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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
New Light Township is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 8,687. New Light Township is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in New Light Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In New Light Township there are a lot of parks. Many families live in New Light Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in New Light Township are highly rated.
About New Light Township...
Population
8,687

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$380,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in New Light Township

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$117,986
National
$55,322
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New Light Township Reviews

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The atmosphere is generally upbeat, being in Wake County. Most people are more progressive, though unfortunately Pat McCrory was elected. I do not approve of his political views, especially those on fracking. I would chose to live here again, because it is a growing area. The education is not as good as it could be, but I think I have done well with the magnet program. There are lots of job opportunities and lots to do. I think it is one of the best places to live, although maybe not as nice as Colorado, California, or Virginia. I think the future of the area should be good as long as the government puts more money towards education and the environment. It is already a tech center, with research triangle park.
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I love the area where I am. There are a lot of things in the area to do that are just a short drive away. There are good stores and companies around; the local stores really appreciate their customers. People from young to old can enjoy some stores, restaurants, and activities around the area. Generally, people are friendly, but at times can be exclusive in the neighborhood due to home owner associations.
We have four distinct seasons, but don't suffer from the extremities that winter and summer might bring in other areas. Fall and spring are pleasant, and throughout the year, one can gaze at a always Carolina blue sky.