Raleigh Metro Area, North Carolina 

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Population

1,420,376

+19.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.9%

Median Income

$62,794

Median Home Price

$345,500

Median Age

36.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

6.8 / 6.7

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Raleigh Metro Area, North Carolina

Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border. May, September and October are the most pleasant months in the Raleigh metro area, while July and January are the least comfortable months.
State: North Carolina
County:
Metro Area: Raleigh Metro Area
City: Apex, Wake Forest, 27 total
Zip Codes: 27610, 27587, 27526, 27519, 27603, 27616, 27520, 27529, 27502, 27604, 47 total
Cost of Living: -6.2% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 363 ft above sea level

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Raleigh, NC Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Strong economy
Attractive residential areas
Educated population
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Long commutes
Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Raleigh Metro Area

The Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill triad, sometimes referred to as the Research Triangle, is a multifaceted commercial center and capital city. Raleigh, and the rapidly growing suburban community of Cary just west, form the eastern corner of the triangle.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Raleigh Metro Area is 3.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Raleigh Metro Area jobs have increased by 3.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Raleigh Metro Area's cost of living is 6.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Raleigh Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in the Raleigh metro area, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Raleigh metro area remained very strongly Democratic, 57.4% to 40.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Raleigh Metro Area's population is 1,420,376 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 19.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Raleigh Metro Area is Real Estate: $345,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.9%.

SCHOOLS
Raleigh Metro Area public schools spend $8,420 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Raleigh Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Raleigh

It's a good time to buy in Raleigh. Home Appreciation is up 16.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Raleigh is $345,500.
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ZIP CODES IN RALEIGH METRO AREA, NORTH CAROLINA
27610, 27587, 27526, 27519, 27603, 27616, 27520, 27529, 27502, 27604, 47 total

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