The City of Raleigh

Raleigh at a glance

Wake County Major Employers*

  • State Of North Carolina
  • Wake County Public Schools
  • IBM Corporation
  • North Carolina State University
  • Wake Med Health & Hospitals
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Rex Healthcare
  • Sas Institute, Inc.
  • Wake County Government
  • Cisco Systems
  • City of Raleigh
  • Verizon Business
  • Progress Energy
  • Affiliated Computer Services
  • RTI International
  • Fidelity Investments
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
*Wake County Economic Development 2012

Frequently ranked among the best places to live in the United States, Raleigh is the state capital and county seat for Wake County. As of the 2010 US Census, Raleigh had a population of 403,892. That number is projected to reach 541,895 by 2025. The city is known for its state government workers, its proximity to Research Triangle Park and its highly skilled workforce, with 90.4 percent of residents having a high school diploma or higher. Six colleges and universities call Raleigh home, including North Carolina State University, Shaw University and Peace College.

Who lives here?
  • Current population 403,892
  • Median age 32**
  • 57.5 percent white
  • 29.3 percent black
  • 4.3 percent Asian
  • 11.4 percent Hispanic or Latino of any race
  • Median household income is $52,219
  • Bachelors degrees or higher are held by 46.6 percent of the population over 25

*Source: US Census 2010
**2010 American Community Survey

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