Climate, Area Facts & More

The Triangle is truly an area of all seasons... from the sun of Summer, excitement of Spring, to dustings of snow in the Winter and beautiful Fall weather.
This area is referred to as the “Triangle” because of the three main cities which form a triangle when joined: Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
Every year the area enjoys unparalleled growth due to the areas high rankings as the “Best Place To Live, Work and Do Business”.
Business is booming, corporations are relocating into the area (and the world famous “Research Triangle Park”), and the area offers top-ranked higher education.

Area Facts

  • City of Raleigh is ranked as one of the fastest growing cities in the US!
  • The total population for the Triangle area is: 1,360,775 (2009 Census estimates)
  • Raleigh is the State Capitol of North Carolina, and the second largest city (Second to Charlotte)
  • Visit the official City of Raleigh website for more information

Climate of Raleigh, NC


Business & Education

Major companies that are based or operate in Raleigh:

  • IBM
  • Red Hat
  • Progress Energy
  • Golden Corral
  • RBC Centura
  • First Citizens Bank 

Major companies that are based or operate in the RTP (Research Triangle Park):

  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Cisco Systems
  • Cree Inc.
  • DuPont
  • Fidelity Investments
  • General Electric
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Lenovo
  • Quintiles
  • SAS

Higher Education

  • North Carolina State University
  • University of North Carolina
  • Duke University
  • Meredith College
  • Peace College
  • Shaw University
  • St. Aug University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Wake Technical Community College


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