Cary employment information

IndexCaryNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$41,785$25,608$28,555
Median household income$91,481$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$116,272$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$49,245$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$63,144$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$36,749$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate3.7%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level6.7%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Cary is 46% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Cary is 71% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Cary is 37% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Cary is 57% lower than the national average.

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Cary median earnings by income bracket

Cary employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.0%0.8%
Manufacturing sector15.1%0.3%
Financial & insurance services5.2%6.8%
Wholesale & retail services12.7%11.3%
Public administration3.4%3.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.0%1.6%
Education, health & social services11.5%31.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Holly Springs, NC27,339$91,75572%
Apex, NC40,631$89,39267%
Morrisville, NC20,728$84,30158%
Fearrington Village, NC2,772$72,77836%
Chapel Hill, NC58,379$62,62017%
Cary, NC146,041$91,48171%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sunnyvale, CA145,921$103,25793%
Lakewood, CO145,880$56,1345%
Paterson, NJ146,341$33,96436%
Alexandria, VA146,422$87,31963%
Bridgeport, CT146,680$41,20423%
Cary, NC146,041$91,48171%
Source: The Cary, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.