Wake County, North Carolina 

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Population

1,023,811

+20.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Median Income

$66,579

Median Home Price

$288,600

United States / North Carolina / No Metro Area / Wake County / Cities / Zip Codes
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Best Places to Live in Wake County, North Carolina

Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border. May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Wake County, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Wake, NC Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Strong economy
Attractive residential areas
Educated population
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Long commutes
Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Raleigh Metro Area

The Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill triad, sometimes referred to as the Research Triangle, is a multifaceted commercial center and capital city. Raleigh, and the rapidly growing suburban community of Cary just west, form the eastern corner of the triangle.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
County: Wake County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Raleigh, Cary, 12 total
Zip Codes: 27610, 27587, 27603, 27616, 27519, 27529, 27604, 27606, 27526, 27513, 33 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 363 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Wake County is 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wake County jobs have increased by 3.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Wake County's cost of living is 5.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Wake County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Wake county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Wake County's population is 1,023,811 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 20.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Wake County is Real Estate: $288,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.6%.

SCHOOLS
Wake County public schools spend $8,443 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Wake County. More Education



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Housing Market in Wake

It's a good time to buy in Wake. Home Appreciation is up 7.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Wake is $288,600.

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ZIP CODES IN WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
27610, 27587, 27603, 27616, 27519, 27529, 27604, 27606, 27526, 27513, 33 total

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