Angier, NC

Angier, situated in Wake County, is a small town made up of 2.94 square miles.

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The town of Angier is home to the historic Williams Grove School, which was built in the early 1890s and still stands to this day.

Angier NC, the "Town of Crepe Myrtles", is a small town located in the center of the state of North Carolina within Harnett County (Dunn Metro).

Established in 1901, It covers 2.3 square miles of area and the population is 4,570 (2012). Elevation at town center is 292 feet above sea level. Angier is home to the annual Crepe Myrtle Festival, which draws thousands of visitors.

AreaVibes gives Angier, NC a livability rating score of 72. It has a low cost of living, stable housing market, sunny weather, and plenty of amenities. But, it ranks poorly in crime and education.

The first family to settle in the area of Angier was Jacob Calvin, the "father of Angier", in the mid 1800s. Having served in the Civil War and captured, Jake was a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware. Upon returning to the area following the war, he purchased 750 acres in the area for a sum of $3,000 and began to build. With his wife, Nancy the two raised a family in the area of North Broad Street. They also owned a turpentine distillery and general store, doing commerce with Raleigh and Dunn.

A man named Colonel John Angier built a railroad line - known as the Durham and Southern Railroad - from nearby Apex NC to a turnaround at the Jake Williams homestead in 1899. Angier, who owned the Cary Lumber Company in nearby Cary, was the husband to American Tobacco Company founder and tycoon Washington Duke.

Later a train house was built and round trips from the area by an engine called "Little Goat" to Apex were hauling products such as straw pine lumber and tobacco.

Suitably, the station house, and community was given the name Angier, in honor of Colonel John Angier.

The townswomen of Angier NC started planting crepe myrtle trees along the roads in the 1930s. Later the title of "The Town of the Crepe Myrtles" was assigned, and a festival occurs each year in September in honor the flowering tree.


The median resident age in Angier is 33 years. The median estimated household income is about $47,000 making it about $3,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $21,000. The average price for a home in Angier is about $165,000 (2013), which is roughly equal to the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $770 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Angier is 56% White, 22% Black, and 22% other. 83% of the population are high school graduates, with 18% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 54% are married, 12% are divorced, 5% are widowed, 4% are separated, leaving 25% that have never been married.

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Wake County

Angier belongs to Wake County in the central part of North Carolina. The county was named after Margaret Wake. Wake County has a population of 1,025,000 and its largest city Raleigh, with a population of 538,000, is the county seat.

The area that now makes up modern day Wake County used to be part of the Tuscarora nation. In 1771, the Wake County was formed from parts of Johnston, Orange, and Cumberland counties. The first courthouse in the county was built in modern day Bloomsbury, but then was a village known as Wake Courthouse. The first elections were in held in 1771, and a militia was formed.

Wake County borders Granville, Franklin, Johnston, Nash, Harnett, Chatham, and Durham counties.

Wake County is made up of 857 square miles. 835 of which is land with the remaining 22 as water.


The population of Angier, NC is about 5,000. The population has been steadily growing since Angier was established.


The elevation of Angier, NC is 292 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Angier, NC is 27501.

Area Code

The area code for Angier, NC is 919.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Angier and Wake County have voted mostly Democrat, with 60% going to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 66% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 32% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 1%, and 1% other.


The unemployment rate for Angier is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The News Observer and My Daily Record are the primary newspaper that covers the Wake County area.