Wake County, North Carolina Real Estate Statistics

Home and Real Estate Statistics for Wake County, North Carolina

Housing Units By Status

Total Housing Units

There are 371,836 total housing units. This is an increase of 112,883 units since the year 2000 when it had 258,953 total housing units. It's an increase of 194,690 units since the year 1990 when it had 177,146 total home units. Wake County saw an increase of 81,807 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Wake County's 371,836 total housing units, 92.96% are occupied homes, and 7.4% are vacant housing units.

Total Occupied Housing Units

Wake County has 345,645 occupied housing units. This is an increase of 103,605 units since the year 2000 when it had 242,040 occupied homes. It's an increase of 179,902 units since the year 1990 when it had 165,743 occupied home units. There was an increase of 76,297 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 345,645 occupied housing units, 54.35% are occupied with a loan or mortgage home units, 34.86% are renter occupied housing units, and 10.79% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage home units.

Renter Occupied Housing Units

There are 120,491 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 37,897 units since the year 2000 when it had 82,594 renter occupied homes. It's an increase of 55,751 units since the year 1990 when it had 64,740 renter occupied homes. Wake County saw an increase of 17,854 units between 1990 and 2000.

Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

Wake County has 187,849 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

Wake County has 37,305 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Total Vacant Housing Units

There are 26,191 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 9,278 units since the year 2000 when it had 16,913 vacant home units. It's an increase of 14,788 units since the year 1990 when it had 11,403 vacant units. Wake County saw an increase of 5,510 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Wake County's 26,191 vacant housing units, 42.56% are for rent housing units, 2.3% are rented - but not occupied housing units, 22.54% are for sale homes, 4.1% are sold - but not occupied home units, 7.38% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use units, 0.1% are for migrant workers home units, and 21.29% are listed as vacant other housing units.

Vacant Units Listed For Rent

Wake County has 11,146 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 3,149 units since the year 2000 when it had 7,997 for rent home units. It's an increase of 5,216 units since the year 1990 when it had 5,930 for rent units. Wake County saw an increase of 2,067 units between 1990 and 2000.

Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 532 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -923 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,455 rented - but not occupied homes.

Vacant Units Listed For Sale

There are 5,904 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 1,830 units since the year 2000 when it had 4,074 for sale home units. It's an increase of 3,525 units since the year 1990 when it had 2,379 for sale homes. Wake County saw an increase of 1,695 units between 1990 and 2000.

Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 1,074 sold - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

Wake County has 1,932 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 974 units since the year 2000 when it had 958 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. It's an increase of 1,492 units since the year 1990 when it had 440 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use homes. Wake County saw an increase of 518 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

Wake County has 27 for migrant workers housing units. This is a decrease of -46 units since the year 2000 when it had 73 for migrant workers units. It's a decrease of -13 units since the year 1990 when it had 40 for migrant workers units. Wake County saw an increase of 33 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

There are 5,576 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 3,220 units since the year 2000 when it had 2,356 listed as vacant other homes. It's an increase of 4,007 units since the year 1990 when it had 1,569 listed as vacant other homes. Wake County saw an increase of 787 units between 1990 and 2000.