Forest Oaks, North Carolina

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Forest Oaks, North Carolina
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°59′1″N 79°42′17″W / 35.98361°N 79.70472°W / 35.98361; -79.70472Coordinates: 35°59′1″N 79°42′17″W / 35.98361°N 79.70472°W / 35.98361; -79.70472
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total4.95 sq mi (12.83 km2)
 • Land4.85 sq mi (12.55 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
771 ft (235 m)
 • Total3,890
 • Density802/sq mi (309.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)336
FIPS code37-24198[1]
GNIS feature ID1867429[2]

Forest Oaks is a census-designated place (CDP) in Guilford County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,890 as of the 2010 census,[3] up from 3,241 at the 2000 census.


Forest Oaks is located in southeastern Guilford County at 35°59′1″N 79°42′17″W / 35.98361°N 79.70472°W / 35.98361; -79.70472 (35.983663, -79.704720).[4] At the center of the CDP is the Forest Oaks Country Club. The community is 10 miles (16 km) southeast of downtown Greensboro.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.8 km2), of which 4.9 square miles (12.6 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 2.13%, is water.[3] The majority of the CDP drains to Beaver Creek, a northeast-flowing tributary of Little Alamance Creek and part of the Great Alamance CreekHaw RiverCape Fear River watershed.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,241 people, 1,227 households, and 1,065 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 638.8 people per square mile (246.8/km²). There were 1,252 housing units at an average density of 246.8 per square mile (95.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.29% White, 4.54% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 1,227 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.5% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.2% were non-families. 12.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 35.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,827, and the median income for a family was $67,159. Males had a median income of $45,313 versus $29,980 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,682. About 5.2% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Forest Oaks CDP, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.