Cary Wake County, North Carolina

Cary: Town in North Carolina, United States

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Location of Cary on North Carolina map.


Cary is a town located in the county of Wake in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 135,234 and a population density of 907 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 173,587 inhabitants.

The town was created 271 years ago in 1749.

Cary NC Town Hall image
Cary NC Town Hall
Cary NC Town Hall image


Cary is located at 35°47'30"N 78°46'52"W (35.7915400, -78.7811200).

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Cary forecast: A chance of rain showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible. more

Cary Quick Facts

Population : 173,587 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Wake County
Phone Area Codes : 919
Area : 149.14 km2
Official name : Cary
Named for : Samuel Fenton Cary
Altitude : 499 feet / 152, 146 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1750 (271 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 23:33:42 (16th October 2021)
Postal code : 27511
Density : 1,164 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 22.09% (2010-2020)
Weather : 82℉ Mostly Sunny then Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather

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The population of Cary increased by 22.09% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 135,234 - census
2011 142,209 4.9% estimation process
2012 146,154 2.7% estimation process
2013 151,328 3.42% estimation process
2014 155,439 2.64% estimation process
2015 159,712 2.68% estimation process
2016 162,477 1.7% estimation process
2017 165,927 2.08% estimation process
2018 168,042 1.26% estimation process
2019 170,282 1.32% estimation process
2020 173,587 1.9% estimation process

Cary zip code is 27511. County name: Wake, County fips: 37183

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Local Places in Cary

1 Town of Cary
Rating: 3.5 (26)

Address: 316 N Academy St, Cary, NC 27513 ➦ Show Map

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Town of Cary

People born in Cary (19)

People born in Cary, including actress Bevin Prince, politician Robert N. Page, journalist, publisher, and diplomat Walter Hines Page, you can see a list of people who born in Cary.

  • Anoop Desai (singer) he was born in 20/12/1986
  • Brian Ackley (Footballer) he was born in 27/09/1986
  • Kendall Fletcher (soccer defender for the United States and Canberra United) she was born in 06/11/1984
  • Spright Dowell (American academic administrator) he was born in 02/01/1878
  • Jim Johnson (American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach, college athletics administrator) he was born in 10/09/1912
  • Debbie Antonelli (American sports announcer)
  • Isaiah Johnson (American football safety born October 14, 1992) he was born in 14/10/1992
  • Luke Maye (American basketball player) he was born in 07/03/1997
  • Max Povse (Professional Baseball Pitcher) he was born in 23/08/1993
  • Kevin Janson Neal (American spree killer and marijuana grower) he was born in 01/01/1973
  • Jordyn Adams (baseball player (1999-)) he was born in 18/10/1999
  • Gale Adcock (American politician) she was born in 25/01/1954
  • Caleb Duvernay (American association football player) he was born in 24/07/1996
  • Greg Jones he was born in 07/03/1998
  • Greg Jones (American baseball player (1998-)) he was born in 07/03/1998
  • Ryan Spaulding (soccer player) he was born in 10/09/1998

Schools in Cary

College & universities near Cary, NC

Code Name City ZIP
449117 Platt College-Miller-Motte-Cary Cary (NC) 27518-7171
413972 Mitchells Academy Raleigh (NC) 27606
480037 Raleigh (NC) 27606
461485 Shepherds Theological Seminary Cary (NC) 27518-9316
198950 Meredith College Raleigh (NC) 27607-5298

Stations (14)

Amtrak & bus stations near Cary, NC

Code Name Address Type
CYN Cary 211 North Academy Street RAIL
NSF North Carolina State Fair station 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd. RAIL
RGH Raleigh Union Station 320 West Cabarrus Street RAIL
DNC Durham 400 W. Chapel Hill Street RAIL
SSM Selma–Smithfield 500 East Railroad Street RAIL

Post offices near Cary

Post Office Name City ZIP
Academy Post Office Cary (NC) 27519
Cary Post Office Cary (NC) 27511
Morrisvill Post Office Morrisville (NC) 27560
Avent Ferry Raleigh Post Office Raleigh (NC) 27606
Method Post Office Raleigh (NC) 27607

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Wake County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Wake County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Raleigh 474,414 Capital of North Carolina
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Apex 64,388 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Wake Forest 47,314 Town located in the U.
Garner 32,180 Town in North Carolina, United States
Fuquay-Varina 32,145 City in North Carolina
Holly Springs 31,377 City in and county seat of Marshall County, Mississippi, United States
Morrisville 30,495 Town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States
Knightdale 18,122 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Wendell 9,387 Town in North Carolina, United States
Rolesville 8,882 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Zebulon 6,514 City in Pike County, Georgia, United States
Green Level 2,158 City in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Cary distances to largest North Carolina cities