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Raleigh Population

Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina. Raleigh was established as the state capital of North Carolina in 1792. It's known for its universities, including North Carolina State University. Raleigh population in 2021 is estimated to be 447,466, covers area of the city of Raleigh occupies a total area of 144 square miles (373 sq km). The Research Triangle, or simply The Triangle, are the common nicknames for a metropolitan area in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The Greater Raleigh or Raleigh Metropolitan is Raleigh-Durham-Cary Combined statistical area has three Metropolitan Statical Areas, and further divided into nine-counties.

Below is the Raleigh, North Carolina population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010406,355
2011413,9321.86
2012423,0952.21
2013431,1021.89
2014439,3471.91
2015449,4272.29
2016459,1942.17
2017465,5241.38
2018469,2980.81
2019474,0691.02
2020467,665-1.35
2021 *471,4620.80
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Raleigh city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearRaleigh Population
195069,280
195578,493
196091,750
1965115,342
1970146,863
1975173,357
1980201,909
1985244,104
1990297,039
1995389,923
2000518,747
2005667,190
2010852,858
2011895,794
20151,090,268
2020*1,386,251
2025*1,628,789
2035*1,830,050
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Raleigh city Population(UA)

Raleigh Metropolitan

The nine-county region, officially named the Raleigh–Durham–Cary combined statistical area (CSA), comprises the Raleigh–Cary and Durham–Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Areas and the Henderson Micropolitan Statistical Area. The Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan SA counties are Chatham County, Durham County, Granville County, Orange County, and Person County. Vance County in Henderson Micropolitan SA, Franklin County, Johnston County and Wake County are the counties of Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan SA.
Raleigh City(2021)Raleigh Metropolitan(2019)
Population471,4622,079,687
Area373 sq km6449 sq km
Rank41(US)31(CSA)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA


Raleigh Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Raleigh by age is 474,708, out of these 228,980 are male, 245,728 are female, The sex ratio of Raleigh is 93. The median age of the Raleigh population is 34.5, Raleigh population by age are, under 18 years is 99,375, 16 years and over is 385,422, 18 years and over is 375,333, 21 years and over is 350,136, 65 years and over is 66,115. 48.2% are male, 51.8% are female, 20.9% are under 18 years old, 81.2% are 16 years and over, 79.1% are 18 years and over, 73.8% are 21 years and over, 11.7% are 65 years and over. There are total 205,534 housing units, The voting population of Raleigh are 339,466, out of these 160,419 are male voters, 179,047 are female voters, 47.3% are male, 52.7% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -526,4855.6%
5 - 929,9856.3%
10 - 1428,2616.0%
15 - 1933,4217.0%
20 - 2437,9078.0%
25 - 3484,84417.9%
35 - 4467,84814.3%
45 - 5463,03013.3%
55 - 5926,4585.6%
60 - 6421,1114.4%
65 - 7433,2517.0%
75 - 8416,7113.5%
85 and over5,3961.1%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Raleigh Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Raleigh by race are:

White Population

White population in Raleigh, North Carolina are 275,336, percentage wise 58.0 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Raleigh, North Carolina are 137,734, percentage wise 29.0 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Raleigh, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Raleigh are 19,078, percentage wise 4.0 percent are asians, out of these 6,481 are Asian Indians, 4,209 are Chinese, 1,649 are Filipinos, 480 are Japanese, 1,528 are Korean, 2,761 are Vietnamese and 1,970 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Raleigh, North Carolina are 59,290. Percentage wise 12.5 percent are hispanics, out of these 21,362 are Mexican people, 7,897 are Puerto Ricans, 1,435 are Cubans, and 28,596 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race474,708Percent
White275,33658.0%
Black or African American137,73429.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,3280.7%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population19,0784.0%
Asian Indian6,4811.4%
Chinese4,2090.9%
Filipino1,6490.3%
Japanese4800.1%
Korean1,5280.3%
Vietnamese2,7610.6%
Other Asian Population1,970
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander700.0%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino59,29012.5%
Mexican21,3624.5%
Puerto Rican7,8971.7%
Cuban1,4350.3%
Other Hispanic or Latino28,596
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Raleigh native population is 407,124, out of these 223,375 born in the North Carolina state and 175,809 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 67,584, out of these 26,701 are Naturalised US citizen, 3,294 are in Europe, 9,511 in Asia, 5,858 in Africa, 7,295 in Latin America and 582 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Raleigh are 40,883, out of these 2,664 are from Europe, 9,420 are from Asia, 4,946 from Africa, 23,571 are from Latin America and 282 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native407,124
Born in state of residence223,375
Born in other state in the United States175,809
Northeast62,962
Midwest0
South66,185
West13,161
Born outside the United States7,940
Puerto Rico3,312
U.S. Island Areas80
Born abroad of American parent(s)4,548
Foreign born
Born outside of United States67,584
Naturalized U.S. citizen26,701
Europe3,294
Asia9,511
Africa5,858
Oceania161
Latin America7,295
Northern America582
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen40,883
Europe2,664
Asia9,420
Africa4,946
Oceania0
Latin America23,571
Northern America282
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Raleigh Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Raleigh, North Carolina are 205,534, Occupied housing units are 188,412, Rental vacancy rate is 6. Percentage of occupancy is 92, 46.91% of houses are owner occupied and 44.76% of houses are renter occupied in Raleigh. There are 45.28 percent of one-unit detached, 13.17 percent of one-units attached, 1.95 percent of two-unit houses, 4.48 percent of three or four unit homes. 1.05 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 35.33 percent are available with one vehicle, 35.23 percent are available with two vehicles, 15.55 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 5.55 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units205,534
Occupied housing units188,412
Occupied housing units percent92
Rental vacancy rate6
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached93,058
1-unit attached27,078
2 units4,010
3 or 4 units9,214
Mobile home2,159
Boat, RV, van, etc.0
Owner-occupied96,410
Renter-occupied92,002
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Raleigh Housing Market

The median value of housing in Raleigh, North Carolina is $274,200, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 1.28 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 1.04 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 2.19 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 7.50 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 14.52 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 13.25 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 5.92 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 1.19 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0002,635
$50,000 to $99,9992,147
$100,000 to $149,9994,492
$150,000 to $199,99915,418
$200,000 to $299,99929,848
$300,000 to $499,99927,240
$500,000 to $999,99912,177
$1,000,000 or more2,453
Median (dollars)274,200
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Raleigh Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,554, 0.28 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 4.38 percent pay between $500 to $999, 11.71 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 8.24 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 5.21 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 2.49 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 2.75 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $554, 0.78 percent of homes pay less than $250, 1.76 percent pays between $250 to $399, 4.31 percent pay between $400 to $599, 2.33 percent pays between $600 to $799, 0.94 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 1.50 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500583
$500 to $9999,002
$1,000 to $1,49924,062
$1,500 to $1,99916,938
$2,000 to $2,49910,702
$2,500 to $2,9995,108
$3,000 or more5,653
Median (dollars)1,554
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2501,612
$250 to $3993,612
$400 to $5998,852
$600 to $7994,791
$800 to $9991,927
$1,000 or more3,091
Median (dollars)554
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Raleigh Rental

Total number of Raleigh rental homes or apartments are 92,002, occupied by Renter, The median value of Raleigh average rental rate is $1,163. 6.17 percent of homes are under $500, 24.22 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 63.99 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 2.91 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.73 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $5005,674
$500 to $99922,285
$1,000 to $1,49945,691
$1,500 to $1,99913,177
$2,000 to $2,4992,333
$2,500 to $2,999344
$3,000 or more675
Median (dollars)1,163
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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