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Overview
Population:405,007
Pop. Change:36%
State: North Carolina
Metro Area: Raleigh-Cary Metro Area
County: Wake County
City:Raleigh
Zip Code:27610, 27603, ... 15 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Raleigh's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Raleigh-Cary Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized-city complex  Location: Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border Elevation: 363 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

PROCON
Strong economyGrowth and sprawl
Attractive residential areasLong commutes
Educated population Hot, humid summers

Interesting Facts about Raleigh, North Carolina

As of 2014, Raleigh's population is 405,007 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 36.12 percent.

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The median home cost in Raleigh is $179,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.80 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Raleigh's cost of living is 0.50% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Raleigh public schools spend $9,257 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16 students per teacher in Raleigh.

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The unemployment rate in Raleigh is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Raleigh jobs have Increased by 3.71 percent.


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Map Of Raleigh

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Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Raleigh's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes