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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Raleigh is a city in North Carolina with a population of 441,326. Raleigh is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Raleigh offers residents a suburban 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.
About Raleigh...
Population
441,326

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$218,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Raleigh Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    230
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    141
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    736
    500
  • Theft
    2,163
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,641
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Raleigh is one of the fastest growing cities in America. High tech and information industries are booming, people from all over the country are flocking to NC. We offer great opportunities for all! With beautiful state parks and other natural areas within only a short drive, Raleigh is perfect for those that want to enjoy the outdoors. NC, Raleigh in particular, has some of the nations fast growth in the micro brewery and niche food industry so there a lot to love about this place!
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I've lived in Raleigh almost 20 years now, and I can truly call it home! It is such a wonderful place to raise a family, as it is filled with lots of green parks, hiking trails, museums, and community events. Downtown Raleigh has grown SO much with local business and artistry, and the food scene is known across the country. Not to mention the excellent school systems, both in Grade School and Universities! Overall, I would recommend Raleigh to anyone looking to settle down and live a safe, and progressive, community-driven environment. Raleigh is the city of love!
Raleigh, a city that feels small and big at the same time. Walk through downtown on a Saturday in the summer with all the hustle and bustle, and then travel 20 minutes down the road to a mom and pop ice cream parlor...it's truly the best of both worlds! People wave even when they don't know you, offer a smile when you seem low and make you feel like you're at home! Public transportation is minimal, so I'm waiting to see how adding more will make this small city seem even bigger!