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County population in 2012: 952,151 (94% urban, 6% rural); it was 627,846 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 187,849
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 37,305
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 159,456
Renter-occupied apartments: 120,491 (it was 82,584 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

33%

Land area: 832 sq. mi.
Water area: 25.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 1118 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wake County: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (33.7%), Manufacturing (16.0%), Educational,health and social services (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Wake County, North Carolina:


Median resident age:  34.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 438,792  (34.6%)
Females: 462,201  (65.4%)

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Recent posts about Wake County, North Carolina on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Wake County is mentioned 17,946 times on our forum:
General Wake County Schools discussion (2012/13 school year)  (641 replies)
Wake County to add 1 millionth Resident this week  (41 replies)
Militarization of Police in Wake County  (37 replies)
General Wake County Schools discussion thread (2012)  (613 replies)
Wake County Animal Shelter nearing capacity  (21 replies)
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Wake County,NC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Wake County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $63,609 ($54,988 in 1999)
This county:

$63609
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $721 (lower quartile is $603, upper quartile is $876)
This county:

$721
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $231,400 (it was $156,200 in 2000)
Wake County:

$231,400
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $158,000 - $352,300

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $252,462
Here:

$252,462
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $127,445
Here:

$127,445
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $1,693,967
Here:

$1,693,967
State:

$203,185

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $218,748
Here:

$218,748
State:

$158,140

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $186,828
Here:

$186,828
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $73,214
Here:

$73,214
State:

$45,354

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $23,633
Here:

$23,633
State:

$48,806
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,552
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $441

Institutionalized population: 6,279

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Health of residents in Wake County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
81.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
39.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
81.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
77.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is more than average.
23.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,907 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,673 (0.8%)


Wake County household income distribution in 2009 Wake County home values distribution


Wake County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.1%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Black residents, 25.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.1%
Wake County:

10.1%
North Carolina:

16.3%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Black residents, 25.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Raleigh-Cary, NC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wake County is $734 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $817 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1027 a month.

Cities in this county include: Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Garner, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Morrisville, Wendell.

Wake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2005 air pollution in Wake County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.101 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.085 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 56 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 29 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.co.wake.nc.us/wcportal.nsf/?Open

Click to draw/clear Wake County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wake County: Camp Kanata (A), New Life Camp (B), Knights Crossroads (C), Dennis Crossroads (D), Bev Jones Crossroads (E), Zebulon Country Club (F), Rogers Store (G), Hidden Valley Country Club (H), Garner Country Club (I), Wildwood Country Club (J), Meadowbrook Country Club (K), Adams Crossroads (L), Dorton Arena (M), Abundant Life Child Care Center (N), Raleigh Fire Station Number 27 (O), Raleigh Fire Station Number 26 (P), Raleigh Fire Station Number 12 (Q), Word of God Christian Day Care Center (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Swift Creek Shopping Center (1), North Station Shopping Center (2), Beaver Creek Commons Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wake County include: Word of God Fellowship Church (A), Wentworth Christian Church (B), Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church (C), Wake Chapel Baptist Church (D), Vision Baptist Church (E), Victory Baptist Church (F), Hephzibah Church (G), True-Way Holiness Church (H), Triangle Community Church First Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Turner Cemetery (1), Jeridan Cemetery (2), Doub Cemetery (3), Wakefield Cemetery (4), Hilliard Cemetery (5), Jones Cemetery (6), Macedonia Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Woodys Lake (A), Gerringer-Goodman Pond (B), Dover Pond A (C), NCSU Pond Number One (D), Dix Hill Conference Center Pond (E), Noname (F), NC State University Farm Pond Number Two (G), Penny Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dutchmans Branch (A), Cedar Fork (B), Crabtree Creek (C), Clark Branch (D), Cedar Creek (E), Cary Branch (F), Camp Branch (G), Buckhorn Creek (H), Basal Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wake County include: Falls Lake State Recreation Area (1), Research Triangle State Park (2), Carter Stadium (3), Marsh Creek Park (4), Lake Wheeler Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Chatham County , Durham County , Franklin County , Granville County , Harnett County , Johnston County , Nash County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 51,713
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 43.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 60,602 (27% naturalized citizens)

Wake County:

9.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.5%

Wake County marital status for males
Wake County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Wake County with a mortgage: 117,292 (12,577 second mortgage, 22,177 home equity loan, 587 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,185

Here:

84.1% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.82%
Here43.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 275,130
Total congregations: 400

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents78,979 (28.7%)59,610 (21.7%)46,283 (16.8%)17,045 (6.2%)8,872 (3.2%)
Congregations108 (27.0%)15 (3.8%)40 (10.0%)24 (6.0%)12 (3.0%)
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentJewishUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents7,550 (2.7%)6,000 (2.2%)5,913 (2.1%)5,668 (2.1%)39,210 (14.3%)
Congregations5 (1.3%)5 (1.3%)21 (5.3%)8 (2.0%)162 (40.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Wake County - Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Garner, Wake Forest

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 176
This county:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
Wake County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 68
Wake County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 281
This county:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 648
Wake County:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
North Carolina:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wake County:

16.3%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Wake County:

Average size of farms: 110 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $66,520
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1539.20
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 30.23%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.32%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,149
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.42%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,769
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.39
Corn for grain: 930 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3100 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 9528 harvested acres
Vegetables: 270 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 80 acres

Tornado activity:

Wake County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 1.8 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 187 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/28/1988, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wake County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Wake County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Wake County (%):





Wake County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 274,674 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 37,823 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,340 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 30 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 44 (0%)
  • Railroad: 42 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 679 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 306 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 643 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,847 (2%)
  • Other means: 2,419 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 12,737 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Wake County, North Carolina in 2000:

People in group quarters in Wake County, North Carolina in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $71,977.

9.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.90%
North Carolina average:

8.53%


0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($492 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.21%
North Carolina average:

0.17%

4.06% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($16,857 average AGI)
5.63% relocated from other states ($34,065 average AGI)
Wake County:

5.63%
North Carolina average:

4.34%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Durham County, NC  0.71% ($48,803 average AGI)
from Johnston County, NC  0.43% ($41,311)
from Franklin County, NC  0.20% ($36,086)
from Orange County, NC  0.18% ($43,717)
from Guilford County, NC  0.17% ($42,347)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.17% ($51,811)
from New Hanover County, NC  0.15% ($40,217)


6.87% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
North Carolina average:

7.27%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($761 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.10%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.52% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($23,822 average AGI)
3.26% relocated to other states ($28,596 average AGI)
Wake County:

3.26%
North Carolina average:

3.10%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Durham County, NC  0.56% ($45,726 average AGI)
to Johnston County, NC  0.56% ($42,851)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.23% ($50,302)
to Franklin County, NC  0.23% ($38,591)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.16% ($50,610)
to Harnett County, NC  0.14% ($36,057)
to Orange County, NC  0.14% ($51,403)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.2

Births per 1000 population in Wake County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Wake County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wake County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 63,470 (53,101 aged, 10,369 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.56
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9663.250
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 211.670
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35367.88

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1625.770
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 500.920
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.67

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48.72
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 100.290

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.82
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 39.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 26.1
  • Other - 13.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 77.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 41.5
  • Poisoning - 18.0
  • Suffocation - 13.0
  • Other - 4.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 880,010

Size of family households: 89,639 2-persons, 54,718 3-persons, 50,737 4-persons, 20,787 5-persons, 7,193 6-persons, 4,043 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 90,976 1-person, 21,538 2-persons, 3,800 3-persons, 1,747 4-persons, 307 5-persons, 98 6-persons, 62 7-or-more-persons.

87.8% of residents of Wake County speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (39% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,627,613,000 ($6432 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $314,361,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,242,032,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $436,821,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $24,164,000
Federal grants: $2,347,019,000
Federal procurement contracts: $211,982,000 ($86,990,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $365,595,000 ($89,479,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $324,787,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $916,337,000
Federal Government insurance: $453,841,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 58,046
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 18,156
Here:

24 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +23,513
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +54,604
Here:

+73 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wake County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 72.76 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Wake County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 73
  • 2 rooms: 609
  • 3 rooms: 3,053
  • 4 rooms: 9,782
  • 5 rooms: 28,084
  • 6 rooms: 33,050
  • 7 rooms: 28,218
  • 8 rooms: 24,153
  • 9+ rooms: 32,434
  • 1 room: 2,668
  • 2 rooms: 8,150
  • 3 rooms: 16,126
  • 4 rooms: 26,245
  • 5 rooms: 17,732
  • 6 rooms: 7,080
  • 7 rooms: 2,553
  • 8 rooms: 1,062
  • 9+ rooms: 968
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wake County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 193
  • 1 bedroom: 1,791
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,665
  • 3 bedrooms: 85,051
  • 4 bedrooms: 44,256
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8,500
  • no bedroom: 3,265
  • 1 bedroom: 22,906
  • 2 bedrooms: 37,551
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,996
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,436
  • 5+ bedrooms: 430
Cars and other vehicles available in Wake County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,036
  • 1 vehicle: 35,881
  • 2 vehicles: 82,609
  • 3 vehicles: 29,281
  • 4 vehicles: 6,760
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,889
  • no vehicle: 8,782
  • 1 vehicle: 41,701
  • 2 vehicles: 25,533
  • 3 vehicles: 4,866
  • 4 vehicles: 1,262
  • 5+ vehicles: 440

44% of Wake County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in North Carolina.

Wake County:

43.7%
State average:

54.4%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $153,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wake County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (51.5%)
  • Electricity (37.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Electricity (69.8%)
  • Utility gas (22.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7,269
Here:

10.0%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,328
Here:

10.9%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,532
Here:

20.7%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Wake County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Wake County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Wake County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Wake County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Wake County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wake County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 105 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,823$178,7247,699$227,76932,104$219,876635$128,37239$2,316,2561,677$175,993153$83,948
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED217$177,415446$247,7782,147$225,974118$60,3983$143,333122$162,72131$80,194
APPLICATIONS DENIED570$167,481823$203,0796,448$219,499535$49,0774$5,789,500519$149,341116$74,724
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN520$175,4941,033$227,9055,249$212,351139$129,1015$6,936,600338$151,71927$82,741
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS91$164,418153$233,2611,522$219,30795$81,2110$075$157,57312$91,250
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 104 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,288$242,5071,343$231,91731$197,290
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED348$266,954394$229,62726$179,462
APPLICATIONS DENIED142$249,493215$235,9727$228,857
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN72$222,611107$225,0376$207,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS34$237,97128$272,50012$195,500
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Wake County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2,46070.5 years
William2,21771.9 years
Mary2,16178.6 years
John1,90073.1 years
Robert1,46571.0 years
Charles94371.7 years
George83173.3 years
Margaret79779.5 years
Joseph75572.7 years
Thomas71671.2 years
Most common last names in Wake County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1,27273.2 years
Smith1,21173.9 years
Williams1,03173.2 years
Johnson99273.9 years
Davis54174.4 years
Harris51071.3 years
Brown48274.7 years
Perry46673.3 years
Moore43875.2 years
Wilson42374.3 years
Businesses in Wake County, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDO3Just Tires12
AMF Bowling3KFC16
AT&T21Kincaid2
Abercrombie & Fitch3Kmart5
Abercrombie Kids2Kohl's7
Ace Hardware11Kroger11
Aeropostale4La Quinta5
Aerosoles1La-Z-Boy4
American Eagle Outfitters4Lane Bryant6
Ann Taylor5Lane Furniture7
Apple Store2LensCrafters5
Applebee's8Little Caesars Pizza9
Arby's11Long John Silver's1
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's10
AutoZone15Macy's4
Avenue2Marriott16
BMW1Marshalls3
Bakers2MasterBrand Cabinets42
Banana Republic2McDonald's48
Baskin-Robbins10Men's Wearhouse9
Bath & Body Works9Microtel1
Bebe2Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond5Motherhood Maternity9
Ben & Jerry's2New Balance17
Best Western3New York & Co4
Blockbuster14Nike67
Brooks Brothers1Nordstrom2
Brookstone3Office Depot4
Budget Car Rental2OfficeMax6
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy5
Burger King24Olive Garden3
CVS28On The Border2
Cache3Outback4
Cambria1Outback Steakhouse4
CarMax1Pac Sun3
Caribou Coffee5Panda Express1
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread9
Catherines3Papa John's Pizza12
Charlotte Russe4Payless8
Chick-Fil-A23Penske6
Chico's5PetSmart8
Chipotle3Pier 1 Imports6
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut13
Cinnabon 2Qdoba Mexican Grill5
Clarion1Quality1
Clarks1Quiznos20
Cold Stone Creamery5RadioShack13
Coldwater Creek3Ramada1
Comfort Inn5Red Lobster2
Comfort Suites3Red Robin4
Costco1Red Roof Inn3
Cracker Barrel2Rite Aid30
Crate & Barrel1Rooms To Go2
Cricket Wireless24Ruby Tuesday4
Crossland Economy Studios1Rue214
Curves10Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing3
Dairy Queen7SAS Shoes3
Days Inn5SONIC Drive-In7
Decora Cabinetry1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dennys1Sam's Club3
Discount Tire6Sears12
Domino's Pizza22Sephora2
DressBarn2Shoe Carnival3
Dunkin Donuts22Sleep Inn3
Econo Lodge3Soma Intimates2
Eddie Bauer2Spencer Gifts3
Express4Sprint Nextel23
Extended Stay America3Staples7
Extended Stay Deluxe1Starbucks40
FedEx179Steak 'n Shake1
Finish Line3Studio Plus Deluxe Studios3
Firestone Complete Auto Care10Subway42
Foot Locker3Super 83
Forever 212T-Mobile30
GNC25T.G.I. Driday's4
GameStop17T.J.Maxx5
Gap4Taco Bell20
Goodwill3Talbots4
Gymboree4Target12
H&M1The Athlete's Foot4
H&R Block23The Cheesecake Factory2
Haagen-Dazs1The Limited2
Hardee's11The Room Place2
Havertys Furniture2Toys"R"Us4
Haworth1Trader Joe's2
Holiday Inn16True Value1
Hollister Co.4U-Haul46
Home Depot7UPS215
Homestead Studio Suites4Urban Outfitters1
Hot Topic2Vans5
Hyatt4Verizon Wireless16
IHOP7Victoria's Secret4
IZOD1Waffle House10
InTown Suites1Walgreens21
J. Jill3Walmart12
J.Crew2Wendy's14
JCPenney3Wet Seal2
JoS. A. Bank3Whole Foods Market3
Jones New York39Wingate3
Journeys4YMCA10
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