Fuquay-Varina, situated in Wake County, is a town made up of 12.2 square miles.
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The town is named after French settler William Fuquay and his wife, who's nickname was Varina.
The median resident age in Fuquay-Varina is 33 years. The median estimated household income is about $68,000 making it about $20,000 more than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $27,000. The average price for a home in Fuquay-Varina is about $212,000 (2015) which is $52,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,000 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Fuquay-Varina is 66% White, 17% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 15% other. 91% of the population are high school graduates, with 37% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.
61% are married, 8% are divorced, 3% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.
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Fuquay-Varina 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 Fuquay-Varina, NC is about 18,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.
The elevation of Fuquay-Varina, NC is 327 feet above sea level.
The zip codes for Fuquay-Varina, NC are 27540 and 27603.
The area code for Fuquay-Varina, NC is 919.
Historically speaking Fuquay-Varina and Wake County have voted mostly Republican, with 51% going to George W. Bush during the 2004 Presidential Election.
This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections, but in the 2008 and 2012 elections, the town voted Democrat.
As of 2010, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 31% are Protestants with Catholics and other religions making up around 15%.
The unemployment rate for Fuquay-Varina is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average of around 5%.
Food preparation, computer and arithmetic, management, and administration make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The News & Observer, The Garner News, and Fuquay-Varina Independent are the primary newspapers that cover the Wake County area.
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