StatisticNorthwestRaleighNorth Carolina
Population density (sq mi)1,4543,042218
Median age37.332.938.3
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%57%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%51%43%
Speak Englishn/a83%89%
Speak Spanishn/a10%7%

Key findings

  • The population density in Northwest is 52% lower than Raleigh
  • The median age in Northwest is 13% higher than Raleigh
  • In Northwest 72.70% of the population is White
  • In Northwest 15.09% of the population is Black
  • In Northwest 5.89% of the population is Asian

Compare Raleigh, NC Demographics


      Northwest population breakdown by race

      RaceNorthwestRaleighNorth Carolina
      American Indian0.18%0.32%1.18%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.07%
      Mixed race2.54%2.49%2.45%
      Other race3.60%3.94%3.01%
      In Northwest, 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

      Northwest age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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