West Bend, NC

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West Bend's Livability

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  • C+
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • C+
    Job Market
  • D+
    Diversity
  • C+
    Crime
  • B+
    Commute
  • C-
    Education
  • B
    Weather
  • D-
    Amenities

About West Bend, NC

West Bend, NC is located in Forsyth County in the state of North Carolina.

The total City Population for West Bend is about 11,873 with about 72 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $205,500, which is roughly 22% higher than the Average Home Value of $159,475 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 8% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $75,208, which is roughly 34% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $49,737 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 24% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

West Bend Population 11,873
Average Home Value $205,500
Median Household Income $75,208
Median Age 43.5
Unemployment Rate 5.3% (Forsyth County)
Politics 56.16% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.56
Male Population Estimate: 48.5%
Female Population Estimate: 51.5%
Median Age: 43.5
Male Median Age: 42.9
Female Median Age: 44.0

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:92.6%
Black:5%
Hispanic:2.8%
Asian:2.4%
Other:1%
Indian:0.6%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Forsyth County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Thom Tillis
U.S. Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
Ted Budd
U.S. Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
Roy Cooper
State governor
Roy Cooper
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 56.16%
Republican: 42.26%
Libertarian: 0.89%
Other: 0.44%
Green: 0.25%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of West Bend specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Forsyth County: About 6.41133 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Forsyth County: About 575.573 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Forsyth County is about 38% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 50% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

North Carolina is ranked #52 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 6.19 out of 100.

52nd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 5.06

The average living wage for the state of North Carolina is $31.26/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives North Carolina a minimum wage score of 6.97 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives North Carolina a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for North Carolina is $145.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 5.29 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X North Carolina does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X North Carolina does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
North Carolina does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X North Carolina does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X North Carolina does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X North Carolina does provide some form of paid family leave.
X North Carolina does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X North Carolina does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X North Carolina does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X North Carolina does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X North Carolina does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
X North Carolina does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
North Carolina does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X North Carolina does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X North Carolina does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X North Carolina does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X North Carolina does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
X North Carolina does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
X North Carolina does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X North Carolina does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 27023
Latitude: 36.095100
Longitude: -80.488700
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 855.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 336