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Wake Forest Stats

Populations in 2013: 34,752 (99% urban, 1% rural)

Population change since 2000: +176.1%

Males: 17,006 (48.9%)

Females: 17,746 (51.1%)

Median resident age: 34.2 years

North Carolina median age: 45.5 years

Wake Forest Zip codes: 27596

Estimated median household income in 2012: $71,926 (it was $52,307 in 2000)

North Carolina: $45,150

Local Attractions

Wake Forest Historic District

Wake Forest Historic District

North Main Street, once called “Faculty Avenue,” is the hub of history in Wake Forest. The original Wake Forest College campus boasts beautiful Colonial Revival-style buildings built between 1888 and 1953. The downtown historic district today features community parades and festivals throughout the year.

E. Carroll Joyner Park in Wake Forest

E. Carroll Joyner Park

Past and present combine at E. Carroll Joyner Park, where restored farm structures and a 1,000-lawn-seat amphitheater coexist. The park also features a perennial garden, an outdoor performance space, and a pecan grove.

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Places To Eat

Historic Downtown Wake Forest

Downtown Wake Forest

Find fine dining and cozy cafes downtown. A few local favorites include Backfins Crab House, Over the Falls, and La Foresta Italian Cafe.

Local Schools

Wake County Public School System

Students in Wake Forest can attend public schools within the largest school district in North Carolina and enjoy nationally recognized academic and faculty success.

Things To See

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Camping, fishing, and swimming are popular activities at the 26,000-acre park and expansive lake in Wake Forest.

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