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  6. Diversity
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Wendell is a town in North Carolina with a population of 7,308. 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.

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About Wendell...
Population
7,308

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$964
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    37.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    12.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    24.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    271.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    555.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    123.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

Working in Wendell

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,236
National
$62,843

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