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Fuquay-Varina is a town in Wake County, in the Raleigh-Cary metro area.

The community was named from the merger of adjacent towns of Fuquay, named for early setters, and Varina, named for the wife of Jefferson Davis. The communities merged in 1963.

The latitude of Fuquay-Varina is 35.584N. The longitude is -78.8W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 394 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,089.


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Median household income
Local
$42,903
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fuquay-Varina demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Fuquay Springs
Local mineral springs attracted visitors until the rise of the automobile in the 1920s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 31. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Annual Day in Downtown - Oct. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fuquay-Varina web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park
Pronunciations: few-kway vah-ree-na

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Fuquay-Varina residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fuquay-Varina ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fuquay-Varina was $20,268, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Fuquay-Varina residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Fuquay-Varina include Jones - Johnson - Ballentine Historic District, Varina Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Fuquay-Varina, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $506.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,049.


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Libraries in Fuquay-Varina include Fuquay-Varina Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fuquay-Varina include Fuquay-Varina Independent

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Wake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fuquay-Varina political report.

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The average commute time for Fuquay-Varina workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Fuquay-Varina include Holiday Inn Express.

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