Cary Town PUMA, NC

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Population

136,593

1.5% growth

Median Age

39


Median Household Income

$85,858

3.5% growth

Poverty Rate

6.73%


Number of Employees

72,135

3.15% growth

Median Property Value

$298,400

3.79% growth

About

In 2017, Cary Town PUMA, NC had a population of 137k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $85,858. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cary Town PUMA, NC grew from 134,571 to 136,593, a 1.5% increase and its median household income grew from $82,954 to $85,858, a 3.5% increase.

The population of Cary Town PUMA, NC is 67.7% White Alone, 11.4% Asian Alone, and 8.96% Black or African American Alone. 20.6% of the people in Cary Town PUMA, NC speak a non-English language, and 90% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cary Town PUMA, NC are Miller-Motte College-Cary (172 degrees awarded in 2016), Mitchell's Hair Styling Academy-Raleigh (42 degrees), and Shepherds Theological Seminary (12 degrees).

The median property value in Cary Town PUMA, NC is $298,400, and the homeownership rate is 62.3%. Most people in Cary Town PUMA, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Cary Town PUMA, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cary Town PUMA, NC employs 72.1k people. The largest industries in Cary Town PUMA, NC are Computer Systems Design (7,311 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,097 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,096 people), and the highest paying industries are Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($167,080), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($139,671), and Offices of dentists ($138,391).

Median household income in Cary Town PUMA, NC is $85,858. Males in Cary Town PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,488. The income inequality in Cary Town PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,858

2017 value

± $2,384

3.5%

1 Year Growth

± 3.81%

Households in Cary Town PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $85,858, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $82,954 in 2016, which represents a 3.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$90,042

Average Male Salary

± $10,637

$61,488

Average Female Salary

± $8,318

In 2017, full-time male employees in Cary Town PUMA, NC made 1.46 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $77,311 ± $20,874

  2. White

    $71,919 ± $7,734

  3. American Indian

    $71,596 ± $205,524

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Cary Town PUMA, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.47

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Cary Town PUMA, NC was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.24% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Cary Town PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Cary Town PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cary Town PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,029, followed by Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC and Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC, with respective values of $103,475 and $102,529.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Cary Town PUMA, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.73% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cary Town PUMA, NC (9.15k out of 136k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,748 ± 654

  2. Hispanic

    2,052 ± 395

  3. Asian

    1,657 ± 372

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cary Town PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

72.1k

2017 Value

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 3.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cary Town PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 69.9k employees to 72.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cary Town PUMA, NC, are Miscellaneous managers (3,742 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (3,596 people), and Retail salespersons (1,701 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cary Town PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cary Town PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (3,742 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (3,596 people), and Retail salespersons (1,701 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Cary Town PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer network architects (9.53 times higher than expected), Natural sciences managers (8.73 times), and Chemists & materials scientists (8.02 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cary Town PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Dentists ($240,207), Physicians & surgeons ($234,448), and Architectural & engineering managers ($229,395).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

72.1k

2017 Value

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 3.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cary Town PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 69.9k employees to 72.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cary Town PUMA, NC, are Computer Systems Design (7,311 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,097 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,096 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cary Town PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Cary Town PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Cary Town PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design (7,311 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,097 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,096 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Cary Town PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Software publishing (8.66 times higher than expected), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing (7.88 times), and Scientific research & development services (7.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cary Town PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($167,080), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($139,671), and Offices of dentists ($138,391).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.2% of the population of Cary Town PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 62.4% on employee plans, 5.82% on Medicaid, 8.16% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 0.946% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Cary Town PUMA, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Cary Town PUMA, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.77%

Uninsured

62.4%

Employer Coverage

5.82%

Medicaid

8.16%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

0.946%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cary Town PUMA, NC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 9.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cary Town PUMA, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Cary Town PUMA, NC is home to a population of 137k people, from which 90% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Cary Town PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cary Town PUMA, NC is composed of 92.5k White Alone residents (67.7%), 15.6k Asian Alone residents (11.4%), 12.2k Black or African American Alone residents (8.96%), 12.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.89%), 3.24k Two or More Races residents (2.37%), 558 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.409%), 333 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.244%), and 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0117%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cary Town PUMA, NC are Spanish (9,020 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,155 speakers), and Arabic (1,395 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cary Town PUMA, NC was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Cary Town PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cary Town PUMA, NC residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

18.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

24.8k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Cary Town PUMA, NC residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cary Town PUMA, NC was 18.4%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    6,277 ± 1,900 people

  2. Mexico

    3,691 ± 1,471 people

  3. China

    1,294 ± 879 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Cary Town PUMA, NC was India, the natal country of 6,277 Cary Town PUMA, NC residents, followed by Mexico with 3,691 and China with 1,294.

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Citizenship

90%

2017 Citizenship

90%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90% of Cary Town PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cary Town PUMA, NC was 90%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    92.5k ± 1.64k

  2. Asian Alone

    15.6k ± 870

  3. Black or African American Alone

    12.2k ± 1.12k

In 2017, there were 5.95 times more White Alone residents (92.5k people) in Cary Town PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.6k Asian Alone and 12.2k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Cary Town PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    9,020 speakers (7.01%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    2,155 speakers (1.67%)

  3. Arabic

    1,395 speakers (1.08%)

20.6% of Cary Town PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Cary Town PUMA, NC was Spanish. 7.01% of the overall population of Cary Town PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 1.67% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.08% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,933 ± 219

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,045 ± 226

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,038 ± 203

Cary Town PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Cary Town PUMA, NC awarded 226 degrees. The student population of Cary Town PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 84 male students and 323 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cary Town PUMA, NC are White (104 and 46.2%), followed by Black or African American (88 and 39.1%), Hispanic or Latino (16 and 7.11%), and Asian (8 and 3.56%).

The largest universities in Cary Town PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Miller-Motte College-Cary (172 and 76.1%), Mitchell's Hair Styling Academy-Raleigh (42 and 18.6%), and Shepherds Theological Seminary (12 and 5.31%).

The most popular majors in Cary Town PUMA, NC are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (59 and 26.1%), General Cosmetology (42 and 18.6%), and Massage Therapy (37 and 16.4%).

The median tuition costs in Cary Town PUMA, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 42 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Cary Town PUMA, NC was General Cosmetology with 42 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Cary Town PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 172 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Cary Town PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Miller-Motte College-Cary with 172 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

36

Degrees Awarded to Men

190

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 36 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cary Town PUMA, NC, which is 0.189 times less than the 190 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    104 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    88 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    16 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cary Town PUMA, NC were to White students. These 104 degrees mean that there were 1.18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 88 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cary Town PUMA, NC was $298,400 in 2017, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $287,500 to $298,400, a 3.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Cary Town PUMA, NC is 62.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cary Town PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cary Town PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$85,858

Median Household Income

± $2,384

53.6k

Number of Households

± 1,484

In 2017, the median household income of the 53.6k households in Cary Town PUMA, NC grew to $85,858 from the previous year's value of $82,954.

The following chart displays the households in Cary Town PUMA, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$298,400

2017 Median

± $3,793

$287,500

2016 Median

± $4,082

In 2017, the median property value in Cary Town PUMA, NC grew to to $298,400 from the previous year's value of $287,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cary Town PUMA, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cary Town PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cary Town PUMA, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cary Town PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.3%

2017 Homeownership

61.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.3% of the housing units in Cary Town PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cary Town PUMA, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cary Town PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cary Town PUMA, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cary Town PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Cary Town PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.3%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.69%

  3. Carpooled

    8.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cary Town PUMA, NC was Drove Alone (79.3%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8.69%) and those who Carpooled (8.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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