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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fuquay-Varina had a population of 23,651 as of July 1, 2016. Fuquay-Varina ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fuquay-Varina is located at latitude 35.5939 and longitude -78.7821 in Wake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fuquay-Varina (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Wake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 390 feet.

The Town of Fuquay-Varina (GNIS ID: 2406532) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Fuquay-Varina is located within Township of Middle Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fuquay-Varina population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fuquay-Varina: Fuquay Springs, Fuquay Varina, Sippehaw, Varina.

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Fuquay-Varina, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,651
Population in Households 23,618
Population in Familes 20,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 1,893
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 8,670
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 6,416
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,488 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,182 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 736 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $213,573
Average Home Value $234,839


Median Household Income $66,325
Average Household Income $79,824
Per Capita Income $29,355
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.52% 3.07%
Households 4.22% 2.93%
Families 4.55% 2.84%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fuquay-Varina, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fuquay-Varina to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 95th
Population Density1 # 38 95th
Diversity Index2 # 305 59th
Median Household Income # 56 93rd
Per Capita Income # 121 84th

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