Population

 
Wake Forest's current population is 39,012. Wake Forest is projected to grow steadily and to reach a population of 47,770 by the year 2025, based on approved projects, potential undeveloped land, and recent population growth trends. Between the 2000 and 2010 Census, Wake Forest population increased 132%. According to recent Census data, Wake Forest population increased by 151% between 2000 and 2013. Wake County's current population is 974,289 and increased 43.5% between the 2000 and 2010 Census.

Population Growth

2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2014 2025 (Est.)
16,205 20,300 24,970 27,217 30,818 37,046 47,770

Population Growth Compared to Other Wake County Communities

Jurisdiction 2000 2010 % Growth
Apex 20,212 37,476 85.40%
Cary 94,536 133,812 41.50%
Fuquay-Varina 7,898 17,937 127.10%
Garner 17,787 25,745 44.70%
Holly Springs 9,192 24,661 168.30%
Knightdale 5,958 11,401 91.30%
Morrisville 5,208 18,576 256.70%
Raleigh 276,094 402,825 45.90%
Rolesville 907 3,786 317.40%
Wake Forest 12,588 29,218 132.10%
Wendell 4,247 5,845 37.60%
Zebulon 4,046 4,433 9.50%
Unincorporated 169,173 185,175 9.40%
Wake County 627,846 900,993 43.50%

 
Average Household and Family Size

  Household Family
Wake Forest 2.83 3.28
Wake County 2.55 3.12
North Carolina 2.48 3.01
United States 2.58 3.14


Household Types

Type 2000 2010
Total HHs 4,617 10,521
    Non-Family 26% 23%
    Family 74% 77%
    HHs with individuals < 18 yrs 44% 49%
    HHs with individuals > 65 yrs 13% 16%

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Wake Forest Economic Development

301 S. Brooks Street

Wake Forest, NC 27587

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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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