Wake Forest, NC has a population of 36,472 and is the 1,156th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,254 per sq mi which is 1145% higher than the North Carolina average and 2388% higher than the national average. The median age in Wake Forest is 36 which is approximately 7% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Wake Forest, 65% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 39% of Wake Forest residents were born in North Carolina, 53% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.