Wake County NC Information


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  1. Wake County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forWake County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. North Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Wake County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,092,636
Population in Households 1,071,793
Population in Familes 862,718
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,843
Population Density2 1,308
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $74,355
Average Household Income $98,660
Per Capita Income $37,805


Total Housing Units 445,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261,816 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 154,124 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 29,578 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $262,628
Average Home Value $314,447


Total Households 415,940
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 269,923
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.37% 2.3%
Households 2.27% 2.24%
Families 2.12% 2.15%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.88%


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, 2018 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 20 81st
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

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