Wake Forest, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 34,752 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +176.1%
Males: 17,006  (48.9%)
Females: 17,746  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27596.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $71,926 (it was $52,307 in 2000)
Wake Forest:

$71,926
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,799 (it was $22,746 in 2000)

Wake Forest town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $252,173 (it was $142,100 in 2000)
Wake Forest:

$252,173
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $279,318; Detached houses: $288,492; Townhouses or other attached units: $182,083; In 2-unit structures: $239,104; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $195,005; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $199,880; Mobile homes: $68,140; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,667

Median gross rent in 2012: $954.

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Wake Forest races chart
  • White alone - 22,298 (71.0%)
  • Black alone - 4,825 (15.4%)
  • Hispanic - 2,283 (7.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1,264 (4.0%)
  • Two or more races - 500 (1.6%)
  • Other race alone - 109 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.10%)

Races in Wake Forest detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wake Forest: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (13.8%), English (11.6%), German (10.0%), United States (6.1%), Scottish (2.5%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/26/1880

Elevation: 395 feet

Land area: 7.80 square miles.

Population density: 4,457 people per square mile   (average).

Wake Forest,NC real estate house value index trend

Wake Forest, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Wake Forest:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wake Forest town:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

2,544 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.9% Latin America).

This town:  8.1%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Wake Forest, North Carolina as of March 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wake Forest to the number of sex offenders is 1,267 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,715 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,721 (1.1%)

Wake Forest satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Raleigh, NC (12.8 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (333.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Youngsville, NC (2.1 miles ), Rolesville, NC (2.2 miles ), Franklinton, NC (3.1 miles ), Knightdale, NC (3.6 miles ), Raleigh, NC (3.6 miles ), Creedmoor, NC (3.7 miles ), Bunn, NC (3.9 miles ), Louisburg, NC (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 293 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 1998: 352 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 1999: 471 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2000: 386 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2001: 446 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2002: 497 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2003: 574 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2004: 858 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2005: 1000 buildings, average cost: $190,900
  • 2006: 875 buildings, average cost: $204,900
  • 2007: 705 buildings, average cost: $234,100
  • 2008: 211 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2009: 210 buildings, average cost: $186,200
  • 2010: 344 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2011: 364 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2012: 447 buildings, average cost: $164,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.97 N, Longitude: 78.52 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,890 (-15.6%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 3,219 (21.6%)

Area code: 919

Wake Forest household income distribution Wake Forest home values distribution

Property values in Wake Forest, NC


Crime rates in Wake Forest by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Murders 20000
per 100,000 15.60.00.00.00.0
Rapes 32330
per 100,000 23.415.420.318.40.0
Robberies 1214958
per 100,000 93.7107.660.930.745.3
Assaults 2026222619
per 100,000 156.2199.8148.8159.7107.5
Burglaries 8887129106112
per 100,000 687.4668.7872.4650.9633.5
Thefts 302286400344381
per 100,000 2359.02198.12705.12112.52155.1
Auto thefts 912211412
per 100,000 70.392.2142.086.067.9
Arson 11434
per 100,000 7.87.727.118.422.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 321.9) 270.9238.5257.7202.9180.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Wake Forest detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 67 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +6,545 (+108.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Wake Forest: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wake Forest, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wake Forest-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the Wake Forest town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wake Forest-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 267.9 miles away from Wake Forest center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 231.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 336.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from Wake Forest center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wake County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wake Forest topographic map

Birthplace of: Eric Williams - College basketball player (Wake Forest Demon Deacons), Justin Hughes (soccer) - Soccer player, Tyler Lassiter - Soccer player, Vernon Malone - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Wake Forest:

  • HILLSIDE NURSING CENTER OF WAK (968 EAST WAIT AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wake Forest:

  • INDEPENDENT NEPHROLOGY SERVICES FRANKLIN COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; YOUNGSVILLE, NC)
  • TAR HEEL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; YOUNGSVILLE, NC)
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE/NORTH RALEIGH (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RALEIGH, NC)
  • STONEGATE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; RALEIGH, NC)
  • LITCHFORD FALLS HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RALEIGH, NC)
  • JADE TREE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; RALEIGH, NC)
  • AT HOME QUALITY CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; RALEIGH, NC)

Amtrak stations near Wake Forest:

  • 16 miles: RALEIGH (320 W. CARRABUS ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: CARY (311 N. ACADEMY ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Wake Forest:

  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Full-time enrollment: 1,640; Location: 120 S. Wingate Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sebts.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wake Forest:

  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh (about 16 miles; Raleigh, NC; Full-time enrollment: 29,958)
  • Strayer University-North Carolina (about 19 miles; Morrisville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,070)
  • Durham Technical Community College (about 21 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,515)
  • North Carolina Central University (about 22 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 7,281)
  • Duke University (about 24 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 14,652)
  • Vance-Granville Community College (about 25 miles; Henderson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,232)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 25 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 16,265)

Public high schools in Wake Forest:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Wake Forest:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wake Forest:

  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 166; Location: 520 W HOLDING AVE; Grades: KG - 7)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE OF WAKE FOREST (Students: 24; Location: 802 MILL ST; Grades: PK - KG)
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Reservoir: Wake Forest Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Toms Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Triangle Metro Zoo (Petting Zoos; PO Box 1106) (1), Franklin County Government - Departments- Public Libraries- Youngsville Br (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 218 US1A Highway) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Raleigh-Town Of Wake Forest- (12318 Wake Union Church Rd) (1), Franklin's Inn (608 South Main Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Wake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.2. This is about average.

City:

88.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.574. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.574
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.31
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wake Forest and their reported violations in the past:

STONY HILL BAPTIST CH & FAMILY LIFE CENT (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
FALLS LAKE SRA-HOLLY POINT (Population served: 254, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FAITH HARVEST (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-08-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
JK`S LUNCHROOM (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 15 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
TRIANGLE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SANDY PLAINS MINI MART (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-20-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2010), St Case dropped (JUL-21-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-30-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-12-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NEW LIGHT CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 28 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
MARY`S CHAPEL CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wake Forest that have no violations reported:

  • WOODLAND BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROLLINGVIEW STATE PARK (Population served: 191, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FALLS LAKE MANAGEMENT CENTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.3%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.9% for Black residents, 1.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 3.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.7%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Wake Forest in 2010:

  • 149 people in college/university student housing
  • 138 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
200 people in nursing homes in 2000
87 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Wake Forest, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Wake Forest compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Wake Forest (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Wake Forest Heritage Branch at 1821 South Main Street, branch established on 2006/04/03; Wake Forest Branch at 12213 Capital Boulevard, branch established on 1990/01/29. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • The Fidelity Bank: Market Of Wake Forest Branch at 12201 Capital Boulevard, branch established on 1993/04/27; Wake Forest Branch at 231 South White Street, branch established on 1971/07/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,422.4 mil, Deposits: $1,234.1 mil, headquarters in Fuquay Varina, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • Wake Forest Federal Savings and Loan Association: Wake Forest Federal Savings And Loan at 302 South Brooks Street, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $115.9 mil, Deposits: $93.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Wake Forest Heritage Branch at 3619 Rogers Road, branch established on 2008/02/04. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • The Fort Sill National Bank: Fsnb - Wake Forest Walmart Branch at 2114 S. Main Street, branch established on 2004/08/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $369.8 mil, Deposits: $324.4 mil, headquarters in Fort Sill, OK, positive income, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Jrmb Ii, Inc
  • Capital Bank, National Association: Wake Forest Branch at 12217 Capital Boulevard, branch established on 2004/08/02. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $6,448.0 mil, Deposits: $5,135.4 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 152 total offices, Holding Company: North American Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Heritage Station Branch at 3600 Rogers Road, branch established on 2005/12/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: Wake Forest Branch 550 at 353 South White Street, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wake Forest, North Carolina:

  • Sleep Inn, 12401 Wake Un Church Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587 , Phone: (919) 556-4007
  • Hampton Inn-Wake Forest, 12318 Wake Un Church Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587 , Phone: (919) 554-0222, Fax: (919) 554-1499
  • Candlewood Suites, 12050 Retail Dr, Wake Forest, NC 27587 , Phone: (919) 554-6901, Fax: (919) 554-6902
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wake Forest, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Wake Forest travel time to work - commute Wake Forest mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Neighborhoods in Wake Forest:

(Wake Forest, North Carolina Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Wake Forest town (based on Wake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.82%
Here: 43.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents28.7%21.7%16.8%6.2%3.2%
Congregations27.0%3.8%10.0%6.0%3.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentJewishUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.7%2.2%2.1%2.1%14.3%
Congregations1.3%1.3%5.3%2.0%40.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 176
Wake County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 68
Wake County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 281
Wake County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 648
Here:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wake County:

27.0%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 22$82,724$45,1221$2,697
Other Government Administration 7$45,149$77,3986$2,408
Police Protection - Officers 57$246,379$51,8690$0
Police - Other 13$38,172$35,2361$389
Streets and Highways 25$86,587$41,5620$0
Solid Waste Management 13$18,819$17,3710$0
Parks and Recreation 13$44,830$41,38225$10,282
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$48,388$58,0660$0
Electric Power 18$76,664$51,1090$0
Other and Unallocable 17$88,822$62,6981$107
Totals for Government 195$776,534$47,78734$15,883

Wake Forest government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,220,000 ($35.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,009,000 ($29.03)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,964,000 ($229.17)
    Police Protection: $2,213,000 ($63.68)
    Sewerage: $2,135,000 ($61.44)
    General - Other: $948,000 ($27.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $923,000 ($26.56)
    Water Utilities: $915,000 ($26.33)
    Central Staff Services: $869,000 ($25.01)
    Fire Protection: $751,000 ($21.61)
    Parks & Recreation: $574,000 ($16.52)
    Regular Highways: $502,000 ($14.45)
    General Public Buildings: $382,000 ($10.99)
    Financial Administration: $291,000 ($8.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $101,000 ($2.91)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $56,000 ($1.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $551,000 ($15.86)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $868,000 ($24.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $2,143,000 ($61.67)
    Electric Utilities: $1,209,000 ($34.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $323,000 ($9.29)
    Police Protection: $173,000 ($4.98)
    Regular Highways: $109,000 ($3.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($1.09)
    General Public Building: $24,000 ($0.69)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($0.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,138,000 ($176.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($0.52)

Wake Forest government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,571,000 ($131.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $846,000 ($24.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $158,000 ($4.55)
    All Other: $75,000 ($2.16)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($0.03)
    Highways: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,815,000 ($52.23)
    All Other: $80,000 ($2.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $498,000 ($14.33)
    General Revenue, NEC: $179,000 ($5.15)
    Rents: $30,000 ($0.86)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.12)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,722,000 ($279.75)
    Water Utilities: $1,959,000 ($56.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $771,000 ($22.19)
    All Other: $241,000 ($6.93)
  • Tax - Property: $5,079,000 ($146.15)
    NEC: $989,000 ($28.46)
    Motor Vehicle License: $48,000 ($1.38)

Wake Forest government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $1,274,000 ($36.66)
    Water Utilities: $307,000 ($8.83)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $12,551,000 ($361.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,375,000 ($97.12)
    Full Faith & Credit - Electric Utilities: $588,000 ($16.92)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $265,000 ($7.63)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $7,875,000 ($226.61)
    Electric Utilities: $361,000 ($10.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,301,000 ($37.44)
    Electric Utilities: $325,000 ($9.35)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($1.21)

Wake Forest government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $16,321,000 ($469.64)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $911,000 ($26.21)

7.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.53%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($369 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Durham County, NC  0.66% ($46,913 average AGI)
from Johnston County, NC  0.36% ($34,535)
from Guilford County, NC  0.18% ($36,864)


6.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($859 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Durham County, NC  0.63% ($41,891 average AGI)
to Johnston County, NC  0.43% ($37,821)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.20% ($41,372)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wake Forest:

  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WSRC (1410 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DURHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTIK (1310 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHPY (1590 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, NC; Owner: FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WDNZ (570 AM; 1 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRIANGLE BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WCHL (1360 AM; 5 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: WCHL-WDNC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wake Forest:

  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • W237BA (95.3 FM; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFXC (107.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WHLQ (102.5 FM; LOUISBURG, NC; Owner: NEW CENTURY MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W216BN (91.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKNC-FM (88.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAJC (90.5 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Wake Forest:

  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBXU-CA (Channel 13; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W24CP (Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIWW-LP (Channel 26; DURHAM, NC; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34AX (Channel 34; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT)
  • WUBX-CA (Channel 13; DURHAM, ETC., NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Wake Forest fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 500
Total average daily truck traffic: 30
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 1,000
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED64$196,79684$244,857370$234,0204$155,93520$180,9550$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$211,7486$262,86725$245,2491$33,5103$158,0670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$199,6649$250,02778$233,9963$34,7506$157,4701$68,030
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$189,10611$233,21564$224,1542$90,8954$130,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$234,5402$224,62020$227,9691$24,5601$180,3900$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0542.01 , 0542.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$256,54120$243,6822$247,865
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$241,8434$257,0271$86,160
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$283,3104$268,8251$246,120
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$269,7800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$412,5300$01$262,760

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0542.01 , 0542.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 194
  • Hazardous Condition: 104
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 27

Incident types - Wake Forest

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wake Forest, NC
Most common first names in Wake Forest, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William12871.8 years
James11470.8 years
Mary11080.2 years
John8372.7 years
Robert7370.1 years
Joseph3673.6 years
George3670.4 years
Willie3572.8 years
Charles3567.4 years
Annie3380.2 years
Most common last names in Wake Forest, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones9770.8 years
Perry7074.6 years
Ray6174.0 years
Davis6075.4 years
Keith5278.6 years
Pearce5175.9 years
Williams4877.0 years
Harris4574.4 years
Bailey4576.5 years
Smith4469.2 years
Businesses in Wake Forest, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike3
Ace Hardware1Nissan1
Advance Auto Parts1Olive Garden1
Applebee's1Payless1
Arby's1Penske1
Burger King1PetSmart1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Red Robin1
Discount Tire1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx8Sleep Inn1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Staples1
Goodwill1Starbucks1
H&R Block2Subway1
Hardee's1T-Mobile2
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Target1
Home Depot1U-Haul3
Just Tires1UPS10
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kohl's1Walgreens2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1YMCA2
McDonald's1

Wake Forest on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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Total of 1062 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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