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Overview

Introduction to Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina is the capital of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County. Due to the prevalence of oak trees in the area, the city is widely known as the "City of Oaks." Its population of 27,000 makes it the second largest city in North Carolina, after Charlotte. Raleigh is part of The Triangle, which also includes Durham, and Chapel Hill. The Triangle is named for the Research Triangle Park, created in 1959, that is located between Durham and Raleigh. Raleigh is also one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

Raleigh Culture

Raleigh is often referred to as the Smithsonian of the South because it has 20 free attractions. Its museums are of the highest caliber, from the interactive world museum, to the world’s largest natural history museum, to the most comprehensive European art collection in the South. The arts are a big part of life in Raleigh and The Triangle. There is a wide range of cultural activities, including The BTI Center for the Performing Arts and the North Carolina Symphony. There are also many smaller community-oriented events, such as summer outdoor theater, parks, and gardens. Raleigh is also home to the Carolina Ballet, the North Carolina Theatre, and the Broadway Series South.

Raleigh Sports and Leisure

In the realm of professional sports, Raleigh has a lot of hockey to offer. The National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes moved to the city in 1999 and play at the RBC Center. College sports are also prevalent here, such as NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference member North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University. St. Augustine College and Shaw University also provide great competition and viewing. Bike routes such as the NC-DOT Mountains to Sea and the US Maine to Florida routes go through Raleigh. Amateur sports like soccer, softball, flab football, basketball, and dodgeball leagues are offered throughout the city. Golf is also a popular activity in Raleigh, with quality public golf courses across the metropolitan area.

Raleigh Outdoors

Outdoor opportunities in Raleigh revolve around the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast, both of which are located relatively close to the city. These two geographic features provide an endless range of outdoor activities such as skiing and snowboarding at one of the area’s ski resorts. Warm, sunny beaches await visitors along the coast, with breezes coming up from the Gulf Stream. The city has award-winning parks, greenway systems, and open spaces across the metropolitan area. The Mountains of North Carolina provide many opportunities to hike to the tops of towering peaks, fish in pristine trout streams, or camp under a blanket of stars.

Raleigh at Night

Raleigh has excellent nightlife, being rated near the top of America’s Best Place for Singles, Cities that Rock, and Best Small Concert Venues. The area combines big city vibrancy with small-town charm. With five different entertainment districts, Raleigh offers a wide variety of small live music venues and large performing arts facilities. There’s fun and entertainment for everyone in the city of Raleigh. For example, the Greenshields Brewery and Pub is known for brewing its own beer. The Hiberian features hearty soups and plenty of wine and beer.

Demographics

People

Total Population441,326
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens9.4%
Employed Population 16+232,338
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married40.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.2%
Median Earnings25+$39,941
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,793
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,543

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,685
% Above Poverty Level85.1%
% Below Poverty Level14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%
Median Gross Rent$966
Median House Value$218,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.5%
German9.4%
English9.2%
Irish8%
Italian4.2%
Scottish2.6%
African2.4%
Polish1.7%
French Except Basque1.7%
Arab1%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.8%
West Indian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Russian0.6%
Canadian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Somali0.1%
Haitian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Raleigh Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wake County
Standard Zip Codes27601, 27603, 27605, 27606, 27607, 27608, 27609, 27610, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615, 27617, 27604, 27616
P.O. Box Zip Codes27602, 27611, 27619, 27620, 27621, 27622, 27623, 27624, 27625, 27626, 27627, 27628, 27629, 27636, 27650, 27658, 27661, 27675, 27676
Company Zip Codes27634, 27635, 27640, 27656, 27668, 27690, 27695, 27697, 27698, 27699
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.77
Approximate Longitude-78.63

Raleigh Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRALEIGH 4 SW
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 72 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationRALEIGH STATE UNIV
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp49 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationRALEIGH DURHAM AP
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip43 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Apex43,893$108,923
Cary155,822$113,554
Clayton18,553$72,437
Garner27,625$71,302
Knightdale13,787$82,550
Morrisville22,600$105,632

Raleigh Public Libraries

Wake County Public Libraries
4020 CARYA DR
Raleigh, North Carolina
(919) 250-4532

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Raleigh Hospitals

Duke Health Raleigh Hospital
(Non-profit)
3400 Wake Forest Road
(919) 954-3000
Rex Hospital
(Non-profit)
4420 Lake Boone Trail
(919) 784-3100
Wakemed
(Non-profit)
3000 New Bern Avenue
(919) 350-8000
Wakemed North Healthplex
(Non-profit)
10000 Falls Of Neuse Road
(919) 350-1300

Raleigh Public Schools

Hunter Elementary
1018 E Davie St
ZIP: 27601
(919) 856-7676
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
Washington Elementary
1000 Fayetteville St
ZIP: 27601
(919) 856-7960
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Longleaf School Of The Arts
207 East Hargett St
ZIP: 27601
(919) 896-8164
Other
Total Enrollment 221
Ligon Middle
706 E Lenoir St
ZIP: 27601
(919) 856-7929
Middle
Total Enrollment 1199
Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle
301 South Person Street
ZIP: 27601
(919) 664-5737
Middle
Total Enrollment 432
Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy
567 East Hargett St
ZIP: 27601
(919) 664-5644
Other
Total Enrollment 247
Smith Elementary
1101 Maxwell Drive
ZIP: 27603
(919) 662-2458
Primary
Total Enrollment 639
Banks Rd Elementary
10225 Chambers Rd
ZIP: 27603
(919) 890-7333
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Vernon Malone College And Career Academy
2200 S Wilmington St
ZIP: 27603
(919) 856-8119
High
Total Enrollment 130
Exploris Middle School
401 Hillsborough St.
ZIP: 27603
(919) 715-3690
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Vance Elementary
8808 Old Stage Rd
ZIP: 27603
(919) 662-2472
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Wake Ncsu Stem Echs
715 Barbour Dr
ZIP: 27603
(919) 852-3374
High
Total Enrollment 208
Brentwood Elementary
3426 Ingram Dr
ZIP: 27604
(919) 850-8720
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
East Wake Middle
2700 Old Milburnie Rd
ZIP: 27604
(919) 266-8500
Middle
Total Enrollment 884
Hope Elementary
1116 N Blount Street
ZIP: 27604
(919) 834-0941
Primary
Total Enrollment 124
Conn Elementary
1220 Brookside Dr
ZIP: 27604
(919) 856-7637
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Torchlight Academy
3211 Bramer Drive
ZIP: 27604
(919) 850-9960
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Wilburn Elementary
3707 Marsh Creek Rd
ZIP: 27604
(919) 850-8738
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Needham Broughton High
723 Saint Mary's St
ZIP: 27605
(919) 856-7810
High
Total Enrollment 2112
Raleigh Charter High School
1307 Glenwood Avenue
ZIP: 27605
(919) 715-1155
High
Total Enrollment 559
Wiley Elementary
301 Saint Mary's St
ZIP: 27605
(919) 856-7723
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Partnership Elementary
601 Devereux Street
ZIP: 27605
(919) 856-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Ncvps
1017 Main Campus Dr, Partners 1 Bldg Suite 3900
ZIP: 27606
(919) 513-8550
Dillard Drive Elementary
5018 Dillard Drive
ZIP: 27606
(919) 233-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 737
Combs Elementary
2001 Lorimer Rd
ZIP: 27606
(919) 233-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 925
Athens Drive High
1420 Athens Drive
ZIP: 27606
(919) 233-4050
High
Total Enrollment 1884
Oak Grove Elementary
10401 Penny Road
ZIP: 27606
(919) 387-4490
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Dillard Drive Middle
5200 Dillard Drive
ZIP: 27606
(919) 233-4228
Middle
Total Enrollment 1118
Centennial Campus Middle
1900 Main Campus Drive
ZIP: 27606
(919) 233-4217
Middle
Total Enrollment 588
Swift Creek Elementary
5601 Tryon Rd
ZIP: 27606
(919) 233-4320
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Gov. Morehead School For The Blind
303 Ashe Ave
ZIP: 27606
(919) 733-6192
Other
Total Enrollment 37
Yates Mill Elementary
5993 Yates Mill Pond Road
ZIP: 27606
(919) 233-4244
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy
301 Ashe Avenue, Governor Morehead
ZIP: 27606
(919) 831-3810
Other
Total Enrollment 281
Mount Vernon
5418 Chapel Hill Rd
ZIP: 27607
(919) 233-4313
Primary
Total Enrollment 104
Martin Middle
1701 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 27607
(919) 881-4970
Middle
Total Enrollment 1079
Lacy Elementary
2001 Lake Boone Trail
ZIP: 27607
(919) 881-4920
Primary
Total Enrollment 788
Olds Elementary
204 Dixie Trail
ZIP: 27607
(919) 856-7699
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Daniels Middle
2816 Oberlin Rd
ZIP: 27608
(919) 881-4860
Middle
Total Enrollment 1158
Joyner Elementary
2300 Lowden St.
ZIP: 27608
(919) 856-7650
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
Underwood Elementary
1614 Glenwood Avenue
ZIP: 27608
(919) 856-7663
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Douglas Elementary
600 Ortega Rd
ZIP: 27609
(919) 881-4894
Primary
Total Enrollment 718
Sanderson High
5500 Dixon Drive
ZIP: 27609
(919) 881-4800
High
Total Enrollment 2002
Brooks Elementary
700 Northbrook Dr
ZIP: 27609
(919) 881-1350
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Root Elementary
3202 Northampton Street
ZIP: 27609
(919) 881-4940
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Carroll Middle
4520 Six Forks Rd
ZIP: 27609
(919) 881-1370
Middle
Total Enrollment 902
Millbrook Elementary
1520 E Millbrook Rd
ZIP: 27609
(919) 850-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 782
Preeminent Charter
3815 Rock Quarry Road
ZIP: 27610
(919) 235-0511
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Powell Elementary
1130 Marlborough Rd
ZIP: 27610
(919) 856-7737
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
River Oaks Middle
4700 New Bern Ave
ZIP: 27610
(919) 231-5600
Middle
Total Enrollment 43
Carnage Middle
1425 Carnage Dr
ZIP: 27610
(919) 856-7600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1156
Walnut Creek Es
2600 Sunnybrook Rd
ZIP: 27610
(919) 857-9500
Primary
Total Enrollment 818
Southeast Raleigh High
2600 Rock Quarry Road
ZIP: 27610
(919) 856-2800
High
Total Enrollment 1538
Fuller Elementary
806 Calloway Dr
ZIP: 27610
(919) 856-7625
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Bugg Elementary
825 Cooper Rd
ZIP: 27610
(919) 250-4750
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Longview
318 N King Charles Rd
ZIP: 27610
(919) 856-7691
Other
Total Enrollment 73
William G Enloe High
128 Clarendon Crescent
ZIP: 27610
(919) 856-7918
High
Total Enrollment 2656
Barwell Road Elementary
3925 Barwell Road
ZIP: 27610
(919) 661-5405
Primary
Total Enrollment 798
Wake Early College Of Health And Science
2901 Holston Lane
ZIP: 27610
(919) 212-5800
High
Total Enrollment 309
Poe Elementary
400 Peyton St
ZIP: 27610
(919) 250-4777
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Phillips High
1923 Milburnie Rd
ZIP: 27610
(919) 856-7710
High
Total Enrollment 168
Jeffreys Grove Elementary
6119 Creedmoor Rd
ZIP: 27612
(919) 881-4910
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Lynn Road Elementary
1601 Lynn Rd
ZIP: 27612
(919) 870-4074
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Dynamic Community Charter
5510 Munford Road
ZIP: 27612
(919) 787-7388
Other
Total Enrollment 67
York Elementary
5201 Brookhaven Dr
ZIP: 27612
(919) 881-4960
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Stough Elementary
4210 Edwards Mill Rd
ZIP: 27612
(919) 881-4950
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Sycamore Creek Elementary
10921 Leesville Rd
ZIP: 27613
(919) 841-4333
Primary
Total Enrollment 1132
Leesville Road High
8410 Pride Way
ZIP: 27613
(919) 870-4250
High
Total Enrollment 2281
Hilburn Drive Academy
7100 Hilburn Drive
ZIP: 27613
(919) 571-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 811
Leesville Road Middle
8406 Pride Way
ZIP: 27613
(919) 870-4141
Middle
Total Enrollment 1228
Leesville Road Elementary
8402 Pride Way
ZIP: 27613
(919) 870-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 929
Forest Pines Elementary
11455 Forest Pines Drive
ZIP: 27614
(919) 562-6262
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
Brassfield Elementary
2001 Brassfield Rd
ZIP: 27614
(919) 870-4080
Primary
Total Enrollment 780
Wakefield High
2200 Wakefield Pines Drive
ZIP: 27614
(919) 562-3600
High
Total Enrollment 2387
Wakefield Elementary
2400 Wakefield Pines Drive
ZIP: 27614
(919) 562-3555
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Pleasant Union Elementary
1900 Pleasant Union Church Roa
ZIP: 27614
(919) 870-4230
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
North Forest Pines Drive Elementary
11501 Forest Pines Drive
ZIP: 27614
(919) 570-2220
Primary
Total Enrollment 776
Abbott's Creek Es
9900 Durant Road
ZIP: 27614
(919) 807-3300
Wakefield Middle
2300 Wakefield Pines Drive
ZIP: 27614
(919) 562-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1139
Durant Road Middle
10401 Durant Rd
ZIP: 27614
(919) 870-4098
Middle
Total Enrollment 1245
Durant Road Elementary
9901 Durant Rd
ZIP: 27614
(919) 870-4220
Primary
Total Enrollment 977
Lead Mine Elementary
8301 Old Leadmine Rd
ZIP: 27615
(919) 870-4120
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Magellan Charter
9324 Baileywick Road
ZIP: 27615
(919) 844-0277
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Millbrook High
2201 Spring Forest Rd
ZIP: 27615
(919) 850-8787
High
Total Enrollment 2571
West Millbrook Middle
8115 Strickland Rd
ZIP: 27615
(919) 870-4050
Middle
Total Enrollment 961
Baileywick Road Elementary
9425 Baileywick Road
ZIP: 27615
(919) 518-0090
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Quest Academy
10908 Strickland Road
ZIP: 27615
(919) 841-0441
Primary
Total Enrollment 144
North Ridge Elementary
7120 Harps Mill Rd
ZIP: 27615
(919) 870-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 765
Envision Science Academy
9400 Forum Dr
ZIP: 27615
(919) 435-4002
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
East Millbrook Middle
3801 Spring Forest Rd
ZIP: 27616
(919) 850-8755
Middle
Total Enrollment 985
Fox Road Elementary
7101 Fox Rd
ZIP: 27616
(919) 850-8845
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School
2600 Sumner Blvd #130
ZIP: 27616
(919) 855-9811
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
River Bend Elementary
6710 Perry Creek Road
ZIP: 27616
(919) 431-8010
Primary
Total Enrollment 839
Green Elementary
3851 Spring Forest Road
ZIP: 27616
(919) 431-8141
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Wildwood Forest Elementary
8401 Wildwood Forest Drive
ZIP: 27616
(919) 713-0600
Primary
Total Enrollment 831
Harris Creek Elementary
3829 Forestville Road
ZIP: 27616
(919) 217-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 1025
Brier Creek Elementary
9801 Brier Creek Parkway
ZIP: 27617
(919) 484-4747
Primary
Total Enrollment 907

Raleigh Private Schools

Wake Christian Academy
5500 Wake Academy Dr
ZIP: 27603
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 877
St Marys School
900 Hillsborough St
ZIP: 27603
Secondary
Total Enrollment 246
Cathedral School
204 Hillsborough St
ZIP: 27603
Elementary
Total Enrollment 248
Raleigh Christian Academy
2110 Trawick Rd
ZIP: 27604
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 280
Atlas International School
1280 Buck Jones Rd
ZIP: 27606
Elementary
Total Enrollment 79
Adventist Christian Academy
4805 & 4807 Dillard Drive
ZIP: 27606
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Grace Christian School
1101 Buck Jones Rd
ZIP: 27606
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 490
Adventist Christian Academy
4805 Dillard Dr
ZIP: 27606
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
The Raleigh School
1141 Raleigh School Dr
ZIP: 27607
Elementary
Total Enrollment 263
Cardinal Gibbons High School
1401 Edwards Mill Rd
ZIP: 27607
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1240
Al-iman School
3020 Ligon St
ZIP: 27607
Elementary
Total Enrollment 222
Follow The Child Montessori School
1215 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 27607
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Vital Link Private School
608 Royal St
ZIP: 27607
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Our Lady Of Lourdes Elementary School
2710 Overbrook Dr
ZIP: 27608
Elementary
Total Enrollment 524
St Timothys School
4523 Six Forks Rd
ZIP: 27609
Elementary
Total Enrollment 452
The Trilogy School
3810 Merton Dr Ste E
ZIP: 27609
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
St David's School
3400 White Oak Rd
ZIP: 27609
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 623
Friendship Christian School
5510 Falls Of Neuse Rd
ZIP: 27609
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 274
St Raphael Catholic School
5815 Falls Of Neuse Rd
ZIP: 27609
Elementary
Total Enrollment 417
Upper Room Christian Academy
3330 Idlewood Village Dr
ZIP: 27610
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 148
Word Of God Christian Academy
3000 Rock Quarry Rd
ZIP: 27610
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 199
Gethsemane Sda School
2523 Sanderford Rd
ZIP: 27610
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Rejoice Academy
3510 Edwards Mill Rd
ZIP: 27612
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
The Franciscan School
10000 Saint Francis Dr
ZIP: 27613
Elementary
Total Enrollment 681
Trinity Academy Of Raleigh
10224 Baileywick Rd
ZIP: 27613
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 364
Ravenscroft School
7409 Falls Of Neuse Rd
ZIP: 27615
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1209
Montessori School Of Raleigh
7005 Lead Mine Rd
ZIP: 27615
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 243
Chesterbrook Academy
10200 Strickland Rd
ZIP: 27615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Neuse Christian Academy
7600 Falls Of Neuse Rd
ZIP: 27615
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 229
Jewish Academy Of Wake County
7410 Falls Of Neuse Rd
ZIP: 27615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Stevens Prep Academy
901 Oak Creek Rd
ZIP: 27615
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
St Philip Lutheran Preschool
7304 Falls Of Neuse Rd
ZIP: 27615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
North Raleigh Christian Academy
7300 Perry Creek Rd
ZIP: 27616
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1481
Body Of Christ Christian Academy
4501 Spring Forest Rd
ZIP: 27616
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
Christian Life Academy
6551 Meridian Dr 131
ZIP: 27616
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
St Thomas More Academy
3109 Spring Forest Rd
ZIP: 27616
Secondary
Total Enrollment 152
Goddard School
10550 Little Briar Creek Ln
ZIP: 27617
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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