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Wake County, North Carolina; North Carolina

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Wake County, North Carolina
North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,092,305 10,383,620
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,092,305 10,383,620
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 901,058 9,535,736
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 21.2% 8.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 900,993 9,535,483
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.9%
22.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.6%
16.3%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
70.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.0%
22.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
1.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.5%
3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.3%
9.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
59.8%
62.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 51,818 670,326
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 13.3% 7.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 441,817 4,684,876
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 64.1% 65.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $250,700 $161,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,568 $1,261
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $489 $383
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,043 $844
Building permits, 2018 12,664 71,691
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 381,971 3,874,346
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.62 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 82.5% 84.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 16.8% 11.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 94.6% 85.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 88.3% 75.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 92.5% 86.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 51.0% 29.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 5.8% 9.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.0%
12.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 70.6% 61.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 64.8% 57.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,165,178 18,622,258
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,110,378 55,227,505
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,105,152 202,344,646
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,602,580 105,275,586
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,359,328 120,691,007
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,081 $12,376
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 24.9 24.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $73,577 $50,320
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $37,315 $28,123
Persons in poverty, percent
8.9%
14.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 28,325 227,3471
Total employment, 2016 453,333 3,794,9261
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 23,437,659 170,980,0331
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 5.2% 3.4%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 91,077 760,638
All firms, 2012 92,382 805,985
Men-owned firms, 2012 48,936 435,677
Women-owned firms, 2012 32,914 287,058
Minority-owned firms, 2012 24,275 183,380
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 64,622 603,182
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,507 86,571
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 78,368 684,743
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,078.8 196.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 835.22 48,617.91
FIPS Code 37183 37
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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