Demographics

Population
According to the 2010 census, Wake Forest has a population of 37,046; the fourth largest population in Wake County and 28th largest population in North Carolina.

US Census Quick Facts

Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010

139.3%

Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010

9.2%

Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010

32.4%

Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010

8.1%

Female persons, percent, 2010

51.9%

White persons, percent, 2010

77.3%

Black persons, percent, 2010

15.3%

American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010

0.4%

Asian persons, percent, 2010

2.9%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010

N/A

Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010

2.4%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010

5.6%

White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010

74.0%

Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010

79.6%

Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010

7.6%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010

12.0%

High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010

94.3%

Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010

50.2%

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010

30

Housing units, 2010

11,370

Homeownership rate, 2006-2010

73.4%

Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010

18.4%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010

$240,900

Households, 2006-2010

9,327

Persons per household, 2006-2010

2.83

Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010

$31,185

Median household income 2006-2010

$69,222

Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010

7.5%

Business

Total number of firms, 2007

3,007

Black-owned firms, percent, 2007

6.3%

American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007

N/A

Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007

N/A

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007

N/A

Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007

N/A

Women-owned firms, percent, 2007

27.7%

Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)

N/A

Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)

42,275

Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)

454,643

Retail sales per capita, 2007

$17,978

Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)

34,488

Spatial Statistics
Acreage within Town Limits10,839/16.9 sq. miles
Contiguous Acreage9163 acres
Satellite Acreage 1,673 acres
Acreage within the Extraterritorial Planning Jurisdiction3,368 acres
Density (Persons Per Dwelling Unit)3.4
Dwelling Units Per Acre1.29


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Wake Forest Town Hall
3rd Floor
301 South Brooks Street
Wake Forest NC 27587

Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday - Friday
PH: (919) 435-9510
FAX: (919) 435-9539