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Wake Forest is a town in Wake County, in the Raleigh-Cary metro area.

The community was named for Wake County

The latitude of Wake Forest is 35.979N. The longitude is -78.51W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 387 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,029.


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Median household income
Local
$52,307
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wake Forest demographic reports
Wake Forest University moved from this community to Winston Salem in 1956
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 34. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ray Billingsley, cartoonist (Curtis)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Colleges and universities: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Wake Forest residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wake Forest ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wake Forest was $22,746, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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43% of Wake Forest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wake Forest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $495.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,293.


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Libraries in Wake Forest include Wake Forest Library ... View libraries

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Wake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wake Forest political report.

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The average commute time for Wake Forest workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wake Forest between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Wake Forest include Sleep Inn.

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