Wendell, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Wendell, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Wendell had a population of 6,626 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wendell: Wendel.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 6,626
Population in Households 6,572
Population in Familes 5,430
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 1,270
Diversity Index3 68
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,283
Average Household Income $67,069
Per Capita Income $25,706

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,758 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 793 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $157,667
Average Home Value $183,675
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,551
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,711
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.53% 1.97%
Households 1.42% 1.9%
Families 1.65% 1.77%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 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 # 128 83rd
Population Density # 141 81st
Diversity Index # 90 88th
Median Household Income # 197 73rd
Per Capita Income # 283 62nd

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