Local Statistics

US Census Quick Facts

Population of Forsyth County according to the 2017 US Census is 376,320. Percentage of families living in poverty in Forsyth County is 17.5% or 65,856 people!

Children and Poverty

The percentage of children living in poverty in Forsyth County according to the 2016 US Census is 24.5% or 21,054 children! Currently, 57% of children in WSFC Schools are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program.

Assets and Opportunity Profile of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

Did you know that 22% of Forsyth County households live in extreme asset poverty? Click here to download the Assets and Opportunity Profile of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, an invaluable tool that will help you understand the critical problems that perpetuate financial struggles among the residents of our county.

NC Scorecard

The Prosperity Now Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 130 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well residents are faring and what states can do to help them build and protect assets. These measures are grouped into five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care, and Education. Find more data about the state of North Carolina.