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Raleigh
  • City in North Carolina

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Raleigh is a city in North Carolina with a population of 464,485. Raleigh is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Raleigh offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Raleigh there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Raleigh and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Raleigh are highly rated.

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About Raleigh...
Population
464,485

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    153
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    34.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    67.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    251.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,375.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

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