Wake County is the ninth fastest growing county in the U.S. Raleigh is the state capital and is the largest city in the county and Triangle region. Wake County population is estimated at 1,173,220 million making it the largest county in North Carolina.
The diverse county is a major economic engine for the state with a highly educated workforce attracted to the intellectual capital of the region. The Research Triangle Park in bordering Durham County is home to many international businesses and world headquarters with IBM among the tenants.
Wake County students receive primary and secondary education at Wake County Public School System the 14th largest district in the U.S., and the largest in North Carolina. The district consists of 194 schools and nearly 158,000 students, with some schools on a year around schedule.