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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
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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Wendell Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    188
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    31
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    440
    500
  • Theft
    1,193
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79
    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.