StatisticWestRaleighNorth Carolina
Population density (sq mi)1,6273,042218
Median age28.732.938.3
Male/Female ratio1.1:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%57%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%51%43%
Speak Englishn/a83%89%
Speak Spanishn/a10%7%

Key findings

  • The population density in West is 47% lower than Raleigh
  • The median age in West is 13% lower than Raleigh
  • In West 61.35% of the population is White
  • In West 21.06% of the population is Black
  • In West 9.91% of the population is Asian

Compare Raleigh, NC Demographics


      West population breakdown by race

      RaceWestRaleighNorth Carolina
      American Indian0.55%0.32%1.18%
      Native Hawaiian0.28%0.08%0.07%
      Mixed race2.48%2.49%2.45%
      Other race4.36%3.94%3.01%
      In West, 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

      West age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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