Forsyth County is located in north-central North Carolina. The County Seat is Winston-Salem and the largest city is Winston-Salem. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.forsyth.cc/. The 2014 population estimate is 365,298 and the 2010 census population was 350,670. The land area is 408.15 square miles and there are 859.2 persons per square mile.
67.8% of the population is White, 27.1% is Black or African American, 12.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 87% have a high school degree or higher, and 31.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $150,600, there are 140,439 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,541, the median household income is $45,724, and 18.6% of the persons in Forsyth County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 29,162. Retail sales (in $1000) were $5,202,887, and sales per capita were $14,953. The percentage of black-owned firms is 13%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.3%.
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