Wake County , North Carolina

Wake County: County in North Carolina, United States

Wake County locator map
Location of Wake County on North Carolina map.

About

Wake County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 900,993 and a population density of 1,051 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 1,111,761 inhabitants. Its county seat is Raleigh. The county was created 250 years ago in 1770.

Geography

Wake County is located at 35°47'24"N 78°39'1"W (35.7901200, -78.6502200). It has 7 neighbors: Chatham County, Durham County, Franklin County, Granville County, Harnett County, Johnston County and Nash County.

Wake County Courthouse - Raleigh  NC - DSC05816 image
Wake County Courthouse - Raleigh NC - DSC05816

The largest city of Wake County is Raleigh with a population of 474,069. Other cities include, West Raleigh population 338,759, Apex population 59,300, Holly Springs population 31,377 and Fuquay-Varina population 30,324. See all Wake County cities & populated places.

Wake County Courthouse - Raleigh  NC - DSC05816 image

Wake County map

Wake County Quick Facts

Population : 1,111,761 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Instagram username : wakegov
Twitter username : wakegov
Area : 857 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.6%
Land as percent of area : 97.4%
Named for : William Tryon
Altitude : 312 feet / 95 meters
Capital : Raleigh
Establishment : January 01, 1771
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 21:25:03 (4th August 2021)
Density : 1,297 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 18.96% (2010-2019)

Wake County has 7 neighbours.

  • Raleigh

Demographics

The population of Wake County increased by 18.96% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 900,993 - census
2011 928,787 2.99% estimation process
2012 952,060 2.44% estimation process
2013 974,198 2.27% estimation process
2014 997,788 2.36% estimation process
2015 1,022,319 2.4% estimation process
2016 1,048,335 2.48% estimation process
2017 1,071,706 2.18% estimation process
2018 1,091,273 1.79% estimation process
2019 1,111,761 1.84% estimation process

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People born in Wake County (9)

People born in Wake County, including politician Abraham Rencher, politician Van. H. Manning, Evangelist and Baptist minister Len G. Broughton, you can see a list of people who born in Wake County.

Wake County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Wake County.

City Name Population Title
Raleigh 474,069 Capital of North Carolina
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cary 170,282 Town in North Carolina, United States
Apex 59,300 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Wake Forest 45,629 Town located in the U.
Garner 31,407 Town in North Carolina, United States
Holly Springs 31,377 City in and county seat of Marshall County, Mississippi, United States
Fuquay-Varina 30,324 City in North Carolina
Morrisville 28,846 Town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States
Knightdale 17,843 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Wendell 8,577 Town in North Carolina, United States
Rolesville 8,501 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Zebulon 5,917 City in Pike County, Georgia, United States
Green Level 2,158 City in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States of America

North Carolina Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
North Carolina 10,488,084 State of the United States of America
Mecklenburg County 1,110,356 County in North Carolina, United States
Charlotte 885,708 City in and county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Guilford County 537,174 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,069 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 382,295 County in North Carolina, United States of America
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 335,509 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 321,488 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 296,710 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 278,993 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Buncombe County 261,191 County in North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 247,945 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 239,859 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 234,473 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 224,529 County in North Carolina, United States

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