Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh is a large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 463,492 people and 100 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.

Raleigh is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Raleigh is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Raleigh who work in office and administrative support (12.50%), management occupations (12.17%), and sales jobs (12.13%).

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.

Raleigh is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Raleigh. This makes Raleigh a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Raleigh presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

Of the large cities in America, Raleigh is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 0.84% of people in Raleigh drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Raleigh, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

The education level of Raleigh ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Raleigh, 49.96% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Raleigh in 2010 was $35,094, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,376 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 10.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Raleigh include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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