Talented Workers

We attribute the success of our community largely to one key component – our human capital. Our talented people are highly educated, driven and entrepreneurial, bring years of experience, and come from all over the world to live and work in this dynamic community.  

  • 54% of the population ages 25 and older have bachelors or advanced degree
  • Median age is 34.2 years
  • 4.9% unemployment rate, April 2013 (Wake County 6.6%, CSA 6.8%)
  • Labor Force is 14,398, April 2013 (487,263 County Labor Force and 923,404 CSA Labor Force)
  • As part of the Research Triangle Region, Wake Forest is plugged in to the "Work in the Triangle. Smarter from any Angle" talent attraction initiative
  • #8 Metro with the Largest Share of College Grads in Suburbs (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC) Atlantic Cities - January 2013
  • #8 Largest Growth Increase in Private-Sector Employment Since Recession (Raleigh, NC) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – January, 2013

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Wake Forest Economic Development

301 S. Brooks Street

Wake Forest, NC 27587


News & Blog Posts

Wake Forest among top 10 fastest growing cities in NC!

July 11, 2016

Wake Forest is one of the top 10 cities in NC with the largest population increases between 2010 and 2015.  The 10 cities with the largest population increases between 2010 and 2015 contain 25% of the state’s total population but make up half of the total population growth over the five-year period. 

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