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 174,721 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.

Because of many things, Cary is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Cary really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cary perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

Cary also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.13%.

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