Data is current through October 2012
Median Household Income
According to the American Community Survey 2011, median household income was $62,141 and the median family income was $79,969.
By 2011, the American Community Survey estimated that (11.6%) Wake County Residents were in poverty. Poverty numbers based on population within households.
In August 2012 Wake County had a labor force of
486,807 residents, of those 449,786 were employed.
37,021 residents were unemployed for a rate of 7.6%.
Labor force info is released monthly by the NC Employment Security Commission.
Wake County Economy Statistics
2011 Median family income: $79,969*
2011 Median household income: $62,141*
2011 Population below poverty line: 11.6%*
August 2012 Unemployment rate: 7.6%*** (September 2012)
2011–12 Tax base components: 28% Commercial**; 72% Residential**
* 2009 U.S. Census Bureau
**Wake County Revenue Department
*** NC Employment Security Commission