10.1% Poverty Rate in Wake County, North Carolina

Poverty Rate in Wake County, North Carolina

How does the Poverty Rate in Wake County, North Carolina compare to other counties in North Carolina?

North Carolina County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Wake County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

9.3%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Wake County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States is 9.3%.

15.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Wake County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 15.4%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Wake County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Wake County, North Carolina have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 865,961 residents of Wake County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States, 80,423 (9.3%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 20,833 (15.4%) of 135,371 residents of Wake County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Wake County, North Carolina

The Poverty Rate in Wake County is 10.1%.
Wake County is in North Carolina.
North Carolina Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Apex 5.0%

45,735

Fuquay-Varina 7.1%

24,156

Garner 12.1%

27,750

Holly Springs 4.0%

31,646

Knightdale 5.2%

14,245

Rolesville 2.5%

6,308

Wendell 18.3%

6,447

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2018 North Carolina Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for North Carolina in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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