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1.53% growth
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13.3% growth
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7.76% growth
Median Property Value
7.06% growth


The economy of Raleigh, NC employs 257,189 people. The economy of Raleigh, NC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 2.52; 1.63; and 1.25 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Raleigh, NC are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (34,371), Healthcare & Social Assistance (31,420), and Retail trade (26,617), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($108,631), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($63,750), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($58,075).

Median household income in Raleigh, NC is $64,456. Males in Raleigh, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of Raleigh, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Raleigh, NC. In Wake County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 86 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,670. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Raleigh, NC is from the county of Wake County, NC.

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Raleigh, NC is home to a population of 458,862 people, from which 91.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Raleigh, NC is composed of 248,601 White residents (54.2%), 130,478 Black residents (28.4%), 46,649 Hispanic residents (10.2%), 21,468 Asian residents (4.68%), and 10,157 Two+ residents (2.21%). The most common foreign languages in Raleigh, NC are Spanish (39,430 speakers), Arabic (3,414 speakers), and African Languages (3,363 speakers), but compared to other places, Raleigh, NC has a relative high number of African Languages (3,363 speakers), Arabic (3,414 speakers), and Gujarati (899 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Raleigh, NC awarded 10,911 degrees. The student population of Raleigh, NC is skewed away from females, with 5,532 male students and 5,379 female students. Most students in Raleigh, NC are White (6,978 and 64%), followed by Black or African American (1,442 and 13.2%), Asian (495 and 4.54%), and Hispanic or Latino (472 and 4.33%). The largest universities in Raleigh, NC by number of graduates are North Carolina State University at Raleigh (8,657 and 79.3%), Meredith College (553 and 5.07%), and (380 and 3.48%). The most popular majors in Raleigh, NC are General Business Administration & Management (704 and 6.45%), General Biological Sciences (458 and 4.2%), and General Psychology (279 and 2.56%). The median tuition costs in Raleigh, NC are $26,880 for private four year colleges, and $6,407 and $23,926 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Raleigh, NC is $242,500, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $226,500 to $242,500, a 7.06% increase. The homeownership rate of Raleigh, NC is 49.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Raleigh, NC have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Raleigh, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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