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Wake County, North Carolina

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Population:

  • Total Population: 627,846
  • Males: 310,558
  • Females: 317,288

Ethnicity:

  • White: 438,938
  • Black/African American: 122,056
  • Hispanic: 34,135
  • Native American/Eskimo: 1,955
  • Asian: 20,688
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 301
  • Other: 893
  • 2 or more: 8,880

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (511,975)
  2. Spanish (33,840)
  3. French (4,045)
  4. Chinese (3,660)
  5. Arabic (3,200)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 60,602

  1. Mexico (16,465)
  2. India (4,944)
  3. Canada (3,117)
  4. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2,454)
  5. United Kingdom (2,139)
  6. Vietnam (2,073)
  7. Korea (1,591)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (78,979)
  2. Catholic Church (59,610)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (46,283)
  4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (17,045)
  5. Episcopal Church (8,872)

Migrant Health Clinics

  • Wake County Human Services: 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh - (919) 250-3073

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 132,068
  • Sensory: 14,182
  • Physical: 29,749
  • Mental: 19,717
  • Self-care: 8,687
  • Go outside home: 25,459
  • Employment: 35,550

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 3,603

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 242,040
  • Utility gas: 100,902
  • Bottled or LP gas: 17,686
  • Electricity: 117,273
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 4,265
  • Coal or Coke: 17
  • Wood: 1,028
  • Solar Energy: 63
  • Other fuel: 328
  • No fuel used: 478

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 429,105
  • No vehicle: 17,849
  • 1 or more vehicle: 411,256

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 2,764
  • No High School: 12,394
  • Some High School: 27,928
  • High School: 71,648
  • Some College: 80,950
  • Associate's Degree: 30,768
  • College Degree: 119,389
  • Master's Degree: 40,117
  • Professional Degree: 9,099
  • Doctoral Degree: 8,424

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 242,040
  • Owners with phone: 158,903
  • Owners without phone: 553
  • Renters with phone: 80,114
  • Renters without phone: 2,470

10 closest counties:

  1. Durham County, North Carolina
  2. Johnston County, North Carolina
  3. Franklin County, North Carolina
  4. Harnett County, North Carolina
  5. Orange County, North Carolina
  6. Granville County, North Carolina
  7. Lee County, North Carolina
  8. Vance County, North Carolina
  9. Chatham County, North Carolina
  10. Person County, North Carolina

Data Detail

Zip Codes in county:

27502, 27511, 27512, 27513, 27518, 27519, 27526, 27529, 27540, 27545, 27560, 27562, 27571, 27587, 27588, 27591, 27592, 27597, 27601, 27602, 27603, 27604, 27605, 27606, 27607, 27608, 27609, 27610, 27611, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615, 27616, 27617, 27619, 27620, 27621, 27622, 27623, 27624, 27625, 27626, 27627, 27628, 27629, 27634, 27635, 27636, 27640, 27650, 27656, 27658, 27661, 27668, 27675, 27676, 27690, 27695, 27697, 27698, 27699

Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

  • WRAL-TV (76 TV) RALEIGH, NC
  • WISN-TV (204 TV) RALEIGH, NC
  • KWWF (518 TV) CARY, NC
  • WTGS (554 TV) RALEIGH, NC
  • WRAZ (686 TV) RALEIGH, NC
  • WKNC-FM (88.1 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WSHA (88.9 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WCPE (89.7 FM) WAKE FOREST, NC
  • WZPE (90.1 FM) WAKE FOREST, NC
  • WAJC (90.5 FM) RALIEGH, NC
  • WQDR (94.7 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WPWZ (95.5 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WBBB (96.1 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WYMY (96.9 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WNNT-FM (100.9 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WZTK (101.1 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WRAL (101.5 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WHKB (102.3 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WKIX (102.3 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WWMY (102.9 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WOLT (103.3 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WRSF (105.7 FM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WETC (540 AM) KNIGHTDALE, NC
  • WDNZ (570 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WPTF (680 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WFMC (730 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WCPS (760 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • KTWG (801 AM) CARY, NC
  • WRBZ (850 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WRRZ (880 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WPCM (920 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WGBR (1150 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WPJL (1240 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WZBO (1260 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WXKL (1290 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WCHL (1360 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WAZZ (1490 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • WCLY (1550 AM) RALEIGH, NC
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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