Ashworth Drugstore in Cary, NC

Cary Stats

Populations in 2013: 151,088 (100% urban 0%rural)

Population change since 2000: +59.8%

Males: 74,147  (49.1%)

Females: 76,941 (50.9%)

Median resident age: 36.6 years

North Carolina median age: 45.5 years

Cary Zip codes: 27502, 27511, 27513, 27519, 27523, 27539, 27562

Estimated median household income in 2012: $86,151 (it was $75,122 in 2000)

North Carolina: $45,150

Local Attractions

Arts festival in Cary, NC

Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival

Held downtown every August, Lazy Daze showcases arts and crafts produced by Cary residents. The festival begins with Cary’s Town Crier official announcement and lasts most of the day. Held at Cary's Town Hall campus, it celebrates the last lazy days of summer!

William B. Umstead State Park

William B. Umstead State Park

Nestled between Raleigh and Cary city limits, Umstead State Park offers peace and quiet within its 5,579-acre wooded space.

Cary Top Picks

Places To Eat

Downtown Cary

Downtown Cary

From Ashworth Drugs’ old-fashioned soda fountain to charming cafes like Academy Street Bistro, downtown Cary is the best place in Cary for local dining. The variety of food and beverages is tremendous, reflecting the diversity of Cary's population: Turkish cuisine at The Bosphorus; Bond Brothers, a brewery and tap room; Chatham Hill winery, an urban winery with a tasting room; Brew, serving coffee and more; and Havana Grill, offering Cuban dining and a patio. 

Schools To Study

Cary public schools

Wake County Public School System

Cary students can attend several public schools within the Wake County school district, which is the largest in the state and is nationally recognized for its student and faculty achievements.

Things To See

The Cary theater in downtown Cary

The Cary

Catch a movie at the revitalized Cary theater downtown. Built in 1946, The Cary today hosts live performances and films throughout the week.

Cary Schools to Study