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Wake Forest Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Wake Forest Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
47,601

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.7%
5 - 17:
20.5%
18 - 24:
6.4%
25 - 34:
11.5%
35 - 54:
33.5%
55 - 64:
9.3%
Over 65 Years:
11.1%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
High School Graduates
College Graduated
3.6%
3.6%
97.1%
97.1%
55.5%
55.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Wake Forest
USA
$40,217
$40,217
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Wake Forest
USA
$100,162
$100,162
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
4.0%

Employment Industries in Wake Forest

 
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Healthcare
Education
Retail
Manufacturing
Finance
Accommodation
Construction
Other
Administration
Public Service
Transportation
Real estate
Wholesale
14.5%
14.5%
13.8%
13.8%
11.8%
11.8%
10.9%
10.9%
10.2%
10.2%
6.0%
6.0%
4.8%
4.8%
4.3%
4.3%
4.2%
4.2%
3.8%
3.8%
3.4%
3.4%
3.2%
3.2%
2.5%
2.5%
2.3%
2.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
Other Race / Two or More Races
Asian
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
American Indian and Alaska Native
70.4%
70.4%
18.2%
18.2%
6.1%
6.1%
3.8%
3.8%
1.4%
1.4%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

English
German
Irish
Italian
Polish
Scottish
European
Scots-Irish
French
British
Dutch
Russian
Ukrainian
Norwegian
Welsh
Swedish
African
Iranian
Czech
Austrian
15.0%
15.0%
14.6%
14.6%
10.7%
10.7%
7.5%
7.5%
4.2%
4.2%
4.1%
4.1%
2.1%
2.1%
1.9%
1.9%
1.7%
1.7%
1.6%
1.6%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.1%
1.1%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
African languages
French
Korean
German/Yiddish
Scandinavian languages
Vietnamese
Pacific Island languages
Hungarian
Persian
Langs. of India
Tagalog
Native American languages
Other Asian languages
Other Indo-European
Slavic languages
Russian
Portuguese
Arabic
92.2%
92.2%
3.7%
3.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Wake Forest Residents:
6.0%