Latest Data (2018)
Population 44,046
Nationwide Rank 879

Quick Facts

Wake Forest, North Carolina is the 879th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Wake Forest, North Carolina is a town.

Wake Forest, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Wake Forest had its largest population ever.

Wake Forest, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 96% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Wake Forest, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
869 Sierra Vista, Arizona 44,420 17.4%
870 Riverton, Utah 44,419 75.5%
871 North Lauderdale, Florida 44,391 15.0%
872 Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44,373 -12.4%
873 Haltom City, Texas 44,339 13.3%
874 Altamonte Springs, Florida 44,241 7.1%
875 Plainfield, Illinois 44,138 221.1%
876 El Centro, California 44,120 15.7%
877 York, Pennsylvania 44,118 6.9%
878 Bountiful, Utah 44,098 6.5%
879 Wake Forest, North Carolina 44,046 236.8%
880 Urbandale, Iowa 43,949 48.9%
881 Rohnert Park, California 43,753 5.7%
882 Altoona, Pennsylvania 43,702 -11.5%
883 Brea, California 43,601 22.6%
884 Salem, Massachusetts 43,559 7.6%
885 Peachtree Corners, Georgia 43,509
886 Ormond Beach, Florida 43,475 18.9%
887 Concord, New Hampshire 43,412 6.5%
888 The Colony, Texas 43,402 60.2%
889 Moorhead, Minnesota 43,349 33.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
455 Gastonia 77,024 13.9%
495 Jacksonville 72,896 10.8%
616 Chapel Hill 60,988 26.9%
671 Huntersville 57,098 118.3%
712 Rocky Mount 54,242 -7.7%
724 Apex 53,852 153.6%
726 Burlington 53,748 17.0%
779 Kannapolis 49,761 33.0%
786 Wilson 49,329 9.4%
879 Wake Forest 44,046 236.8%
946 Hickory 40,925 8.5%
984 Indian Trail 39,619 190.8%
1008 Mooresville 38,431 97.1%
1052 Holly Springs 36,749 263.0%
1101 Monroe 35,311 28.9%
1125 Goldsboro 34,234 -14.7%
1143 Salisbury 33,834 10.6%
1179 Matthews 32,635 41.3%
1252 Garner 30,502 61.9%
1270 New Bern 30,113 29.4%
1277 Sanford 29,917 27.5%
1283 Cornelius 29,748 109.9%
1304 Fuquay-Varina 29,200 256.1%
1372 Morrisville 27,453 393.0%
1388 Mint Hill 27,169 57.2%
1400 Statesville 27,042 14.9%
1421 Thomasville 26,635 8.6%
1461 Asheboro 25,844 16.3%
1529 Kernersville 24,767 31.3%
1648 Clayton 22,850 165.8%
1687 Leland 22,070 435.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 44,046 879
2017 42,269 903
2016 40,112 943
2015 38,199 985
2014 36,693 1,016
2013 34,752 1,065
2012 32,936 1,106
2011 31,628 1,141
2010 30,117 1,178
2009 27,915 1,256
2008 27,138 1,276
2007 25,289 1,362
2006 22,662 1,489
2005 20,016 1,649
2004 17,442 1,825
2003 16,108 1,923
2002 14,985 2,034
2001 14,072 2,121
2000 13,076 2,231
1990 5,987 3,607