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Blog

WCED Speaks to Sanderson High School about Key Economic Indicators

On May 14th, WCED team members visited the CTE Business Economics class at Sanderson High School in Raleigh. Bailey Siebel, Research & Marketing Coordinator, and Jordan Deshazor, Project Coordinator, spoke about county-wide economic indicators that have contributed to the area’s su… Read more >

News

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Expanding Manufacturing Operations in Holly Springs

$1.2 Billion FUJIFILM Corporation investment to create an additional 680 highly-skilled local jobs FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a global leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today that it will expand its large-scale cell culture manufacturing f… Read more >

Rankings

Three Triangle Cities Featured on Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live

Raleigh, Cary, and Durham all took top spots in a recent report by Livability that highlighted the top 100 best places to live in the United States. Analysts partnered with AGS, a demographic and marketing database, to curate a list of mid-size cities factoring in over 100 data points such a… 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: 464,758 (2017)
14.38% growth from 2000 - 2017
Educational attainment: 49.9% received their bachelor’s degree or higher
Median household income: $56,488
Median home price: $232,348
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Apex

Apex

Population growth: 50,719 (2017)
25% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 61.7% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $95,314
Median home price: $279,798
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Cary

Cary

Population growth: 159,964 (2017)
22% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 64.3% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $98,281
Median home price: $321,706
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Fuquay-Varina

Fuquay-Varina

Population growth: 28,987 (2017)
25% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 41% received their bachelor’
degree or higher
Median household income: $70,226
Median home price: $215,768
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Garner

Garner

Population growth: 31,023 (2017)
14% growth from 2010 - 2017
Median household income: $59,812
Median home price: $195,000
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Holly Springs

Holly Springs

Population growth: 37,000 (2017)
43% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 55.8% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $98,041
Median home price: $265,676
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Knightdale

Knightdale

Population growth: 15,849 (2017)
39% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 37.7% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $63,595
Median home price: $178,461
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Morrisville

Morrisville

Population growth: 26,461 (2017)
43% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 64.8% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $92,769
Median home price: $291,400
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Rolesville

Rolesville

Population growth: 7,581 (2017)
58% growth from 2000 - 2017
Educational attainment: 41.9% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $77,253
Median home price: $271,117
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Population growth: 43,076 (2017)
31% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 54% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $81,200
Median home price: $258,234
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Wendell

Wendell

Population growth: 6,541 (2017)
12% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 32.9% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $48,890
Median home price: $153,545
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Zebulon

Zebulon

Population growth: 5,268 (2017)
18.8% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 20.2% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $51,108
Median home price: $139,300
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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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
 
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RTP
 

Raleigh

Apex

Cary

Fuquay-Varina

Garner

Holly Springs

Knightdale

Morrisville

Rolesville

Wake Forest

Wendell

Zebulon

RTP

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Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development
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