Wake Forest employment information

IndexWake ForestNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$33,696$26,779$29,829
Median household income$81,200$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$102,192$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$45,830$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$55,570$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$31,982$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level6.5%16.8%15.1%
The Wake Forest, NC employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Wake Forest is $33,696, which is 26% higher than than the North Carolina average and 13% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $81,200, which is 68% higher than than the North Carolina average and 47% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Wake Forest is 4%, which is 15% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Wake Forest is 6% which is 57% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$54,127$81,200$162,400
City
$32,167$48,256$96,512
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Wake Forest is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wake Forest is 47% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wake Forest is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wake Forest is 57% lower than the national average.

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Wake Forest employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.9%0.2%
Manufacturing sector13.4%0.0%
Financial & insurance services7.6%5.3%
Wholesale & retail services15.5%11.7%
Public administration4.4%5.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.8%0.7%
Education, health & social services11.7%40.8%
Other30.6%28.7%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Rolesville, NC5,583$91,00064%
Knightdale, NC13,787$67,16721%
Creedmoor, NC4,353$66,81821%
Raleigh, NC441,326$58,6416%
Zebulon, NC4,813$51,1088%
Wake Forest, NC36,472$81,20047%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Trumbull, CT36,477$112,674104%
Bartlesville, OK36,499$50,4189%
Marion, OH36,568$34,93237%
Indian Trail, NC36,357$72,72631%
Rome, GA36,340$36,61634%
Wake Forest, NC36,472$81,20047%
Source: The Wake Forest, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).