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Demographics

In Garner demographics represent far more than just statistics. Our community grows stronger thanks in large part to the influx of talented, well-educated, hard-working people from all parts of the globe.

Regional Growth

As a region, the Triangle area is undoubtedly on the move. Regional population growth continues to outpace most other areas of the nation, with the Raleigh-Cary-Garner metropolitan area being the fastest-growing urban region in the South.


 

  • According to 2010 Census data, the Raleigh-Cary-Garner metropolitan area has an estimated population of 1,130,490, an increase of 42 percent since 2000.
  • The entire Triangle area – including Durham and Chapel Hill – has a combined estimated population of 1,749,525, according to 2010 Census data.
  • The Triangle is now the 28th-largest metropolitan region in the United States and has grown by 33 percent since 2000.

Zip code - 27529

Garner Demographics and Population Characteristics

Garner’s success lies within our diverse community. Listed below are Garner demographics and population characteristics, including household income, race, age and more. As of November 2011, the population of Garner was reported at 25,921 residents. The demographic data below for Garner were provided by the Census Bureau’s 2008-2010 American Community Survey Three-Year Estimates. The data (where applicable) for Raleigh and Wake County were provided by 2007-09 American Community Survey Three-Year Estimates.

Town Population
1990 Census: 15,111
2000 Census: 17,757
2012 estimate: 26,045


Age/Sex
Male – 49.0%
Female – 51.0%
Median age (years) – 36.8


Race
White – 60.5%
Black or African-American – 34.6%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) – 7.0%
Asian – 2.3%


Own/Rent
Owner-occupied – 70.0%
Renter-occupied – 30.0%


Households
Garner – 9,957
Raleigh urbanized area – 254,137
Wake County – 321,596


Median Household Income
Garner - $60,497
Raleigh urbanized area - $61,376
Wake County - $63,706


Employment and Labor Force

Find the right people for the job in Garner. In the last two decades, Garner has experienced tremendous economic opportunities, thanks in large part to strong educational resources and a steady supply of talent.

Garner's available labor pool is made up of numerous components. Our workforce is consistently fueled by new talent. Each year, a dozen area colleges and universities flood the local labor market with approximately 100,000 new graduates. Forty-seven percent of area residents 25 years of age or older have at least a bachelor's degree.

North Carolina is one of 22 states with a “right-to-work” law. Closed shop and union shop agreements are illegal and void. North Carolina’s union membership rate is among the lowest in the nation.

 

Census and Demographic Information

2010 Census and the American Community Survey

The U.S. Constitution-mandated census is conducted every 10 years. In 2010 everyone received the “short form” questionnaire. This only included the following topics: age, gender, Hispanic origin, race, relationship, and occupancy status. This data is static and will not be updated until 2020.

Other topics for Garner not covered in the 2010 Census relating to social, economic, and housing characteristics will be released in the American Community Survey (ACS) which is an ongoing survey that provides data every year. Garner’s ACS data will be released as 3-Year Estimates.

Three-Year Estimates (Garner)

  • Published for selected geographic areas with populations of 20,000 or greater
  • Represent the average characteristics over the 3-year period of time
  • Have larger sample size than the one-year estimates*
  • Are less current than the one-year estimates



* Communities over 65,000 in population also receive 1-Year Estimates

If you would like a copy of the entire 2010 Census or the American Community Survey reports which provide more information for Garner, please contact David Bamford at
dbamford@garnernc.gov . This can be sent to you as a PDF file.

2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File
Garner, NC

 

 

Total

18 years and over

 

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

POPULATION

       

Total population

25745

100

19468

100

         

RACE

       

One race

25155

97.7

19195

98.6

White

14888

57.8

11965

61.5

Black or African American

8468

32.9

6053

31.1

American Indian and Alaska Native

140

0.5

90

0.5

Asian

474

1.8

353

1.8

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

12

0

12

0.1

Some Other Race

1173

4.6

722

3.7

Two or More Races

590

2.3

273

1.4

         

HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE

       

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

2561

9.9

1605

8.2

Not Hispanic or Latino

23184

90.1

17863

91.8

One race

22758

88.4

17671

90.8

White

13789

53.6

11241

57.7

Black or African American

8339

32.4

5980

30.7

American Indian and Alaska Native

99

0.4

68

0.3

Asian

468

1.8

350

1.8

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

12

0

12

0.1

Some Other Race

51

0.2

20

0.1

Two or More Races

426

1.7

192

1

         

HOUSING UNITS

       

Total housing units

10993

100

   
         

OCCUPANCY STATUS

       

Occupied housing units

10207

92.8

   

Vacant housing units

786

7.2

   

 

2007-2009 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates
GARNER, NC

 

 

Estimate

Percent

HOUSEHOLDS

   

Average household size

2.53

 

Average family size

3.1

 
     

COMMUTING TO WORK

   

Workers 16 years and over

14114

 

Car, truck, or van -- drove alone

11685

82.8

Car, truck, or van -- carpooled

1581

11.2

Public transportation (excluding taxicab)

0

 

Walked

0

 

Other means

104

0.7

Worked at home

744

5.3

Mean travel time to work (minutes)

26.3

 
     

OCCUPATION

   

Civilian employed population 16 years and over

14519

 

Management, professional, and related occupations

6557

45.3

Service occupations

1969

13.6

Sales and office occupations

3039

2.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

38

0.3

Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations

1168

8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1728

11.9

     

INDUSTRY

   

Civilian employed population 16 years and over

14519

 

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

133

0.9

Construction

1361

9.4

Manufacturing

1345

9.3

Wholesale trade

629

4.3

Retail trade

1077

7.4

Transportation and warehousing, and utilities

853

5.9

Information

89

0.6

Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing

1021

7

Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative
and waste management services

2127

14.6

Educational services, and health care and social assistance

3407

23.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation
and food services

821

5.7

Other services, except public administration

766

5.3

Public administration

890

6.1

     

INCOME

   

Median household income (dollars)

59114

 

Mean household income (dollars)

67600

 

Median family income (dollars)

75694

 

Mean family income (dollars)

77873

 

Per capita income (dollars)

27557

 

Median nonfamily income (dollars)

45159

 

Mean nonfamily income (dollars)

45321

 

Median earnings for workers (dollars)

35569

 
     

HOUSING OCCUPANCY

   

Total housing units

11714

 

Occupied housing units

10519

89.8

Vacant housing units

1195

1.2

     

HOUSING TENURE

   

Total housing units

11714

 

Owner-occupied

7027

66.8

Renter-occupied

3492

33.2

     

HOUSING VALUE

   

Owner-occupied

7027

 

Less than $50,000

197

2.8

$50,000 to $99,999

753

1.7

$100,000 to $149,999

1823

25.9

$150,000 to $199,999

1981

28.2

$200,000 to $299,999

1591

22.6

$300,000 to $499,999

664

9.4

$500,000 to $999,999

18

0.3

$1,000,000 or more

0

 

Median (dollars)

165600

 
     

POPULATION

   

Total population

26745

 

Male

12972

48.5

Female

13773

51.5

Median age (years)

34.1

 

Under 5 years

2172

8.1

5 to 9 years

1819

6.8

10 to 14 years

1653

6.2

15 to 19 years

999

3.7

20 to 24 years

1672

6.3

25 to 34 years

5344

2

35 to 44 years

3556

13.3

45 to 54 years

3462

12.9

55 to 59 years

1716

6.4

60 to 64 years

1587

5.9

65 to 74 years

1336

5

75 to 84 years

1016

3.8

85 years and over

413

1.5

 

 

Top employers

According to Garner's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[14] the top employers in the city were:

#

Employer

# of Employees

1

Wake County Public School System

1,040

2

ConAgra Foods[15]

600

3

Pergo

280

4

The Hamlin Companies

250

5

Walmart

212

6

LL Vann Electric

200

6

Lowe's

200

7

The Laurels of Forest Glenn

160

8

Town of Garner

158

9

The Home Depot

150

9

Ultratech Industries

15-

10

Target

140

 

Popular Subdivisions in Garner

·                       Adams Point

·                       Arbor Greene

·                       Bingham Station

·                       Brittmoore

·                       Chadbourne

·                       Cleveland Springs

·                       Heather Hills

·                       Heather Woods

·                       Heritage Farms

·                       Hunters Mark

·                       Island Creek

·                       Jordan Ridge

·                       Kyndal

·                       Pleasant Woods

·                       South Creek

·                       Southgate

·                       Stevens Oaks

·                       Summerwind Plantation

·                       Sutton Springs

·                       The Glens At Bethel

·                       Tunbridge

·                       Turner Farms

·                       Twisted Oaks

·                       Vandora Pines

·                       Woodhurst

·                       Wake County public schools:[16]

  • Aversboro Elementary School
  • Creech Road Elementary School
  • East Garner Elementary School
  • Rand Road Elementary School
  • Smith Magnet Elementary School
  • Timber Drive Elementary School
  • Vandora Springs Elementary School
  • Vance Elementary School
  • East Garner Middle School
  • North Garner Middle School
  • Garner Magnet High School