Rolesville, NC

Rolesville, situated in Wake County, is a small town made up of 3.9 square miles.

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Rolesville was incorporated in 1837. Rolesville was named in honor of William Roles.  


The median resident age in Rolesville is 35 years. The median estimated household income is about $85,000 making it about $37,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $29,000. The average price for a home in Rolesville is about $267,000 (2015) which is $107,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Rolesville is 69% White, 16% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 13% other. 95% of the population are high school graduates, with 40% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 71% are married, 5% are divorced, 3% are separated, 2% are widowed, leaving 19% that have never been married.

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Wake County

Rolesville belongs to Wake County in the central part of North Carolina, but a small part of Cary also extends over to Chatham County. 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 Rolesville, NC is about 3,700. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1880's.


The elevation of Rolesville, NC is 433 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Rolesville, NC is 27571.

Area Code

The area code for Rolesville, NC is 919.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Rolesville 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 three or four elections, but the area has swayed more toward voting Democrat in recent elections, with Barrack Obama taking 55% of the vote in the 2012 election.

As of 2010, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 35% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 11%.


The unemployment rate for Rolesville is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average. Retail, manufacturing, and food service make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The News Observer and Rolesville Buzz are the primary newspapers that cover the Wake County area.


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