Cary, NC

Cary profile

Living in Cary

Cary is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 170,282 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Cary is the seventh largest community in North Carolina.

Cary home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Cary real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Cary is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cary is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cary who work in management occupations (16.25%), computer science and math (13.32%), and sales jobs (10.13%).

Also of interest is that Cary has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.38% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Cary is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Cary’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Cary is a pretty powerful place. 67.81% of the adults in Cary have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Cary in 2018 was $50,595, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $202,380 for a family of four.

Cary is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Cary home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cary residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cary include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

In addition, Cary has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.13%).

The most common language spoken in Cary is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.