Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
150,364
0.768% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
30.3
1.34% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.1%
1.37% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,377
9.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$434,000
19.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
74,019
0.865% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC had a population of 150k people with a median age of 30.3 and a median household income of $69,377. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC declined from 151,528 to 150,364, a −0.768% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,591 to $69,377, a 9.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.01%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.85%), and White (Hispanic) (3.15%).

14.4% of the households in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.4% of the residents in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC are North Carolina State University at Raleigh (10,279 degrees awarded in 2022), Meredith College (567 degrees), and Shaw University (192 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was $434,000, and the homeownership rate was 41.9%.

Most people in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC is home to a population of 150k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.56% of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (14.4k people).

In 2022, there were 1.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.8k people) in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.03k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC are Spanish (10,773 households), Arabic (1,480 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,259 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
74,973
Women
49.8%
75,471
Men
50.2%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 150,444 inhabitants, with 50.2% men, and 49.8% women.

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Citizenship

93.4%
2022 Citizenship
92.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.4% of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    81.8k ± 2.49k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    41.2k ± 2.83k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.03k ± 870
9.68%
Hispanic Population
14.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.8k people) in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.03k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.68% of the people in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC are hispanic (14.6k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,491 ± 1,215 people
  2. India
    1,663 ± 996 people
  3. China
    931 ± 747 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 2,491 Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC residents, followed by India with 1,663 and China with 931.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.56%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.4k people
10.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.6k people

As of 2022, 9.56% of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC residents (14.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was 10.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    10,773 households (7.56%)
  2. Arabic
    1,480 households (1.04%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,259 households (0.883%)

14.4% of the households in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was Spanish. 7.56% of the households in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,808 ± 528
  2. Vietnam
    1,030 ± 213
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    891 ± 229

Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC employs 74k people. The largest industries in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC are Restaurants & Food Services (6,694 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,405 people), and Computer Systems Design (5,323 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($236,229), Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers ($192,005), and Offices of physicians ($182,467).

Males in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,695. The income inequality in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.525, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
38,080
Women
49.2%
39,367
Men
50.8%

The workforce of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC in 2020 was 77,447 people, with 49.2% woman, and 50.8% men.

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Occupations

74k
2022 Value
−0.865%
1 Year decline
± −0.865%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −0.865%, from 74.7k employees to 74k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC, are Other managers (2,410 people), Postsecondary teachers (2,164 people), and Software developers (2,099 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

74k
2022 Value
−0.865%
1 Year decline
± −0.865%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −0.865%, from 74.7k employees to 74k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC, are Restaurants & Food Services (6,694 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,405 people), and Computer Systems Design (5,323 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,252
Median earning men ± $3,080
$40,485
Median earning women ± $2,377

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($97,298), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,636), and Information ($86,563).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($69,022), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,399), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,725).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC awarded 11,267 degrees. The student population of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 20,070 male students and 21,105 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC are White (7,307 and 70.4%), followed by Black or African American (866 and 8.34%), Asian (767 and 7.39%), and Hispanic or Latino (649 and 6.25%).

The largest universities in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are North Carolina State University at Raleigh (10,279 and 91.2%), Meredith College (567 and 5.03%), and Shaw University (192 and 1.7%).

The most popular majors in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC are General Business Administration & Management (1,030 and 9.14%), General Biological Sciences (499 and 4.43%), and Computer Science (434 and 3.85%).

The median tuition costs in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC are $22,179 for private four year colleges, and $6,535 and $28,276 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 50.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 41,175 (48.7% men and 51.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 41,175 students enrolled in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC, 48.7% men and 51.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 23,946 records, of which 52% were women and 48% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 909 degrees awarded
  2. 494 degrees awarded
  3. 383 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 909 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,279 degrees awarded
  2. 567 degrees awarded
  3. 192 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Carolina State University at Raleigh with 10,279 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,264 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC, which is 0.877 times less than the 6,003 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,307 degrees mean that there were 8.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 866 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,179) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,593) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,094) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.518% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.556% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (35.5k), Some college (29.8k), and High School or Equivalent (22.4k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was $434,000 in 2022, which is 1.54 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $363,400 to $434,000, a 19.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC is 41.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC is $69,377. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

Property

$434,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,874
$24,216
Median Property Taxes
±$1,212

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Rent vs Own

41.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 41.9% of the housing units in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

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Household Income

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$69,377
Median Household Income
± $3,318
57.8k
Number of Households
± 1,974

In 2022, the median household income of the 57.8k households in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC grew to $69,377 from the previous year's value of $63,591.

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Wage Distribution

0.525
2022 Wage GINI in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC
0.521
2021 Wage GINI in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was 0.525 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.733% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (63.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.6%)
  3. Carpooled (6.13%)

In 2022, 63.8% of workers in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.6%) and those who carpooled to work (6.13%).

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC (24k out of 133k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.5% of the population of Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 54% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 7.31% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.4% under 18 years, 37.9% between 18 and 34 years, 30.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.5%
Uninsured
54%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
7.31%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC declined by 1.32% from 9.63% to 9.5%.

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