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Innovation Comes to Life in Wake County

As part of North Carolina’s famed Research Triangle region, 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. So what are you waiting for? Join us.

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Blog

The New Normal: Opportunities and Challenges

By Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner, Economic Leadership, LLC Last year at this time, America’s metros were trying to make sense of the emerging post-pandemic economy. In North Carolina daily life was returning to a new normal with strong job growth, persistent talent shortages, and an… Read more >

News

WRAL Highlights Work In The Triangle’s Ads for Talent Recruitment

Wake County Economic Development's talent recruitment initiative, Work In The Triangle, has been making waves recently. The initiative was recently featured on WRAL-TV Channel 5, highlighting the fact that Wake County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the country and how Work In The … Read more >

Rankings

N.C. Named 3rd Top Growth State in the U.S.

The U-Haul Growth Index analyzed one-way customer moves during 2023 and found North Carolina to be the 3rd top destination for movers. North Carolina destinations accounted for 51% of all one-way U-Haul traffic into the state. It is the fourth time in the last five years that North Carolina … 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
 
13
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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