Forest Oaks, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 3,890. Population change since 2000: +20.0%
Males: 1,976  (50.8%)
Females: 1,914  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  51.8 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 27406.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $71,877 (it was $61,827 in 2000)
Forest Oaks:

$71,877
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $41,715 (it was $25,682 in 2000)

Forest Oaks CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $226,365 (it was $158,000 in 2000)
Forest Oaks:

$226,365
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $251,217; Detached houses: $245,217

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,777.

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  • Races in Forest Oaks, NC (2010)

    Forest Oaks races chart
    • 3,14380.8%White alone
    • 58415.0%Black alone
    • 772.0%Hispanic
    • 371.0%Two or more races
    • 290.7%Asian alone
    • 110.3%American Indian alone
    • 90.2%Other race alone

Races in Forest Oaks detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Forest Oaks: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (23.0%), American (12.4%), German (11.3%), Irish (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.4%), European (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 5.07 square miles.

Population density: 767 people per square mile   (low).

Forest Oaks,NC real estate house value index trend

Forest Oaks, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Forest Oaks:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest Oaks CDP:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

60 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.7%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,725 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,653 (0.7%)

Forest Oaks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greensboro, NC (9.2 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (372.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Pleasant Garden, NC (1.9 miles ), Sedalia, NC (2.8 miles ), McLeansville, NC (2.9 miles ), Greensboro, NC (3.0 miles ), Whitsett, NC (3.2 miles ), Fairfield, NC (3.2 miles ), Liberty, NC (3.4 miles ), Gibsonville, NC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.98 N, Longitude: 79.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 336

Forest Oaks household income distribution Forest Oaks home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Forest Oaks: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Forest Oaks, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Forest Oaks-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the Forest Oaks place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F3 tornado 27.5 miles away from the place center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forest Oaks-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 215.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 279.7 miles away from Forest Oaks center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 149.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 214.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 149.0 miles away from Forest Oaks center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 150.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Guilford County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest Oaks topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Forest Oaks:

  • CLAPPS NURSING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PLEASANT GARDEN, NC)
  • BMA OF SOUTH GREENSBORO INC (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; GREENSBORO, NC)
  • GUILFORD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GREENSBORO, NC)
  • MAPLE GROVE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GREENSBORO, NC)
  • GREENHAVEN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GREENSBORO, NC)
  • GREENHAVEN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GREENSBORO, NC)
  • ELDERLODGE GREENSBORO (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GREENSBORO, NC)

Amtrak stations near Forest Oaks:

  • 9 miles: GREENSBORO (2603 OAKLAND AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: BURLINGTON (110 E. WEBB ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: HIGH POINT (100 W. HIGH ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest Oaks:

  • North Carolina A & T State University (about 8 miles; Greensboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 9,805)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (about 9 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 16,174)
  • Guilford Technical Community College (about 13 miles; Jamestown, NC; FT enrollment: 13,068)
  • Guilford College (about 13 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Elon University (about 14 miles; Elon, NC; FT enrollment: 6,403)
  • High Point University (about 17 miles; High Point, NC; FT enrollment: 4,240)
  • Alamance Community College (about 21 miles; Graham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,614)

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Reservoirs: Forest Oaks Lake (A), Robbins Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Guilford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.6. This is better than average.

City:

58.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.704. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.704
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 1.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.25
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.1%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.2%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
North Carolina average:

12.0

Forest Oaks travel time to work - commute Forest Oaks mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forest Oaks CDP (based on Guilford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant113,377411
Mainline Protestant74,143178
Catholic20,2287
Black Protestant16,25544
Other14,16439
Orthodox5404
None252,345-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 100
Guilford County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 57
Guilford County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 182
Guilford County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 416
Here:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Guilford County:

27.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Forest Oaks:

51.2%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.8%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Forest Oaks:

17.0%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Forest Oaks:

13.8%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.3%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.7%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.7%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forest Oaks, NC Residents

6.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($190 average AGI)
Guilford County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Forsyth County, NC  0.51% ($34,187 average AGI)
from Randolph County, NC  0.41% ($28,043)
from Davidson County, NC  0.37% ($30,405)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($429 average AGI)
Guilford County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Forsyth County, NC  0.53% ($38,035 average AGI)
to Randolph County, NC  0.39% ($30,400)
to Wake County, NC  0.35% ($36,864)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest Oaks:

  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WPCM (920 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON-GRAHAM, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPET (950 AM; 1 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCOG (1320 AM; 5 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEAL (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GREENSBORO, NC)
  • WKEW (1400 AM; 1 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKXR (1260 AM; 5 kW; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: RANDOLPH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIST (790 AM; 3 kW; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: GHB RADIO, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest Oaks:

  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNAA (90.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: NC AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WUAG (103.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: U. OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHPE-FM (95.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIST-FM (98.3 FM; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: WEAM QUALITY RADIO CORP.)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forest Oaks:

  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WXIV-LP (Channel 14; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BLUE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$174,26713$160,07664$170,7472$85,4004$151,003
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$05$203,9761$40,2500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$166,3802$213,99027$178,2392$151,4951$76,240
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$131,8603$124,66313$182,5781$92,2701$101,430
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$124,0100$05$202,9300$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0171.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$208,3454$205,1551$107,980
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$484,9101$61,1900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$118,4501$92,920
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0171.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Forest Oaks compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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