Demographics

The settling of Cary was a direct result of the arrival of the North Carolina Railroad in 1854. Largely a rural and agricultural community, the railroad created a viable transportation link to the world, and Cary became an attractive spot to relocate. The development of Research Triangle Park (RTP), now one of the largest research parks in the world, also greatly influenced the town's growth.

Cary grew from 7,640 residents in 1970 to more than 152,000 today. Although Cary has experienced rapid growth in population, particularly in the last decade, it has maintained its charm and community pride.

RACE 

POPULATION IN CARY 

% OF TOTAL CARY POPULATION

 White alone

 96,867

 66.4

 Asian alone

 17,756

 12.2

 Hispanic

 14,087

 9.7

 Black alone

 11,767

 8.1

 Two or more races

 3,775

 2.6

 American Indian alone

 1,114

 0.8

 Other race alone

 302

  0.2 

 

POPULATION

152,800

GENDER

50.9 percent
Women

49.1 percent
Men
AGE

36.6 years
Median age

INCOME

$86,151
Median household income

$102,790
Median family income