Wake Forest employment information

IndexWake ForestNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$33,124$25,608$28,555
Median household income$77,173$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$99,842$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$41,716$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$53,112$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$33,649$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate4.5%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level7.6%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Wake Forest is 16% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wake Forest is 44% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wake Forest is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wake Forest is 51% lower than the national average.

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Wake Forest median earnings by income bracket

Wake Forest employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.9%1.0%
Manufacturing sector12.4%0.0%
Financial & insurance services8.1%3.8%
Wholesale & retail services15.4%15.9%
Public administration6.4%4.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.6%1.2%
Education, health & social services11.0%39.0%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Rolesville, NC4,530$82,94455%
Knightdale, NC12,692$72,59136%
Raleigh, NC423,287$54,5812%
Zebulon, NC4,590$50,0007%
Creedmoor, NC4,228$49,0588%
Wake Forest, NC33,319$77,17344%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Jackson, MI33,317$27,34249%
Dalton, GA33,336$35,53034%
Holland, MI33,342$44,61917%
Elk Grove Village, IL33,288$68,18827%
Marrero, LA33,263$32,91038%
Wake Forest, NC33,319$77,17344%
Source: The Wake Forest, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.