Statewide Claims to Fame

Wake Forest is 7th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents younger than 18

Wake Forest is 11th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Wake Forest is 15th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in People per household

Wake Forest is 15th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Wake Forest is 17th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents with high school diploma (older than 25)

Wake Forest is 18th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Income per household

Wake Forest is 19th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Wake Forest Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 32,936 28th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 15.1 58th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,995.2 19th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Wake Forest Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 9.2% 11th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 32.4% 7th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.1% 126th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Wake Forest Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 94.8% 17th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 50.9% 15th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Wake Forest Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 77.3% 62nd 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 15.3% 73rd 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 80th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.9% 30th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 82nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.4% 47th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.6% 82nd 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 74.0% 60th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Wake Forest Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.9% 83rd 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 8.9% 35th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Wake Forest Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 11,370 33rd 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 16.8% 98th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 9,673 37th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 76.1% 33rd 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $246,500 23rd $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.9 15th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Wake Forest Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $32,304 23rd $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $72,155 18th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 8.5% 115th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Wake Forest Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,007 28th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $454,643 48th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $17,978 72nd $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $34,488 64th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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