StatisticCaryNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,75821891
Median age38.838.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)66%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1853%43%43%
Speak English78%89%79%
Speak Spanish6%7%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Cary is 1165% higher than North Carolina
  • The median age in Cary is 1% higher than North Carolina
  • In Cary 70.82% of the population is White
  • In Cary 8.38% of the population is Black
  • In Cary 15.44% of the population is Asian

Compare Cary, NC Demographics


      Cary population breakdown by race

      RaceCaryNorth CarolinaNational
      American Indian0.52%1.18%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.03%0.07%0.18%
      Mixed race2.95%2.45%3.06%
      Other race1.86%3.01%4.75%
      In Cary, 7.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Cary age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Cary, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).