StatisticRaleighNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,04221891
Median age32.938.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%43%43%
Speak English83%89%79%
Speak Spanish10%7%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Raleigh is 1295% higher than North Carolina
  • The median age in Raleigh is 14% lower than North Carolina
  • In Raleigh 59.63% of the population is White
  • In Raleigh 28.94% of the population is Black
  • In Raleigh 4.60% of the population is Asian

Compare Raleigh, NC Demographics


      Raleigh population breakdown by race

      RaceRaleighNorth CarolinaNational
      American Indian0.32%1.18%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.08%0.07%0.18%
      Mixed race2.49%2.45%3.06%
      Other race3.94%3.01%4.75%
      In Raleigh, 10.8% 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

      Raleigh age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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