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Overview

Introduction to Garner, North Carolina

Garner, North Carolina, in Wake county, is 4 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina.The town is located in the Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill metropolitan area. Garner has a population of 17,757.

Garner History

The present day town of Garner was established in 1847. The North Carolina Railroad first entered the area in the 1850s. Originally, the area was named Garner's Station after its founder, H.C. Garner. The town's first post office was established in 1878, and Thomas Bingham was the first postmaster. The town was incorporated in 1883, and it was renamed Garner in 1905.

Garner and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Natural Sciences
  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum
  • Playspace Children's Museum
  • Marbles Kids Museum
  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
  • State Capitol

Things To Do In Garner

While in Garner, you can visit Lake Benson Park, Greenbriar Park, Garner Recreational Park, and Rand Mill Park. The town also offers easy access to the Raleigh City Museum, North Carolina Museum of History, William B. Umstead State Park, Raven Rock State Park, and North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. In addition, the town also organizes a number of recreational events and special programs throughout the year.

Garner Transportation

The nearest international airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Garner Higher Education

Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, and Shaw University are nearby.

People

Total Population 27,160
Male Share of the Population 45%
Female Share of the Population 55%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 13,506
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 49%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.5%
Median Earnings25+ $37,791
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,433
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,185
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.3%
Median Gross Rent $935
Median House Value $164,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.9%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Garner Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Wake
Metro Area Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill
Standard Zip Codes 27529
Phone Area Codes 919
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.711
Longitude -78.614

Garner Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RALEIGH 4 SW
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station RALEIGH STATE UNIV
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 49 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station CLAYTON WTP
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Apex 42,220 $106,886
Cary 151,186 $112,844
Clayton 17,869 $75,060
Holly Springs 28,640 $102,375
Knightdale 13,243 $80,204
Raleigh 432,520 $70,061

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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2101 SPRING DR
919-662-2379
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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