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Forsyth County, North Carolina

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Population:

  • Total Population: 306,067
  • Males: 146,181
  • Females: 159,886

Ethnicity:

  • White: 202,388
  • Black/African American: 76,684
  • Hispanic: 19,687
  • Native American/Eskimo: 797
  • Asian: 3,157
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 56
  • Other: 375
  • 2 or more: 2,923

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (259,565)
  2. Spanish (19,295)
  3. French (1,130)
  4. Chinese (705)
  5. German (675)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 19,836

  1. Mexico (10,552)
  2. El Salvador (815)
  3. Canada (724)
  4. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (541)
  5. Guatemala (521)
  6. United Kingdom (492)
  7. India (427)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (36,951)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (29,897)
  3. Moravian Church in America--Southern Province (13,631)
  4. Catholic Church (13,052)
  5. Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches (10,964)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 87,255
    • Sensory: 7,674
    • Physical: 21,241
    • Mental: 11,565
    • Self-care: 6,371
    • Go outside home: 18,277
    • Employment: 21,278

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 2,725

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 123,851
    • Utility gas: 32,646
    • Bottled or LP gas: 3,763
    • Electricity: 63,585
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 22,223
    • Coal or Coke: 39
    • Wood: 938
    • Solar Energy: 24
    • Other fuel: 277
    • No fuel used: 356

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 215,624
    • No vehicle: 15,403
    • 1 or more vehicle: 200,221

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 2,261
    • No High School: 10,682
    • Some High School: 23,805
    • High School: 55,000
    • Some College: 41,327
    • Associate's Degree: 12,482
    • College Degree: 39,146
    • Master's Degree: 12,787
    • Professional Degree: 4,579
    • Doctoral Degree: 2,012

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 123,851
    • Owners with phone: 80,744
    • Owners without phone: 508
    • Renters with phone: 40,487
    • Renters without phone: 2,112

    10 closest counties:

    1. Stokes County, North Carolina
    2. Davidson County, North Carolina
    3. Davie County, North Carolina
    4. Guilford County, North Carolina
    5. Yadkin County, North Carolina
    6. Surry County, North Carolina
    7. Patrick County, Virginia
    8. Rockingham County, North Carolina
    9. Randolph County, North Carolina
    10. Rowan County, North Carolina

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    27009, 27010, 27012, 27023, 27040, 27045, 27050, 27051, 27094, 27098, 27099, 27101, 27102, 27103, 27104, 27105, 27106, 27107, 27108, 27109, 27110, 27111, 27113, 27114, 27115, 27116, 27117, 27120, 27127, 27130, 27150, 27151, 27152, 27155, 27156, 27157, 27198, 27199, 27284, 27285

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WFDD (88.5 FM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WWIP (89.1 FM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WBFJ-FM (89.3 FM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WSNC (90.5 FM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WAZP (90.7 FM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • KKLZ (96.3 FM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WOSN (97.1 FM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • KSTJ (102.7 FM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • KMEZ (102.9 FM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • KCYE (104.3 FM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WPIP (880 AM) WINSTON SALEM, NC
    • WRJR (1010 AM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WTJZ (1270 AM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WTOB (1380 AM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WWBG (1470 AM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WSMX (1500 AM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WBFJ (1550 AM) WINSTON SALEM, NC
    • WCPK (1600 AM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • WHKT (1650 AM) WINSTON-SALEM, NC
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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