Mecklenburg County vs. Wake County

Mecklenburg County (NC)Wake County (NC)
Population, 2014 estimate1,012,539998,691
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 201410.1%10.8%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 20137.9%8.2%
Population, 2010919,628900,993
Population, 2013 estimate992,514975,024
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base919,666901,018
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20137.1%6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 201324.8%25.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 20139.7%9.7%
Female persons, percent, 201351.8%51.3%
White alone, percent, 201359.7%69.3%
Black or African American alone, percent, 201332.1%21.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 20130.8%0.8%
Asian alone, percent, 20135.2%6.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 20130.1%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 20132.2%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201312.6%10.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201349.3%61.3%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201380.4%83.3%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-201313.9%12.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-201318.2%16.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201388.8%91.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201340.7%48.0%
Veterans, 2009-201352,50654,713
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-201324.723.7
Housing units, 2013410,575391,983
Homeownership rate, 2009-201359.5%65.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201331.2%26.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$181,900$229,000
Households, 2009-2013366,689348,627
Persons per household, 2009-20132.542.60
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013$32,482$33,166
Median household income, 2009-2013$55,444$66,006
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-201315.4%11.0%
Private nonfarm establishments, 201328,71526,040
Private nonfarm employment, 2013558,911409,573
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2012-20134.1%3.7%
Nonemployer establishments, 201280,88973,990
Total number of firms, 200789,16582,932
Black-owned firms, percent, 200715.6%12.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.7%0.4%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20074.5%4.8%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.1%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20074.8%3.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200730.8%28.6%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1,000)11,201,03614,091,675
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1,000)17,104,78111,334,335
Retail sales, 2007 ($1,000)14,114,26312,598,141
Retail sales per capita, 2007$16,306$15,147
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1,000)2,550,5181,726,633
Building permits, 20138,55810,026
Land area in square miles, 2010523.84835.22
Population per square mile, 20101,755.51,078.8

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Mecklenburg county (NC) and Wake county (NC) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.