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Wake Register of Deeds Six Month 2019 Report on Vital Statistics



Monday, July 8, 2019
For Immediate Release

Contact: Luther Snyder, Deputy Director
O. 919-856-5462 M. 919-369-7045

Register of Deeds Six Month 2019 Report on
Vital Statistics

Wake County 2019 Births, Deaths, and Marriages Are Similar to 2018.

Raleigh, NC – The Wake County Register of Deeds records births and deaths that occur in Wake County and issues marriage licenses that are valid throughout North Carolina.

Marriage licenses issued by the Wake County Register of Deeds from January through June of 2019 equaled 3,266. Comparing the first six months of 2019 to the first six months in 2018, marriage licenses dropped by 65. Couples do not have to be a resident of Wake County, or even the United States, to be issued a marriage license.

From January through June of 2019, Wake County had 6,507 births, 106 more than during the same six-month period in 2018. Included in these numbers for both periods are births to mothers who do not live in Wake County. Those births account for approximately 19% of all births.

Wake County experienced 3,544 deaths in the first six months of 2019, 169 more than in the same period of 2018.

Organic population growth for the first six months was 2,963, down 2.1% from 2018. Organic population growth is births minus deaths.

“The rates of increase in deaths and decrease in organic growth is consistent with long-term trends,” states Register of Deeds Charles Gilliam, “the six-month increase in births is counter to the long-term trend which is slightly negative.”

The Register of Deeds is the official custodian of Wake County birth, death and marriage records.



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