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Holly Springs, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Holly Springs had a population of 34,186 as of July 1, 2017. Holly Springs 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 Holly Springs is located at latitude 35.6541 and longitude -78.8385 in Wake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Holly Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Wake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 440 feet.

The Town of Holly Springs (GNIS ID: 2405854) 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 Holly Springs is located within Township of Holly Springs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Holly Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Holly Springs, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,186
Daytime Population: Workers 7,792
Daytime Population: Residents 17,308
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,100
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 34,174
Population in Familes 31,121
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 2,260
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $92,009
Average Household Income $106,557
Per Capita Income $35,098


Total Housing Units 11,842 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,434 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,786 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 622 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $247,755
Average Home Value $286,641


Total Households 11,220
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 9,085
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 4.61% 3.2%
Households 4.51% 3.13%
Families 4.28% 3.03%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Holly Springs, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holly Springs 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 # 29 96th
Population Density # 23 97th
Diversity Index # 387 48th
Median Household Income # 12 99th
Per Capita Income # 70 91st

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