Wake County

Wake Forest, NC: What you need to know

Just north of North Carolina’s state capital of Raleigh is Wake Forest, the original home to Wake Forest University before it moved to Winston-Salem. The median annual income for a family is an impressive $80,978, and the average price of a single-family home is about $267,300. More than 50 percent of the local population ages 25 and older have a bachelor’s or advanced degree, and Wake Forest residents can enjoy 10 parks and a rejuvenated downtown district.


Wake Forest, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 34,786
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $80,978
Median Home Price $267,300
Walkscore 19

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Wake Forest, NC Demographics

Median Population in Wake Forest, NC

Median Age 35.8%
Age 18 Over 68.5%
Age 21 Over 65.8%
Age 62 Over 13.3%
Age 65 Over 11.6%

Race in Wake Forest, NC

  Ethnicity White 79.4%
  Ethnicity Black 14.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.8%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Other 1%

Population By Gender in Wake Forest, NC

  Male 49.6%
  Female 50.4%

Language in Wake Forest, NC

  English Only 90.6%
  English Other 9.4%

Economics in Wake Forest, NC

  Median Household Income $80,978
  Median Home Price $267,300
  Homes Owned 27.4%
  Homes Rent 72.6%
  Median Property Rent $962

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Commute Types in Wake Forest, NC

  Walked 1.2%
  Worked at Home 11.2%
  Public Transportation 0.7%
  Other Means 0.5%
  Drove Alone 79%
  Carpooled 7.5%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 31
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