Forsyth County, North Carolina Population 2018

Forsyth County, North Carolina's estimated population is 376,320 with a growth rate of 3.19% 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
2017376,32011,6293.19%
2016364,691-6,923-1.86%
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
White242,803
Black or African American95,187
Some Other Race10,773
Asian7,434
Two or More Races7,381
American Indian and Alaska Native780
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander333

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Forsyth County, North Carolina Median Age

38


Total

36.5


Male

39.5


Female

Forsyth County, North Carolina Adults

There are 278,259 adults, (52,516 of which are seniors) in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Forsyth County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

191,632

52.55%

Male

173,059

47.45%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Forsyth County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
All61.7%38.3%
Non Family47.9%52.1%
Male46.4%53.6%
Female42.4%57.6%

61.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forsyth County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All144,8982.4561.7
Married64,8413.1480.7
Non Family53,3971.2147.9
Female20,7553.2542.4
Male5,9053.2146.4

3.09

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

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 Grade11,8514.89%
9th to 12th Grade17,5067.22%
High School Graduate61,31825.30%
Some College51,17721.12%
Associates Degree19,0437.86%
Bachelors Degree51,26921.16%
Graduate Degree30,16312.45%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White154,549143,77461,331
Black58,77551,70613,807
Hispanic20,91710,4212,281
Asian4,8904,3502,819
Other Race4,8682,073289
Multiple Races2,8642,6501,158
Native American604497179
Islander138958

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 57.65%.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,862$37,810$30,352
Less Than High School$17,639$20,148$13,825
High School Grad$26,213$29,515$22,677
Some College$31,010$37,950$27,426
Bachelors Degree$44,014$52,886$38,085
Graduate Degree$58,932$75,883$48,384

$32,862

Average Earnings

$37,810

Average Male

$30,352

Average Female

Forsyth County, North Carolina Language

Forsyth County, North Carolina Language by Age

Forsyth County, North Carolina Language

85.82% of Forsyth County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 14.18% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.99% of the population.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black91,07127,16629.83%
White205,78821,03110.22%
Hispanic44,51718,97042.61%
Other10,5114,20840.03%
Multiple7,1681,58622.13%
Asian6,92289612.94%
Native77821928.15%
Islander3206921.56%

19.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.40%

Male Poverty Rate

20.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forsyth County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forsyth County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 42.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forsyth County, North Carolina is White, with 10.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.22%.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.83%
High School17.56%
Some College13.38%
Bachelors or Greater5.26%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.45%
Male Unemployed38.95%
Female Employed10.46%
Male Employed8.57%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Income

Forsyth County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,283$68,076
Families$60,366$81,077
Married Families$76,843$98,530
Non Families$30,033$43,958

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

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 55To64.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by War

23,759

Number of Veterans

21,674

Male Veterans

2,085

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,532
First Gulf War4,524
Second Gulf War2,680
Korea2,436
World War II1,188

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 546,416
65 to 745,811
75+5,141
55 to 644,829
18 to 341,562

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White17,3619.09%
Black5,9488.42%
Hispanic5712.23%
2 or More3278.82%
Indian558.86%
Other370.63%
Asian310.54%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment Status

Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment by Age

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

8.4%

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