Welcome to Raleigh and Wake County

As part of the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, we’re all about access. Access to talent and technology. Access to fast-growing markets. And access to a jaw-dropping network of resources designed to help people and companies prosper.

Access fuels our region’s growth—and enables our residents to accomplish amazing things. And the best part about access? It’s open to anyone who wants it. Join us.

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Wake County Startups Raise Big Funds in 2016

Within the last few years, Raleigh and Wake County has emerged as a top innovation hub nationwide. This year proves no different as Raleigh and Wake County startups raised more than $81 million, and PowerSecure and Surge X were acquired for a total of $561 million. As the startup landscape g… Read more >

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Zagat names Raleigh as one of the "Hottest Food Cities of 2016"

  One of the most revered restaurant review sources, Zagat, names Raleigh one of the "Hottest Food Cities of 2016."  Part of North Carolina's Triangle area, including Durham and Chapel Hill (both places with hot restaurant scenes of their own), Raleigh seemed to be all … Read more >

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Raleigh Named a top 2017 Housing Market

Raleigh has been named a top 2017 housing market by realtor.com. Despite a more moderate housing market overall in 2017, strong local economies and population growth will continue to fuel the nation’s hottest markets, and Raleigh is one of those markets. According to realtor.com n… Read more >

Our Communities

Wake County is home to 13 communities, each with its own distinct character. To learn more about each of the communities, click on our interactive map.

Raleigh

Raleigh

Population growth: 430,630 (2013).
56% growth from 2000 - 2013.
Educational attainment: 58.5% received
their bachelors degree or higher. 
Median household income: $66,006 
Median home price: $229,000 
Unemployment rate: 5.3%

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Apex

Apex

Population growth: 46,068 (2015).
128% growth from 2000 - 2015
Educational attainment: 61.8% received
their bachelors degree or higher.
Median household income: $89,475
Median home price: $258,500
Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Wake County)

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Cary

Cary

Population growth: 149,513 (2013).
58% growth from 2000 - 2013.
Educational attainment: 62.2% received
their bachelors degree or higher.
Median household income: $90,250
Median home price: $303,700
Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Wake County)

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Fuquay-Varina

Fuquay-Varina

Population growth: 23,655 (2015).
188% growth from 2000 - 2015.
Educational attainment: 58.5% received
their bachelors degree or higher.(Wake County)
Median household income: $59,897
Median home price: $209,450
Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Wake County)

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Garner

Garner

Population growth: 27,814 (2014).
57% growth since 2000.
Educational attainment: 58.5% received
their bachelor’s degree or higher. (Wake County)
Median household income: $60,842
Median home price: $165,600
Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Wake County)

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Holly Springs

Holly Springs

Population growth: 31,391 (2015).
242% growth from 2000 - 2015.
Educational attainment: 58.5% received
their bachelors degree or higher.(Wake County)
Median household income: $89,644
Median home price: $236,300
Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Wake County)

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Knightdale

Knightdale

Population growth: 13,291 (2013).
123% growth from 2000 - 2013.
Educational attainment: 58.5% received
their bachelors degree or higher. (Wake County)
Median household income: $71,066
Median home price: $168,800
Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Wake County)

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Morrisville

Morrisville

Population growth: 21,932 (2013).
321% growth from 2000 - 2013
Educational attainment: 63.8% received
their bachelors degree or higher.
Median household income: $80,892
Median home price: $261,600
Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Wake County)

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Rolesville

Rolesville

Population growth: 5,014 (2014).
550% growth from 2000 - 2014.
Educational attainment: 58.5% received
their bachelors degree or higher. (Wake County)
Median household income: $79,917
Median home price: $239,600
Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Wake County)

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Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Population growth: 35,609 (2013).
168% growth from 2000 - 2013.
Educational attainment: 58.5% received
their bachelors degree or higher. (Wake County)
Median household income: $75,050
Median home price: $259,200
Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Wake County)

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Wendell

Wendell

Population growth: 6,135 (2013).
44% growth from 2000 - 2013.
Educational attainment: 58.5% received
their bachelors degree or higher. (Wake County)
Median household income: $40,968
Median home price: $127,200
Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Wake County)

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Zebulon

Zebulon

Population growth: 4,591 (2013).
14% growth from 2000 - 2013.
Educational attainment: 58.5% received
their bachelors degree or higher. (Wake County)
Median household income: $52,599
Median home price: $111,100
Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Wake County)

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RTP

RTP

The Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest, and one of the most successful, research parks in the United States. Founded in the 1950s, RTP is now home to more than 200 companies employing north of 50,000 people.

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Wake County
1
Raleigh
 
2
Apex
 
3
Cary
 
4
Fuquay-Varina
 
5
Garner
 
6
Holly Springs
 
7
Knightdale
 
8
Morrisville
 
9
Rolesville
 
10
Wake Forest
 
11
Wendell
 
12
Zebulon
 
13
RTP
 

Raleigh

Apex

Cary

Fuquay-Varina

Garner

Holly Springs

Knightdale

Morrisville

Rolesville

Wake Forest

Wendell

Zebulon

RTP

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What People Are Saying

WCED keeps me in the know on economic development and talent recruitment efforts, and they are doing a fantastic job for our Region!

Gray Reed
Triangle Region President
BB&T 

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Adrienne Cole
Executive Director
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