|Town of Cary|
|Nickname: Technology Town of North Carolina|
Location of Cary shown within North Carolina
|Incorporated||April 6, 1871|
|- Mayor||Harold Weinbrecht|
|- Total||43. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States The US State of North Carolina is divided into 100 counties. North Carolina ranks 28th in size by area but has Wake County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Chatham County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1871 ( MDCCCLXXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Cary (ˈkeər'i is a town in Wake and Chatham counties in the U Harold Weinbrecht has been Mayor of Cary North Carolina since 2007. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 5 sq mi (112. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 6 km²)|
|- Land||42. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 1 sq mi (109 km²)|
|- Water||1. 4 sq mi (3. 6 km²) 3. 17%|
|Elevation||480 ft (146 m)|
|- Density||2,246/sq mi (867. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 2/km²)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP Code||27511-27513, 27518, 27519|
|GNIS feature ID||1019552|
|The town was named for Samuel Fenton Cary|
Cary is the second largest municipality in Wake County, North Carolina and the third largest municipality in The Triangle behind Raleigh and Durham. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 919 is a Telephone Area code serving all or parts of 11 counties in the north-central area of the U Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Samuel Fenton Cary Sr ( February 18, 1814 &ndash September 29, 1900) was a Congressman and significant Temperance movement Wake County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States Raleigh (pronounced rah-lee) is the Capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County, USA Durham is a city in the US state of North Carolina. It is the County seat of Durham County It is the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina.  As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of about 94,536.  Town records show a population of 127,640 as of January 1, 2008.  Cary is the 8th fastest growing city in the United States according to CNN. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner 
Cary is located at  It is situated at the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Region. Research Triangle Park ( RTP) is the largest Research park in the United States It is edged on the north and east by Raleigh, on the north and west by Research Triangle Park and Morrisville, on the south by Apex and Holly Springs, and on the west by the Jordan Lake area. Morrisville is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. Holly Springs is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States. Jordan Lake is a reservoir located west of Raleigh and south of Chapel Hill in Chatham County North Carolina, in the United States  The majority of Cary is in western Wake County, with a small part in Chatham County. Chatham County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina.(35. 778919, -78. 800208).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Town has a total area of 43. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 5 mi² (112. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 6 km²). Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 42. 1 mi² (109. 0 km²) of it is land and 1. 4 mi² (3. 6 km²) of it (3. 17%) is water. More recent Cary records show that as of 2007 the Town has a total area of 52. 79 mi². The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 
Today’s Cary began in 1750 as a settlement called Bradford's Ordinary. Year 1750 ( MDCCL) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a About 100 years later, the construction of the North Carolina Railroad between New Bern and Hillsborough placed Bradford's Ordinary on a major transportation route. Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. Allison Francis "Frank" Page is credited with founding the town. Page was a Wake County farmer and lumberman. He and his wife, Catherine "Kate" Raboteau Page bought 300 acres (1. 2 km²) surrounding the railroad junction in 1854 and named his development Cary after Samuel Fenton Cary (a former Ohio congressman and prohibitionist he admired). Year 1854 ( MDCCCLIV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Samuel Fenton Cary Sr ( February 18, 1814 &ndash September 29, 1900) was a Congressman and significant Temperance movement Page became a railroad agent and a town developer. He laid out the first streets in Cary and built a sawmill, a general store and a post office (Page became the first Postmaster). In 1868, Page built a hotel to serve railroad passengers coming through Cary. The Town of Cary was incorporated on April 6, 1871, with Page becoming the first mayor.  In 1879, the Raleigh and Augusta Air-Line Railroad (later the Seaboard, now CSX Transportation) arrived in Cary from the southwest, creating Fetner Junction just north of downtown and spurring further growth.
In the early years Cary adopted zoning and other ordinances on an ad-hoc basis to control growth and give the city structure. Beginning in 1971, the town created a Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning to accommodate population growth related to the growth of Research Triangle Park nearby. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Research Triangle Park ( RTP) is the largest Research park in the United States A PUD allows a developer to plan an entire community before beginning development, thus allowing future residents to be aware of where churches, schools, commercial and industrial areas will be located well before such use begins. Kildaire Farms, a 967-acre (3. 9 km²) Planned Unit Development in Cary was North Carolina's first PUD. It was developed on the Pine State Dairy Farm by Thomas F. Adams, Jr. Adams named a section of Kildaire Farms "Farmington Woods" in their honor. The local government has placed a high value on creating an aesthetically pleasing town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 94,536 people, 34,906 households, 25,132 families residing in the town. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 867. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 2/km² (2,246. 0/mi²). As of October 2006, the population had grown to 117,442, a 4. 68% increase over the previous year.  There were 36,863 housing units at an average density of 338. 2/km² (875. 8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 82. 17% White, 6. 15% African American, 0. 27% Native American, 8. 08% Asian, 0. 03% Pacific Islander, 1. 47% from other races, and 1. 83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4. 28% of the population.
There were 34,906 households out of which 41. 7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63. 3% were married couples living together, 6. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28. 0% were non-families. 21. 0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3. 0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 69 and the average family size was 3. 18.
In the town, 29. 1% of the population was under the age of 18, 6. 6% from 18 to 24, 38. 6% from 25 to 44, 20. 4% from 45 to 64, and 5. 4% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33. 7 years.  For every 100 females there were 99. 2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97. 2 males.
According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the town was $80,986, and the median income for a family was $96,602.  Males had a median income of $62,012 versus $38,819 for females. The per capita income for the town was $32,974. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 2. 1% of families and 3. 4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 8% of those under age 18 and 3. 5% of those age 65 or over.
In terms of higher education, 68. 0% of adult residents in Cary (25 and older) hold an associate degree or higher, and 60. 7% of adults possess a baccalaureate degree or higher. Cary has the most Ph.D.s per capita in the U. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. S. for towns larger than 75,000 people. Cary has one of the lowest crime rates in the state for cities of its size.  The home ownership rate (owner-occupied housing units to total units) is 72. 8%.
In 2001, Town of Cary was declared the fourth safest of 327 large cities in the nation in the 8th Annual Morgan Quitno Safest (And Most Dangerous) City Award. 
The town's reputation as a bedroom community for transplants from outside the South has led to backronyms for its name such as "Containment Area for Relocated Yankees. The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive A backronym (or bacronym) is a Phrase that is constructed "after the fact" from a previously existing word or Abbreviation, the abbreviation "  Data from the 2000 Census shows 29. 2% of Cary residents are native to North Carolina. 55. 2% were born in other states. Additionally, 15. 6% of the town population were born outside the United States.  One of the major reasons for Cary's popularity is the town's proximity to the Research Triangle Park and the many other localities hosting biotech, pharmaceutical and high tech companies, making it an ideal location for people moving to the Research Triangle area for work. Biotechnology is Technology based on Biology, especially when used in Agriculture, Food science, and Medicine. High tech is Technology that is at the cutting edge —the most advanced technology currently available
Cary has a council-manager government; the mayor and council members serve a term of four years, with half of the council seats being up for election each odd-numbered year. In the council-manager form of government an elected city council (typically between five and 11 people is responsible for making Policy, passing Ordinances voting Appropriations Four of the six council seats are elected by district; the remaining two seats are at-large representatives.
The current town council consists of Mayor Harold Weinbrecht and Representatives Jennifer Robinson (District A), Don Frantz (District B), Jack W. Jennifer Robinson (born December 2, 1976 in Goderich Ontario) is a Canadian figure skater who finished 7th at the 2002 Winter Olympics Smith (District C), Gale Adcock (District D), Erv Portman (at-large), and Julie Aberg Robison (at-large). Julie Aberg Robison (born November 30, 1958) is a member of the town council of Cary North Carolina.
On October 9, 2007, Harold Weinbrecht defeated then-mayor Ernie McAlister.  Citizen concern over the impact rapid growth was having on the town, especially on roads, schools, and the environment, led to McAlister's ouster. 
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|A. F. Page||1871||J. H. Adams||1884||R. J. Harrison||1887||John Nugeer||1897|
|E. C. Hayes||1900||A. R. McGarrity||1902||R. J. Harrison||1903||H. B. Jordan||1903|
|N. C. Hines||1910||J. M. Templeton, Jr.||1912||G. S. Leacock||1914||T. H. Taylor||1916|
|W. G. Crowder||1916||E. P. Bradshaw||1921||W. H. Atkins||1921-25||G. H. Jordan||1925|
|E. P. Bradshaw||1925||Dr. F. R. Yarborough||1927-28||A. N. Jackson||1928-29||H. H. Waddell||1929-33|
|Dr. J. P. Hunter||1933-35||M. T. Jones||1935||T. W. Addicks||1935||L. L. Raines||1935-37|
|R. W. Mayton||1935-37||Robert G. Setzer||1947-49||H. Waldo Rood||1949-61||Dr. W. H. Justice||1961-62|
|James Hogarth||1962-63||Dr. E. B. Davis||1963-69||Joseph R. Veasey||1969-71||Fred G. Bond||1971-83|
|Harold D. Ritter||1983-87||Koka E. Booth||1987-1999||Glen Lang||1999-2003||Ernie McAlister||2003-2007|
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The Raleigh-Durham International Airport, located northwest of downtown Raleigh via Interstate-40 between Raleigh and Durham, serves the city and the greater Research Triangle metropolitan region. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is located nine miles (14 Durham is a city in the US state of North Carolina. It is the County seat of Durham County It is a focus city for American Airlines and a hub for American Eagle Airlines.
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