Wendell, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wendell, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Wendell had a population of 6,201 as of July 1, 2016. Wendell 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 Wendell is located at latitude 35.7713 and longitude -78.4158 in Wake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wendell (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Wake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 318 feet.

The Town of Wendell (GNIS ID: 2406857) 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 Wendell is located within Township of Marks Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wendell 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 Wendell: Wendel.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 6,201
Population in Households 6,147
Population in Familes 5,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 1,188
Diversity Index2 68
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,394
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,608
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,585 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 809 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 169 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $153,388
Average Home Value $179,485
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,454
Average Household Income $61,382
Per Capita Income $23,634
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 1.88%
Households 0.85% 1.85%
Families 1.17% 1.71%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

Wendell, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wendell 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 # 131 82nd
Population Density1 # 168 77th
Diversity Index2 # 86 88th
Median Household Income # 211 72nd
Per Capita Income # 288 61st

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