Advertising in Raleigh


Raleigh is the capital and the second largest city in North Carolina. Raleigh is the 42nd largest city in the U.S. but is considered one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh was named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees. Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill together make up the three primary cities of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. This area is frequently referred to as, "The Triangle."

  • Estimated Population :464,758
  • Foreign born :13.10%
  • Language other than English spoken at home :16.90%
  • High school graduates :91.30%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher :49.20%
  • Median Household income :$58,641
  • Per Capita income :$33,682
  • Population per sq. mile :2,826
  • White :59.60%,Black or African :28.90%,American Indian :0.30%,Asian :4.60%,Others :6.60%

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Events in Raleigh


January
  • Triangle Restaurant Week
  • African American Cultural Celebration
February
  • Krispy Kreme Challenge
March
  • Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Wearin' 'O the Green Festival
April
  • Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Half Marathon
  • Cary Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
  • Brewgaloo
May
  • Meet in the Street Festival
  • PeakFest
  • Out! Raleigh
July
  • Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks Display
  • World Beer Festival Raleigh
  • Raleigh Supercon
August
  • Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
September
  • Hopscotch Music Festival
  • Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival
  • Capital City Bikefest
  • World of Bluegrass
October
  • North Carolina State Fair
  • SPARKcon 2018
  • International Festival of Raleigh
November
  • Raleigh Christmas Parade
  • North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival
December
  • First Night Raleigh

Business & Education in Raleigh


  • The city is home to one Fortune 500 companies, Progress Energy. Other companies of note headquartered in Raleigh American Biographical Institute, BB&T Insurance Services, Boson Books, Capital Broadcasting Company, CaptiveAire Systems, Etix, First Citizens BancShares, Golden Corral, IT Works, Martin Marietta Materials, McClatchey Broadcasting, Plant Delights Nursery, Public Notary Polling, Ram Air Freight, RBC Bank, and Red Hat.
  • There are four public universities located within the city limits: NC State University (NSU), Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wake Technical Community College. Private colleges in the city include the Meredith College, and Peace College.