Wake Forest, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 42,269 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +235.8%
Males: 20,228  (47.9%)
Females: 22,041  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

36.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27596.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $89,485 (it was $52,307 in 2000)
Wake Forest:

$89,485
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,881 (it was $22,746 in 2000)

Wake Forest town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $306,716 (it was $142,100 in 2000)
Wake Forest:

$306,716
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $304,272; detached houses: $329,210; townhouses or other attached units: $194,374; in 2-unit structures: $60,436; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $172,166; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $272,997; mobile homes: $79,984

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,100.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wake Forest: 94.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.2%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Black residents, 5.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.3% for other race residents, 11.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wake Forest, NC (2017)
    • 29,98474.4%White alone
    • 5,68314.1%Black alone
    • 1,9834.9%Hispanic
    • 1,5433.8%Two or more races
    • 6731.7%Asian alone
    • 360.09%Other race alone
    • 290.07%American Indian alone
    • 80.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Wake Forest, North Carolina as of October 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wake Forest is 980 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Wake Forest by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
2
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(14.6)
4
(16.4)
3
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.6)
1
(3.2)
2
(5.9)
3
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(7.5)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(45.3)
7
(34.1)
12
(49.3)
17
(61.7)
10
(34.1)
10
(32.8)
14
(44.6)
11
(32.5)
9
(25.0)
6
(15.6)
11
(27.5)
7
(16.7)
16
(36.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
19
(107.5)
30
(146.1)
32
(131.4)
32
(116.2)
23
(78.3)
32
(104.9)
33
(105.2)
30
(88.6)
43
(119.6)
38
(98.8)
40
(100.0)
34
(80.9)
33
(74.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
112
(633.5)
171
(833.0)
120
(492.9)
120
(435.9)
108
(367.7)
94
(308.2)
113
(360.1)
98
(289.5)
89
(247.5)
95
(246.9)
77
(192.5)
84
(199.9)
61
(137.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
381
(2,155)
504
(2,455)
467
(1,918)
511
(1,856)
609
(2,074)
618
(2,026)
546
(1,740)
618
(1,826)
630
(1,752)
720
(1,871)
866
(2,165)
642
(1,528)
577
(1,302)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(67.9)
14
(68.2)
7
(28.7)
19
(69.0)
11
(37.5)
13
(42.6)
22
(70.1)
15
(44.3)
19
(52.8)
14
(36.4)
11
(27.5)
15
(35.7)
15
(33.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(22.6)
1
(4.9)
4
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.2)
2
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.2)
2
(5.0)
2
(4.8)
1
(2.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)171.1213.1175.9160.8144.4148.7143.7129.0135.3129.9136.5104.995.6

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City-data.com crime index in Wake Forest, NC

Crime rate in Wake Forest detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 91 (71 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Wake Forest, NC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (14.2%), Irish (8.6%), German (7.7%), English (7.6%), Italian (5.4%), European (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/26/1880

Elevation: 395 feet

Land area: 7.80 square miles.

Population density: 5,421 people per square mile   (average).

Wake Forest, North Carolina map

2,244 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 0.8% Africa, 0.7% Europe).

This town:

5.6%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,134 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,698 (1.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.97 N, Longitude: 78.52 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,211 (-12.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 5,042 (26.5%)

Area code: 919

Distribution of median household income in Wake Forest, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wake Forest, NC in 2017

Property values in Wake Forest, NC

Wake Forest satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 468 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2014: 464 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2015: 540 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2016: 510 buildings, average cost: $173,200
  • 2017: 817 buildings, average cost: $162,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Wake Forest, NC residents
Average permit cost in Wake Forest, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Wake Forest, NC
Historical housing units in Wake Forest, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +6,545 (+108.3%).
Most common industries in Wake Forest, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.3%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Wake Forest, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Engineers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)

Average climate in Wake Forest, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wake Forest, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.3. This is about average.

City:

69.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.230. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.62
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.215. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.215
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

8.46

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 Wake Forest 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 Wake Forest 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 Wake Forest 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, 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

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:

  • FRANKLIN ACADEMY (Location: 1127 CHALKS RD, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)
  • WAKE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 420 STADIUM DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • HERITAGE HIGH (Location: 1150 FORESTVILLE ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wake Forest:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wake Forest:

  • THALES ACADEMY (Students: 466, Location: 3106 HERITAGE TRADE DR, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 136, Location: 520 W HOLDING AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Wake Forest

Points of interest:

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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

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

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Wake Forest:

Marital status in Wake Forest, NC
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

For population 25 years and over in Wake Forest:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wake Forest
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Wake Forest:

(Wake Forest, North Carolina Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Wake Forest, NC (based on Wake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant164,661445
Mainline Protestant99,508131
Catholic99,12617
Other35,76772
Black Protestant16,47642
Orthodox2,6505
None482,805-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Wake County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

7.8%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wake County:

27.0%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wake Forest:

50.3%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.3%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Wake Forest:

28.6
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.6%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wake Forest:

32.9%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

58.9%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Wake Forest:

82.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wake Forest, NC Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 57$246,379$51,8690$0
Streets and Highways 25$86,587$41,5620$0
Financial Administration 22$82,724$45,1221$2,697
Electric Power 18$76,664$51,1090$0
Other and Unallocable 17$88,822$62,6981$107
Police - Other 13$38,172$35,2361$389
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
Other Government Administration 7$45,149$77,3986$2,408
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 195$776,534$47,78734$15,883

Wake Forest government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $836,000 ($19.78)
    Regular Highways: $413,000 ($9.77)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $17,057,000 ($403.53)
    Police Protection: $8,076,000 ($191.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,268,000 ($171.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,982,000 ($70.55)
    Central Staff Services: $2,964,000 ($70.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,866,000 ($67.80)
    Regular Highways: $1,983,000 ($46.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,940,000 ($45.90)
    Financial Administration: $1,785,000 ($42.23)
    General Public Buildings: $1,519,000 ($35.94)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,322,000 ($31.28)
    General - Other: $369,000 ($8.73)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $85,000 ($2.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $796,000 ($18.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $554,000 ($13.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $417,000 ($9.87)
    General Public Building: $379,000 ($8.97)
    Central Staff Services: $328,000 ($7.76)
    Regular Highways: $97,000 ($2.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $88,000 ($2.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $30,000 ($0.71)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($0.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($0.35)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($0.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($0.66)

Wake Forest government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $760,000 ($17.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $150,000 ($3.55)
    Other: $40,000 ($0.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $110,000 ($2.60)
    Other: $30,000 ($0.71)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $305,000 ($7.22)
    Other: $125,000 ($2.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $926,000 ($21.91)
    Donations From Private Sources: $29,000 ($0.69)
    Sale of Property: $21,000 ($0.50)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $18,517,000 ($438.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,709,000 ($64.09)
    Highways: $946,000 ($22.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.09)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Tax - Property: $23,682,000 ($560.27)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,067,000 ($190.85)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,588,000 ($37.57)
    Other License: $824,000 ($19.49)
    Motor Vehicle License: $488,000 ($11.55)

Wake Forest government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,563,000 ($723.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,605,000 ($629.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,083,000 ($214.89)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,125,000 ($121.25)

8.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($68,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,484 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.06%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Durham County, NC  0.72% ($66,717 average AGI)
from Johnston County, NC  0.34% ($49,741)
from Guilford County, NC  0.20% ($49,231)


6.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($67,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($866 average AGI)
Wake County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Durham County, NC  0.81% ($58,150 average AGI)
to Johnston County, NC  0.61% ($53,700)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.25% ($62,943)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Wake Forest fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 292ft / 89.3mTotal length
  • 422,010Total average daily traffic
  • 44,315Total average daily truck traffic
  • 703,400Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wake Forest, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wake Forest, NC
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 in Wake Forest, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wake Forest, NC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 163. The highest number of reported fires - 232 took place in 2010, and the least - 12 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Wake Forest, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.9%), and Outside Fires (39.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wake Forest, NC
    • 1,18842.9%Structure Fires
    • 1,09539.6%Outside Fires
    • 35112.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1344.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wake Forest, NC

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

  • Hampton Inn Raleigh / Town of Wake Forest, 12318 Wake Un Church Rd, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587 , Phone: (919) 554-0222, Fax: (919) 554-1499
  • Candlewood Suites, 12050 Retail Dr, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587 , Phone: (919) 554-6901, Fax: (919) 554-6902
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wake Forest, North Carolina
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wake Forest, NC
  • 67.6%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wake Forest, NC
  • 72.8%Electricity
  • 26.0%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Wake Forest on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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