Forsyth County NC Information


Forsyth County Subdivisions

Forsyth County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 378,496
Population in Households 367,930
Population in Familes 294,076
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,566
Population Density1 927
Diversity Index2 67


Median Household Income $51,640
Average Household Income $73,530
Per Capita Income $29,976


Total Housing Units 168,382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92,503 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 59,152 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,727 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $168,235
Average Home Value $218,219


Total Households 151,655
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 95,927
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.71% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.16%


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, 2018 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 # 20 81st
Per Capita Income # 15 86th

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