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Raleigh city, North Carolina

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Raleigh city, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 474,069
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 474,069
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 404,068
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 403,892
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
10.2%
Female persons, percent
51.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
58.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
29.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
53.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 20,243
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 13.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 51.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $236,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,480
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $526
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,074
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 180,046
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 78.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 17.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 95.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 87.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 50.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 70.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 66.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,237,121
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,698,100
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,842,032
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,399,766
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,268,468
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,176
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 23.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $63,891
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $36,875
Persons in poverty, percent
13.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 X
Total employment, 2017 X
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 43,895
Men-owned firms, 2012 23,259
Women-owned firms, 2012 15,599
Minority-owned firms, 2012 13,214
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 28,507
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,049
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 37,312
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,826.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 142.90
FIPS Code 3755000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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