Latest Data (2017)
Population 42,269
Nationwide Rank 903

Quick Facts

Wake Forest, North Carolina is the 903rd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Wake Forest, North Carolina is a town.

Wake Forest, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Wake Forest had its largest population ever.

Wake Forest, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 98% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Wake Forest, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
893 Bell Gardens, California 42,747 -3.1%
894 Prescott, Arizona 42,731 24.3%
895 The Colony, Texas 42,721 57.7%
896 Kearny, New Jersey 42,670 5.3%
897 Brentwood, Tennessee 42,667 61.9%
898 Goose Creek, South Carolina 42,619 35.0%
899 Pittsfield, Massachusetts 42,591 -6.8%
900 Fairfield, Ohio 42,566 1.0%
901 State College, Pennsylvania 42,430 10.5%
902 Rancho Palos Verdes, California 42,364 2.7%
903 Wake Forest, North Carolina 42,269 223.2%
904 Mankato, Minnesota 42,264 29.7%
905 Burlington, Vermont 42,239 6.0%
906 Moline, Illinois 42,231 -3.9%
907 Edmonds, Washington 42,209 6.7%
908 Urbana, Illinois 41,989 10.9%
909 Midland, Michigan 41,950 0.3%
910 Coppell, Texas 41,941 14.6%
911 Sherman, Texas 41,917 19.0%
912 Beverly, Massachusetts 41,816 4.9%
913 Woonsocket, Rhode Island 41,759 -3.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
456 Gastonia 76,593 13.2%
490 Jacksonville 72,447 10.1%
628 Chapel Hill 59,862 24.6%
672 Huntersville 56,212 115.0%
701 Rocky Mount 54,523 -7.3%
728 Burlington 53,077 15.5%
759 Apex 50,451 137.6%
776 Wilson 49,348 9.5%
791 Kannapolis 48,806 30.5%
903 Wake Forest 42,269 223.2%
939 Hickory 40,611 7.7%
990 Indian Trail 38,980 186.1%
1021 Mooresville 37,820 94.0%
1095 Holly Springs 35,223 247.9%
1098 Goldsboro 35,197 -12.3%
1099 Monroe 35,065 28.0%
1132 Salisbury 33,849 10.6%
1191 Matthews 32,117 39.1%
1282 New Bern 29,590 27.1%
1293 Sanford 29,313 24.9%
1297 Cornelius 29,191 105.9%
1309 Garner 28,858 53.2%
1347 Fuquay-Varina 27,906 240.4%
1399 Mint Hill 26,748 54.8%
1408 Statesville 26,657 13.2%
1411 Thomasville 26,615 8.5%
1423 Morrisville 26,461 375.2%
1451 Asheboro 25,863 16.4%
1546 Kernersville 24,386 29.3%
1709 Carrboro 21,544 21.6%
1717 Clayton 21,405 149.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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