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Wake County
  • County in North Carolina

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Housing
    grade A
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A+
  5. Diversity
    grade A
  6. Jobs
    grade A
  7. Weather
    grade B
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

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Wake County is located in North Carolina with a population of 1,112,883. Wake County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. In Wake County, most residents own their homes. In Wake County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wake County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Wake County are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$324,500
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,276
National
$1,163
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Wake County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    62
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    29.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    232.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,189.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

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