Forsyth County, North Carolina Population 2023

Forsyth County, North Carolina's estimated 2023 population is 392,166 with a growth rate of 0.82% 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. The 2010 population was 350,670 and has seen a growth of 11.83% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population by Race

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2023

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

63.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Forsyth County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female198,96652.57%
Male179,53347.43%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

3.16

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forsyth County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Forsyth County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 81.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.64%.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$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

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

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

rate

18.98%

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 101.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forsyth County, North Carolina is Asian, with 10.07% 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

Forsyth County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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

Forsyth County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

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

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forsyth County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

20,549

Number of Veterans

18,608

Male Veterans

1,941

Female Veterans

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by War

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

count

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forsyth County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

57.46%

Born in Forsyth County, North Carolina

90.51%

Native Born

8.42%

Foreign Born

5.15%

Non Citizen

3.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.51% of Forsyth County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 57.46% having been born in North Carolina. 5.15% 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

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