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Population (year 2000): 17,757. Estimated population in July 2005: 22,364 (+25.9% change)
Males: 8,581 (48.3%), Females: 9,176 (51.7%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $47,380 (year 2000)
Median house value: $119,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Garner:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.5%)
  • Black (27.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.7%)
  • Other race (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: English (12.8%), United States (11.1%), German (10.0%), Irish (9.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%), Scottish (2.7%).North Carolina

Elevation: 370 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles

Garner,

For population 25 years and over in Garner

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garner town

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

5.2% Foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,729 (+18.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Raleigh, (8.5 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (381.5 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC Raleigh, (8.5 miles NC (11.0 miles Knightdale, NC Clayton, (11.9 miles NC Cary, (13.4 miles NC Fuquay-Varina, (13.6 miles Springs, NC (14.2 miles Holly NC (15.3 miles Angier, NC Apex, (16.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 161 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 1997: 195 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 1998: 166 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 1999: 190 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2000: 176 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2001: 182 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2002: 254 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2003: 250 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2004: 205 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2005: 445 buildings, average cost: $150,400

Latitude: 35.70 N, Longitude: 78.62 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.5%), Retail trade (12.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.7%), Manufacturing (10.3%), Public administration (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -65 (-0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,734 (18.5%)


 

Crime in Garner by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 3 4
    per 100,000 11.3 16.9 22.5
Robberies 24 47 29
    per 100,000 135.2 264.7 163.3
Assaults 24 35 46
    per 100,000 135.2 197.1 259.1
Burglaries 144 193 204
    per 100,000 810.9 1086.9 1148.8
Thefts 942 1,195 1,132
    per 100,000 5305.0 6729.7 6375.0
Auto thefts 70 78 48
    per 100,000 394.2 439.3 270.3
372.6 506.0 466.9

Average climate in Garner, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Garner,

Garner-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Garner city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 11/23/1992, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the city center injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Clint Deas - College basketball player (Appalachian St. Mountaineers), James Mays - College basketball player (Clemson Tigers).


Hospitals/medical centers near Garner:
  • DOROTHEA DIX HOSP (about 3 miles; RALEIGH, NC)
  • DOROTHEA DIX HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; RALEIGH, NC)
  • HOLLY HILL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (about 6 miles; RALEIGH, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Garner:
  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 17 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; ID: RDU)
  • POPE AFB (about 45 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: POB)
  • FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL/GRANNIS FIELD (about 52 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: FAY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Garner:
  • TRIPLE W (about 8 miles; RALEIGH, NC; ID: 5W5)
  • JOHNSTON COUNTY (about 21 miles; SMITHFIELD, NC; ID: JNX)
  • HARNETT COUNTY (about 25 miles; ERWIN, NC; ID: HRJ)

Amtrak stations near Garner:
  • 6 miles: RALEIGH (320 W. CARRABUS ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: CARY (311 N. ACADEMY ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 15 $61,146 $48,916 3 $6,310
Financial Administration 7 $25,107 $43,040 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 10 $32,353 $38,823 43 $26,491
Streets and Highways 40 $52,970 $15,891 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $14,763 $29,526 4 $1,820
Police Protection - Officers 45 $201,775 $53,806 0 $0
Other Government Administration 16 $42,774 $32,080 2 $1,074
Totals for Government 139 $430,889 $37,199 52 $35,694
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garner:
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 3 miles; RALEIGH, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,754)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,299)
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AT RALEIGH (about 7 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 23,918)
  • MEREDITH COLLEGE (about 10 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,173)
  • CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY INC (about 22 miles; BUIES CREEK, NC; FT enrollment: 5,286)
  • DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 4,487)
Public high school in Garner:
  • GARNER HIGH (Students: 1,867; Location: 2101 SPRING DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Garner:
  • TIMBER DRIVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 939; Location: 1601 TIMBER DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NORTH GARNER MIDDLE (Students: 877; Location: 720 POWELL DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EAST GARNER MIDDLE (Students: 825; Location: 6301 JONES SAUSAGE RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • POLENTA ELEMENTARY (Students: 685; Location: 105 JOSEPHINE ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CLEVELAND MIDDLE (Students: 681; Location: 2323 CORNWALLIS ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CREECH ROAD ELEMENTARY (Students: 665; Location: 450 CREECH RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RAND ROAD ELEMENTARY (Students: 553; Location: 300 ARBOR GREENE DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • VANDORA SPRINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 480; Location: 1300 VANDORA SPRINGS RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • AVERSBORO ELEMENTARY (Students: 459; Location: 1605 AVERSBORO RD; Grades: PK - 05)
 

Garner compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Garner:
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRTG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GARNER, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDNZ (570 AM; 1 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRIANGLE BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHPY (1590 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, NC; Owner: FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPJL (1240 AM; 1 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WPJL, INC.)
  • WCLY (1550 AM; 1 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRIANGLE BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WCRY (1460 AM; 5 kW; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC)
  • WAUG (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NEW HOPE, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPYB (1130 AM; daytime; 7 kW; BENSON, NC; Owner: BENSON-DUNN BROADCASTING, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Garner:
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WKNC-FM (88.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • W216BN (91.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXC (107.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • W260AB (99.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WCCE (90.1 FM; BUIES CREEK, NC; Owner: CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY, INCORPORATED)
  • WAJC (90.5 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
TV broadcast stations around Garner:
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WBXU-CA (Channel 13; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WARZ-LP (Channel 34; SMITHFIELD/SELMA, NC; Owner: WATERS & BROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W24CP (Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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