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Population
451,949
2.74% growth
Median Age
32.8
Median Household Income
$56,910
6.42% growth
Poverty Rate
15.6%
Number of Employees
238,668
-0.23% decline
Median Property Value
$226,500
5.35% growth

Economy

The economy of Raleigh, NC employs 238,668 people. The economy of Raleigh, NC is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.74; 1.31; and 1.19 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 (33,129), Retail trade (26,312), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (26,246), 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 $56,910. Males in Raleigh, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,946. The income inequality of Raleigh, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 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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Diversity

Raleigh, NC is home to a population of 451,949 people, from which 91.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Raleigh, NC is composed of 238,253 White residents (52.7%), 128,976 Black residents (28.5%), 51,786 Hispanic residents (11.5%), 19,987 Asian residents (4.42%), and 9,409 Two+ residents (2.08%). 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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Education

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 (1,443 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 MyComputerCareer.com-Raleigh (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 $33,630 for private four year colleges, and $6,220 and $22,571 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 $226,500, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $215,000 to $226,500, a 5.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Raleigh, NC is 51.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Raleigh, NC have an average commute time of 21.8 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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