Wake County

Wake County

Last updated January 2023

792,961 Total Voters

Republican 22.02% Democrat 35.73% Libertarian 0.79% Green 0.01% Constitution 0% Unaffiliated 41.45%
White 61.51% Black 17.92% Other 20.57%

Wake County is located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In the 2020 census, its population was 1,129,410, making it North Carolina's most-populous county. From July 2005 to July 2006, Wake County was the 9th-fastest growing county in the United States, with the town of Cary and the city of Raleigh being the 8th- and 15th-fastest growing cities, respectively.

Its county seat is Raleigh, which is also the state capital. Eleven other municipalities are in Wake County, the largest of which is Cary, the third-largest city of the Research Triangle region and the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina.

It is governed by the Wake County Board of Commissioners, coterminous with the Wake County Public School System school district, with law enforcement provided by the Wake County Sheriff's Department. It is also part of the wider Triangle J Council of Governments, which governs regional planning.

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