Data Center
City of Raleigh 423,179
Wake County 952,151
North Carolina 9,752,073

source: City of Raleigh Planning & Development


Average Annual Unemployment Rates
 20135 Year Average (2009-2013)
Raleigh 6.1% 7.0%
Wake County 6.6% 7.7%
N.C. 8.0% 9.9%
U.S. 7.4% 8.7%


Wake County Employment by Sector
Natural Resources & Mining 1,173 0.24%
Manufacturing 22,672 4.73%
Construction 26,071 5.44%
Trade, Transportation & Utilities 84,515 17.65%
Information 17,804 3.72%
Financial Activities 25,027 5.23%
Professional & Business Services 101,223 21.13%
Education & Health Services 90,839 18.97%
Leisure & Hospitality 54,776 11.44%
Other Services 15,097 3.15%
Public Administration 39,762 8.30%
Unclassified  n/a  n/a
TOTAL 478,959 100%


Median Household Income
Raleigh $53,653
Wake County $63,791
MSA* Per Capita Income (2011) $60,319
NC Per Capita Income (2011) $45,150


Owner-occupied Units* 50.2%
Renter-occupied Units* 49.8%
Total Housing Units* 178,290
Median Contract Rent** $688
Average Home Sale Price** $249,432

*source: 2012 ACS, 1-Year Estimates / **source: C2ER Cost of Living Index, Third Quarter 2013


Education/Enrollment (Fall 2012- Spring 2013)
Meredith College 1,950
North Carolina State University 34,000
Shaw University 2,000
St. Augustine’s University 1,060
Wake Technical Community College 68,900
William Peace University 1,076


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