Raleigh, NC Population

By | June 25, 2019

Population: 276,093. Estimated population in July 2020: 341,530 (+23.7% change)
Males: 136,648 (49.5%), Females: 139,445 (50.5%)

The city of Raleigh is located in Wake County, North Carolina. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of counties in North Carolina.

Zip codes: 27601, 27603, 27604, 27605, 27606, 27607, 27608, 27609, 27610, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615, 27616.

Median resident age: 30.9 years
Median household income: $46,612
Median house value: $156,000

Races in Raleigh:

  • White Non-Hispanic (60.3%)
  • Black (27.8%)
  • Hispanic (7.0%)
  • Other race (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (12.0%), German (10.0%), Irish (8.4%), United States (6.3%), Italian (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%).

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 114.6 square miles

Map of Raleigh, NC

Population

For population 25 years and over in Raleigh

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 44.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Raleigh city

  • Never married: 37.5%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

11.7% Foreign born (5.4% Latin America, 3.2% Asia, 1.4% Europe, 1.3% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +53,699 (+24.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Raleigh:

  • DOROTHEA DIX HOSP (S BOYLAN AVE)
  • DOROTHEA DIX HOSPITAL (S BOYLAN AVE)
  • HOLLY HILL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (3019 FALSTAFF RD)
  • RALEIGH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (3400 WAKE FOREST RD)
  • REX HOSPITAL (4420 LAKE BOONE TRAIL)
  • WAKE CO ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT CTR (3000 FALSTAFF RD)
  • WAKEMED/NEW BERN AVE CAMPUS (3000 NEW BERN AVE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Raleigh:

  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 11 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; Abbreviation: RDU)
  • POPE AFB (about 52 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: POB)
  • ROCKY MOUNT-WILSON RGNL (about 53 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Abbreviation: RWI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Raleigh:

  • TRIPLE W (about 15 miles; RALEIGH, NC; Abbreviation: 5W5)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY (about 27 miles; LOUISBURG, NC; Abbreviation: LHZ)
  • JOHNSTON COUNTY (about 27 miles; SMITHFIELD, NC; Abbreviation: JNX)
Amtrak station:
RALEIGH (320 W. CARRABUS ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

 

Colleges/Universities in Raleigh:

  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AT RALEIGH (Full-time enrollment: 23,918; Location: PO BOX 7001; Public; Website: www.ncsu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,754; Location: 9101 FAYETTEVILLE RD; Public)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,299; Location: 118 E SOUTH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.shawuniversity.edu)
  • MEREDITH COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,173; Location: 3800 HILLSBOROUGH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.meredith.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • SAINT AUGUSTINES COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,367; Location: 1315 Oakwood Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.st-aug.edu)
  • PEACE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 584; Location: 15 E PEACE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS (Full-time enrollment: 259; Location: 3220 SPRING FOREST RD; Private, for-profit; Website: NCSCA.COM)
  • MITCHELLS ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 68; Location: 1235 BUCK JONES RD; Private, for-profit)
  • MEDICAL ARTS MASSAGE SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 12; Location: 6541 Meridien Drive, Suite 113; Private, for-profit; Website: www.medicalmassage.org)
  • SHERRILLS UNIVERSITY OF BARBER AND COSMETOLOGY (Location: 2110 NEW BURN AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • TROUTMANS COLLEGE OF HAIR STYLING INC (Location: 2407 PAULA ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BERLITZ LANGUAGE CENTERS (Location: 5974A SIX FORKS RD; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Raleigh:

  • DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; DURHAM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,338)
  • NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; DURHAM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,487)
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; DURHAM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 11,898)
  • CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY INC (about 30 miles; BUIES CREEK, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,286)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (about 36 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Full-time enrollment: 22,324)
  • VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; HENDERSON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; SANFORD, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,400)

Biggest public high schools in Raleigh:

  • WILLIAM G ENLOE HIGH (Students: 2,344; Location: 128 CLARENDON CRES; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NEEDHAM BROUGHTON HIGH (Students: 2,171; Location: 723 SAINT MARYS ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTHEAST RALEIGH HIGH (Students: 2,088; Location: 2600 ROCK QUARRY ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LEESVILLE ROAD HIGH (Students: 2,085; Location: 8409 LEESVILLE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MILLBROOK HIGH (Students: 2,040; Location: 2201 SPRING FOREST RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WAKEFIELD HIGH (Students: 1,818; Location: 2200 WAKEFIELD PINES DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SANDERSON HIGH (Students: 1,770; Location: 5500 DIXON DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ATHENS DRIVE HIGH (Students: 1,769; Location: 1420 ATHENS DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RALEIGH CHARTER HIGH (Students: 475; Location: 1111 HAYNES STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PHILLIPS HIGH (Students: 217; Location: 1923 MILBURNIE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in Raleigh:

  • RAVENSCROFT SCHOOL (Students: 1,032; Location: 7409 FALLS OF THE NEUSE ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • WAKE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 912; Location: 5500 WAKE ACADEMY DRIVE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 760; Location: 1401 EDWARDS MILL RD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • RALEIGH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 608; Location: 2110 TRAWICK RD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 459; Location: 5510 FALLS OF NEUSE ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • ST TIMOTHYS HALE SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 3400 WHITE OAK RD; Grades: 5 – 12)
  • NEUSE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 374; Location: 8700 CAPITAL BOULEVARD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • RALEIGH CHR COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 7000 DESTINY DR; Grades: PK – 12)
  • SAINT MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: 900 HILLSBOROUGH STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • WORD OF GOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 254; Location: PO BOX 46891; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Raleigh:

  • DURANT ROAD MIDDLE (Students: 1,632; Location: 10401 DURANT RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • DURANT ROAD ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,088; Location: 9901 DURANT RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LEESVILLE ROAD MIDDLE (Students: 1,086; Location: 8405 LEESVILLE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • DILLARD DRIVE MIDDLE (Students: 1,078; Location: 5200 DILLARD DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WAKEFIELD MIDDLE (Students: 1,061; Location: 2300 WAKEFIELD PINES DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FOX ROAD ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,055; Location: 7101 FOX RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WEST MILLBROOK MIDDLE (Students: 1,039; Location: 8115 STRICKLAND RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CARNAGE MIDDLE (Students: 1,031; Location: 1425 CARNAGE DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WILBURN ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,023; Location: 3707 MARSH CREEK RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • EAST MILLBROOK MIDDLE (Students: 1,022; Location: 3801 SPRING FOREST RD; Grades: 06 – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Raleigh:

  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF RALEIGH (Students: 567; Location: 7005 LEAD MINE ROAD; Grades: PK – 7)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES ELEM SCH (Students: 535; Location: 2710 OVERBROOK DRIVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST TIMOTHYS SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: PO BOX 17787; Grades: KG – 4)
  • FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 312; Location: 1809 CAPITAL BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 253; Location: 204 HILLSBOROUGH ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GRACE (Students: 246; Location: 3510 EDWARDS MILL RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST. RAPHAEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 5801 FLS OF THE NEUSE RD; Grades: KG – 5)
  • TRINITY ACADEMY OF RALEIGH (Students: 188; Location: 6612 CREEDMOOR RD/POB 31204; Grades: KG – 11)
  • N. RALEIGH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 10200 STRICKLAND RD; Grades: PK – 5)
  • AL-IMAN SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 3020 LIGON ST; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Raleigh:

  • WAKE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY SERVICES (Operating income: $10,679,650; Location: 4020 CARYA DR.; 1,435,753 books; 52,430 audio materials; 39,248 video materials; 1,850 serial subscriptions)