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2021-2022 Annual Report

Each year, Wake County Economic Development, with valuable input from private sector EDGE partners and public sector partners, creates a program of work and a set of Key Performance Indicators. The program of work allows WCED to align efforts and resources to address economic developmen… Read more >

News

Cable Manufacturer Selects Fuquay-Varina for Expansion

Berk-Tek, a Leviton Company, plans to expand its fiber optic cabling facility at 100 Technology Park Lane in Fuquay-Varina and commit to significant new capital investment and 100 new full-time jobs. The Company currently operates a 55,000 square foot facility and proposes to expand its exi… Read more >

Rankings

North Carolina Named Top State for Women-led Startups

North Carolina has been listed as one of the top states for women-led startups in 2023. In an annual report by Merchant Maverick, North Carolina ranked No. 9 on the list of all 50 states. This is an eight-point improvement from 2021, when the state was listed at No. 17. The study found that … 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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Ask us anything about what Wake County has to offer. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Michael Haley
Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development
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