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.
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 Census Bureau data, the Raleigh-Cary-Garner metropolitan area had an estimated population of 1,214,516 in 2013, an increase of over 42 percent since 2000.
- The entire Triangle area – including Durham and Chapel Hill – had a combined estimated population of 2,037,430 in 2013, according to Census Bureau data.
- The Triangle is now one of the 30 largest metropolitan regions in the United States and has grown by more than a third since 2000.
Garner Demographics and Population Characteristics
Garner’s success lies its diverse community. Listed below are Garner demographics and population characteristics, including household income, race, age and more.
1990 Census: 15,111
2000 Census: 17,757
2010 Census: 25,745
December 2016 estimate (acc. to Garner Planning Dept.): 29,006
Male – 47.5%
Female – 52.5%
Median age (years) – 38.2
White – 57.8%
Black or African-American – 32.9%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) – 9.9%
Asian – 1.8%
Own/Rent (2014 Estimates)
Owner-occupied – 64.2%
Renter-occupied – 35.8%
Median Household Income: $60,842
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 over 100,000 new graduates. An estimated 58.5% 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.