Raleigh is a large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 469,124 people and 124 constituent neighborhoods, Raleigh is the second largest community in North Carolina.
Raleigh real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Raleigh house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Raleigh has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.17% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
One thing noticeable about Raleigh, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Raleigh is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Raleigh a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Raleigh is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Raleigh, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Raleigh is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.40% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Raleigh in 2018 was $42,632, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,528 for a family of four. However, Raleigh contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Raleigh is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Raleigh home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Raleigh residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Raleigh also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Raleigh include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Raleigh is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.