A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Welcome to Wake Forest ...
The location of Wake Forest has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for Wake Forest: Wake Frst.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Wake Forest has a population of 45,701 people<3> (see below for details).
Wake Forest was established in 1820.
The community of Wake Forest is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Wake Forest lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Wake Forest: (919) & (984)<5>
Websites for Wake Forest ...
Official Website: www.ci.wake-forest.nc.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.wakeforestchamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wake Forest had an population of 45,701 people. This is an increase of 51.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 263.05% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wake Forest had a population of 30,117 people (or 49.68% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Wake Forest the county's most populous community.
The population of Wake Forest represents 0.32% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 28th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 30,117 people, the population of Wake Forest increased 139.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,588 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Wake Forest.
Adding Wake Forest to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Wake Forest in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wake Forest was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Wake Forest on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wake Forest on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Wake Forest ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Wake Forest - it's located in Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wake Forest.
Communities near Wake Forest ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wake Forest.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wake Forest. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wake Forest.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wake Forest. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wake Forest.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wake Forest. See our Newspapers Page for Wake Forest.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wake Forest ...
Looking for more information about Wake Forest? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Wake Forest, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wake Forest.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Wake Forest: www.ci.wake-forest.nc.us/
The official website for Franklin County: www.co.franklin.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 23 Sep 2021