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The economy of Cary, NC employs 82,314 people. The economy of Cary, NC is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Information; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 2.72; 1.69; and 1.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cary, NC are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (15,946), Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,444), and Manufacturing (9,099), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,685), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($86,574), and Finance & Insurance ($70,778).

Median household income in Cary, NC is $94,617. Males in Cary, 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 Cary, 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 Cary, 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 Cary, NC is from the county of Wake County, NC.

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Cary, NC is home to a population of 155,822 people, from which 89.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cary, NC is composed of 101,628 White residents (65.2%), 23,997 Asian residents (15.4%), 12,727 Black residents (8.17%), 12,265 Hispanic residents (7.87%), and 4,086 Two+ residents (2.62%). The most common foreign languages in Cary, NC are Spanish (8,624 speakers), Other Asian (4,650 speakers), and Chinese (4,027 speakers), but compared to other places, Cary, NC has a relative high number of Other Asian (4,650 speakers), Hindi (2,927 speakers), and Gujarati (1,390 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cary, NC awarded 275 degrees. The student population of Cary, NC is skewed towards females, with 37 male students and 238 female students. Most students in Cary, NC are White (135 and 49.1%), followed by Black or African American (98 and 35.6%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 6.91%), and Unknown (10 and 3.64%). The largest universities in Cary, NC by number of graduates are Miller-Motte College-Cary (205 and 74.5%), Mitchell's Hair Styling Academy-Raleigh (55 and 20%), and Shepherds Theological Seminary (15 and 5.45%). The most popular majors in Cary, NC are Massage Therapy (62 and 22.5%), General Cosmetology (55 and 20%), and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (27 and 9.8%). The median tuition costs in Cary, 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cary, NC is $309,800, which is 1.51 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $306,200 to $309,800, a 1.18% increase. The homeownership rate of Cary, NC is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cary, NC have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cary, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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