Census & Demographics

2020 Census Results

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the 2020 Census shows the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281.

For North Carolina we now know: 

  • North Carolina gained a 14th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • North Carolina’s official population in the 2020 Census was 10,453,948. This is an increase of 903,905 or 9.5% since 2010. 
  • Wake County has the largest population, with a total of 1,129,410 residents.
  • North Carolina had the 6th largest increase among the states and was the 15th fastest-growing state.

You can query data and see visualizations on the Census Bureau's page.

The final results of the 2020 Census, which includes redistricting and demographic data is scheduled to be released by Sep. 30, 2021.

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Wake County Census 2020 Results

Geography

April 1, 2020 Census Total Population Count

 

Wake County

1,129,410

 

Angier

556

 

Apex

58,780

 

Cary*

171,012

 

Durham*

269

 

Fuquay-Varina

34,152

 

Garner

31,159

 

Holly Springs

41,239

 

Knightdale

19,435

 

Morrisville*

29,423

 

Raleigh*

466,106

 

Rolesville

9,475

 

Wake Forest*

46,097

 

Wendell

9,793

 

Zebulon

6,903

 

Incorporated

924,399

82% 

Unincorporated

205,011

18% 

*Reflects part of the municipal population residing within Wake County.