Zebulon, NC

Zebulon, situated in Wake County, is a small town made up of 4.2 square miles.

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The town was founded in the early 1900s to accommodate the railroad passing through the area. Zebulon was incorporated in 1907.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Zebulon is 35 years. The median estimated household income is about $55,000 making it about $5,000 more than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $21,000. The average price for a home in Zebulon is about $155,000 (2016) which is $10,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,100 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Zebulon is 43% White, 38% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 17% other. 81% of the population are high school graduates, with 20% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 46% are married, 11% are divorced, 4% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 32% that have never been married. 

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Wake & Chatham County

Zebulon 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.

Population

The population of Zebulon, NC is about 5,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the town was founded.

Elevation

The elevation of Zebulon, NC is 322 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Zebulon, NC is 27597.

Area Code

The area code for Zebulon, NC is 919.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Zebulon and Wake County have voted both Democrat in recent elections, with 57% going to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 52% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Zebulon is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average. Manufacturing, construction, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Eastern Wake News is the primary newspaper that covers the Wake County area.


 

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