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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,625
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+14,273
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married48.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.7%
Median Earnings25+$37,547
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,652
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,583

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,302
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.5%
Median Gross Rent$954
Median House Value$164,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.5%
English10.9%
German10.3%
Irish7.9%
Italian2.5%
Scottish2.5%
French Except Basque1.9%
Dutch1.3%
Polish1.2%
African0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Arab0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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Garner Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wake County
Standard Zip Codes27529
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.69
Approximate Longitude-78.62

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)

StationRALEIGH 4 SW
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 72 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationRALEIGH STATE UNIV
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp49 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationCLAYTON WTP
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Apex43,893$108,923
Cary155,822$113,554
Clayton18,553$72,437
Holly Springs30,126$103,711
Knightdale13,787$82,550
Raleigh441,326$74,685

Garner Public Schools

West View Elementary
11755 Cleveland Road
ZIP: 27529
(919) 661-6184
Primary
Total Enrollment 943
North Garner Middle
720 Powell Dr
ZIP: 27529
(919) 662-2434
Middle
Total Enrollment 948
Cleveland Middle
2323 Cornwallis Road
ZIP: 27529
(919) 553-7500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1163
Timber Drive Elementary
1601 Timber Drive
ZIP: 27529
(919) 773-9500
Primary
Total Enrollment 669
Garner High
2101 Spring Dr
ZIP: 27529
(919) 662-2379
High
Total Enrollment 2650
Aversboro Elementary
1605 Aversboro Rd
ZIP: 27529
(919) 662-2325
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Creech Road Elementary
450 Creech Rd
ZIP: 27529
(919) 662-2359
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
East Garner Elementary
5545 Jones Sausage Road
ZIP: 27529
(919) 773-7411
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
East Garner Middle
6301 Jones Sausage Rd
ZIP: 27529
(919) 662-2339
Middle
Total Enrollment 1361
Vandora Springs Elementary
1300 Vandora Springs Rd
ZIP: 27529
(919) 662-2486
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Polenta Elementary
105 Josephine Road
ZIP: 27529
(919) 989-6039
Primary
Total Enrollment 1011
Rand Road Elementary
300 Arbor Greene Dr
ZIP: 27529
(919) 662-2275
Primary
Total Enrollment 558

Garner Private Schools

Lord Of Life Preschool & Kindergarten Academy
2100 Buffaloe Rd
ZIP: 27529
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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