U.S. Census Quick Facts
The population of Forsyth County according to the 2019 US Census is 382,295. The percentage of families living in poverty in Forsyth County is 15.2% or 56,484 people!
Children and Poverty
The percentage of children living in poverty in Forsyth County according to the 2019 US Census is 22.5% or 19,254 children! Currently, 51% 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.
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.