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Where is Wake County, North Carolina?

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Wake County is a county equivalent area found in North Carolina, USA. The county government of Wake is found in the county seat of Raleigh.

With a total 2,220.45 sq. km of land and water area, Wake County, North Carolina is the 1073rd largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 998,691 people, Wake County has a total 391983 households earning 66006 on average per year.

Wake is the home to this professional sports team: Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)

Wake County, North Carolina - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 37183
Area Codes 919
Time Zone EST
Major Cities Raleigh (population: 517,259), Cary (population: 139,036), Apex (population: 62,388), Wake Forest (population: 55,924), Garner (population: 44,298), Fuquay Varina (population: 41,167), Holly Springs (population: 31,038), Knightdale (population: 24,312), Morrisville (population: 23,876), Zebulon (population: 23,065)
Land Area 385,597 sq miles
Water Area 835 sq miles
Household Income $66,006
Housing Units 391,983
Median Home Value $229,000
High School Grads 92% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 48% of population
Retail Spending $15,147 per capita
Food & Accomodation Sales $1,726,633 per capita
Universities and Colleges ITT Technical Institute

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2016.