2000: 61st (State rank: 2nd)

Density: 2,409.2 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 174,786

Black or African American: 76,756

American Indian and Alaska Native: 981

Asian: 9,327

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 118

Hispanic (may be of any race): 19,308

Other: 5,179

Percent of residents born in state: 56.1% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 17,461

Population 5 to 9 years old: 16,444

Population 10 to 14 years old: 15,254

Population 15 to 19 years old: 19,864

Population 20 to 24 years old: 32,458

Population 25 to 34 years old: 57,105

Population 35 to 44 years old: 43,826

Population 45 to 54 years old: 32,984

Population 55 to 59 years old: 10,308

Population 60 to 64 years old: 7,394

Population 65 to 74 years old: 12,025

Population 75 to 84 years old: 8,143

Population 85 years and older: 2,827

Median age: 30.9 years

Births (2000)

Total number: 5,187

Deaths (2000)

Total number: 1,725 (of which, 32 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $25,113

Median household income: $46,612

Total households: 112,727

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 8,113

$10,000 to $14,999: 5,154

$15,000 to $24,999: 12,758

$25,000 to $34,999: 14,896

$35,000 to $49,999: 19,062

$50,000 to $74,999: 23,007

$75,000 to $99,999: 13,262

$100,000 to $149,999: 10,843

$150,000 to $199,999: 3,081

$200,000 or more: 2,551

Percent of families below poverty level: 7.1% (60.6% of which were female householder families in poverty)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 17,833


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