Forsyth County, North Carolina Population 2020

Forsyth County, North Carolina's estimated population is 385,849 with a growth rate of 0.88% 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
2020385,8493,3750.88%
2019382,4743,3750.89%
2018379,0993,3750.90%
2017375,7244,5671.23%
2016371,1573,8091.04%
2015367,3482,8110.77%
2014364,5373,8801.08%
2013360,6573,0290.85%
2012357,6283,1140.88%
2011354,5143,1210.89%
2010351,39385,51532.16%
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%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White245,93066.19%
Black or African American97,01026.11%
Some Other Race9,9792.69%
Two or More Races8,7832.36%
Asian8,4032.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1410.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3270.09%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Forsyth County, North Carolina Median Age

38.3


Total

36.8


Male

39.6


Female

Forsyth County, North Carolina Adults

There are 284,778 adults, (56,532 of whom are seniors) in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Forsyth County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

195,236

52.54%

Male

176,337

47.46%

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%20%
All61.5%38.5%
Non Family47.8%52.2%
Male46%54%
Female43.5%56.5%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All146,6852.4661.5
Married65,5733.1680
Non Family55,0911.247.8
Female19,9493.3643.5
Male6,0723.3246

3.14

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Forsyth County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,2924.54%
9th to 12th Grade16,6436.70%
High School Graduate63,60325.60%
Some College52,44321.11%
Associates Degree20,4838.24%
Bachelors Degree52,78521.24%
Graduate Degree31,22312.57%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White156,828147,17762,876
Black60,85153,33113,995
Hispanic21,68612,2172,773
Asian5,4464,7473,208
Other Race4,9032,467468
Multiple Races3,4473,0061,126
Native American806519191
Islander122798

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,963$40,942$31,989
Less Than High School$20,909$23,047$15,568
High School Grad$27,714$31,139$24,054
Some College$32,665$40,422$30,203
Bachelors Degree$46,038$54,626$40,220
Graduate Degree$63,239$82,371$51,613

$35,963

Average Earnings

$40,942

Average Male

$31,989

Average Female

Forsyth County, North Carolina Language

Forsyth County, North Carolina Language by Age

Forsyth County, North Carolina Language

85.34% of Forsyth County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 14.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.12% of the population.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black92,46423,45325.36%
White207,32420,5749.92%
Hispanic46,50317,37737.37%
Other9,8983,65136.89%
Multiple8,4611,79721.24%
Asian7,7246828.83%
Native1,13934730.47%
Islander32717653.82%

17.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.13%

Male Poverty Rate

18.97%

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 53.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forsyth County, North Carolina is Asian, with 8.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.24%
High School17.82%
Some College11.30%
Bachelors or Greater5.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.25%
Male Unemployed34.14%
Female Employed8.94%
Male Employed7.44%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Income

Forsyth County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,128$73,787
Families$64,990$88,504
Married Families$81,563$106,384
Non Families$31,509$47,191

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

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

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans

22,807

Number of Veterans

20,957

Male Veterans

1,850

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,271
First Gulf War4,290
Second Gulf War3,394
Korea1,999
World War II832
Age Group Veterans
65 to 745,937
35 to 545,620
75+5,155
55 to 644,320
18 to 341,775
Name Veterans % of Total
White16,3978.45%
Black5,8268.01%
Hispanic7042.64%
2 or More3879.21%
Indian10110.55%
Other701.22%
Asian140.22%
Hawaiian125.08%

$Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment Status

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.36%

Born in North Carolina

91.22%

Native Born

8.78%

Foreign Born

5.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.22% of Forsyth County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 58.36% having been born in North Carolina. 5.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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