Wake County NC Information


Wake County Subdivisions

Wake County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,061,504
Daytime Population: Workers 564,875
Daytime Population: Residents 511,680
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,076,555
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,040,476
Population in Familes 832,900
Population in Group Qrtrs 21,028
Population Density2 1,271
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $70,106
Average Household Income $95,007
Per Capita Income $36,369


Total Housing Units 432,567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249,047 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 154,440 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29,080 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $253,280
Average Home Value $305,945


Total Households 403,487
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 261,707
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.29% 2.26%
Households 2.16% 2.2%
Families 1.97% 2.09%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.25%


Wake County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wake County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 2 99th
Population Density # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 20 81st
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

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