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Overview

Introduction to Cary, North Carolina

Cary, North Carolina, in Wake county, is 8 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina.The town is conveniently located inside the Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill metropolitan area. There are an estimated 94,536 people in Cary.

Cary History

The present day town of Cary was originally known as Bradford's Ordinary. It was first settled in 1750. The area became a major transportation route when the North Carolina Railroad first entered the area in the mid 1800s. A farmer and lumberman from Wake County, Allison Francis "Frank" Page and his wife, Catherine "Kate" Raboteau Page, purchased the land in 1854 and named it Cary. It was named after Samuel Fenton Cary, a prohibitionist and former Ohio congressman. The town was officially incorporated on April 6, 1871. Page became the first mayor of Cary.

Cary and nearby Attractions

  • Fred G. Bond Metro Park
  • Page-Walker Hotel Arts & History Center
  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum
  • American Wildlife Refuge
  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Cary

While staying in Cary, one can plan a trip to the Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on the MacGregor Downs Lake, Hoffman Lake, and Holiday Acres Lake. Some of the local parks are the Annie L. Jones Park, Sears Farm Road Park, White Oak Park, MacDonald Woods Park, Fred G. Bond Metro Park, and North Cary Park. The Town of Cary organizes numerous annual events and festivals including the Art Quilt Show, Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest, and Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival.

Cary Transportation

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is nearby.

Cary Higher Education

Meredith College, Shaw University, and Wake Technical Community College are close to the town.

People

Total Population 151,186
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 78,325
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 61.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.7%
Median Earnings25+ $53,097
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,366
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,834

Wealth

Median Family Income $112,844
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 9.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,033
Median House Value $306,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.7%
Irish 11.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cary Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Wake
Metro Area Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill
Standard Zip Codes 27511, 27513, 27519
P.O. Box Zip Codes 27512, 27518
Phone Area Codes 919
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.791
Longitude -78.781

Cary Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RALEIGH STATE UNIV
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 49 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station RALEIGH DURHAM AP
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
Station CHAPEL HILL 2 W
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Apex 42,220 $106,886
Durham 246,084 $64,714
Garner 27,160 $68,185
Holly Springs 28,640 $102,375
Morrisville 21,726 $105,306
Raleigh 432,520 $70,061

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cary Hospitals

WAKEMED, CARY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1900 KILDARE FARM ROAD
(919) 350-2550
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cary High Schools

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CARY HIGH
638 WALNUT ST
919-460-3549
Serves 2,209 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

GREEN HOPE HIGH
2500 CARPENTER UPCHURCH ROAD
919-380-3700
Serves 2,005 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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