Wendell, North Carolina Population 2024

14,128

Wendell is a city located in Wake County North Carolina. Wendell has a 2024 population of 14,128. Wendell is currently growing at a rate of 6.35% annually and its population has increased by 41.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,997 in 2020.

The average household income in Wendell is $97,996 with a poverty rate of 5.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wendell is 38.2 years, 32 years for males, and 46.4 years for females.

Wendell Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wendell was:

  • White: 54.92%
  • Black or African American: 28.75%
  • Other race: 9.88%
  • Two or more races: 6.45%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,563.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
41.32% (4,131)
The current population of Wendell, North Carolina is 14,128 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,997.

Wendell, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,80854.92%
Black or African American3,04028.75%
Other race1,0459.88%
Two or more races6826.45%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wendell Population by Race

Wendell Population Pyramid 2024

Wendell Median Age

38.2

Total

32

Male

46.4

Female

Wendell Adults

There are 8,218 adults, (1,702 of whom are seniors) in Wendell.

Wendell Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wendell Sex Ratio

Female5,59552.91%
Male4,98047.09%

Wendell Population by Age

Wendell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,7602.8173.626.4
Married1,9993.5590.39.7
Non Family1,1341.2856.743.3
Female4833.2754.245.8
Male1443.0139.660.4
showing: 5 rows

3.42

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wendell Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wendell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wendell Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 60.64%.

Wendell Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,500

Average Earnings

$68,713

Average Male

$35,865

Average Female

Wendell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wendell Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wendell Language

86.35% of Wendell residents speak only English, while 13.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.65% of the population.

Wendell Language

Wendell Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,04030910.16%
White5,0042044.08%
Other1,045575.45%
Multiple682273.96%
Hispanic2,301261.13%
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5.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.3%

Male Poverty Rate

7.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wendell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wendell is Black, with 10.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wendell is Hispanic, with 1.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 6.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.86%.

Wendell Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School10.86%
Some College5.95%
Less Than 9th Grade3.67%
Bachelors or Greater1.9%
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Wendell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed2.35%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed2.3%
Female Unemployed
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Wendell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wendell Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wendell Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wendell Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wendell Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wendell Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wendell Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

807

Number of Veterans

670

Male Veterans

137

Female Veterans

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Wendell Veterans by War

count

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Wendell Veterans by Age

count

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Wendell Veterans by Race

Wendell Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wendell Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.4%

Labor Force Participation

71.9%

Employment Rate

0.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wendell Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wendell Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wendell Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.49%

Born in Wendell

92.97%

Native Born

7.03%

Foreign Born

4.59%

Non Citizen

2.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.97% of Wendell residents were born in the United States, with 55.49% having been born in North Carolina. 4.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wendell Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,3488444.82%
202817,5048445.07%
202716,6608445.34%
202615,8168445.64%
202514,9728445.97%
202414,1288446.35%
202313,2848446.78%
202212,4408447.28%
202111,5961,59915.99%
20209,9971,39316.19%
20198,60478810.08%
20187,8165677.82%
20177,2495227.76%
20166,7274687.48%
20156,259961.56%
20146,163360.59%
20136,127-28-0.45%
20126,155681.12%
20116,0871963.33%
20105,8911,64438.71%
20004,2471,42550.5%
19902,822
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Wendell Population by Year