Wake County, North Carolina Population 2018

Wake County, North Carolina's estimated population is 1,072,203 with a growth rate of 7.37% 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
20171,072,20373,6277.37%
2016998,576-50,567-4.82%
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, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White669,687
Black or African American205,682
Asian62,010
Some Other Race30,586
Two or More Races26,755
American Indian and Alaska Native3,405
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander451

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Wake County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Wake County, North Carolina Median Age

35.6


Total

34.7


Male

36.4


Female

Wake County, North Carolina Adults

There are 748,932 adults, (99,858 of which are seniors) in Wake County, North Carolina.

Wake County, North Carolina Age Dependency

53.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wake County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

513,508

51.42%

Male

485,068

48.58%

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
Married80.9%19.1%
All63.4%36.6%
Male51%49%
Non Family44.7%55.3%
Female43.4%56.6%

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wake County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All373,2452.6163.4
Married192,0433.2380.9
Non Family123,8581.3544.7
Female42,4273.2143.4
Male14,9173.5351

3.17

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wake County, North Carolina Households

Wake County, North Carolina Education

Wake County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade22,8753.49%
9th to 12th Grade27,6334.21%
High School Graduate106,15416.18%
Some College116,89417.81%
Associates Degree54,1078.24%
Bachelors Degree209,53131.93%
Graduate Degree119,06218.14%

Wake County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White426,482413,246243,460
Black127,072113,97940,064
Hispanic51,01531,43211,566
Asian41,48037,89628,630
Other Race15,8888,8712,581
Multiple Races10,6269,5245,021
Native American2,2201,773660
Islander29024447

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.90%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 69.02%.

Wake County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,809$51,626$36,524
Less Than High School$18,834$21,848$13,756
High School Grad$27,634$30,902$22,273
Some College$35,793$42,212$30,550
Bachelors Degree$52,443$69,873$42,742
Graduate Degree$70,566$95,476$54,713

$42,809

Average Earnings

$51,626

Average Male

$36,524

Average Female

Wake County, North Carolina Language

Wake County, North Carolina Language by Age

Wake County, North Carolina Language

83.54% of Wake County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 16.46% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.28% of the population.

Wake County, North Carolina Poverty

Wake County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White594,79336,8866.20%
Black198,71934,12117.17%
Hispanic97,36126,44027.16%
Other29,8837,10223.77%
Asian61,2625,9189.66%
Multiple26,3772,99311.35%
Native3,26145513.95%
Islander42218844.55%

10.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.12%

Male Poverty Rate

11.40%

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 44.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wake County, North Carolina is White, with 6.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.68%.

Wake County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.14%
High School12.76%
Some College7.41%
Bachelors or Greater3.36%

Wake County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.72%
Male Unemployed26.94%
Female Employed6.52%
Male Employed5.39%

Wake County, North Carolina Income

Wake County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,620$93,631
Families$88,280$110,334
Married Families$104,269$127,655
Non Families$43,893$56,930

Wake County, North Carolina Marital Status

Wake County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Wake County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Wake County, North Carolina Veterans

Wake County, North Carolina Veterans by War

52,877

Number of Veterans

46,500

Male Veterans

6,377

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam16,184
First Gulf War13,633
Second Gulf War9,692
Korea3,784
World War II2,016

Wake County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5417,760
65 to 7411,258
55 to 649,892
75+8,822
18 to 345,145

Wake County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White38,3127.44%
Black12,5838.34%
Hispanic1,6492.69%
2 or More8786.52%
Asian6281.36%
Other2841.46%
Indian1666.55%
Hawaiian268.70%

Wake County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

4.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wake County, North Carolina Employment Status

Wake County, North Carolina Employment by Age

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.7%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wake County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Wake County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
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