Forsyth County NC Information


Forsyth County Subdivisions

Forsyth County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 370,278
Population in Households 360,205
Population in Familes 286,974
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,073
Population Density1 907
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 148,195
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 93,985
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 165,203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90,471 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 57,724 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,008 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $163,828
Average Home Value $211,426


Median Household Income $46,677
Average Household Income $67,928
Per Capita Income $27,679
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.99%
Households 0.78% 0.94%
Families 0.61% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Forsyth County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forsyth County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 97th
Population Density1 # 5 96th
Diversity Index2 # 11 89th
Median Household Income # 23 78th
Per Capita Income # 13 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.