Forsyth County, North Carolina facts for kids
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Forsyth County Courthouse in Winston-Salem.
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
|Founded||January 16, 1849|
|Named for||Colonel Benjamin Forsyth|
|• Total||413 sq mi (1,070 km2)|
|• Land||408 sq mi (1,060 km2)|
|• Water||4.5 sq mi (12 km2) 1.1%%|
|• Density||926.4/sq mi (357.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||6th, 10th|
Forsyth County is located in the northwest Piedmont of the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, the population was 382,590, making it the fourth-most populous county in North Carolina. Its county seat is Winston-Salem. Forsyth County is part of the Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC, Combined Statistical Area. Portions of Forsyth County are in the Yadkin Valley wine region.
The county was formed in 1849 from Stokes County. It was named for Colonel Benjamin Forsyth, who was killed in the War of 1812.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 413 square miles (1,070 km2), of which 408 square miles (1,060 km2) is land and 4.5 square miles (12 km2) (1.1%) is water.
- Stokes County - north
- Rockingham County - northeast
- Guilford County - east
- Davidson County - south
- Davie County - southwest
- Yadkin County - west
- Surry County - northwest
- I-40 Bus.
- US 52
- US 158
- US 311
- US 421
- NC 8
- NC 65
- NC 66
- NC 67
- NC 109
- NC 150
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||93,738||24.5%|
|Hispanic or Latino||54,688||14.29%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 382,590 people, 148,151 households, and 90,837 families residing in the county.
- High Point (mostly in Guilford County)
- Winston-Salem (county seat)
- King (mostly in Stokes County)
- Rural Hall
- Abbots Creek
- Belews Creek
- Middle Fork I
- Middle Fork II Township
- Old Richmond
- Old Town
- Salem Chapel
- South Fork
- Middle Fork Township was split into Middle Fork I Township and Middle Fork II Township in 2003.