Forsyth County, North Carolina Population 2018

Forsyth County, North Carolina's estimated population is 376,320 with a growth rate of 1.27% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Forsyth County, North Carolina is the 4th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017368,362-7,958-2.11%
2017376,3204,7061.27%
2016371,6143,6921.00%
2015367,9222,9660.81%
2014364,9563,9561.10%
2013361,0003,0630.86%
2012357,9373,1020.87%
2011354,8353,4140.97%
2010351,42185,54332.17%
1990265,87822,1959.11%
1980243,68329,33513.69%
1970214,34824,92013.16%
1960189,42843,29329.63%
1950146,13519,66015.54%
1940126,47514,79413.25%
1930111,68134,41244.54%
192077,26929,95863.32%
191047,31112,05034.17%
190035,2616,82724.01%
189028,43410,36457.35%
188018,0705,02038.47%
187013,0503582.82%
186012,6921,52413.65%
185011,1680.00%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White244,659
Black or African American95,834
Some Other Race11,040
Asian8,033
Two or More Races7,306
American Indian and Alaska Native1,090
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,00014,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,00014,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Forsyth County, North Carolina Median Age

38.2


Total

36.7


Male

39.6


Female

Forsyth County, North Carolina Adults

There are 281,667 adults, (54,538 of whom are seniors) in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Forsyth County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

193,396

52.50%

Male

174,966

47.50%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Households and Families

Forsyth County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Forsyth County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.6%19.4%
All62.5%37.5%
Non Family49.3%50.7%
Male46.9%53.1%
Female43%57%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forsyth County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All145,1022.4762.5
Married65,6113.1780.6
Non Family53,6891.2149.3
Female20,0853.3143
Male5,7173.3346.9

3.13

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Forsyth County, North Carolina Households

Forsyth County, North Carolina Education

Forsyth County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,1084.53%
9th to 12th Grade17,0856.96%
High School Graduate62,09425.30%
Some College52,13221.24%
Associates Degree20,0128.15%
Bachelors Degree52,05321.21%
Graduate Degree30,92912.60%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White155,790145,69662,233
Black59,88352,75314,233
Hispanic21,44211,5672,512
Asian5,2464,6283,006
Other Race5,0302,138378
Multiple Races2,7562,472925
Native American735651240
Islander116738

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 57.30%.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,750$39,551$31,288
Less Than High School$19,370$21,653$14,980
High School Grad$26,982$30,578$23,610
Some College$31,676$38,268$28,779
Bachelors Degree$44,372$52,192$39,362
Graduate Degree$61,024$78,327$50,127

$34,750

Average Earnings

$39,551

Average Male

$31,288

Average Female

Forsyth County, North Carolina Language

Forsyth County, North Carolina Language by Age

Forsyth County, North Carolina Language

85.39% of Forsyth County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 14.61% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.18% of the population.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black91,71825,24127.52%
White206,57420,73110.04%
Hispanic45,75918,75740.99%
Other10,7854,66043.21%
Multiple7,0611,42120.12%
Asian7,46177010.32%
Native1,08928726.35%
Islander38513535.06%

18.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.25%

Male Poverty Rate

20.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forsyth County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forsyth County, North Carolina is Other, with 43.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forsyth County, North Carolina is White, with 10.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.59%.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.15%
High School17.81%
Some College12.36%
Bachelors or Greater5.23%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.14%
Male Unemployed34.79%
Female Employed9.99%
Male Employed8.08%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Income

Forsyth County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,369$70,952
Families$62,424$84,934
Married Families$78,629$102,587
Non Families$30,619$44,979

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by War

22,930

Number of Veterans

20,948

Male Veterans

1,982

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,317
First Gulf War4,613
Second Gulf War3,142
Korea2,207
World War II1,013

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 546,218
65 to 745,884
75+4,986
55 to 644,306
18 to 341,536

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White16,4538.54%
Black5,9328.27%
Hispanic6492.46%
2 or More3168.67%
Indian15217.06%
Other540.90%
Asian130.21%
Hawaiian103.51%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment Status

Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment by Age

62%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Forsyth County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Winston-Salem229659242203125445.46%
High Point 10441111122368126.52%
Kernersville 23116240669504.11%
Clemmons186232007914567.82%
Lewisville127101371010007.87%
King 690170251241.80%
Walkertown468750213347.13%
Rural Hall293931582197.45%
Tobaccoville 243426091757.19%
Bethania328350226.71%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990