Garner, situated in Wake County, is a town made up of 14.8 square miles.
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The area that would become Garner was settled in the early 1750's. In 2009, the town suffered from an explosion at a ConAgra Foods plant which caused around 40 workers to be injured with four losing their lives.
The median resident age in Garner is 38 years. The median estimated household income is about $62,000 making it about $14,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $29,000. The average price for a home in Garner is about $178,000 (2015) which is $18,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,000 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Garner is 52% White, 35% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 11% other. 92% of the population are high school graduates, with 34% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 51% are married, 11% are divorced, 5% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 28% that have never been married.
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Garner 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 Garner, NC is about 29,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1910's.
The elevation of Garner, NC is 434 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Garner, NC is 27529.
The area code for Garner, NC is 919.
Historically speaking Garner 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 with 56% going to Barrack Obama in 2012.
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 Garner is about 4% (2015), making it lower than the state average of around 5%.
Management, sales, maintenance, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.