Wake Forest, North Carolina 

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Population

47,314

+43.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$77,173

Median Home Price

$396,900

Median Age

35.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

6.9 / 6.6

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Wake Forest, North Carolina

Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border. May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Wake Forest, while January and July are the least comfortable months.
State: North Carolina
County: Wake County
Metro Area: Raleigh Metro Area
City: Wake Forest
Zip Codes: 27587
Cost of Living: 9.9% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 363 ft above sea level

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Wake Forest, Nc Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Strong economy
Attractive residential areas
Educated population
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Long commutes
Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Raleigh Metro Area

The Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill triad, sometimes referred to as the Research Triangle, is a multifaceted commercial center and capital city. Raleigh, and the rapidly growing suburban community of Cary just west, form the eastern corner of the triangle.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Wake Forest is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wake Forest jobs have increased by 3.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Wake Forest's cost of living is 9.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Wake Forest's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Wake Forest, while January and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Wake county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 62.3% to 35.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Wake Forest's population is 47,314 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 43.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 29.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Wake Forest is Real Estate: $396,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.4%.

SCHOOLS
Wake Forest public schools spend $8,256 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Wake Forest. More Education



Best Places to Live in Wake Forest Rankings


Housing Market in Wake Forest

It's a good time to buy in Wake Forest. Home Appreciation is up 17.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Wake Forest is $396,900.
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Reviews for Wake Forest   5 Reviews
Is wake forest a good place to live? - 10/14/2014
Im a 22 year old male from Denver Colorado.im looking to relocate and transfer for work . Colorado has high taxes and high cost of living and also to much snow during... Read More

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Loving Life In Wake Forest, NC - 7/12/2014
Relocating from New York City three years ago took some adjustment and once settled in Wake Forest I was able to breath a little bit easier. The pace is something you... Read More

Great Place to Work and Live, BUT... - 10/15/2010
The Triangle is a great place to work and live, more reasonable than the North but more expensive than most places in the South. We live in a beautiful... Read More


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