Raleigh Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Raleigh Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
474,069

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.9%
5 - 17:
14.9%
18 - 24:
12.9%
25 - 34:
18.5%
35 - 54:
27.2%
55 - 64:
9.9%
Over 65 Years:
10.6%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
8.3%
8.3%
High School Graduates
91.8%
91.8%
College Graduated
50.9%
50.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Raleigh
$38,494
$38,494
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Raleigh
$67,266
$67,266
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
12.6%

Employment Industries in Raleigh

 
Professional, scientific, and technical services
13.8%
13.8%
Healthcare
11.8%
11.8%
Retail
9.9%
9.9%
Education
9.3%
9.3%
Accommodation
7.8%
7.8%
Manufacturing
7.0%
7.0%
Construction
6.0%
6.0%
Finance
5.8%
5.8%
Public Service
4.8%
4.8%
Administration
4.6%
4.6%
Other
4.5%
4.5%
Transportation
3.8%
3.8%
Information Technology
2.8%
2.8%
Real estate
2.7%
2.7%
Wholesale
2.3%
2.3%
Arts
2.2%
2.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
53.1%
53.1%
Black or African American
28.2%
28.2%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
11.2%
11.2%
Asian
4.6%
4.6%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.6%
2.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

English
9.0%
9.0%
German
8.9%
8.9%
Irish
7.5%
7.5%
Italian
4.0%
4.0%
Scottish
2.3%
2.3%
Polish
2.2%
2.2%
European
1.9%
1.9%
Scots-Irish
1.8%
1.8%
French
1.7%
1.7%
African
1.3%
1.3%
British
1.0%
1.0%
Swedish
0.8%
0.8%
Welsh
0.7%
0.7%
Russian
0.6%
0.6%
Dutch
0.6%
0.6%
Norwegian
0.5%
0.5%
Other Subsaharan African
0.4%
0.4%
Hungarian
0.3%
0.3%
French Canadian
0.3%
0.3%
Jamaican
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
82.5%
82.5%
Spanish
9.7%
9.7%
African languages
1.0%
1.0%
Langs. of India
1.0%
1.0%
Chinese
0.7%
0.7%
French
0.7%
0.7%
Arabic
0.7%
0.7%
Vietnamese
0.5%
0.5%
Other Asian languages
0.4%
0.4%
Tagalog
0.3%
0.3%
Korean
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.3%
0.3%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Other Indo-European
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
Japanese
0.1%
0.1%
Urdu
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Raleigh Residents:
13.4%