Wake County Population 2018

Wake County's estimated population is 1,072,203 with a growth rate of 2.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wake County is the 2nd largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20171,072,20323,0602.20%
20161,049,14325,2842.47%
20151,023,85924,9452.50%
2014998,91423,9762.46%
2013974,93821,9562.30%
2012952,98223,1372.49%
2011929,84522,9612.53%
2010906,884483,504114.20%
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 Population Growth

Population Data via

Wake County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White702,63865.53%
Black or African American217,61220.30%
Asian68,0726.35%
Two or More Races24,6422.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native8,1470.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8630.08%

Wake County Population Pyramid

0k10k20k30k40k Male Population0k10k20k30k40k Female Population8580757065605550454035302520151050
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990