Cary is located close to the center of North Carolina. Cary is between the Wake, Chatham, Durham county. Cary has 54.35 square miles of land area and 1.09 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Cary population is 146,041, which has grown 54.48% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Cary median household income is $91,481 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 21.78% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 19.16% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Cary median house value is $301,600 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 53.33% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 41.83% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Cary is better than the state average in quality. The Cary area code is 919.