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Wake County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 835.2 square miles
Population Density 1,078.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 974,289
Population change 8.1%
Under 5 years of age 6.7%
Under 18 25.3%
65 and over 9.7%
Females 51.3%
White 69.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 10
Asian 6.1%
Two or more races 2.3%
Black or African American 21.4%
Native American 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 92%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 48%
Veterans 54,713
Households and Housing
Households 348,627
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 83.3%
Median household income $66,006
The per capita income $33,166
Live below the poverty line. 11%
housing units 391,983
Multi-unit structures 27%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $229,000
Residents owning their homes. 65.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 82,932
Women-owned firms 28.6%
Asian-owned firms 4.8%
Hispanic-owned firms 3.8%
Black-owned firms 12%
Native American-owned firms 0.4%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $12,598,141
Retail sales per capita $15,147
Manufacturers shipments $14,091,675
Merchant wholesaler sales $11,334,335