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Forest Oaks, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Forest Oaks Census Designated Place had a population of 3,970 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Oaks is located at latitude 35.9885 and longitude -79.708 in Guilford County. The formal boundaries for the Forest Oaks Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Guilford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The Forest Oaks Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402491) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Forest Oaks Census Designated Place is located within Township of Clay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guilford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Oaks population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Forest Oaks, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,970
Population in Households 3,970
Population in Familes 3,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 819
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,541
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,218
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,431 (88.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $228,357
Average Home Value $253,739


Median Household Income $78,872
Average Household Income $92,783
Per Capita Income $36,751
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.5%
Households 0.34% 0.53%
Families -0.09% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Forest Oaks, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Oaks to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 193 74th
Population Density1 # 300 60th
Diversity Index2 # 492 34th
Median Household Income # 27 96th
Per Capita Income # 48 94th

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