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Top 25 Cities for Cops

Top 25 Cities for Cops


#19. Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Area, NC

Population: 497,602

City’s Average Salary: $40,840

Starting Salary for Police Officers: $34,292

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 46

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 38

Unemployment Rate: 8.9

One of the nation’s top areas for overall growth, Raleigh-Cary shines with expected job growth in technology, tourism and academia. Home to one of the largest high-technology R&D centers in the world, the #5 city on the list is becoming a preferred location for cutting-edge technology and manufacturing firms. Its relatively low income to cost of living ratio and potential for growth definitely place it in the top tier.

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