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Chapter Two

existing system overview

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Table 3

. Race and Ethnicity in the City of Raleigh and Wake County, 2000-2010

City of Raleigh

Wake County

Race & Ethnicity

(% of pop.)

2000 2010 Change 2000 2010 Change

White

63.3% 57.5% -5.8% 72.4% 66.3% -6.1%

Black/ African-American

27.8% 29.3% 1.5% 19.7% 20.7% 1.0%

American Indian

0.4% 0.5% 0.1% 0.3% 0.5% 0.2%

Asian

3.4% 4.3% 0.9% 3.4% 5.4% 2.0%

Other Race

3.2% 5.7% 2.5% 2.5% 4.5% 2.0%

Two or More Races

1.9% 2.6% 0.7% 1.6% 2.5% 0.9%

Hispanic/ Latino

(any race)

7.0% 11.45 4.4% 5.4% 9.8% 4.4%

Source: US Census, 2000 and 2010

Table 4

. Population by Age in the City of Raleigh,Wake County and United States, 2000-2010

City of Raleigh

Wake County

United States

Age

(% of pop.)

2000 2010 Change 2000 2010 Change 2000 2010 Change

Under 5

6.3% 7.2% 0.9% 7.2% 7.3% 0.1% 6.8% 6.5% -0.3%

5 to 9 years

6.0% 6.5% 0.5% 7.3% 7.6% 0.3% 7.3% 6.6% -0.7%

10 to 14 years

5.5% 5.9% 0.4% 6.9% 7.1% 0.2% 7.3% 6.7% -0.6%

15 to 19 years

7.2% 7.2% 0% 6.5% 6.9% 0.4% 7.2% 7.1% -0.1%

20 to 24 years

11.8% 10.1% -1.7% 7.8% 6.9% -0.9% 6.7% 7.0% 0.3%

25 to 34 years

20.7% 18.4% -2.3% 18.1% 15.2% -2.9% 14.2% 13.3% -0.9%

35 to 44 years

15.9% 15.2% -0.7% 18.4% 16.2% -2.2% 16.0% 13.3% -2.7%

45 to 54 years

11.9% 12.4% 0.5% 13.4% 14.6% 1.2% 13.4% 14.6% 1.2%

55 to 64 years

6.4% 8.8% 2.4% 6.9% 9.8% 2.9% 8.6% 11.8% 3.2%

65 to 74 years

2.7% 4.4% 1.7% 4.1% 5.0% 0.9% 6.5% 7.0% 0.5%

75 to 84 years

4.4% 2.6% -1.8% 2.5% 2.6% 0.1% 4.4% 4.2% -0.2%

85 years or older

2.9% 1.2% -1.7% 0.8% 1.0% 0.2% 1.5% 1.8% 0.3%

Median Age

30.9 31.9

+1

32.9 34.4 +1.5

35.3

37.2

+1.9

Source: US Census, 2000 and 2010

Table 5

. Gender as a Percentage of Population in the City of Raleigh, Wake County and United States, 2000-2010

City of Raleigh

Wake County

United States

Gender

(% of pop.)

2000 2010 Change 2000 2010 Change 2000 2010 Change

Male

49.5% 48.3% -1.2% 49.6% 48.7% -0.9% 49.1% 49.2% 0.1%

Female

50.5% 51.7% 1.2% 50.4% 51.3% 0.9% 50.9% 50.8% -0.1%

Source: US Census, 2000 and 2010