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Wake County, NC

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Wake County, NC
  • Location TypeCounty
  • County SeatRaleigh, NC
  • Population900,993
  • Land Area (Square Miles) 835.2200
  • Population Density (Per Square Mile) 1078.8000

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TitleLatest YearLatest ValueLatest Rank
Decennial Census Population (County)2010900,99357 of 3170
Decennial Census Population Per Square Mile (County)20101,078.80148 of 3170
Percent of African American Population (County)201821.0%484 of 3131
Percent of Hispanic Population (County)201810.3%755 of 3139
Persistent Poverty Counties (County)201300 of 0 - 1
Rural-Urban Continuum for Counties (County)201311 of 1 - 9
Unemployment Rate (County)20193.3%1954 of 3140
Death Rate (Per 100,000) (County)2016530.703046 of 3105
Percent of Adults Physically Inactive (County)201616.4%3059 of 3141
Age-Adjusted Rate of Diabetes per 1,000 Persons (County)20167.102247 of 3141
Medicare Part D Prescription Enrollment Rate (County)201838.9%2507 of 3137
Farmers' Markets (County)201614100 of 2249
Percent of Children Without a Market Within One Mile (County)20158.5%2750 of 3004
Percent of School-age Children in Poverty (County)20189.7%2830 of 3140
Total Public School Expenditures (County)2017$1,892,607,000.0075 of 3123
Number of Public Libraries (County)201711287 of 1287
Average Daily Maximum Heat Index (County)201193.951269 of 3103
Percentage of Days with a Good Air Quality Index (County)201962.5%934 of 1006
Second Highest 1-hour Carbon Monoxide Measurement (County)20191.5084 of 165
Greenhouse Gas Direct Emitting Facilities (County)20184405 of 1227
Average Fine Particulate Matter (County)201112.151372 of 3108
FEMA Public Assistance Grant Dollars Obligated for Disasters (County)2011$5,278,789.9598 of 1328
Total Deposits in Banks (County)2016-2017$25,125,958,000.0080 of 3108
Property Taxes as Percent of Income: Five-Year Estimates (County)2006-20102.1%1317 of 2773
Attendance to Arts and Culture Events (County)201511,319,1977 of 109
Percent of Firms Which are Women Owned (County)201235.6%756 of 3093
Manufacturing Establishments with 5 to 9 Employees (County)201810583 of 1961
Inmates Executed, All Races (Cumulative Since 1977) (County)1977-2018393 of 198
Immigrant Households Entering County According to Tax Returns (County)2017-201848122 of 389
Estimated Veteran Population Under 45 Years Old (County)201014,97940 of 3143
Total Planted Acres (County)201927,900.702173 of 3034
Online, Mail Order, and Television Retail Sales in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$3,312,000,000.0061 of 2709
Total Retail and Food Service Sales in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$39,524,000,000.0024 of 3108
Earnings in Management of Companies and Enterprises Occupations in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$3,067,000,000.0076 of 2178
Population (County)20502,085,00024 of 3076
Per Capita Total Personal Income (County)2050$246,258.00416 of 3112
Total Employees (County)20501,377,00030 of 3065
Population 18 to 24 Years Old (County)2050213,00017 of 2216
African American Male Population 25 Years Old (County)20503,03521 of 2780
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