Key Measures Report

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Largest Employers in Forsyth County

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RankCompanyEmployeesIndustry
1Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center14,271Academic Medical Center
2Novant Health9,896Medical Center and Health Services
3Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools8,000Educational System
4Wells Fargo2,890Financial Services
5Reynolds American2,500Manufacturing Headquarters, Tobacco
6Hanesbrands2,300Manufacturing Headquarters, Apparel
7Wake Forest University (Reynolda Campus)2,251Education
8City of Winston-Salem2,287Government
9Forsyth County2,118Government
10BB&T2,134Financial Services Headquarters
11Forsyth Technical Community College1,505Education
12Collins Aerospace1,600Manufacturing, Aerospace
13Wal-Mart1,300Retail Trade
14Winston-Salem State University1,073Education
15YMCA of Northwest North Carolina1,056Nonprofit
16Pepsi1,050Consumer Goods Operations
17Lowes Food Stores1,034Retail Trade, Headquarters
18Inmar912IT/Business Services
19American Airlines900Transportation, Customer Service Center
20Flow Automotive875Automotive Trade and Service
21Deere-Hitachi800Manufacturing, Machinery
22Hayward Industries800Manufacturing, Pool Equipment
23Veterans Administration685Government
24National General Insurance675Insurance
25Aon Consulting650Professional Services
26Cook Medical620Professional Services
27Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC600Insurance
28WestRock600Manufacturing, Packaging Products
29Truliant Federal Credit Union560Financial Services
30Womble Bond Dickinson507Professional Services
Data Sources
Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, October 2018

 

Largest Industries in Forsyth County

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IndustryEmployees
Health care and social assistance30,473
Manufacturing22,200
Retail trade20,342
Educational services15,179
Professional, scientific, and technical services10,162
Accommodation and food services9,889
Construction9,102
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities8,660
Finance and insurance6,694
Public administration6,006
Administrative and support and waste management services5,432
Other services, except public administration4,132
Information2,268
Arts, entertainment, and recreation1,568
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining577
Management of companies and enterprises839
Data Sources
US Census, B24050: INDUSTRY BY OCCUPATION FOR THE CIVILIAN EMPLOYED POPULATION 16 YEARS AND OVER

Data Year: 2017 1-year estimate


 

Child Poverty by Age and Race/Ethnicity

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Race/EthnicityTotal under 5Total under 5 experiencing povertyPercentage under 5 experiencing povertyTotal under 18Total under 18 experiencing povertyPercentage under 18 experiencing poverty
White, non-Hispanic9,4451,00711%37,3024,10811%
African American6,0512,58743%22,8497,57933%
Hispanic/Latino5,4072,75551%20,7179,38245%
Data Sources
US Census Bureau, B17001H, B17001B, B17001I POVERTY STATUS IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS BY SEX BY AGE

Data Year: 2017 1-year estimate


 

Homelessness

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 Number of PeoplePercentage of Total Homeless Population
Total homeless people440100%
AGE
# of People age 17 or younger5212%
# of People age 18-24174%
# of People age 25 or older37184%
GENDER
Female12328%
Male31672%
ETHNICITY
Hispanic184%
Non-hispanic42296%
RACE
White15835%
Black or African-American26260%
Other/Multiple races205%
AGE & HOUSEHOLD TYPE
Adults in families with children378%
Children in families5212%
Adults in households without children35180%
Children in households without adults00%
*CHRONICALLY HOMELESS PEOPLE
Total chronically homeless people72
Chronically homeless people in families with children0
Chronically homeless adults without children72
SUBPOPULATIONS
Veterans53
Unaccompanied youth under 25 years old16
Adults with a serious mental illness57
Adults with a substance use disorder56
Adults with HIV/AIDS4
Adults who are victims of domestic violence8

* Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines a chronically homeless person as either (1) an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, OR (2) an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years. For more information about chronically homeless people please see the HUD publication Defining Chronic Homelessness: A Technical Guide for HUD Programs found at: https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/DefiningChronicHomeless.pdf

Categories are determined by HUD. Additional information on criteria for homelessness can be found on the HUD Exchange website at: https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/HomelessDefinition_RecordkeepingRequirementsandCriteria.pdf

Data Sources
HUD Exchange, CoC Homeless Populations and Subpopulations Reports

Data Year: 2018


 

Food Insecurity Rate

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Forsyth County Food Insecurity Rate16%
Data Sources
Feeding America

Data Year: 2017


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