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 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 1,132,271 inhabitants. Its county seat is Raleigh. The county was created 250 years ago in 1770.

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

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 map

The largest city of Wake County is Raleigh with a population of 474,414. Other cities include, West Raleigh population 338,759, Apex population 64,388, Fuquay-Varina population 32,145 and Holly Springs population 31,377. See all Wake County cities & populated places.

Weather

Wake County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 67. more

Wake County Quick Facts

Population : 1,132,271 (2020)
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 : 20:07:45 (27th October 2021)
Density : 1,321 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 20.43% (2010-2020)
Weather : 67℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Wake County has 7 neighbours.

  • Raleigh

Demographics

The population of Wake County increased by 20.43% in 10 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
2020 1,132,271 1.81% 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.

  • W. C. Riddick (American football coach, college administrator) he was born in 04/08/1864
  • William W. Wood (United States Navy Engineer) he was born in 30/05/1818
  • Darren Jackson (American politician) he was born in 29/06/1970
  • Anne Robertson Johnson Cockrill (American pioneer, landowner) she was born in 10/02/1757
  • Wesley N. Jones (American politician) he was born in 02/07/1852
  • Oliver H. Allen (American lawyer and superior court judge) he was born in 20/03/1850

Other places with the same name (1)

Wake County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Raleigh 474,414 Capital of North Carolina
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cary 173,587 Town in North Carolina, United States
Apex 64,388 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Wake Forest 47,314 Town located in the U.
Garner 32,180 Town in North Carolina, United States
Fuquay-Varina 32,145 City in North Carolina
Holly Springs 31,377 City in and county seat of Marshall County, Mississippi, United States
Morrisville 30,495 Town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States
Knightdale 18,122 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Wendell 9,387 Town in North Carolina, United States
Rolesville 8,882 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Zebulon 6,514 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
Mecklenburg County 1,128,945 County in North Carolina, United States
Charlotte 900,350 City in and county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Guilford County 540,521 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,414 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 383,843 County in North Carolina, United States of America
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 336,364 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 327,306 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 297,878 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 285,897 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Buncombe County 263,477 County in North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 248,112 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 244,562 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 236,613 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 226,568 County in North Carolina, United States
Cabarrus County 221,479 County in North Carolina, United States