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Forest Oaks, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Forest Oaks Census Designated Place had a population of 4,032 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Forest Oaks, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,032
Daytime Population: Workers 451
Daytime Population: Residents 2,033
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,484
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 4,032
Population in Familes 3,594
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 832
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $80,324
Average Household Income $96,951
Per Capita Income $38,481


Total Housing Units 1,636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,453 (88.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 ( 7.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $227,185
Average Home Value $254,003


Total Households 1,568
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,236
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 0.5% 0.67%
Households 0.53% 0.68%
Families 0.12% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

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, 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 # 191 74th
Population Density # 291 61st
Diversity Index # 489 34th
Median Household Income # 28 96th
Per Capita Income # 49 94th

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