I Knew There Was a Reason I Moved to Raleigh

From Triangle Business Journal:

Census Bureau: Raleigh in top 10 for education, household income
Slightly fewer than half of Raleigh residents age 25 and older hold at least a bachelor's degree, making the North Carolina capital the third "most-educated city" in America, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data collected as part of the bureau's 2004 American Community Survey indicates that 49.7 percent of Raleigh residents at or over the age of 25 possess at least a bachelor's degree, compared to 37.2 percent for Charlotte, which ranked 14th.

Education levels translate into favorable economic success for a community, according to the survey, with more than half of the top 20 most-educated cities ranking at the top of the list for the country's most-prosperous cities.

With a median household income of $47,878, Raleigh ranked seventh on the list of most prosperous cities.

I am also reading "Rise of the Creative Class", which ranks Raleigh as the 5th best center of creativity in the country, right now.

Comments

There must be a population limit

because I'm pretty sure Chapel Hill is WAY above that!
:)

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Yeah

Looks like you'll need to relocate again, Mr. Gator.

Cities not Suburbs of cities

As much as I like Chapel Hill and as much as it adds to the Triangle, there is no way that it could be considered a stand alone city. Heck, you guys do not even have a pro hockey team!

Plus

Chapel Hill really really really doesn't want to even think of itself as a city. Though I tend to disagree with this general sentiment, most folks here prefer the word "Town."

And don't you DARE call us a suburb of anything!

Not Suburb in the pejorative sense

But more as a recognition that the two form a more symbiotic relationship that does not allow Chapel Hill to be ranked as a city on its own. CH obvious is not the subdivision/ wholly residential type of suburb, but with the amount of people that make the commute between the two areas, I think that under the broader view of suburb, it qualifies.

You would be surprised

how many people commute INTO Chapel Hill from around the Triangle. Plus, wow, are we not a suburb. If anything Carrboro could be a suburb of CH - bring it on Carrboroans! JK. UNC is a major employer, we have the best transport system in the Triangle, we have the best schools in the country - perhaps Raleigh should consider becoming OUR suburb.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Commuting into CH...

What is going on is that the service workers live in Durham or Chatam and cummute to CH. The engineers live in Raleigh or Durham and work in RTP. And the professionals live in CH and work in downtown Raleigh.

If this is not a case for regional rail, I do not know what is.

Enclave

Might be a better term for the Hill.

Neither did the U.S.

for a whole year.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

p.s.

who won on the 7th?

Who has the most national championships?

he he

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

You know who I cheer for

Basketball ties run deeper than current living location.

Also, Florida won and is now #2 behind Duke in the Coaches poll.