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Facts and Figures

Geographic Area:  231 square miles

Facts about home-work commuting patterns:  (source: 2000 Census)

Over 80% of people residing in Wake County also work in Wake County and an additional 13% work in Durham County.  The remaining 7% are scattered throughout other destinations.

Harnett County has a much wider distribution of home-work trips. 39% of Harnett County residents also work in Harnett County with the remainder working in Wake County (22%),  Cumberland County (18%), Lee County (11%), and 10% scattered throughout other destinations.

Commuting Patterns by County

Wake County Commuting Patterns

Harnett County Commuting Patterns

Population Facts: (source:  U.S. Census)

Holly Springs Population
• 2000:  9,192
• 2010:  24,661 (168% Increase)

Fuquay-Varina Population
• 2000:  7,898
• 2010:  17,937 (127% Increase)

Apex Population
• 2000:  20,212
• 2010:  37,476 (85% Increase)

Angier Population
• 2000:  3,419
• 2010:  4,350 (27% Increase)

North Carolina Population
• 2000:  8,079,912
• 2010:  9,535,483 (18% Increase)