Forsyth County, North Carolina Population 2021

Forsyth County, North Carolina's estimated population is 388,453 with a growth rate of 0.80% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Forsyth County, North Carolina is the 5th largest county inNorth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 351,374 and has seen a growth of 10.55% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021388,4533,0790.80%
2020385,3743,0790.81%
2019382,2953,0790.81%
2018379,2163,3760.90%
2017375,8404,5801.23%
2016371,2603,8951.06%
2015367,3652,9260.80%
2014364,4393,8451.07%
2013360,5942,9960.84%
2012357,5983,0740.87%
2011354,5243,1500.90%
2010351,37485,49632.16%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.80% (3,079)
County Website
Founded
January 16, 1849
County Seat
2010 Population
351,374
Growth Since 2010
10.55% (37,079)
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Forsyth County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White247,91266.08%
Black or African American98,36226.22%
Two or More Races9,2192.46%
Some Other Race9,0282.41%
Asian8,8302.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4880.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3560.09%
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Forsyth County, North Carolina Population by Race

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Median Age

38.4


Total

36.9


Male

39.7


Female

Forsyth County, North Carolina Adults

There are 288,157 adults, (58,469 of whom are seniors) in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Forsyth County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

197,260

52.58%

Male

177,935

47.42%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female42.1%57.9%
Male47.4%52.6%
Non Family48.7%51.3%
All61.6%38.4%
Married79.9%20.1%

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forsyth County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All146,8162.4861.6
Married65,0553.1679.9
Non Family55,4311.248.7
Female19,9313.5342.1
Male6,3993.3447.4

3.18

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,0404.39%
9th to 12th Grade16,0666.38%
High School Graduate64,68525.70%
Some College53,14621.12%
Associates Degree21,1628.41%
Bachelors Degree53,70021.34%
Graduate Degree31,86512.66%
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Forsyth County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forsyth County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White157,873148,60063,485
Black62,25854,90214,029
Hispanic22,26513,0323,167
Asian5,7805,1643,704
Other Race4,6832,492612
2+ Races3,4863,0051,107
Native American931581200
Islander1217110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.08%.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,792$41,595$32,401
Less Than 9th Grade$22,184$24,276$17,249
High School Graduate$28,532$31,818$24,597
Some College$33,094$40,789$30,412
Bachelors Degree$47,176$55,038$41,114
Graduate Degree$63,442$83,134$53,071

$36,792

Average Earnings

$41,595

Average Male

$32,401

Average Female

Forsyth County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forsyth County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Language

85.29% of Forsyth County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 14.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.16% of the population.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Language

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black93,64723,29224.87%
White207,99119,6669.46%
Hispanic47,65216,03533.65%
Other8,9812,46527.45%
Multiple8,9131,98522.27%
Asian8,1466798.34%
Native1,48453536.05%
Islander35619655.06%

16.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.05%

Male Poverty Rate

18.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forsyth County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forsyth County, North Carolina is Islander, with 55.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forsyth County, North Carolina is Asian, with 8.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.22%.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.58%
High School17.61%
Some College10.45%
Bachelors or Greater5.07%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.27%
Male Unemployed30.44%
Female Employed8.57%
Male Employed6.61%

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

Forsyth County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,569$76,256
Families$67,362$91,922
Married Families$85,170$111,262
Non Families$32,010$47,977
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Income by Household Type

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

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21,333

Number of Veterans

19,637

Male Veterans

1,696

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,320
First Gulf War4,252
Second Gulf War3,463
Korea1,804
World War II708

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 745,744
35 to 545,260
75+4,858
55 to 643,841
18 to 341,630

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White15,3017.82%
Black5,3997.30%
Hispanic7512.73%
2+ Races4119.50%
Other Race991.76%
Native American978.70%
Asian150.22%
Islander114.60%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.12%

Born in Forsyth County, North Carolina

91.36%

Native Born

8.64%

Foreign Born

5.45%

Non Citizen

3.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.36% of Forsyth County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 58.12% having been born in North Carolina. 5.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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