Cary demographics profile

StatisticCaryNorth CarolinaNational
Population155,8229,940,828318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,75818191
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%
Cary, NC has a population of 155,822 and is the 164th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,758 per sq mi which is 1423% higher than the North Carolina average and 2944% higher than the national average. The median age in Cary is 39 which is approximately 1% higher than the North Carolina average of 38. In Cary, 66% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 78% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 30% of Cary residents were born in North Carolina, 48% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 20% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Cary is 1423% 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 or African American.
  • In Cary 15.44% of the population is Asian.

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Cary population breakdown by race

RaceCaryNorth CarolinaNational
White70.82%69.24%73.35%
Black or African American8.38%21.50%12.63%
Asian15.44%2.56%5.22%
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.

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