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Wendell is a town in North Carolina with a population of 6,298. Wendell is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Wendell offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wendell there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Wendell and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Wendell are above average.
About Wendell...
Population
6,298

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$127,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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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
    58
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    478
    500
  • Theft
    826
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,295
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Wendell is a small town that wants to stay a small town. Although the population is growing the retail market is not growing as fast. However, there is much to do within a short distance. Right down the street from the capital city, Raleigh, NC, there are parks, museums, lots of great restaurants, great places to shop.
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Wendell is a small, but fast growing town. I have lived in Wendell for most of my life. I attended public education in Wake County, which is not the best public education, but much better than most of the neighboring county's. Wendell has a small down town area which is rinky-dink, but it is also building a new community area next door. Right now there are residential areas and a small cafe'. Wendell is a perfect spot because it is not loud and busy like bigger cities, but it is very close to Knightdale which has an abundance of shopping centers a jobs that Wendell doesn't quite have yet. North Carolina's capital city Raleigh is only 20-30 minutes from Wendell, which is a great advantage.
It is a great place to work, live, play and raise a family. I have loved her for approximately 7 years now and I really enjoy the quite, friendly and family orinentied atmosphere.