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Historic Yates Mill County Park...Photo by Mike Jaquish
Historic Yates Mill County Park...Photo by Mike Jaquish
Date taken: January 17, 2007
Contributed by mikejaquish on April 11, 2007

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User contributed image - Bunn Lake is on the Wake County/Franklin County, NC line.
User contributed image - Timberlake is a small community on 4 private lakes.
User contributed image - Wake County Courthouse
Bunn Lake is on the Wake County/Franklin County, NC line. Timberlake is a small community on 4 private lakes. Wake County Courthouse
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The county was named after Margaret Wake, wife of the governor

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The county is in the Raleigh-Cary metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 719,520. This was an increase of  14.60% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$54,988
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wake County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Wake County was $35,515. This was an increase of 17.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 115% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Raleigh
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 6 in production of tobacco
(1997 Census of Agriculture)
Census 2000 highlights: County ranked first in the state for population growth during the 1990s

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12% of Wake County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wake County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Wake County include Bagwell Cemetery, Carolina Biblical Gardens, Doub Cemetery, Franklin Cemetery, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Hill Crest Cemetery, Hill Crest Cemetery, Hilliard Cemetery, Holly Springs Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Wake County include Apex, Cary, Eagle Rock, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Kennebec, Knightdale, McCullers, Morrisville ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Wake County include Meredith College, North Carolina State University, Peace College, Saint Augustine's College, Shaw University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Technical Community College ... View colleges

School districts in Wake County include Wake County Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Wake County include Athens Drive Community Library, Cameron Village Regional Library, Cary Library, East Regional Library, Electronic Information Center, Eva Perry Regional Library, Fuquay-Varina Library, Green Road Library, North Regional Library, Olivia Raney Local History Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wake County include Apex Herald, Cary News, Eastern Wake News, Fuquay-Varina Independent, Garner News, Holly Springs Sun, News & Observer ... View newspapers

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Wake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wake County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Wake County include Raleigh-Durham International

Hotels in Wake County include Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Baymont Inn & Suites, Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Western, Best Western Crabtree, Best Western Raleigh Inn & Suites, Best Western Raleigh North, Candlewood Suites, Candlewood Suites ... More hotels

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Wake County, NC

Pros: A vibrant and diverse economy with a solid foundation in Universities, State Government, and private industry...

Cons: Growth has some negative consequences...

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