Wake County population reaches 1 million

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Raleigh, N.C.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A major milestone came for Wake County on Friday as the population grew to reach one million residents, according to WTVD-TV.

Wake County now ranks as the 46th most populous county in the United States.

Not even a day old, Julian Spencer, has a birth date for the record books.

“He was born at 12:12,” exclaimed his mother Galina Spencer inside their room at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

Galina and her husband Chesley helped Wake County reach one million residents by noon on Friday.

“Yesterday, before we went to the hospital, we saw the news about it,” explained Galina. “Just thought oh, OK that’s cool the millionth person is coming to the area.”

Wake County officials said each tick of their population counter represented a formula calculating natural growth, the number of babies being born, plus net migration; every day 40 people move to Wake County.

“We’re just excited to be part of all the changes here in Wake County!” said Patti Galloway.

Read full story: WTVD-TV