Wake County, North Carolina Population 2019

Wake County, North Carolina's estimated population is 1,071,886 with a growth rate of 2.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wake County, North Carolina is the 2nd largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20181,092,30520,4191.90%
20171,071,88623,5052.24%
20161,048,38125,9502.54%
20151,022,43124,6422.47%
2014997,78923,7822.44%
2013974,00722,1132.32%
2012951,89423,1652.49%
2011928,72921,8472.41%
2010906,882483,502114.20%
1990423,380122,05340.51%
1980301,32772,87431.90%
1970228,45359,37135.11%
1960169,08232,63223.91%
1950136,45026,90624.56%
1940109,54414,78715.61%
193094,75719,60226.08%
192075,15511,92618.86%
191063,2298,60315.75%
190054,6265,41911.01%
189049,2071,2682.65%
188047,93912,32234.60%
187035,6176,99024.42%
186028,6273,73915.02%
185024,8883,77017.85%
184021,1187203.53%
183020,3982961.47%
182020,1023,01617.65%
181017,0863,64927.16%
180013,4373,24531.84%
179010,1920.00%

Wake County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White680,511
Black or African American208,642
Asian66,210
Some Other Race36,588
Two or More Races27,861
American Indian and Alaska Native3,586
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander413

Wake County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Wake County, North Carolina Median Age

35.8


Total

34.9


Male

36.7


Female

Wake County, North Carolina Adults

There are 771,121 adults, (107,751 of whom are seniors) in Wake County, North Carolina.

Wake County, North Carolina Age Dependency

54.3

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wake County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

526,134

51.39%

Male

497,677

48.61%

Wake County, North Carolina Households and Families

Wake County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wake County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All64.1%35.9%
Male50.4%49.6%
Non Family45.5%54.5%
Female44.4%55.6%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All381,9712.6264.1
Married196,9563.2381.4
Non Family126,9451.3645.5
Female42,8343.2744.4
Male15,2363.4750.4

3.18

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wake County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade23,5533.48%
9th to 12th Grade27,5094.06%
High School Graduate107,03115.81%
Some College119,46217.64%
Associates Degree54,4438.04%
Bachelors Degree217,33732.10%
Graduate Degree127,78418.87%

Wake County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White437,530424,229253,205
Black130,748118,05642,269
Hispanic53,17032,77011,979
Asian44,59540,98932,188
Other Race19,07510,2983,042
Multiple Races10,9329,8545,109
Native American2,2601,806645
Islander25122093

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 72.18%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,562$52,829$37,911
Less Than High School$20,210$23,215$14,686
High School Grad$28,231$31,255$23,113
Some College$36,487$42,988$31,178
Bachelors Degree$54,381$72,538$44,497
Graduate Degree$71,180$95,799$54,936

$44,562

Average Earnings

$52,829

Average Male

$37,911

Average Female

Wake County, North Carolina Language

Wake County, North Carolina Language by Age

Wake County, North Carolina Language

83.19% of Wake County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 16.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.30% of the population.

Wake County, North Carolina Poverty

Wake County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White606,99836,0435.94%
Black202,06331,54315.61%
Hispanic101,24825,21524.90%
Other35,9938,06522.41%
Asian65,4186,3219.66%
Multiple27,5053,10811.30%
Native3,45441211.93%
Islander38316743.60%

10.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.40%

Male Poverty Rate

10.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wake County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wake County, North Carolina is Islander, with 43.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wake County, North Carolina is White, with 5.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.84%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.52%
High School12.34%
Some College6.98%
Bachelors or Greater3.26%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.86%
Male Unemployed23.87%
Female Employed6.13%
Male Employed5.12%

Wake County, North Carolina Income

Wake County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$73,577$97,668
Families$91,701$115,045
Married Families$108,229$132,488
Non Families$45,967$59,802

Wake County, North Carolina Marital Status

Wake County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wake County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Wake County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wake County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Wake County, North Carolina Veterans

51,818

Number of Veterans

45,571

Male Veterans

6,247

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam15,958
First Gulf War13,947
Second Gulf War10,038
Korea3,619
World War II1,573

Wake County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White37,0547.05%
Black12,6938.21%
Hispanic1,8482.89%
2 or More9256.56%
Asian6571.33%
Other2841.23%
Indian1646.34%
Hawaiian4113.49%

Wake County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

4.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wake County, North Carolina Employment Status

70.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Wake County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Raleigh 4040544588805482613.57%
Durham 2284962630163452015.11%
Cary 1356881623202663219.63%
Apex3753847349981126.14%
Wake Forest 30102401121001033.25%
Holly Springs2471533260854534.57%
Garner2577328776300311.65%
Fuquay-Varina1798825865787743.79%
Morrisville 1858524732614733.08%
Clayton 1618820260407225.15%
Knightdale1140214794339229.75%
Rolesville37806962318284.18%
Wendell5849674589615.32%
Zebulon 4433515972616.38%
Angier 4341509675517.39%
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