Cary is a medium-sized city in North Carolina with just over 158,000 residents. The city's residents, at an average age of just over 37, are younger than most cities in North Carolina. Renters tend to be in the minority in Cary, and 68% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Cary is $301 a month more than the state average.
Cary has an average commute time of about 24 minutes. Many residents (46%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not widely used. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.
Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Cary. The five most common are scientific, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and education. Together, these industries make up 33% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in management, as 11% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Cary workers earn an average annual income of almost $108,000, more than the average North Carolina resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Cary has a large concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 17% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 25% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.