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Garner, NC is a small city located in Wake County and is part of the wider Raleigh-Durham metro area. With an eclectic array of local businesses, there’s always something to do in Garner. For those looking to rent their own apartment or house, 2 bedroom rent in Garner averages $1,400 per month compared to the US average of $1,430. Grocery cost index is also comparatively lower at 98 versus the national average of 100. Popular local companies in Garner include Dunkin Donuts, Target and Walmart Supercenter. There are also plenty of locally owned restaurants such as Carolina Style Barbeque and Buku Global Street Food. For entertainment, many enjoy visiting White Deer Park Nature Preserve or watch a movie at Regal Cinemas Crossroads 20 & IMAX.

Garner has an unemployment rate of 4.3%. The US average is 6.0%.

Garner has seen the job market increase by 3.0% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 46.3%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Garner
- The Sales Tax Rate for Garner is 7.3%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Garner is 5.5%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Garner
- The average income of a Garner resident is $36,163 a year. The US average is $37,638 a year.
- The Median household income of a Garner resident is $70,007 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.

Income by Population Percent

  EconomyGarner, North CarolinaUnited States
  4.36
  -5.2%-6.2%
  46.3%33.5%
  7.3%6.2%
  5.3%4.6%
  $36,163$37,638
  $70,007$69,021
  $91,214$85,028
  Population by Occupation
  0.6%1.2%
  0.1%0.5%
  8.2%6.8%
  9.0%10.0%
  2.0%2.5%
  10.0%11.0%
  3.9%4.8%
  1.0%0.8%
  3.5%1.9%
  4.3%4.7%
  1.2%1.9%
  11.3%7.6%
  0.1%0.1%
  5.2%4.2%
  11.7%9.3%
  11.3%14.0%
  1.3%2.1%
  7.3%7.0%
  4.0%4.8%
  4.1%4.7%
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One of the best areas in the Triangle Region of North Carolina for cost effective housing. Since the RE bust in 2008 home prices have fallen across the country. The  More

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I moved here about a year ago from FL and love it. We chose Johnston County as opposed to Wake County due to the tax base and the schools. The cost of a home out here  More

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Hi. I currently live in Hollywood, Florida and truly love it; however, I've decided to return to Garner where I lived for 7 years. The grass is really not greener here.  More

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