Forsyth County, NC Population by Age

The median age in Forsyth County, NC is 38.4, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.01% were under the age of 15, 20.47% aged 15 to 29, 44.56% aged 30 to 64, 14.11% aged 65 to 84, and 1.86% were 85 years of age and older.
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Updated Sep 17, 2023

Forsyth County, NC population age distribution

A complete breakdown of Forsyth County's age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups is listed in the table below.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 5 years 22,148 5.82%
5 to 9 years 23,363 6.14%
10 to 14 years 26,821 7.05%
15 to 19 years 27,726 7.29%
20 to 24 years 24,821 6.52%
25 to 29 years 25,375 6.67%
30 to 34 years 24,467 6.43%
35 to 39 years 22,943 6.03%
40 to 44 years 22,968 6.03%
45 to 49 years 24,111 6.34%
50 to 54 years 25,090 6.59%
55 to 59 years 26,182 6.88%
60 to 64 years 23,808 6.26%
65 to 69 years 19,644 5.16%
70 to 74 years 17,002 4.47%
75 to 79 years 10,432 2.74%
80 to 84 years 6,622 1.74%
85 years and over 7,060 1.86%
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Forsyth County, NC population by age group

Key stats
124,879
Population under 25 years
95,753
Population aged 25-44
99,191
Population aged 45-64
60,760
Population aged 65+

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021

The graph shows Forsyth County's population by age group, with age group on x-axis and the respective age group's percent of the total population on y-axis
Forsyth County, NC population by age group. The largest age group was 15-19 years with a poulation of 27,726 (7.29% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

The largest age group in Forsyth County, NC was for the group of age 15-19 years with a population of 27,726 (7.29%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey.

At the same time, the smallest age group in Forsyth County, NC was the 80-84 years with a population of 6,622 (1.74%).

Forsyth County, NC population by age cohort

To better understand the age distribution of Forsyth County, NC's population, we divided it into the following 3 cohorts:

  • Children : Under the age of 18 years
  • Adults (working population): Between the age of 18 and 64 years
  • Seniors: 65 years and above
The pie chart shows Forsyth County's population divided into segments, with each segment representing an age cohort. The area of each segment is in the same proportion of a circle as the population of the cohort is of the total population.
Forsyth County, NC population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). The largest age group was 18 - 64 years with a poulation of 231,976 (60.95% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the population for each of the three cohorts.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 18 years 87,847 23.08%
18 to 64 years 231,976 60.95%
85 years and over 60,760 15.96%
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Key stats for each age cohort as per our analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey:

  • Forsyth County's population under 18 was 23.08%, compared to the 22.51% nationwide.
  • Forsyth County's working population (between 18 and 64) was 60.95%, compared to 61.45% nationwide.
  • Forsyth County's elderly or the senior population (over 65 age) was 15.96% as compared to 16.04% nationwide.

Forsyth County, NC population pyramid

Population pyramid for Forsyth County, NC is charted below using the estimates from U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. A wide base suggests population increase, narrow base indicates declining birth rates.

Key stats from our analysis of the Forsyth County's population pyramid:

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Forsyth County, NC, is 29.2.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Forsyth County, NC, is 24.6.
  • Total dependency ratio for Forsyth County, NC is 53.8.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Forsyth County, NC is 4.1.
The graph shows Forsyth County's population across different age group and gender, with population on x-axis and population y-axis. The male population is plotted on the left in blue color whereas the female population is plotted on the right in pink color.
Forsyth County, NC population pyramid i.e. Forsyth County population distrubution across age and gender. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the Forsyth County, NC's male and female population across different age groups:

Age Group Population(Male) Population(Female) Total Population
Under 5 years 11,267 10,881 22,148
5 to 9 years 11,630 11,733 23,363
10 to 14 years 13,982 12,839 26,821
15 to 19 years 13,643 14,083 27,726
20 to 24 years 11,881 12,940 24,821
25 to 29 years 12,130 13,245 25,375
30 to 34 years 11,583 12,884 24,467
35 to 39 years 11,106 11,837 22,943
40 to 44 years 10,779 12,189 22,968
45 to 49 years 11,516 12,595 24,111
50 to 54 years 12,196 12,894 25,090
55 to 59 years 12,522 13,660 26,182
60 to 64 years 10,966 12,842 23,808
65 to 69 years 8,738 10,906 19,644
70 to 74 years 7,756 9,246 17,002
75 to 79 years 4,759 5,673 10,432
80 to 84 years 2,519 4,103 6,622
85 years and over 2,298 4,762 7,060
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Things to know

What is the population of Forsyth County, NC under 18?

Forsyth County's population under the age of 18 is 87,847, as per the latest U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates. This population is 23.08% of the total resident population of Forsyth County, NC.

What is the aging population in Forsyth County, NC?

Forsyth County's population aged 65 years and above was 60,760. As per the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, this population is 15.96% of the entire population.

References

Datasets

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2023
Forsyth County, NC Age Group Population Dataset: A complete breakdown of Forsyth County age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Forsyth County population distribution across 18 age groups. It lists the population in each age group along with the percentage population relative of the total population for Forsyth County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Forsyth County by age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group in Forsyth County.

Key observations

The largest age group in Forsyth County, NC was for the group of age 15-19 years with a population of 27,726 (7.29%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey. At the same time, the smallest age group in Forsyth County, NC was the 80-84 years with a population of 6,622 (1.74%). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Forsyth County population by age group

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group in consideration
  • Population: The population for the specific age group in the Forsyth County is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the population of each age group as a proportion of Forsyth County total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

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Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Forsyth County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Forsyth County, NC Age Cohorts Dataset: Children, Working Adults, and Seniors in Forsyth County - Population and Percentage Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Forsyth County population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). It lists the population in each age cohort group along with its percentage relative to the total population of Forsyth County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution across children, working population and senior population for dependency ratio, housing requirements, ageing, migration patterns etc.

Key observations

The largest age group was $b3_v1 with a poulation of $b3_v2 ($b3_v3 of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Forsyth County population by age cohort

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age cohorts:

  • Under 18 years
  • 18 to 64 years
  • 65 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age cohort for the Forsyth County population analysis. Total expected values are 3 groups ( Children, Working Population and Senior Population).
  • Population: The population for the age cohort in Forsyth County is shown in the following column.
  • Percent of Total Population: The population as a percent of total population of the Forsyth County is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Forsyth County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Forsyth County, NC Population Pyramid Dataset: Age Groups, Male and Female Population, and Total Population for Demographics Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the data for the Forsyth County, NC population pyramid, which represents the Forsyth County population distribution across age and gender, using estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. It lists the male and female population for each age group, along with the total population for those age groups. Higher numbers at the bottom of the table suggest population growth, whereas higher numbers at the top indicate declining birth rates. Furthermore, the dataset can be utilized to understand the youth dependency ratio, old-age dependency ratio, total dependency ratio, and potential support ratio.

Key observations

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Forsyth County, NC, is 29.2.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Forsyth County, NC, is 24.6.
  • Total dependency ratio for Forsyth County, NC is 53.8.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Forsyth County, NC is 4.1.

Forsyth County population pyramid

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the Forsyth County population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the Forsyth County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the Forsyth County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Total Population: The total population of the Forsyth County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Forsyth County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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