Wake Forest demographics profile

StatisticWake ForestNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,25418191
Median age35.538.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)65%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1862%43%43%
Speak English92%89%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
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.
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  • The population density in Wake Forest is 1145% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Wake Forest is 7% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Wake Forest 78.95% of the population is White.
  • In Wake Forest 14.35% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Wake Forest 1.51% of the population is Asian.

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Wake Forest population breakdown by race

RaceWake ForestNorth CarolinaNational
Black or African American14.35%21.50%12.63%
American Indian0.07%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.02%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race4.28%2.45%3.06%
Other race0.82%3.01%4.75%
In Wake Forest, 5.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Wake Forest, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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