Forest Oaks, NC

Census Place

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2022 Population
4,144
2.84% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49.9
0.201% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.41%
28.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$110,417
3.89% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$276,400
4.82% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Forest Oaks, NC had a population of 4.14k people with a median age of 49.9 and a median household income of $110,417. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Forest Oaks, NC declined from 4,265 to 4,144, a −2.84% decrease and its median household income grew from $106,285 to $110,417, a 3.89% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forest Oaks, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.72%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (1.04%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.796%).

None of the households in Forest Oaks, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Forest Oaks, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Forest Oaks, NC was $276,400, and the homeownership rate was 90.8%.

Most people in Forest Oaks, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest Oaks, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Forest Oaks, NC is home to a population of 4.14k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.98% of Forest Oaks, NC residents were born outside of the country (82 people).

In 2022, there were 7.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.43k people) in Forest Oaks, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 485 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 154 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Forest Oaks, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Forest Oaks, NC was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forest Oaks, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.43k ± 721
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    485 ± 230
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    154 ± 152
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2022, there were 7.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.43k people) in Forest Oaks, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 485 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 154 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Forest Oaks, NC are hispanic (0 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.98%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
82 people
1.59%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
68 people

As of 2022, 1.98% of Forest Oaks, NC residents (82 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forest Oaks, NC was 1.59%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    200 ± 73
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    103 ± 99
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    29 ± 45

Forest Oaks, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Forest Oaks, NC employs 1.93k people. The largest industries in Forest Oaks, NC are Retail Trade (370 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (340 people), and Manufacturing (255 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($127,865), Manufacturing ($97,096), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($82,738).

Occupations

1.93k
2022 Value
± 392
−8.58%
1 Year decline
± 31.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Forest Oaks, NC declined at a rate of −8.58%, from 2.11k employees to 1.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest Oaks, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (303 people), Management Occupations (238 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (203 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest Oaks, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.93k
2022 Value
± 392
−8.58%
1 Year decline
± 31.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Forest Oaks, NC declined at a rate of −8.58%, from 2.11k employees to 1.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest Oaks, NC, are Retail Trade (370 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (340 people), and Manufacturing (255 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest Oaks, NC, though some of these residents may live in Forest Oaks, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,117
Median earning men ± $11,576
$55,199
Median earning women ± $13,432

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($115,109), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($107,733), and Manufacturing ($100,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($133,523), Manufacturing ($57,177), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,221).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest Oaks, NC was $276,400 in 2022, which is 0.98 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $263,700 to $276,400, a 4.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest Oaks, NC is 90.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Forest Oaks, NC have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forest Oaks, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$276,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,275
$1,399
Median Property Taxes
±$283

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forest Oaks, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Forest Oaks, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

90.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 90.8% of the housing units in Forest Oaks, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 91.9%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Forest Oaks, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$110,417
Median Household Income
± $23,050
1.54k
Number of Households
± 323

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.54k households in Forest Oaks, NC grew to $110,417 from the previous year's value of $106,285.

The following chart displays the households in Forest Oaks, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest Oaks, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.97%)

In 2022, 78.8% of workers in Forest Oaks, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (9.97%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest Oaks, NC have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Forest Oaks, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Forest Oaks, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forest Oaks, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.41% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest Oaks, NC (224 out of 4.14k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forest Oaks, NC is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.9% of the population of Forest Oaks, NC has health coverage, with 56% on employee plans, 2.46% on Medicaid, 24.3% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 4.01% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Guilford County, NC see 1282 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0779% decrease from the previous year (1283 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1738 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 322 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,282 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Guilford County, NC

Primary care physicians in Guilford County, NC see an average of 1,282 patients per year. This represents a 0.0779% decrease from the previous year (1,283 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Guilford County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 13.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 28.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.08%
Uninsured
56%
Employer Coverage
2.46%
Medicaid
24.3%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
4.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest Oaks, NC declined by 14.1% from 2.42% to 2.08%.

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