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Cary, North Carolina
Town of Cary
Town Hall in Cary
Town Hall in Cary
Flag of Cary, North Carolina
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Official seal of Cary, North Carolina
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Location in Wake County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Wake County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 35°47′30″N 78°46′52″W / 35.79167°N 78.78111°W / 35.79167; -78.78111Coordinates: 35°47′30″N 78°46′52″W / 35.79167°N 78.78111°W / 35.79167; -78.78111
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Chatham, Wake
Founded 1750
Incorporated April 3, 1871
Named for Samuel Fenton Cary
Government
 • Mayor Harold Weinbrecht (D)
Area
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 • Total 59.42 sq mi (153.90 km2)
 • Land 58.33 sq mi (151.07 km2)
 • Water 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)  1.83%
Elevation
495 ft (151 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 135,234
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
168,160
 • Density 2,300/sq mi (880/km2)
Demonym(s) Caryite
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
27511-27513, 27518, 27519
Area codes 919, 984
FIPS code 37-10740[4]
GNIS feature ID 1019552[5]
Website www.townofcary.org