Raleigh Metro Area

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The Raleigh metro area is centered in North Carolina and has 1,104,503 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and high income levels.
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Raleigh Metro Area

Cities

Name Population
Raleigh 395,091
Cary 131,631
Apex 36,049
Wake Forest 28,132
Garner 25,198
Holly Springs 23,316
Morrisville 17,313
Fuquay-Varina 17,074
Clayton 15,417
Smithfield 11,018
Knightdale 10,939
Selma 6,111
Wendell 5,751
Zebulon 4,446
Angier 4,239
Archer Lodge 4,178
Rolesville 3,516
Louisburg 3,354
Benson 3,305
Wilson's Mills 2,048
Four Oaks 1,945
Franklinton 1,906
Pine Level 1,745
Kenly 1,528
Youngsville 1,206
Princeton 1,068
Bunn 499
Micro 390
Centerville 78

Nearby Metro Areas

Name Population
Norfolk Metro Area 1,666,758
Richmond Metro Area 1,248,271
Charlotte Metro Area 1,729,955
Columbia Metro Area 756,550
Washington, D.C. Metro Area 5,503,801
Charleston Metro Area 303,980
Baltimore Metro Area 2,697,421
Dover Metro Area 159,936
Philadelphia Metro Area 5,938,918
Pittsburgh Metro Area 2,357,769

Comparable Metro Areas

Name Population Distance
Charlotte Metro Area 1,729,955 144 mi.
Norfolk Metro Area 1,666,758 124 mi.
Richmond Metro Area 1,248,271 134 mi.
Nashville Metro Area 1,569,470 476 mi.
Atlanta Metro Area 5,213,854 355 mi.

ZIP Codes

Name Population
27610 65,606
27587 49,861
27616 44,014
27603 43,601
27606 42,590
27613 42,346
27529 40,949
27513 40,414
27615 40,404
27604 40,384
27526 38,369
27520 35,873
27519 35,620
27612 34,520
27511 32,881
27609 32,336
27614 30,804
27502 29,921
27607 27,367
27540 27,037
27537 25,631
28334 25,003
27549 24,817
27577 23,081
27597 22,487
27545 22,170
27591 20,868
27560 20,828
27518 19,169
27539 17,916
27527 17,128
27576 16,422
27501 16,247
27504 15,279
27592 14,615
27596 14,458
27617 13,957
27525 13,060
27522 11,551
27524 10,992
27608 10,301
27542 8,813
27601 8,781
27589 8,718
27523 8,691
27882 8,423
27569 7,818
27557 6,529
28366 5,650
27605 4,725
27544 3,932
27571 3,623
27816 2,434
27508 2,374
27562 2,052
27555 390
27568 383

School Districts

Name
Wake County Schools
Johnston County Schools
Franklin County Schools

Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
2.66 William G. Enloe High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.00 Wakefield High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Millbrook High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Leesville Road High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Panther Creek High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Apex High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Garner High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Cary High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Needham Broughton High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.33 Wake Forest-Rolesville High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Green Hope High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Holly Springs High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Fuquay-Varina High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Athens Drive High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Sanderson High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Clayton High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Middle Creek High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 West Johnston High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Knightdale High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Southeast Raleigh High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.00 Smithfield-Selma High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Heritage Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Durant Road Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
North Raleigh Christian Academy Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Leesville Road Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Franklin Academy Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 West Lake Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Wakefield Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 South Johnston High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Davis Drive Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Cardinal Gibbons High School Private 9-12 High
2.33 Dillard Drive Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.00 East Millbrook Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
1.33 East Garner Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
2.00 Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Durham Academy Private PK-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Carnage Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
4.00 Mills Park Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Ligon Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
4.00 Salem Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Daniels Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
4.00 East Wake Academy Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
1.66 North Garner Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Holly Springs Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Apex Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Four Oaks Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Lufkin Road Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Polenta Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Cleveland Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 West Clayton Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Martin Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.33 Holly Ridge Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Sycamore Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Olive Chapel Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Riverwood Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Durant Road Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 East Wake Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.66 West Millbrook Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Turner Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Davis Drive Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Middle Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Holly Grove Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Mills Park Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
1.66 Wendell Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Wake Christian Academy Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Laurel Park Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Salem Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 West View Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Princeton High School Public 6-12 Middle, High
4.00 Willow Springs Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Leesville Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Fuquay-Varina Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Reedy Creek Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Selma Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Heritage Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Bunn High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Archer Lodge Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Cleveland Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Cedar Fork Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 North Forest Pines Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Riverwood Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Holly Grove Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Farmington Woods Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.00 Franklinton High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Lacy Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Harris Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
1.66 Fox Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 West Lake Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Green Hope Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Jones Dairy Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Baucom Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Cedar Creek Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Princeton Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Oak Grove Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Heritage High School Public 9-10 High
Cary Christian School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 East Cary Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Adams Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Combs Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
1.33 Millbrook Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary

Colleges

Name
North Carolina State University
Wake Technical Community College
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina Central University
Duke University
Durham Technical Community College
Central Carolina Community College
Campbell University
Johnston Community College
Vance-Granville Community College
Wayne Community College
Mount Olive College
Nash Community College
Methodist University
Shaw University
Wilson Community College
Meredith College
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Sampson Community College
Saint Augustine's University
Barton College
William Peace University
Apex School of Theology
Louisburg College
Living Arts College
The Medical Arts School
Watts School of Nursing
CET - Durham
Mitchell's Hairstyling Academy - Raleigh
Durham Beauty Academy
Heritage Bible College
Mitchell's Hairstyling Academy - Goldsboro
Mitchell's Hairstyling Academy - Wilson
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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Race Raleigh Metro Area United States Charlotte Metro Area Norfolk Metro Area Richmond Metro Area Nashville Metro Area Atlanta Metro Area
White 63.88% 64.16% 61.81% 57.52% 60.31% 74.37% 51.35%
African American 19.95% 12.21% 23.32% 30.61% 29.53% 15.23% 31.72%
Hispanic 9.79% 16.05% 9.53% 5.21% 4.79% 6.37% 10.13%
Asian 4.26% 4.67% 3.07% 3.51% 3.03% 2.27% 4.76%
Other 2.07% 2.87% 2.24% 3.12% 2.29% 1.71% 2.00%

Gender

Gender Raleigh Metro Area United States Charlotte Metro Area Norfolk Metro Area Richmond Metro Area Nashville Metro Area Atlanta Metro Area
Male 48.9% 49.2% 48.6% 49.0% 48.4% 48.9% 48.7%
Female 51.1% 50.8% 51.4% 51.0% 51.6% 51.1% 51.2%

Education Levels

Education Levels Raleigh Metro Area United States Charlotte Metro Area Norfolk Metro Area Richmond Metro Area Nashville Metro Area Atlanta Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 10% 15% 13% 11% 14% 14% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 20% 29% 24% 27% 28% 29% 25%
Some college or associate degree 28% 29% 30% 34% 27% 27% 27%
Bachelor's degree 28% 18% 23% 18% 20% 20% 23%
Master's degree or higher 14% 10% 10% 11% 11% 10% 12%

Age

Age Raleigh Metro Area United States Charlotte Metro Area Norfolk Metro Area Richmond Metro Area Nashville Metro Area Atlanta Metro Area
9 years and under 15% 13% 15% 13% 13% 14% 15%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 12%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 9% 12% 10% 10% 9%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 15% 14% 13% 15% 15%
35 to 44 years 16% 14% 16% 13% 14% 15% 16%
45 to 54 years 14% 15% 14% 15% 15% 15% 14%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 10% 11% 12% 11% 10%
65 and over 9% 13% 10% 11% 12% 11% 9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Rent vs. Own Raleigh Metro Area United States Charlotte Metro Area Norfolk Metro Area Richmond Metro Area Nashville Metro Area Atlanta Metro Area
Rent 31.8% 33.9% 32.7% 35.6% 31.1% 32.3% 32.7%
Own 68.2% 66.1% 67.3% 64.4% 68.8% 67.7% 67.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Raleigh Metro Area United States Charlotte Metro Area Norfolk Metro Area Richmond Metro Area Nashville Metro Area Atlanta Metro Area
Rape 22.1 29.2 29.5 20.5 18.3 50.1 25.9
Murder 3.0 5.6 6.1 7.9 20.2 10.0 19.0
Robbery 123.6 150.7 208.9 120.0 304.6 277.7 520.8
Assault 188.7 280.9 378.5 182.9 305.6 878.3 813.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Raleigh Metro Area United States Charlotte Metro Area Norfolk Metro Area Richmond Metro Area Nashville Metro Area Atlanta Metro Area
Burglary 606.5 718.3 934.8 583.9 976.9 923.8 1,416.8
Larceny 2,009.9 2,276.2 2,869.2 2,560.4 2,953.8 3,041.6 3,938.3
Motor vehicle theft 177.0 275.5 252.9 164.9 450.0 230.5 1,178.4

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