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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fuquay-Varina had a population of 25,803 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 25,803
Daytime Population: Workers 11,268
Daytime Population: Residents 13,582
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,850
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 25,770
Population in Familes 22,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 2,065
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $66,735
Average Household Income $82,113
Per Capita Income $30,195


Total Housing Units 10,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,010 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,420 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 731 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $215,768
Average Home Value $240,409


Total Households 9,430
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 6,957
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 5.14% 3.14%
Households 4.84% 3.05%
Families 5.08% 2.93%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

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, 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 # 38 95th
Population Density # 32 96th
Diversity Index # 305 59th
Median Household Income # 64 91st
Per Capita Income # 136 82nd

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