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Garner, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Garner had a population of 27,651 as of July 1, 2016. Garner ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garner is located at latitude 35.6946 and longitude -78.6227 in Wake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Garner (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Wake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 361 feet.

The Town of Garner (GNIS ID: 2406547) 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 Garner is located within Township of Saint Marys, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garner 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 Garner: Gardners Station.

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Garner, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,651
Population in Households 27,358
Population in Familes 21,978
Population in Group Qrtrs 293
Population Density1 1,860
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 10,881
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 7,168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,903 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,978 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 843 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $174,575
Average Home Value $198,407


Median Household Income $55,443
Average Household Income $70,132
Per Capita Income $27,563
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 1.66%
Households 1.03% 1.57%
Families 0.9% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Garner, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garner 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 # 34 96th
Population Density1 # 40 95th
Diversity Index2 # 94 88th
Median Household Income # 111 85th
Per Capita Income # 172 77th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.