Raleigh Wake County, North Carolina

Raleigh: Capital of North Carolina

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Location of Raleigh on North Carolina map.


Raleigh is a city located in the county of Wake in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 403,892 and a population density of 1,067 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 474,069 inhabitants.

The city was created 228 years ago in 1792.


Raleigh is located at 35°46'20"N 78°38'19"W (35.7721000, -78.6386100).

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Raleigh forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Southwest wind around 7 mph. more

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Raleigh Quick Facts

Population : 474,069 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Wake County
Instagram username : raleighgov
Twitter username : RaleighGov
Postal code : 27601
Phone Area Codes : 984, 919
Area : 378.62 km2
Named for : Walter Raleigh
Altitude : 315 feet / 96 meters
Capital city : Raleigh is capital of North Carolina
Establishment : December 12, 1792 (228 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 11:16:32 (19th June 2021)
Density : 1,252 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 14.8% (2010-2019)
Weather : 69℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather

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The population of Raleigh increased by 14.8% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 403,892 - census
2011 413,958 2.43% estimation process
2012 423,304 2.21% estimation process
2013 431,391 1.87% estimation process
2014 439,503 1.85% estimation process
2015 449,546 2.23% estimation process
2016 459,469 2.16% estimation process
2017 465,776 1.35% estimation process
2018 469,314 0.75% estimation process
2019 474,069 1% estimation process

Raleigh zip code is 27601. County name: Wake, County fips: 37183

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People born in Raleigh (197)

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College & universities near Raleigh

Code Name City ZIP
199643 Shaw University Raleigh (NC) 27601
199272 William Peace University Raleigh (NC) 27604-1194
199582 Saint Augustine's University Raleigh (NC) 27610-2298
199193 North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh (NC) 27695-7001
198950 Meredith College Raleigh (NC) 27607-5298

Stations (15)

Amtrak & bus stations near Raleigh

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

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
Cary 170,282 Town in North Carolina, United States
Apex 59,300 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Wake Forest 45,629 Town located in the U.
Garner 31,407 Town in North Carolina, United States
Fuquay-Varina 30,324 City in North Carolina
Morrisville 28,846 Town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States
Knightdale 17,843 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Wendell 8,577 Town in North Carolina, United States
Rolesville 8,501 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Zebulon 5,917 City in Pike County, Georgia, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Raleigh distances to largest North Carolina cities

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