Wake County Population Reaches ONE MILLION!

people_places_titleThere is no doubt that Wake County and all the cities and towns within have seen tremendous growth over the last several years, but on Friday, August 22 we reached a milestone: we officially have a population of one million people! Whether you’re moving to Wake Forest to escape the cold of a northern state, to Raleigh to start a new job at Research Triangle Park, or to Chapel Hill to attend UNC, this area has been a major draw for people looking to relocate for a variety of reasons! Based on census data, Wake County grows by 62 people per day…that’s a combination of births, folks moving to the area and it takes into account the average number of deaths and those moving away as well. Approximately 35% of growth is caused by natural increase (births minus deaths) and about 65% is caused by net migration (those moving in minus those moving out). How does this break down by city or town? Let’s take a look! Below is a list of the total net increase (per week) for each! Our capital city of Raleigh is the highest number by far, followed by Cary, Apex & Wake Forest!

  • Apex – 28
  • Cary – 93
  • Fuquay – 20
  • Garner – 6
  • Holly Springs – 25
  • Knightdale – 11
  • Morrisville – 20
  • Raleigh – 164
  • Rolesville – 5
  • Wake Forest – 27
  • Wendell – 2
  • Zebulon – 1
  • The remaining Wake County Towns – 31



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