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Population (year 2000): 12,588. Estimated population in July 2005: 20,126 (+59.9% change)
Males: 6,024 (47.9%), Females: 6,564 (52.1%)

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Median resident age: 31.5 years
Median household income: $52,307 (year 2000)
Median house value: $143,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Wake Forest:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.6%)
  • Black (15.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Korean (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (13.4%), United States (13.4%), German (12.6%), Irish (10.7%), Italian (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).Forest, North Carolina

Elevation: 395 feet

Land area: 7.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Wake Forest

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wake Forest town

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

5.7% Foreign born (1.7% Asia, 1.5% Latin America, 1.0% Africa, 1.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +6,545 (+108.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Raleigh, (13.7 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (362.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC (4.6 miles Youngsville, NC (5.2 miles Rolesville, NC (10.0 miles Franklinton, NC (12.8 miles Knightdale, NC Raleigh, (13.7 miles NC (15.3 miles Creedmoor, NC (16.8 miles Wendell, NC (17.2 miles Zebulon,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 276 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 1997: 293 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 1998: 352 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 1999: 471 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2000: 386 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2001: 446 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2002: 497 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2003: 574 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2004: 858 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2005: 1000 buildings, average cost: $190,900

Latitude: 35.97 N, Longitude: 78.52 W

Area code: 919


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Manufacturing (14.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.1%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,365 (-18.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,000 (15.9%)

Crime in Wake Forest (2001):
  • 2 murders (15.6 per 100,000)
  • 3 rapes (23.4 per 100,000)
  • 12 robberies (93.7 per 100,000)
  • 20 assaults (156.2 per 100,000)
  • 88 burglaries (687.4 per 100,000)
  • 302 thefts (2359.0 per 100,000)
  • 9 auto thefts (70.3 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 236.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Wake Forest (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (15.4 per 100,000)
  • 14 robberies (107.6 per 100,000)
  • 26 assaults (199.8 per 100,000)
  • 87 burglaries (668.7 per 100,000)
  • 286 thefts (2198.1 per 100,000)
  • 12 auto thefts (92.2 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 227.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in Wake Forest, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wake Forest-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Wake Forest city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Eric Williams - College basketball player (Wake Forest Demon Deacons).


Hospitals/medical centers near Wake Forest:
  • RALEIGH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; RALEIGH, NC)
  • HOLLY HILL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (about 15 miles; RALEIGH, NC)
  • WAKE CO ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT CTR (about 15 miles; RALEIGH, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wake Forest:
  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 20 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; ID: RDU)
  • ROCKY MOUNT-WILSON RGNL (about 45 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; ID: RWI)
  • SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB (about 60 miles; GOLDSBORO, NC; ID: GSB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wake Forest:
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY (about 15 miles; LOUISBURG, NC; ID: LHZ)
  • HENDERSON-OXFORD (about 26 miles; OXFORD, NC; ID: HNZ)
  • TRIPLE W (about 28 miles; RALEIGH, NC; ID: 5W5)

Amtrak station near Wake Forest:
  • 17 miles: RALEIGH (320 W. CARRABUS ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 5 $11,701 $28,082 0 $0
Streets and Highways 7 $15,444 $26,475 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 3 $5,922 $23,688 0 $0
Sewerage 21 $74,469 $42,553 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $20,263 $34,736 8 $2,445
Water Supply 4 $18,380 $55,140 0 $0
Electric Power 11 $37,363 $40,759 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 35 $133,105 $45,636 1 $1,143
Financial Administration 12 $34,635 $34,635 0 $0
Other Government Administration 10 $39,108 $46,929 6 $9,598
Police Protection - Officers 32 $119,384 $44,769 0 $0
Totals for Government 147 $509,773 $41,614 15 $13,185
College/University in Wake Forest:
  • SOUTHEASTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 1,364; Location: PO BOX 1889; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sebts.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wake Forest:
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AT RALEIGH (about 15 miles; RALEIGH, NC; Full-time enrollment: 23,918)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,299)
  • MEREDITH COLLEGE (about 17 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,173)
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 4,754)
  • DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; HENDERSON, NC; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 11,898)
Public high school in Wake Forest:
  • WAKE FOREST-ROLESVILLE HIGH (Students: 1,507; Location: 420 W STADIUM DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wake Forest:
  • WAKE FOREST-ROLESVILLE MID (Students: 1,168; Location: 1800 S MAIN ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HERITAGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 988; Location: 3500 ROGERS ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WAKE FOREST ELEMENTARY (Students: 972; Location: 1100 JONES DAIRY ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FRANKLIN ACADEMY (Students: 791; Location: 604 FRANKLIN STREET; Grades: KG - 10)
  • HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 3500 ROGERS ROAD; Grades: 06 - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Wake Forest:
  • MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE OF (Students: 25; Location: 802 MILL ST; Grades: PK - KG)
 

Wake Forest compared to North Carolina state average:

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  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Wake Forest:
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WSRC (1410 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DURHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WHPY (1590 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, NC; Owner: FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTIK (1310 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDNZ (570 AM; 1 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRIANGLE BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Wake Forest:
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • W237BA (95.3 FM; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHLQ (102.5 FM; LOUISBURG, NC; Owner: NEW CENTURY MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXC (107.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • W216BN (91.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKNC-FM (88.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAJC (90.5 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
TV broadcast stations around Wake Forest:
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBXU-CA (Channel 13; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W34AX (Channel 34; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT)
  • W24CP (Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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