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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Wake Forest Township is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 84,530. Wake Forest Township is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Wake Forest Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wake Forest Township there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Wake Forest Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Wake Forest Township are highly rated.
About Wake Forest Township...
Population
84,530

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,135
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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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
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Wake Forest Township

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$86,965
National
$55,322
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Wake Forest Township Reviews

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Wake Forest offers the best of a small town environment even with its proximity to the city, Raleigh. There are lots of community events and local businesses, and the people are very friendly! I would definitely choose Wake Forest if I had to do it all over again, and I recommend the area to anyone looking for a suburban, but small-town type of area to raise a family!
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Wake Forest is a wonderful town that I've called home for the past 22 years. I've seen it grow quite a lot while I've lived here, but it retains its great spirit and friendliness through the growth. There is no nightlife in town, but its a short ride to Raleigh for that.
Wake Forest is a great place. There is currently tons of traffic and construction through town. Thats the only down fall to living in a growing community.