Wake County is located in central North Carolina. The County Seat is Raleigh and the largest city is Raleigh . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.wakegov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 998,691 and the 2010 census population was 901,018. The land area is 835.22 square miles and there are 1078.8 persons per square mile.
69.3% of the population is White, 21.4% is Black or African American, 10% is Hispanic or Latino, 6.1% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 91.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 48% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $229,000, there are 348,627 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $33,166, the median household income is $66,006, and 11% of the persons in Wake County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 82,932. Retail sales (in $1000) were $12,598,141, and sales per capita were $15,147. The percentage of black-owned firms is 12%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.6%.
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