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Cary (pron.: /?k??ri/) is the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina. Cary is in Wake and Chatham counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located almost entirely in Wake County, it is the second largest municipality in that county and the third largest municipality in The Triangle after Raleigh and Durham. The town's population was 94,536 at the 2000 census, but the Census Bureau reported that its population had grown to 135,234 by 2010 (an increase of 43.1%), making it the largest town and seventh largest municipality statewide. Cary is currently the second most populous incorporated town (behind only Gilbert, Arizona) in the United States. According to the US Census Bureau, Cary was the 5th fastest growing municipality in the United States between September 1, 2006, and September 1, 2007.

Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three primary cities of the Research Triangle metropolitan region even though today Cary is the 3rd largest municipality in the metropolitan area. The regional nickname of "The Triangle" originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, primarily located in Durham County, four miles from downtown Durham. RTP is bordered on three sides by the city of Durham and is roughly midway between the cities of Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and three major research universities of NC State University, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Effective June 6, 2003, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget redefined the Federal Statistical Areas and dismantled what had been for decades the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, MSA and split them into two separate MSAs. This resulted in the formation of the Raleigh-Cary, NC MSA and the Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA.

The Research Triangle region encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau's Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill in the central Piedmont region of North Carolina. As of Census 2012 the population of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill CSA was 1,998,808. The Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as of Census 2010 was 1,130,490.

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Schools in and around Cary, NC

Name
Mitchells Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Miller-Motte College-Cary
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $9,504 average out-state tuition; $9,504 average in-state tuition
University of Phoenix-Raleigh Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $10,421 average out-state tuition; $10,421 average in-state tuition
ITT Technical Institute-Cary
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition
Shepherds Theological Seminary
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $4,230 average out-state tuition; $4,230 average in-state tuition
Meredith College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $27,720 average out-state tuition; $27,720 average in-state tuition
Strayer University-North Carolina
Four or more years; Private for profit; $14,670 average out-state tuition; $14,670 average in-state tuition

Cary, NC Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program $3,000 February 01, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 17, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Charlie R. and Charles J. Silver Family Scholarship $1,000 March 15, 2017
L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017