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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
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  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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Wendell is a town in North Carolina with a population of 6,516. Wendell is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Wendell offers residents a sparse 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
6,516

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$933
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Wendell 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
    58
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    478.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    826
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Wendell

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,730
National
$55,322
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Wendell is a very small town shadowed by the larger towns of Clayton and Knightdale nearby. It is quiet here, with low crime rates and small shops that close on Sundays. In the center of town, there is an elementary school that I grew up attending. This causes lots of traffic in the mid-afternoon, but there are few problems other than that. Wendell is perfect for citizens who wish to be left alone and spend their days eating at the McDonalds or buying groceries at the Food Lion toward the end of town.
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Overall Wendell, North Carolina is a wonderful place to live. The majority of Wendell is farm land, but houses are being builty constantly allowing this city to grow in population.
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.