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Forsyth County, NC&

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Population
371,511
0.68% growth
Median Age
38
Median Household Income
$48,271
3.86% growth
Poverty Rate
18%
Number of Employees
170,666
1.09% growth
Median Property Value
$153,200
1.06% growth

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Economy

The economy of Forsyth County, NC employs 170,666 people. The economy of Forsyth County, NC is specialized in Manufacturing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.27; 1.22; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Forsyth County, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (28,697), Retail trade (22,778), and Manufacturing (20,359), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,333), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($60,000), and Utilities ($52,177).

Median household income in Forsyth County, NC is $48,271. Males in Forsyth County, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of Forsyth County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Forsyth County, NC. In Forsyth County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 110 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,402. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.

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Diversity

Forsyth County, NC is home to a population of 371,511 people, from which 95.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Forsyth County, NC is composed of 211,814 White residents (57%), 95,724 Black residents (25.8%), 47,211 Hispanic residents (12.7%), 8,388 Asian residents (2.26%), and 6,231 Two+ residents (1.68%). The most common foreign languages in Forsyth County, NC are Spanish (38,023 speakers), Tagalog (1,153 speakers), and Chinese (1,053 speakers), but compared to other places, Forsyth County, NC has a relative high number of Greek (917 speakers), Gujarati (546 speakers), and Hungarian (100 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Forsyth County, NC awarded 6,277 degrees. The student population of Forsyth County, NC is skewed towards females, with 2,458 male students and 3,819 female students. Most students in Forsyth County, NC are White (3,815 and 60.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,510 and 24.1%), Hispanic or Latino (274 and 4.37%), and Asian (177 and 2.82%). The largest universities in Forsyth County, NC by number of graduates are Wake Forest University (2,476 and 39.4%), Forsyth Technical Community College (1,629 and 26%), and Winston-Salem State University (1,464 and 23.3%). The most popular majors in Forsyth County, NC are Registered Nursing (631 and 10.1%), General Psychology (167 and 2.66%), and General Biological Sciences (138 and 2.2%). The median tuition costs in Forsyth County, NC are $48,746 for private four year colleges, and $3,335 and $13,446 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forsyth County, NC is $153,200, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $151,600 to $153,200, a 1.06% increase. The homeownership rate of Forsyth County, NC is 62.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Forsyth County, NC have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Forsyth County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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