Forsyth County NC Information


Forsyth County Subdivisions

Forsyth County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 375,124
Daytime Population: Workers 194,373
Daytime Population: Residents 204,815
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 399,188
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 364,558
Population in Familes 289,727
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,566
Population Density2 919
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $48,575
Average Household Income $70,703
Per Capita Income $28,836


Total Housing Units 167,169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90,868 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 59,421 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,880 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $165,028
Average Home Value $215,283


Total Households 150,289
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 95,003
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.96%
Households 0.87% 0.95%
Families 0.68% 0.84%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.27%


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, 2017 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 Density # 5 96th
Diversity Index # 12 89th
Median Household Income # 22 79th
Per Capita Income # 15 86th

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