Housing and Safety

The Housing and Safety outcome area explores various characteristics that relate to living conditions and perceptions held by aging adults. Examining housing type, the length of time people have lived in their homes and in Forsyth County, as well as the general number of households in Forsyth County that include residents aged 60 and older provides context to the indicators within this section.

Factors relating to housing and safety include housing stability, housing satisfaction, and neighborhood satisfaction.

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Housing Stability

The Housing Stability factor examines home ownership rates and the percentage of aging adults that wish to remain in their current residence and are confident that they will be able to do so.


  • Households with Older Adults
  • Time in Forsyth County
  • Time in Home
  • Home Ownership
  • Desire to Stay In Home
  • Housing Type

Housing Satisfaction

Housing Satisfaction evaluates satisfaction with current housing, and accounts for any home modification or repairs needed.


  • Housing Satisfaction
  • Home Modification Needs

Neighborhood Satisfaction

The Neighborhood Satisfaction factor addresses neighborhood satisfaction rates and problems that may exist in a neighborhood based on individual perceptions, as well as perception of personal safety.


  • Crime Rate
  • Safety Perception
  • Neighborhood Satisfaction
  • Neighborhood Issues