Wake County

Wake County, North Carolina

PO Box 550 Suite 1100
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (919) 856-6160
Fax: (919) 856-6168

In north-central NC, east of Durham; organized 1771 (prior to statehood) from Cumberland, Johnston, and Orange counties. Name Origin: For Margaret Wake (1733-1819), wife of Gov. William Tryon (1729-88)

Area (sq mi):: 857.26 (land 831.92; water 25.33) Population per square mile: 900.10
Population 2005: 748,815 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 19.30%; 1990-2000 48.30% Population 2000: 627,846 (White 69.90%; Black or African American 19.70%; Hispanic or Latino 5.40%; Asian 3.40%; Other 4.40%). Foreign born: 9.70%. Median age: 32.90
Income 2000: per capita $27,004; median household $54,988; Population below poverty level: 7.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $35,955-$35,864
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 24.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Raleigh County seat (326,653)
  • Cary (101,265)
  • Apex (27,509)
  • Garner (21,772)
  • Wake Forest (17,390)
  • Holly Springs (13,740)
  • Morrisville (11,595)
  • Fuquay-Varina (11,110)

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    Raleigh, by contrast, merged with suburban Wake County and sought to integrate school populations, first by race, and then, more recently, by socioeconomic status.
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