Cary, NC

Cary, situated in Wake & Chatham County, is a large town made up of 54.4 square miles...

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The Town of Cary originally started as a settlement known as Bradford's Ordinary in 1750. Close to a century later, the construction of the North Carolina Railroad went through the town which connected Bradford's Ordinary to a significant transportation route.

The founding of the town is credited to Allison Francis "Frank" Page who was a lumberman and farmer of the county. Frank and his wife Catherine "Kate" Raboteau Page purchased 300 acres of land that surrounded the railroad junction in 1854.

They named their development "Cary", and Frank became a town developer and railroad agent. He built a saw mill, post office, general store, a hotel, and laid out the streets in Cary. The Town of Cary was incorporated in 1871 with Frank being the first mayor.

Demographics

The median resident age in Cary is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $89,000 making it about $44,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $43,000. The average price for a home in Cary is about $302,000 (2013) which is $147,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,000 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Cary is 66% White, 14% Asian, 10% Hispanic, 7% Black, and 3% other. 95% of the population are high school graduates, with 64% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 59% are married, 8% are divorced, 4% are widowed, 2% are separated, leaving 27% that have never been married.

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Wake & Chatham County

Cary almost entirely belongs to Wake County in the central part of North Carolina, but a small part of Cary also extends over to Chatham County. The county was named after Margaret Wake. Wake County has a population of 1,025,000 and its largest city Raleigh, with a population of 538,000, is the county seat.

The area that now makes up modern day Wake County used to be part of the Tuscarora nation. In 1771, the Wake County was formed from parts of Johnston, Orange, and Cumberland counties. The first courthouse in the county was built in modern day Bloomsbury, but then was a village known as Wake Courthouse. The first elections were in held in 1771, and a militia was formed.

Wake County borders Granville, Franklin, Johnston, Nash, Harnett, Chatham, and Durham counties.

Wake County is made up of 857 square miles. 835 of which is land with the remaining 22 as water.

Population

The population of Cary, NC is about 151,000. The population has been rapidly increasing since the town's founding.

Elevation

The elevation of Cary, NC is 480 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Cary, NC are 27511-27513, 27518, and 27519.

Area Code

The area codes for Cary, NC are 910 and 984.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Cary and Wake County have voted mostly Republican, but since 2008 have voted Democrat. 55% going to Barack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election.

As of 2010, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 31% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 11%, and 4% other.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Cary is about 4% (2015), making it less than the state average of around 5%. Professional/scientific services, manufacturing, retail, and accommodation/food make more than 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Cary News and CaryCitizen are the primary newspapers that cover the Wake County area.


 

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