Latest Data (2016)
Population 40,112
Nationwide Rank 943

Quick Facts

Wake Forest, North Carolina is the 943rd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Wake Forest, North Carolina is a town.

Wake Forest, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Wake Forest had its largest population ever.

Wake Forest, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 99% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Wake Forest, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
933 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 40,500 19.2%
934 Hagerstown, Maryland 40,452 9.9%
935 Fitchburg, Massachusetts 40,414 3.5%
936 San Gabriel, California 40,404 1.2%
937 La Puente, California 40,377 -1.8%
938 Crystal Lake, Illinois 40,339 5.1%
939 Holyoke, Massachusetts 40,280 0.9%
940 Calexico, California 40,232 47.1%
941 Streamwood, Illinois 40,166 9.6%
942 Maplewood, Minnesota 40,150 13.4%
943 Wake Forest, North Carolina 40,112 206.7%
944 Carol Stream, Illinois 40,069 -1.0%
945 Weslaco, Texas 40,033 39.0%
946 Greenacres, Florida 40,013 40.2%
947 Gainesville, Georgia 40,000 51.9%
948 Bullhead City, Arizona 39,970 17.6%
949 Florence, Alabama 39,959 9.9%
950 Apache Junction, Arizona 39,954 24.5%
951 Warren, Ohio 39,898 -17.1%
952 Lancaster, Ohio 39,848 12.2%
953 New Berlin, Wisconsin 39,803 3.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
459 Gastonia 75,536 11.7%
523 Jacksonville 67,784 3.0%
627 Chapel Hill 59,246 23.3%
676 Rocky Mount 55,466 -5.7%
688 Huntersville 54,839 109.7%
719 Burlington 52,709 14.7%
761 Wilson 49,620 10.1%
798 Kannapolis 47,839 27.9%
810 Apex 47,349 122.9%
931 Hickory 40,567 7.6%
943 Wake Forest 40,112 206.7%
997 Indian Trail 38,222 180.5%
1044 Mooresville 36,543 87.4%
1065 Goldsboro 35,792 -10.8%
1094 Monroe 34,818 27.1%
1119 Salisbury 34,001 11.1%
1145 Holly Springs 33,260 228.5%
1199 Matthews 31,495 36.4%
1254 New Bern 30,101 29.3%
1285 Sanford 29,128 24.1%
1300 Garner 28,776 52.8%
1315 Cornelius 28,515 101.2%
1381 Thomasville 27,030 10.2%
1406 Statesville 26,506 12.6%
1421 Mint Hill 26,236 51.8%
1428 Asheboro 26,141 17.7%
1440 Fuquay-Varina 25,865 215.5%
1513 Morrisville 24,732 344.1%
1553 Kernersville 24,066 27.6%
1704 Lumberton 21,499 1.7%
1716 Carrboro 21,265 20.1%
1738 Kinston 20,923 -12.1%
1791 Clayton 20,260 135.7%
1792 Shelby 20,260 -2.8%
1794 Havelock 20,244 -9.8%
1800 Clemmons 20,079 26.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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