Wake County

  1. Wake County Legal Resources
  2. Wake County Statistics
  3. Wake County Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Wake County Employment Information
  5. Wake County Family Information
  6. Wake County Education Information
  7. Wake County Business Information
  8. Wake County Public Benefits Information
  9. Wake County Criminal Information
  10. Wake County Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Wake County Cities
  12. Wake County Zip Codes


Wake County Legal Resources

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Wake County Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 627,846
  • Births / Deaths / Infant Deaths (2004): 12,265 / 3,693 / 85
  • Land Area (2000): 2,154.673 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 65.609 square kilometers
  • Farm Area (2002): 93,000.000 acres (376.278 square kilometers)
  • Farms (2002): 846
  • Farms under 50 acres (2002): 55.70%
  • Farms over 500 acres (2002): 4.30%
  • Farm earnings (2005): $1,834,000
  • Gallons of water used per day (total / irrigation / public use) (2000): 128,000,000 / 14,000,000 / 73,000,000
  • Ground water as percent of water use (2000): 11.60%
  • Physicians (2004): 2,032
  • Community Hospitals (Beds) (2004): 4 (1,523)
  • Medicare Recipients (2005): 70,353
  • Federal Spending (2004): $5,692,245
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Wake County - Historical Places
Houses (2000): 258,953
Building Permits Issued (2006): 14,203
Valuation of Building Permits (2006): $2,556,912

Wake County Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 1,106,334 88.01%
 Rural, Farm 4,077 0.32%
 Rural, Non-farm 146,640 11.67%

Wake County Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wake County Employment Information

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Wake County Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 255,989 249,436 6,553 2.56% 26
1991 261,782 253,349 8,433 3.22% 32
1992 271,981 262,205 9,776 3.59% 36
1993 280,672 271,734 8,938 3.18% 32
1994 291,262 283,651 7,612 2.61% 26
1995 301,584 294,329 7,255 2.41% 24
1996 321,650 314,888 6,761 2.10% 21
1997 337,961 331,980 5,981 1.77% 18
1998 350,046 344,558 5,488 1.57% 16
1999 360,949 355,841 5,108 1.42% 14
2000 366,028 357,153 8,875 2.42% 24
2001 374,911 359,814 15,096 4.03% 40
2002 380,132 358,657 21,475 5.65% 56
2003 384,878 364,381 20,497 5.33% 53
2004 391,802 374,712 17,090 4.36% 44
2005 406,285 389,600 16,686 4.11% 41
2006 428,429 412,905 15,524 3.62% 36
2007 436,435 421,397 15,038 3.45% 34
2008 443,918 424,114 19,804 4.46% 44
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 437,738 421,093 16,645 3.80% 38
Feb 2008 439,166 421,692 17,474 3.98% 40
Mar 2008 439,092 421,977 17,115 3.90% 39
Apr 2008 441,422 424,649 16,773 3.80% 38
May 2008 443,505 423,799 19,706 4.44% 44
Jun 2008 446,857 425,528 21,329 4.77% 48
Jul 2008 456,758 432,853 23,905 5.23% 52
Aug 2008 446,848 423,836 23,012 5.15% 51
Sep 2008 443,874 421,601 22,273 5.02% 50
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Wake County Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 47,714 12.83%
2. Construction 44,880 12.07%
3. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 23,566 6.34%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 19,772 5.32%
5. Educational Services 19,208 5.17%
6. Public Administration 18,938 5.09%
7. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 14,228 3.83%
8. Finance and Insurance 12,952 3.48%
9. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 12,282 3.30%
10. Health Care 10,408 2.80%
11. Chemical Manufacturing 8,380 2.25%
12. Repair and Maintenance 7,292 1.96%
13. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 7,232 1.94%
14. Food and Beverage Stores 6,792 1.83%
15. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 6,782 1.82%
16. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 5,974 1.61%
17. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 5,726 1.54%
18. Utilities 4,878 1.31%
19. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 4,696 1.26%
20. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 4,670 1.26%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Educational Services 41,344 13.13%
2. Health Care 36,354 11.54%
3. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 33,492 10.63%
4. Public Administration 20,060 6.37%
5. Finance and Insurance 18,988 6.03%
6. Accommodation and Food Services 16,970 5.39%
7. Social Assistance 11,478 3.64%
8. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 10,862 3.45%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 10,068 3.20%
10. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 7,280 2.31%
11. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 6,472 2.05%
12. Department and Other General Stores 6,420 2.04%
13. Chemical Manufacturing 6,238 1.98%
14. Personal and Laundry Services 6,008 1.91%
15. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 5,956 1.89%
16. Construction 5,954 1.89%
17. Food and Beverage Stores 5,164 1.64%
18. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 4,982 1.58%
19. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 4,500 1.43%
20. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 3,856 1.22%

Wake County Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Computer Specialists 35,202 9.47%
2. Other Management Occupations 24,812 6.67%
3. Engineers 16,226 4.36%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 15,134 4.07%
5. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 14,814 3.98%
6. Other Installation / Maintenance 12,514 3.37%
7. Top Executives 10,882 2.93%
8. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 10,706 2.88%
9. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 10,428 2.80%
10. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 10,000 2.69%
11. Business Operations Specialists 9,390 2.52%
12. Operations Managers Non Finance 9,252 2.49%
13. Other Production Occupations 8,992 2.42%
14. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 8,926 2.40%
15. Carpenters 7,482 2.01%
16. Other Office and Admin Support 7,176 1.93%
17. Advertising / Marketing / PR / Sales 6,992 1.88%
18. Vehicle Mechanics 6,096 1.64%
19. Other Construction Trades 5,982 1.61%
20. Life and Physical Scientists 5,758 1.55%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 20,254 6.43%
2. Secretaries and Admins 17,550 5.57%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 16,208 5.15%
4. Other Management Occupations 14,232 4.52%
5. Computer Specialists 13,760 4.37%
6. Business Operations Specialists 11,884 3.77%
7. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 11,720 3.72%
8. Other Sales and Related Occupations 10,712 3.40%
9. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 10,170 3.23%
10. Registered Nurses 9,558 3.03%
11. Accountants and Auditors 7,784 2.47%
12. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 7,374 2.34%
13. Cashiers 7,340 2.33%
14. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 7,258 2.30%
15. Customer Service Representatives 7,176 2.28%
16. Health Technologists and Technicians 6,872 2.18%
17. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 5,926 1.88%
18. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 5,670 1.80%
19. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 5,580 1.77%
20. Other Production Occupations 5,566 1.77%

Wake County Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 626,258 64.46%
15-35 hours 114,609 11.80%
1-14 hours 30,178 3.11%
No regular hours 200,447 20.63%

Wake County Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 11,546 1.77%
5 AM-5:29 AM 8,623 1.32%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 15,606 2.39%
6 AM-6:29 AM 43,229 6.63%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 73,312 11.24%
7 AM-7:29 AM 121,898 18.69%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 114,429 17.54%
8 AM-8:29 AM 89,961 13.79%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 44,464 6.82%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 41,093 6.30%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 14,929 2.29%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 6,734 1.03%
Noon-3:59 PM 32,414 4.97%
4 PM-11:59 PM 34,094 5.23%

Wake County Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 14,397 2.21%
5-9 54,397 8.34%
10-14 84,150 12.90%
15-19 105,973 16.25%
20-24 115,578 17.72%
25-29 49,503 7.59%
30-34 108,850 16.69%
35-39 21,884 3.35%
40-44 22,813 3.50%
45-59 43,876 6.73%
60-89 19,996 3.07%
At least 90 10,915 1.67%

Wake County Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 3,549 0.54% 420,449 64.45%
30-44 1,558 0.24% 151,989 23.30%
45-59 874 0.13% 43,002 6.59%
At least 60 2,326 0.36% 28,585 4.38%

Wake County Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 1,286 0.19%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 75,723 11.17%
 Car / truck / van, solo 549,813 81.11%
 Motorcycle 612 0.09%
 Other 4,846 0.71%
 Public transportation 8,307 1.23%
 Walked 11,745 1.73%
 Worked at home 25,526 3.77%

Wake County Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wake County Family Information

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Households (2000): 484,266 (1,217,306 people)
Families (2000): 319,648 (977,124 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 151,261
People at same address in 1995: 487,333

Wake County Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 26,590 5.48%
$10,000-$14,999 17,476 3.60%
$15,000-$19,999 20,452 4.22%
$20,000-$24,999 24,062 4.96%
$25,000-$29,999 26,257 5.42%
$30,000-$34,999 27,822 5.74%
$35,000-$39,999 26,379 5.44%
$40,000-$44,999 25,702 5.30%
$45,000-$49,999 22,747 4.69%
$50,000-$59,999 45,651 9.42%
$60,000-$74,999 58,597 12.09%
$75,000-$99,999 67,997 14.02%
$100,000-$124,999 40,670 8.39%
$125,000-$149,999 21,987 4.53%
$150,000-$199,999 18,096 3.73%
$200,000 or more 14,380 2.97%

Wake County Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 62,163 25.68%
 Family, 2 people 65,368 27.01%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 16,277 6.72%
 Family, 3 people 38,310 15.83%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 3,078 1.27%
 Family, 4 people 35,420 14.63%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 1,185 0.49%
 Family, 5 people 13,244 5.47%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 308 0.13%
 Family, 6 people 4,107 1.70%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 135 0.06%
 Family, 7 or more people 2,316 0.96%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 129 0.05%

Wake County Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 435,796 33.05%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 197,213 14.96%
Public Assistance 7,711 0.58%
Retirement 61,111 4.63%
Self Employment 60,554 4.59%
Social Security 74,495 5.65%
Supplemental Security 9,739 0.74%
Wage / Salary 424,607 32.20%
Other 47,474 3.60%

Wake County Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 126,909 49.21%
 With children under 18 130,971 50.79%

Wake County Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 32,309 6.68%
 Married 291,094 60.18%
 Never Married 153,771 31.79%
 Widowed 6,513 1.35%

Wake County Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 49,319 9.79%
 Married 289,536 57.46%
 Never Married 132,574 26.31%
 Widowed 32,484 6.45%

Wake County Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wake County Education Information

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Wake County Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 36,619 3.89%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 76,409 8.11%
 High school diploma or equivalent 170,321 18.07%
 Some college, no degree 217,530 23.08%
 Associate degree 66,063 7.01%
 Bachelors degree 258,995 27.48%
 Graduate or professional degree 116,444 12.36%

Wake County Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 9,396 1.50% 18,381 2.93% 27,777 4.42%
Kindergarten 16,603 2.64% 2,724 0.43% 19,327 3.08%
Grades 1-4 66,368 10.57% 7,748 1.23% 74,116 11.80%
Grades 5-8 64,692 10.30% 6,794 1.08% 71,486 11.39%
Grades 9-12 54,336 8.65% 6,658 1.06% 60,994 9.71%
Undergrad college 65,499 10.43% 17,081 2.72% 82,580 13.15%
Graduate or professional school 16,110 2.57% 4,777 0.76% 20,887 3.33%
Total 293,004 46.67% 64,163 10.22% 357,167 56.89%

Wake County Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wake County Business Information

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Wholesale trade sales (2002): $13,927,454,000
Retail sales (2002): $9,703,181,000
Accommodation and foodservices sales (2002): $1,117,422,000
Value of Manufacturers' Shipments (2002): $11,497,047
Retired workers (2005): 52,245

Wake County Businesses Changes By Year


Year - Type  Business Births  Business Deaths  Business Expansions  Business Contractions  Stable Businesses
1999 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
1999 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 207 135 371 276 252
1999 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 1 5 13 8 6
1999 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 27 24 75 54 54
1999 - Construction 397 285 757 477 557
1999 - Educational Services 25 19 79 48 60
1999 - Finance & Insurance 160 129 281 218 444
1999 - Health Care & Social Assistance 145 105 446 343 411
1999 - Information 73 52 93 87 98
1999 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 20 16 40 35 40
1999 - Manufacturing 62 51 202 178 157
1999 - Mining 0 0 6 3 2
1999 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 178 129 516 383 619
1999 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 444 270 673 481 860
1999 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 117 64 203 161 278
1999 - Retail Trade 251 248 876 753 671
1999 - Transportation & Warehousing 65 44 97 71 89
1999 - Unclassified 56 23 2 4 6
1999 - Utilities 2 1 5 10 6
1999 - Wholesale Trade 114 107 365 279 409
1999 - Total 2,344 1,707 5,100 3,869 5,019
2000 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2000 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 196 153 348 300 313
2000 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 2 4 5 12 7
2000 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 30 14 74 64 62
2000 - Construction 308 298 706 571 618
2000 - Educational Services 25 17 85 52 56
2000 - Finance & Insurance 159 137 269 234 461
2000 - Health Care & Social Assistance 162 135 468 327 421
2000 - Information 86 43 123 84 109
2000 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 24 16 35 41 43
2000 - Manufacturing 59 51 224 187 144
2000 - Mining 1 0 3 4 3
2000 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 186 154 545 411 590
2000 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 398 324 663 503 956
2000 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 112 86 199 157 312
2000 - Retail Trade 253 224 904 702 720
2000 - Transportation & Warehousing 56 38 95 87 101
2000 - Unclassified 57 39 2 4 13
2000 - Utilities 3 3 4 9 7
2000 - Wholesale Trade 123 114 365 297 394
2000 - Total 2,240 1,850 5,117 4,046 5,330
2001 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2001 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 207 144 395 304 314
2001 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 9 6 5 9 7
2001 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 39 27 72 61 68
2001 - Construction 294 287 658 619 638
2001 - Educational Services 36 25 90 55 53
2001 - Finance & Insurance 177 187 326 199 412
2001 - Health Care & Social Assistance 217 130 552 298 406
2001 - Information 108 74 85 112 133
2001 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 19 17 43 42 40
2001 - Manufacturing 66 58 204 194 160
2001 - Mining 0 0 2 1 9
2001 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 156 169 524 426 625
2001 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 507 342 716 536 929
2001 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 110 75 197 198 314
2001 - Retail Trade 283 256 819 804 701
2001 - Transportation & Warehousing 67 59 103 76 101
2001 - Unclassified 46 32 6 7 13
2001 - Utilities 3 2 6 7 8
2001 - Wholesale Trade 117 130 371 283 398
2001 - Total 2,461 2,020 5,174 4,231 5,329
2002 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2002 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 192 210 331 389 315
2002 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 5 6 6 8 12
2002 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 33 24 70 77 72
2002 - Construction 306 302 599 685 574
2002 - Educational Services 29 26 84 53 74
2002 - Finance & Insurance 203 109 289 241 484
2002 - Health Care & Social Assistance 229 123 552 414 392
2002 - Information 61 89 92 134 125
2002 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 21 24 42 44 37
2002 - Manufacturing 47 70 158 266 138
2002 - Mining 2 2 6 4 1
2002 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 210 147 518 471 598
2002 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 484 422 637 660 971
2002 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 126 98 169 215 338
2002 - Retail Trade 341 290 771 934 618
2002 - Transportation & Warehousing 50 48 87 109 102
2002 - Unclassified 29 34 1 1 2
2002 - Utilities 3 3 8 10 4
2002 - Wholesale Trade 134 147 285 348 393
2002 - Total 2,505 2,174 4,705 5,063 5,250
2003 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2003 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 164 158 366 333 291
2003 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 3 4 7 7 15
2003 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 41 37 58 77 76
2003 - Construction 310 285 587 616 603
2003 - Educational Services 31 28 93 69 56
2003 - Finance & Insurance 216 151 314 291 462
2003 - Health Care & Social Assistance 184 109 547 414 486
2003 - Information 71 56 83 90 172
2003 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 15 16 33 46 53
2003 - Manufacturing 54 60 175 189 172
2003 - Mining 1 0 3 0 9
2003 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 199 140 524 466 661
2003 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 424 402 695 639 1,072
2003 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 130 96 231 166 356
2003 - Retail Trade 334 246 781 837 756
2003 - Transportation & Warehousing 51 62 98 95 101
2003 - Unclassified 35 21 0 2 2
2003 - Utilities 5 1 12 3 7
2003 - Wholesale Trade 91 122 306 282 461
2003 - Total 2,359 1,994 4,913 4,622 5,811
2004 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2004 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 185 148 402 316 322
2004 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 5 4 8 7 11
2004 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 37 30 82 64 77
2004 - Construction 325 242 721 518 656
2004 - Educational Services 33 25 95 66 64
2004 - Finance & Insurance 175 166 363 282 491
2004 - Health Care & Social Assistance 178 102 635 414 479
2004 - Information 65 62 128 124 107
2004 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 17 21 40 40 51
2004 - Manufacturing 42 56 189 196 163
2004 - Mining 0 1 3 7 2
2004 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 171 143 502 424 688
2004 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 497 362 748 608 1,137
2004 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 130 90 178 185 412
2004 - Retail Trade 280 255 885 779 779
2004 - Transportation & Warehousing 56 51 108 89 119
2004 - Unclassified 43 23 1 2 8
2004 - Utilities 2 3 5 6 13
2004 - Wholesale Trade 114 89 301 271 469
2004 - Total 2,355 1,873 5,394 4,398 6,048
2005 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2005 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 190 155 380 344 356
2005 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 3 5 8 5 11
2005 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 33 40 84 61 75
2005 - Construction 352 252 716 594 662
2005 - Educational Services 36 28 87 83 63
2005 - Finance & Insurance 193 173 278 352 507
2005 - Health Care & Social Assistance 208 117 580 501 506
2005 - Information 73 56 95 121 146
2005 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 38 17 50 36 45
2005 - Manufacturing 38 55 209 168 153
2005 - Mining 1 0 6 6 2
2005 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 217 141 464 520 660
2005 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 459 368 780 635 1,226
2005 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 159 94 182 211 413
2005 - Retail Trade 311 249 878 825 759
2005 - Transportation & Warehousing 45 50 127 86 107
2005 - Unclassified 20 26 1 2 6
2005 - Utilities 4 3 2 8 13
2005 - Wholesale Trade 103 95 356 250 456
2005 - Total 2,483 1,924 5,283 4,808 6,166

Wholesale Trade Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wake County Public Benefits Information

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Wake County Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 1,124,750 92.17%
 Below Poverty Level 95,583 7.83%

Wake County Government Finances By Year


Year  Property Taxes  Other Taxes  Intergov. Revenue  Utility Revenue  Employee Retirement Revenue  Other Revenue Total Revenue Salaries & Wages Total Debt Total Cash & Securities
1970 $15,659 $175 $27,051 $0 $0 $5,211 $47,921 $25,641 $35,551 $4,544
1971 $17,259 $133 $33,753 $0 $0 $5,169 $56,181 $26,649 $33,086 $5,027
1972 $18,699 $4,030 $40,395 $0 $0 $13,948 $73,042 $32,165 $30,771 $7,180
1973 $20,395 $6,888 $40,486 $0 $0 $5,448 $66,329 $33,595 $28,156 $10,153
1974 $22,714 $7,937 $57,014 $0 $0 $6,743 $86,471 $37,195 $45,691 $32,351
1975 $25,020 $8,546 $59,131 $0 $0 $8,784 $92,935 $46,269 $42,851 $17,795
1976 $26,614 $8,937 $57,659 $0 $0 $11,621 $95,894 $48,326 $40,011 $17,966
1977 $31,473 $9,932 $73,079 $0 $0 $18,116 $122,668 $60,309 $39,061 $20,095
1978 $34,801 $11,701 $72,867 $0 $0 $9,308 $116,976 $68,283 $36,170 $19,128
1979 $39,846 $14,067 $74,161 $0 $0 $21,684 $135,691 $75,275 $33,280 $19,564
1980 $44,745 $16,177 $80,246 $0 $0 $28,224 $153,215 $79,256 $74,626 $25,119
1981 $47,754 $17,844 $87,940 $0 $0 $35,291 $170,985 $17,918 $183,119 $30,064
1982 $55,217 $19,216 $99,867 $0 $0 $39,776 $194,860 $98,515 $173,469 $39,441
1983 $60,854 $20,815 $103,767 $0 $0 $98,775 $263,396 $111,459 $213,119 $45,090
1984 $63,670 $25,527 $106,684 $0 $0 $96,967 $267,321 $13,181 $480,633 $50,854
1985 $79,133 $37,306 $118,625 $0 $0 $93,184 $290,942 $140,119 $446,656 $70,502
1986 $88,058 $44,644 $152,610 $354 $0 $98,809 $339,831 $162,111 $761,482 $191,593
1987 $102,988 $51,194 $162,831 $0 $0 $121,076 $386,895 $176,242 $783,865 $182,794
1988 $109,477 $59,082 $186,490 $0 $0 $117,879 $413,846 $202,484 $776,741 $800,971
1989 $134,332 $66,375 $212,457 $0 $0 $126,541 $473,330 $231,560 $856,192 $863,567
1990 $149,208 $70,808 $237,176 $0 $0 $121,332 $507,716 $257,112 $980,575 $962,674
1991 $174,580 $70,081 $265,623 $0 $0 $126,229 $566,432 $266,432 $903,297 $874,735
1992 $181,344 $77,450 $258,958 $0 $0 $132,335 $572,637 $297,310 $937,370 $827,073
1993 $189,445 $92,178 $269,335 $815 $0 $129,512 $589,107 $313,212 $862,044 $744,871
1994 $227,641 $84,589 $311,454 $968 $0 $135,127 $675,190 $328,873 $883,770 $932,906
1995 $234,346 $75,771 $341,584 $1,116 $0 $155,031 $732,077 $338,739 $968,967 $877,744
1996 $213,527 $84,393 $356,430 $1,135 $0 $142,011 $713,103 $340,740 $1,070,715 $949,748
1997 $226,149 $91,689 $399,811 $983 $0 $132,488 $759,431 $341,841 $1,148,949 $965,603
1998 $242,443 $99,775 $437,151 $1,129 $0 $163,624 $844,347 $455,203 $1,299,543 $1,095,848
1999 $258,548 $109,976 $491,757 $780 $0 $174,237 $925,322 $463,205 $1,139,485 $946,637
2000 $315,516 $113,737 $572,652 $575 $0 $180,258 $1,069,001 $535,513 $1,122,864 $944,787
2001 $352,698 $124,179 $614,797 $2,071 $0 $205,590 $1,175,156 $562,672 $1,238,673 $1,087,720
2002 $373,698 $120,530 $598,346 $209 $0 $203,004 $1,175,257 $632,857 $1,427,244 $1,256,709
2003 $392,538 $123,159 $617,148 $605 $0 $212,823 $1,223,114 $656,491 $1,573,293 $1,333,187
2004 $438,627 $155,390 $657,960 $288 $0 $232,229 $1,329,104 $693,080 $1,717,048 $1,169,002
2005 $457,420 $167,082 $731,977 $392 $0 $244,559 $1,434,348 $750,273 $1,641,990 $1,165,903
2006 $481,259 $184,919 $793,432 $607 $0 $264,804 $1,540,102 $788,093 $1,669,643 $1,096,875


Year  Education  Financial Control  Public Buildings  Public Health  Transportation  Parks & Recreation Total Expenses
 Protective Services  Welfare  Interest On General Debt  Utilities  Employee Retirement  Other
1970 $35,307 $639 $2,587 $1,321 $0 $0 $47,101
$416 $4,462 $1,202 $0 $0 $1,167
1971 $38,615 $711 $696 $1,896 $0 $0 $53,540
$495 $9,002 $1,118 $0 $0 $1,007
1972 $46,531 $569 $644 $1,913 $0 $0 $73,471
$583 $11,788 $1,006 $116 $0 $10,321
1973 $48,845 $813 $639 $2,786 $0 $0 $67,379
$605 $7,792 $963 $211 $0 $4,725
1974 $56,815 $844 $1,217 $3,566 $0 $0 $80,705
$748 $10,638 $888 $0 $0 $5,989
1975 $77,649 $1,257 $1,209 $5,697 $0 $0 $113,013
$837 $16,251 $1,479 $0 $0 $8,634
1976 $75,109 $1,453 $1,158 $7,706 $0 $3 $106,147
$783 $10,194 $1,675 $0 $0 $8,066
1977 $84,221 $1,418 $1,273 $8,489 $0 $37 $128,599
$1,498 $11,824 $1,576 $0 $0 $18,263
1978 $92,170 $1,644 $1,148 $8,981 $0 $237 $131,647
$2,119 $12,356 $1,562 $0 $0 $11,430
1979 $95,585 $2,022 $4,950 $9,133 $0 $256 $150,687
$2,540 $12,528 $1,464 $0 $0 $22,209
1980 $106,267 $4,050 $1,955 $11,014 $0 $273 $163,442
$3,348 $8,446 $1,975 $2,582 $0 $23,532
1981 $122,543 $4,783 $2,579 $12,409 $0 $288 $187,533
$3,299 $10,153 $7,712 $0 $0 $23,767
1982 $124,145 $3,445 $2,257 $16,331 $0 $253 $190,732
$3,656 $10,334 $6,125 $37 $0 $24,149
1983 $136,049 $4,070 $2,787 $15,773 $0 $598 $214,890
$4,350 $11,585 $13,651 $37 $0 $25,990
1984 $148,426 $3,400 $5,184 $21,284 $0 $505 $227,814
$4,692 $12,613 $3,181 $72 $0 $28,457
1985 $164,469 $3,845 $3,656 $20,675 $0 $579 $292,200
$5,721 $13,038 $42,749 $67 $0 $37,401
1986 $191,915 $4,373 $3,088 $24,850 $0 $1,904 $330,084
$6,198 $12,966 $40,922 $4,137 $0 $39,731
1987 $231,877 $5,331 $11,630 $27,390 $0 $692 $418,458
$7,305 $14,423 $58,970 $65 $0 $60,775
1988 $261,967 $6,057 $5,943 $32,978 $0 $3,688 $476,534
$8,490 $16,647 $62,893 $0 $0 $77,871
1989 $316,221 $7,483 $5,997 $42,986 $0 $1,214 $565,755
$27,580 $13,577 $65,793 $0 $0 $84,904
1990 $328,351 $8,548 $6,984 $39,216 $0 $2,176 $584,825
$9,709 $21,778 $61,213 $0 $0 $106,850
1991 $360,295 $8,122 $6,088 $38,352 $0 $1,939 $627,679
$10,429 $28,814 $68,204 $0 $0 $105,436
1992 $438,950 $8,935 $3,205 $45,358 $0 $1,451 $709,951
$10,418 $32,297 $62,348 $0 $0 $106,989
1993 $366,493 $8,128 $3,201 $54,114 $0 $1,104 $671,436
$12,037 $40,848 $68,069 $796 $0 $116,646
1994 $405,386 $7,961 $4,976 $62,654 $0 $2,173 $719,927
$12,357 $48,084 $72,510 $997 $0 $102,829
1995 $467,745 $10,725 $7,998 $72,808 $0 $3,751 $819,111
$12,661 $47,598 $60,974 $1,159 $0 $133,692
1996 $503,297 $7,194 $546 $61,551 $0 $4,279 $826,251
$12,186 $42,439 $67,760 $1,545 $0 $125,454
1997 $576,620 $9,033 $532 $66,353 $310 $1,747 $963,939
$12,585 $46,617 $64,929 $1,234 $0 $183,979
1998 $647,798 $10,071 $3,451 $69,723 $315 $12,237 $1,078,994
$13,648 $55,176 $78,401 $1,295 $0 $186,879
1999 $743,176 $13,202 $3,242 $74,586 $0 $16,150 $1,204,629
$14,285 $61,679 $74,853 $4,978 $0 $198,478
2000 $779,658 $14,605 $3,620 $75,382 $0 $3,674 $1,235,294
$17,415 $77,362 $72,514 $2,556 $0 $188,508
2001 $801,668 $14,615 $42,921 $88,220 $0 $2,371 $1,301,553
$18,602 $75,603 $71,980 $5,260 $0 $180,313
2002 $881,385 $14,838 $13,584 $93,886 $0 $1,774 $1,404,143
$21,326 $78,594 $90,645 $209 $0 $207,902
2003 $938,750 $16,856 $12,804 $114,229 $0 $1,963 $1,465,150
$21,658 $90,960 $47,893 $300 $0 $219,737
2004 $961,877 $17,753 $14,787 $126,486 $0 $2,048 $1,659,257
$23,682 $93,654 $105,027 $0 $0 $313,943
2005 $1,014,996 $17,159 $14,477 $145,340 $0 $12,361 $1,739,857
$26,060 $103,996 $94,101 $14 $0 $311,353
2006 $1,184,981 $19,515 $16,228 $148,497 $0 $13,941 $1,996,104
$27,544 $111,360 $115,345 $34 $0 $358,659

Wake County Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wake County Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 3,204
Wake County Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Wake County Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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People With A Disability (2000): 52,000

Wake County Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 91,232 14.53%
10-19 Years 84,340 13.43%
20-29 Years 104,937 16.71%
30-39 Years 117,950 18.79%
40-49 Years 101,499 16.17%
50-59 Years 63,717 10.15%
60-69 Years 31,869 5.08%
70-79 Years 21,385 3.41%
80-89 Years 9,230 1.47%
90+ Years 1,687 0.27%

Wake County Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 311,436 49.60%
 Female 316,410 50.40%

Wake County Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 439,160 69.95%
 African-American 122,648 19.53%
 Hispanic/Latino 33,985 5.41%
 Asian 21,183 3.37%
 Multiracial 8,029 1.28%
 Amerindian 1,821 0.29%
 Other Race 842 0.13%
 Pacific Islander 178 0.03%

Wake County Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. English 162,110 17.74%
2. German 151,442 16.57%
3. Irish 121,850 13.33%
4. United States Or American 112,617 12.32%
5. Italian 54,557 5.97%
6. Scotch Irish 40,997 4.49%
7. Scottish 36,419 3.99%
8. French Non-Basque 29,520 3.23%
9. Polish 27,566 3.02%
10. European 18,061 1.98%

Wake County Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 1,025,207 87.85%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 67,738 5.80%
3. Chinese 8,990 0.77%
4. French 8,130 0.70%
5. Arabic 6,402 0.55%
6. German 4,832 0.41%
7. African 4,596 0.39%
8. Vietnamese 3,848 0.33%
9. Other Asian 3,810 0.33%
10. Korean 3,778 0.32%

Wake County Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 1,135,798 90.35%
 Naturalized immigrant 32,739 2.60%
 Not a citizen 88,514 7.04%

Wake County Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
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