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Census: Rolesville, Knightdale lead growth in the Triangle

Rolesville and Knightdale have become the fastest-growing towns in Wake County, an indication that the population growth that was once concentrated on the west side of the county near Research Triangle Park has spread to the east.

Both towns have grown by more than 10 percent in the two years ending last July, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Two other Wake towns, Morrisville and Fuquay-Varina, grew by just under 10 percent during that time.

The census bureau makes annual population estimates for cities and towns between the comprehensive decennial count, last done in April 2010. Among the other findings from the numbers released Thursday:









The following chart shows population on July 1, 2012 and the percent change since April 2010.

Wake County

Rolesville: 4,263................... 11.7

Knightdale: 12,724................... 10.4

Fuquay-Varina: 19,929................... 9.8

Morrisville: 20,591................... 9.5

Wake Forest: 32,936................... 8.5

Holly Springs: 26,865................... 7.9

Apex: 40,420................... 7.1

Cary: 145,693................... 6.7

Wendell: 6,155................... 4.6

Raleigh: 423,179................... 4.2

Zebulon: 4,610................... 3.5

Garner: 26,732................... 3.3

Durham County

Durham: 239,358................... 4.4

Orange County

Carrboro: 20,433................... 4.1

Hillsborough: 6,271................... 2.8

Chapel Hill: 58,424................... 1.6

Chatham County

Pittsboro: 3,888................... 3.5

Siler City: 8,158................... 3.2

Johnston County

Clayton: 17,031................... 5.1

Benson: 3,419................... 3

Princeton: 1,234................... 3

Smithfield: 11,339................... 3

Micro: 455................... 2.9

Pine Level: 1,757................... 2.9

Wilson’s Mills: 2,352................... 2.8

Kenly: 1,381................... 2.8

Four Oaks: 1,967................... 2

Selma: 6,185................... 1.6

Franklin County

Louisburg: 3,412................... 1.3

Bunn: 349................... 1.2

Youngsville: 1,173................... 1.1

Franklinton: 2,052................... 1.1

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