Raleigh demographics profile

StatisticRaleighNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,04218191
Median age32.938.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%57%55%
Speak English83%89%79%
Speak Spanish10%7%13%
Raleigh, NC has a population of 441,326 and is the 43rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,042 per sq mi which is 1580% higher than the North Carolina average and 3258% higher than the national average. The median age in Raleigh is 33 which is approximately 14% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Raleigh, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 10% speak Spanish. 47% of Raleigh residents were born in North Carolina, 39% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 13% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Raleigh is 1580% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Raleigh is 14% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Raleigh 59.63% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Raleigh 28.94% of the population is African American.
  • In Raleigh 4.60% of the population is Asian.

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Raleigh population breakdown by race

RaceRaleighNorth CarolinaNational
African American28.94%21.50%12.63%
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.

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Raleigh age breakdown

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