Cary (North Carolina)

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Coordinates 35°47′30″N 78°46′52″W
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Chatham, Wake
Founded 1750
Incorporated April 3, 1871
Named for Samuel Fenton Cary
Elevation 495 ft (151 m)
Demonym(s) Caryite
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code 27511-27513, 27518, 27519
Area code 919, 984
FIPS code 37-10740
GNIS ID 1019552
Government (Mayor) Harold Weinbrecht (Ind.)
Government (Total) 59.94 sq mi (155.25 km2)
Government (Land) 58.86 sq mi (152.44 km2)
Government (Water) 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2) 1.83%
Area (Total) 59.94 sq mi (155.25 km2)
Area (Land) 58.86 sq mi (152.44 km2)
Area (Water) 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2) 1.83%
Population (2020) (Total) 174,721
Population (2020) (Rank) 150th in the United States 7th in North Carolina
Population (2020) (Density) 2,900/sq mi (1,100/km2)

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Cary is a town in Wake County and Chatham County, North Carolina. Cary is part of the Raleigh-Cary, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2020 Census, the population of Cary was 174,721, making it Wake County's second-largest municipality, the seventh-largest in North Carolina, and the 150th largest in the United States. Cary began as a railroad town, and became known as an educational center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; Cary High School was the first state-funded public high school in North Carolina. The creation of the nearby Research Triangle Park in 1959, resulted in Cary's population doubling every decade from 1950 to 2000. Cary is now the location of technology and manufacturing companies, including the largest privately held software company in the world.

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