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Wake Forest, North Carolina

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Wake Forest is a town in Franklin, Granville and Wake counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina; located almost entirely in Wake County, it lies just north of the state capital, Raleigh. At the 2020 census, the population was 47,601. That is up from 30,117 in 2010,[4] up from 12,588 in 2000. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population to be 47,601 as of April 1, 2020.[5] In 2007, the town was listed by Forbes magazine as the 20th fastest growing suburb in America, with a 73.2 percent increase in population between 2000 and 2006.[6][7] Wake Forest was the original home of Wake Forest University for 122 years before it moved to Winston-Salem in 1956.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
White Street
White Street
Official seal of Wake Forest, North Carolina
Location in Wake County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Wake County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 35°57′24″N 78°31′29″W
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesWake, Franklin
  MayorVivian A. Jones (R)
  Total19.67 sq mi (50.95 km2)
  Land19.52 sq mi (50.55 km2)
  Water0.15 sq mi (0.40 km2)
Elevation295 ft (90 m)
  Density2,438.83/sq mi (941.62/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EST)
ZIP Codes
Area code(s)919, 984
FIPS code37-70540[3]
GNIS feature ID2406816[2]

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget also includes Wake Forest as a part of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 2,106,463 as of U.S. Census 2020 Population Estimates.[8][9] The Office of Management and Budget redefined the Federal Statistical Areas and dismantled what had been for decades the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Area. They have now been split them into two separate Metropolitan Statistical Areas labeled Raleigh-Cary and Durham-Chapel Hill. However they still function as one Research Triangle (or colloquially The Triangle) metropolitan area.