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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
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Rolesville is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 6,308. Rolesville is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Rolesville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rolesville there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Rolesville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Rolesville are above average.
About Rolesville...
Population
6,308

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$755
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Rolesville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    13
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,102.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    90.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    21%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Rolesville

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,384
National
$55,322
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Rolesville Reviews

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When I first moved to Rolesville, it was one of the smallest towns in North Carolina. Since I've lived here, it has grown tremendously. It's still a small town, but it's much more lively now. The growth of businesses is evident as new neighborhoods are being built and traffic through town increases. There are still certain areas of Rolesville that are very "country", but there are also plenty of things to do while in town. At the moment, it's not as diverse as it should be, but it's definitely getting there as it continues to grow.
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I enjoy living in Rolesville because of the very safe and family-friendly environment. The schools are overall excellent, education-wise and in regards to safety. It is still a growing town, but it is getting more opportunities to stand out amongst the other towns and cities. Small businesses found here are generally great, providing fantastic service and wonderful products.
When my family first moved to Rolesville, it was very small. There was just a few subdivisions, a gas station, a park, a CVS, and a McDonalds. We loved how small it was. Now it has grown. More and more houses are being built. More and more business are setting up shop here. We have added traffic lights and we even have a bypass. We still love the town of Rolesville. It still has a small, tight-knit feel to it while having the content of a big city.