Forsyth County, North Carolina Population 2022

Forsyth County, North Carolina's estimated population is 391,532 with a growth rate of 0.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Forsyth County, North Carolina is the 5th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 351,374 and has seen a growth of 11.43% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
185011,1680.00%
186012,6921,52413.65%
187013,0503582.82%
188018,0705,02038.47%
189028,43410,36457.35%
190035,2616,82724.01%
191047,31112,05034.17%
192077,26929,95863.32%
1930111,68134,41244.54%
1940126,47514,79413.25%
1950146,13519,66015.54%
1960189,42843,29329.63%
1970214,34824,92013.16%
1980243,68329,33513.69%
1990265,87822,1959.11%
2010351,37485,49632.16%
2011354,5243,1500.90%
2012357,5983,0740.87%
2013360,5942,9960.84%
2014364,4393,8451.07%
2015367,3652,9260.80%
2016371,2603,8951.06%
2017375,8404,5801.23%
2018379,2163,3760.90%
2019382,2953,0790.81%
2020385,3743,0790.81%
2021388,4533,0790.80%
2022391,5323,0790.79%
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Forsyth County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White242,79864.15%
Black or African American98,74126.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3180.35%
Asian9,0702.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2440.06%
Some Other Race9,7602.58%
Two or More Races16,5684.38%
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Forsyth County, North Carolina Population by Race

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Median Age

38.4


Total

36.7


Male

39.8


Female

Forsyth County, North Carolina Adults

There are 291,308 adults, (60,329 of whom are seniors) in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Forsyth County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

198,966

52.57%

Male

179,533

47.43%

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
Married80.9%19.1%
All62.3%37.7%
Male54.5%45.5%
Non Family47.5%52.5%
Female44.1%55.9%

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forsyth County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All148,8902.4762.3
Married66,4883.1780.9
Male6,3583.1654.5
Female20,1043.4844.1
Non Family55,9401.1947.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.47

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 Grade10,7954.24%
9th to 12th Grade17,1006.72%
High School Graduate63,89825.11%
Some College54,35021.36%
Associates Degree22,0048.65%
Bachelors Degree53,48421.02%
Graduate Degree32,85712.91%
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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
Asian6,1105,4554,064
White157,957148,01662,960
2+ Races6,9055,5992,042
Black63,12855,75514,537
Native American824511156
Hispanic22,88813,7103,661
Other Race5,6733,203653
Islander7545

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.51%.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,346$41,367$33,473
Less Than 9th Grade$23,741$26,773$18,662
High School Graduate$28,861$32,844$24,751
Some College$34,530$40,408$31,268
Bachelors Degree$47,448$54,820$41,380
Graduate Degree$63,941$84,510$53,705

$37,346

Average Earnings

$41,367

Average Male

$33,473

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

85.22% of Forsyth County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 14.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.89% 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
Islander24416768.44%
Hispanic48,92714,83330.32%
Native1,31032124.50%
Black93,99622,02323.43%
Multiple16,0643,71923.15%
White207,62218,9919.15%
Asian8,4357498.88%
Other2,232NaN%

15.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.18%

Male Poverty Rate

17.31%

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 68.44% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.71%.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.28%
High School16.85%
Some College9.87%
Bachelors or Greater5.29%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.08%
Male Unemployed25.98%
Female Employed8.73%
Female Unemployed34.85%

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$53,583$77,370
Families$68,887$93,661
Married Families$86,034$112,548
Non Families$32,677$47,766
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Income by Household Type

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

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 55-64.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

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20,549

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,282
First Gulf War4,292
Vietnam7,535
Korea1,355
World War II666

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,611
35 to 544,800
55 to 643,517
65 to 745,813
75+4,808

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White13,9987.27%
Black5,4537.30%
Native American848.56%
Asian70.10%
Islander127.50%
Other Race4326.36%
2+ Races5636.60%
Hispanic4941.74%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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61.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

5%

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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58.08%

Born in Forsyth County, North Carolina

91.48%

Native Born

8.52%

Foreign Born

5.20%

Non Citizen

3.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.48% of Forsyth County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 58.08% having been born in North Carolina. 5.20% 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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