Forsyth County, North Carolina 

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Forsyth County, NC joins Davie (along its northern edge) near Winston-Salem metropolitan centre giving us an estimated 2019 census population of 385,733 making it the 4th most populous county located hereabouts. Its county seat is Winston-Salem although other cities include Clemmons & Kernersville - Winston-Salem itself equates out to Forsyth’s biggest town aside from recognized country seat. This area had been established from Stokes and Davidson Counties back in 1849 when local citizens petitioned for new administrative boundaries - posthumously named after Revolutionary War hero Colonel Benjamin Forsyth owing General Assembly who approved such decision earlier that same decade. Small town complex - Northern Piedmont in an area of transition between the eastern coastal plain and mountains to the west.
State: North Carolina
County: Forsyth County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Winston-Salem, Kernersville, 9 total
Zip Codes: 27284, 27106, 27107, 27105, 27127, 27103, 27104, 27012, 27101, 27023, 17 total
Cost of Living: -15.7% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 970 ft above sea level

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Forsyth, Nc Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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Pleasant climate
Central location
Nearby mountains
Economic decline
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What Bert Has To Say About Winston-Salem Metro Area

Until recently, Winston-Salem and High Point were associated with nearby Greensboro to form one metro area. The three cities are sometimes referred to as the Piedmont Triad. In comparison to the state’s better-known triad of Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill, the economy and lifestyle is more industrial and working-class, although there is a strong university presence and a high level of educational attainment. The economy has an interesting mix of declining and emerging industries, but employment overall has been relatively stable. Winston-Salem, as the name suggests, has been a center for the tobacco industry. (The cigarettes are named after the town, not vice versa.) Winston-Salem is also home to Wake Forest University, some affiliated high tech business, a collection of banking centers and is home to Krispy Kreme donuts and a new Dell Computer plant. High Point is a world trade center for furniture and is still center of the state’s largest furniture-manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, the dislocation of that industry offshore, particularly to China, is having an impact on its manufacturing base. Downtown High Point is a fascinating collection of commercial, warehouse and showroom facilities centered on this industry. Winston-Salem epitomizes the shift from older economy to new economy, and High Point is an industry town shifting emphasis from manufacturing to becoming a trade and design center. The nearby Greensboro metro area is perhaps the most prosperous of the three, though all places are generally appealing with a lack of major downsides. The nearby amenities of the Raleigh-Durham area, about 80 miles to the east, are close enough for residents to benefit.


The unemployment rate in Forsyth County is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Forsyth County jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Forsyth County's cost of living is 15.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Forsyth County's Cost of Living

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Forsyth County, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Forsyth county remained strongly Democratic, 56.2% to 42.3%. More Voting Stats

Forsyth County's population is 380,583 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Forsyth County is Real Estate: $247,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 16.4%.

Forsyth County public schools spend $9,045 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.2 students per teacher in Forsyth County. More Education

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It's a good time to buy in Forsyth. Home Appreciation is up 16.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Forsyth is $247,500.
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27284, 27106, 27107, 27105, 27127, 27103, 27104, 27012, 27101, 27023, 17 total


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