Wake County Population 2017

Wake County's estimated population is 1,046,791 with a growth rate of 2.43% 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
20161,046,79124,8172.43%
20151,021,97424,0772.41%
2014997,89723,9772.46%
2013973,92021,6242.27%
2012952,29623,0882.48%
2011929,20822,2592.45%
2010906,949483,569114.22%
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
White702,63867.12%
Black or African American217,61220.79%
Asian68,0726.50%
Two or More Races24,6422.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native8,1470.78%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8630.08%

Wake County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Wake County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Raleigh4040544588805482613.57%
Cary1356881623202663219.63%
Apex3753847349981126.14%
Wake Forest30102401121001033.25%
Holly Springs2471533260854534.57%
Garner2577328776300311.65%
Morrisville1858524732614733.08%
Knightdale1140214794339229.75%
Rolesville37806962318284.18%
Wendell5849674589615.32%
Zebulon4433515972616.38%
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