Forsyth County , North Carolina

Forsyth County: County in North Carolina, United States of America

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Location of Forsyth County on North Carolina map.

About

Forsyth County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 350,670 and a population density of 328 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 382,295 inhabitants. Its county seat is Winston-Salem. The county was created 172 years ago in 1848.

Geography

Forsyth County is located at 36°7'50"N 80°15'23"W (36.1304900, -80.2563600). It has 7 neighbors: Davidson County, Davie County, Guilford County, Rockingham County, Stokes County, Surry County and Yadkin County.

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FORYSTH COUNTY COURTHOUSE

The largest city of Forsyth County is Winston-Salem with a population of 247,945. Other cities include, Kernersville population 24,660 and Walkertown population 4,969. See all Forsyth County cities & populated places.

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Forsyth County map

Forsyth County Quick Facts

Population : 382,295 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Different from : Forsyth County
Twitter username : forsythcountync
Area : 1069 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.1%
Land as percent of area : 98.9%
Named for : Benjamin Forsyth
Altitude : 942 feet / 287 meters
Capital : Winston-Salem
Establishment : January 01, 1849
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 21:10:27 (4th August 2021)
Density : 358 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 8.27% (2010-2019)

Forsyth County has 7 neighbours.

  • Winston-Salem

Demographics

The population of Forsyth County increased by 8.27% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 350,670 - census
2011 354,524 1.09% estimation process
2012 357,598 0.86% estimation process
2013 360,594 0.83% estimation process
2014 364,439 1.06% estimation process
2015 367,365 0.8% estimation process
2016 371,260 1.05% estimation process
2017 375,840 1.22% estimation process
2018 379,216 0.89% estimation process
2019 382,295 0.81% estimation process

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People born in Forsyth County (5)

People born in Forsyth County, including artist Matt Baker, United States federal judge Edwin Monroe Stanley, football coach, college athletics administrator R. W. "Red" Watkins, you can see a list of people who born in Forsyth County.

  • Debra Conrad (American politician)
  • Norma Petree Shaver (U.S. military veteran)

Other places with the same name (1)

Forsyth County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Forsyth County.

City Name Population Title
Winston-Salem 247,945 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Kernersville 24,660 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Clemmons 20,867 Town in North Carolina
Lewisville 14,228 Town in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States
Walkertown 4,969 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States of America
Rural Hall 3,264 Town in North Carolina, United States of America
Tobaccoville 2,718 Village in North Carolina, United States of America
Bethania 364 Town in North Carolina

North Carolina Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
North Carolina 10,488,084 State of the United States of America
Wake County 1,111,761 County in North Carolina, United States
Mecklenburg County 1,110,356 County in North Carolina, United States
Charlotte 885,708 City in and county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Guilford County 537,174 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,069 Capital of North Carolina
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 335,509 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 321,488 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 296,710 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 278,993 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Buncombe County 261,191 County in North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 247,945 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 239,859 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 234,473 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 224,529 County in North Carolina, United States

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