2010 North Carolina Census Results
Wake County Highest Percentage Population Growth
The 2010 North Carolina Census results, released by the U.S. Census Bureau in March 2011, show a 43.5% increase in Wake County's population, a higher percentage increase than any other North Carolina county. Wake County's population has reached 900,993.
This population growth in Wake County strongly correlates to the projected 90% increase in Raleigh - Cary New Home Building Permits for 2011.
The 2010 Census also showed:
Raleigh is the most populous incorporated place in North Carolina, increasing by 46.3%
Durham is the fifth most populous incorporated place in North Carolina, increasing by 22.1%
14 other North Carolina counties increased their population by at least 25% including: Franklin, Johnston, Harnett, Chatham, Hoke, Union, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Iredell, Pitt, Camden, Currituck, Pender, and Brunswick.
Overall, North Carolina saw a 18.5% increase in population to 9,535,483, the second highest increase in 100 years of Census results.
The South (encompassing North Carolina) experienced an overall population increase of 14.3%, higher than any other region in the U.S.
The interactive graph below shows 10 decades of U.S. population change data. Mouse over a state to see the percentage and count of population growth. The left-hand graph will show the increasing trend for North Carolina.
The interactive graph below shows North Carolina population change by County. Mouse over a county to see the trend, percentage, and count of population growth.
Data provided by U.S. Census Bureau.
There are many reasons why Raleigh continues to show growth in population and new home construction, including:
- Universities and Colleges in Raleigh and the RTP
- Jobs in Wake County and Jobs near Raleigh
- Property Taxes in Wake County
Additional 2010 U.S. Census Results:
Thinking of building a new home in Wake County? Some of the most popular places to live in the Raleigh area include Raleigh, including Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Chatham County, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Sanford and Wake Forest.