Raleigh Area Guide Explore the Triangle


The state capital of North Carolina, an historic city with architecturally distinctive government, commercial and residential buildings. Raleigh has all the attributes that make a city livable and attractive to newcomers, affordable housing, strong job growth, world class healthcare and excellent educational opportunities. Home to North Carolina State University, North Carolina Museum of Art, and the North Carolina Symphony. Raleigh is the largest of the three communities that make up the “Triangle”.

Quick Facts

Capital City
Home to North Carolina State
University Campus Map
Population Raleigh 416,000 +/- * Wake County 950,000 +/-
Median Age 34
Area 143 Square Miles +/ * Wake County – 833 Square Miles +/-
28 High Schools * 36 Middle Schools * 105 Elementary
147k Students
Average Home Sales Price $260,000 +/-
Major Employers
IBM * Wake Med Health * Progress Energy * Glaxo SmithKline * Bell South
Property Taxes 2019 (Tax Value / 100 x Tax Rate = Taxes Due)
Raleigh $1.02 * Wake county $.90+ -$1.1per $100
Sales & Income Tax Rates NC Sales Tax 6.75% – 7.5%
(varies by county)
NC Income Tax 5.25%

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