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Forsyth County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2017: 227,967 (90% urban, 10% rural); it was 98,407 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 43,225
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,651
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 30,436
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,557 (it was 4,129 in 2000)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

34%

Land area: 226 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 1010 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Forsyth County: 98.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (37.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 84%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Forsyth County, GA (2017)
    • 163,327166.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 28,71229.2%Asian alone
    • 21,95122.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,6206.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,1046.2%Two or more races
    • 7360.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 5170.5%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

38.5 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years
Males: 113,178  (49.6%)
Females: 114,789  (50.4%)
Average household size:
Forsyth County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $102,084 ($68,890 in 1999)
This county:

$102,084
Georgia:

$56,183

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,275 (lower quartile is $899, upper quartile is $1,644)
This county:

$1275
State:

$782


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $349,500 (it was $177,900 in 2000)
Forsyth:

$349,500
Georgia:

$173,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $251,300 - $466,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,903
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $459

Institutionalized population: 512

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 18
  • Assaults: 177
  • Burglaries: 695
  • Thefts: 1993
  • Auto thefts: 210

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 19
  • Assaults: 220
  • Burglaries: 512
  • Thefts: 1634
  • Auto thefts: 258
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2839 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 1998: 2753 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 1999: 2857 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2000: 3181 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2001: 2539 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2002: 2448 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2003: 3083 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2004: 2943 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2005: 4165 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2006: 4183 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2007: 2877 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2008: 1259 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2009: 825 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2010: 1125 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2011: 1174 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2012: 1862 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2013: 2560 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2014: 2576 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2015: 2984 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2016: 2741 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2017: 2548 buildings, average cost: $141,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Forsyth, GA residents
Average permit cost in Forsyth, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,991 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,597 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Forsyth, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Forsyth, GA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Forsyth, GA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.6%
Forsyth County:

5.6%
Georgia:

14.9%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.5% for Black residents, 20.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.7% for American Indian residents, 29.0% for other race residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 38.5 years old
(Males: 38.1 years old, Females: 38.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.3 years old, Black residents: 42.2 years old, American Indian residents: 19.7 years old, Asian residents: 35.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.0 years old, Other race residents: 30.5 years old)

Area name: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Forsyth County is $686 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $763 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $929 a month.

Cities in this county include: Big Creek, Chestatee, Silver City, Cumming.

Forsyth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Cleveland County, Arkansas , Florence County, South Carolina , Columbus County, North Carolina , Hempstead County, Arkansas , Floyd County , Polk County , Walton County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Georgia:

3.7%

Unemployment by year in Forsyth, GA
County total employment by year in Forsyth, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Forsyth, GA

Current college students: 2,978
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 55.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 42,349 (45.7% naturalized citizens)

Forsyth County:

18.6%
Whole state:

10.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9,2222010 or later
  • 18,2762000 to 2009
  • 8,1051990 to 1999
  • 1,1811980 to 1989
  • 5741970 to 1979
  • 844Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 41.1%

Forsyth County marital status for males Forsyth County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 67,871
  • One, attached: 5,441
  • Two: 133
  • 3 or 4: 380
  • 5 to 9: 637
  • 10 to 19: 1,102
  • 20 to 49: 1,327
  • 50 or more: 1,417
  • Mobile homes: 2,948

Housing units in Forsyth County with a mortgage: 51,203 (1,789 second mortgage, 5,627 home equity loan, 62 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,416

Here:

78.5% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Forsyth County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant44,65982
Catholic16,6432
Mainline Protestant10,99917
Other9814
Orthodox7003
None101,529-
Forsyth County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
Forsyth County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Forsyth County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 104
This county:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Forsyth County:

8.5%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Forsyth County:

24.6%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.6%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Forsyth County:

Average size of farms: 64 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $105,773
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1259.27
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.31%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.77%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,097
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.38%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,118
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.69
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.26%
Vegetables: 34 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 31 acres

Earthquake activity:

Forsyth County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from Forsyth County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 110.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 188.5 miles away from the county 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 276.5 miles away from Forsyth County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 360.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 18, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4215: April 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4215, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1554: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1554, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Georgia TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 05, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-425: April 05, 1974, FEMA Id: 425, Natural disaster type: Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Forsyth County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Forsyth

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 63,650 (73.6%)
  • Carpooled: 8,690 (10.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 82 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 17 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,172 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 111 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 559 (0.6%)
  • Worked at home: 12,863 (14.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (30%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Brazil (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Russia (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Forsyth County


  • American (17%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Forsyth County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 330 people in nursing homes
  • 188 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 133 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Forsyth County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 256 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 239 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 81 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $113,976.

10.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($95,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.82%
Georgia average:

9.49%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Forsyth County:

0.03%
Georgia average:

0.08%

7.41% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($63,543 average AGI)
3.39% relocated from other states ($31,386 average AGI)
Forsyth County:

3.39%
Georgia average:

3.60%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fulton County, GA  3.12% ($102,071 average AGI)
from Gwinnett County, GA  1.31% ($93,592)
from DeKalb County, GA  0.56% ($103,341)
from Cobb County, GA  0.52% ($106,028)
from Hall County, GA  0.33% ($55,355)
from Cherokee County, GA  0.28% ($122,777)
from Dawson County, GA  0.28% ($54,473)


7.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($93,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Georgia average:

9.04%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($315 average AGI)
Forsyth County:

0.04%
Georgia average:

0.08%

5.19% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($60,546 average AGI)
2.51% relocated to other states ($32,385 average AGI)
Forsyth County:

2.51%
Georgia average:

3.12%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fulton County, GA  1.41% ($116,175 average AGI)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.88% ($74,742)
to Dawson County, GA  0.47% ($93,961)
to Hall County, GA  0.45% ($63,283)
to Cherokee County, GA  0.40% ($104,287)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.32% ($73,317)
to Cobb County, GA  0.28% ($69,291)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.3

Births per 1000 population in Forsyth County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Forsyth County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Forsyth County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Forsyth County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Forsyth County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Forsyth County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Forsyth County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Forsyth County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Forsyth County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,344 (10,976 aged, 1,368 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 7,538 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Forsyth County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (745)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (712)
  • Unspecified dementia (527)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (462)
  • Congestive heart failure (440)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (385)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (339)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (305)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (235)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (213)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.76
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,963
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 59
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,108

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,747
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 429
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 74.1
  • Other - 32.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 227,967
  • In family households: 210,231 (40,603 male householders, 24,425 female householders)
    56,760 spouses, 74,962 children (70,785 natural, 2,023 adopted, 2,154 stepchildren), 3,087 grandchildren, 1,479 brothers or sisters, 3,422 parents, 3,256 other relatives, 2,237 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,094 (5,434 male householders (3,561 living alone)), 7,837 female householders (6,565 living alone)), 3,823 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 642

Size of family households: 23,022 2-persons, 13,147 3-persons, 18,117 4-persons, 7,137 5-persons, 2,376 6-persons, 1,229 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,126 1-person, 2,391 2-persons, 640 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 76 6-persons.

53,752 married couples with children.
5,980 single-parent households (1,677 men, 4,303 women).

79.4% of residents of Forsyth speak English at home.
8.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
5.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
6.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $262,353,000 ($1,990 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,515,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $137,449,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $39,533,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $255,000
Federal grants: $68,596,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,010,000 ($553,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,511,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $116,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $106,082,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,435,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 11,347
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,328
Here:

24 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,133
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +32,117
Here:

+229 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Forsyth County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 16.26 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

8.2
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.7

Year house built in Forsyth County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Forsyth County, Georgia
  • 8,7382014 or later
  • 6,6142010 to 2013
  • 31,1882000 to 2009
  • 20,7901990 to 1999
  • 7,2941980 to 1989
  • 4,2681970 to 1979
  • 1,1401960 to 1969
  • 5221950 to 1959
  • 1221940 to 1949
  • 5801939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Forsyth County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Forsyth County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Forsyth County, Georgia
  • 2071 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 6333 rooms
  • 2,2154 rooms
  • 5,2245 rooms
  • 7,8136 rooms
  • 8,6897 rooms
  • 12,1788 rooms
  • 28,6169+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forsyth County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forsyth County, Georgia
  • 821 room
  • 3452 rooms
  • 1,2233 rooms
  • 1,9924 rooms
  • 3,1675 rooms
  • 2,2226 rooms
  • 1,4737 rooms
  • 1,0568 rooms
  • 1,1209+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Forsyth County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Forsyth County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Forsyth County, Georgia
  • 207no bedroom
  • 2041 bedroom
  • 2,9542 bedrooms
  • 19,6843 bedrooms
  • 22,6104 bedrooms
  • 19,9605+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forsyth County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forsyth County, Georgia
  • 82no bedroom
  • 1,1431 bedroom
  • 3,4382 bedrooms
  • 5,5113 bedrooms
  • 1,7384 bedrooms
  • 7685+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Forsyth County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Forsyth County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Forsyth County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 524no vehicle
  • 10,5761 vehicle
  • 34,4532 vehicles
  • 13,4253 vehicles
  • 5,4034 vehicles
  • 1,2385+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Forsyth County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Forsyth County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 447no vehicle
  • 4,5101 vehicle
  • 5,6152 vehicles
  • 1,4853 vehicles
  • 6234 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

85.0% of Forsyth County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Georgia.

Forsyth County:

85.0%
State average:

85.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 85,899
  • Other state: 96,132
  • Northeast: 21,604
  • Midwest: 23,421
  • South: 43,467
  • West: 7,640
Year householders moved into unit in Forsyth County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Forsyth County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.7%Utility gas
  • 19.2%Electricity
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.9%Electricity
  • 38.2%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,761
Here:

8.9%
Georgia:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,959
Here:

12.7%
Georgia:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,640
Here:

18.0%
Georgia:

18.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Forsyth County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,786,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,902,000
    Other: $5,480,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,576,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,087,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $16,931,000
    Sewerage: $11,287,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,474,000
    Police Protection: $2,251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $904,000
    Financial Administration: $311,000
    Central Staff Services: $64,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $24,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $36,243,000
    Water Utilities: $20,756,000
    Local Fire Protection: $16,618,000
    Sewerage: $13,838,000
    General - Other: $11,527,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,329,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,500,000
    Regular Highways: $8,192,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,565,000
    Financial Administration: $7,123,000
    Libraries: $5,028,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,206,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,704,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,594,000
    Health - Other: $1,432,000
    Solid Waste Management: $877,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $192,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $109,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,810,000
    Other: $1,198,000
    General Local Government Support: $48,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,010,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,157,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,459,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,334,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $297,486,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $232,275,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,427,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,460,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,663,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,081,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $7,845,000
    Sewerage: $5,230,000
    Police Protection: $3,088,000
    Regular Highways: $1,425,000
    Local Fire Protection: $781,000
    Central Staff Services: $745,000
    General - Other: $385,000
    Parks and Recreation: $180,000
    General Public Building: $70,000
    Financial Administration: $56,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $37,000
    Health - Other: $27,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $317,377,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,853,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,081,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,590,000
    Other: $1,030,000
  • Tax - Property: $84,695,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $68,753,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $8,926,000
    Other License: $4,831,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,524,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,018,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,618,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $735,000
    Other: $522,000
    Other Selective Sales: $465,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $65,772,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,553,000

Forsyth County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,786,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,902,000
    Other: $5,480,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,576,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,087,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $16,931,000
    Sewerage: $11,287,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,474,000
    Police Protection: $2,251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $904,000
    Financial Administration: $311,000
    Central Staff Services: $64,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $24,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $36,243,000
    Water Utilities: $20,756,000
    Local Fire Protection: $16,618,000
    Sewerage: $13,838,000
    General - Other: $11,527,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,329,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,500,000
    Regular Highways: $8,192,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,565,000
    Financial Administration: $7,123,000
    Libraries: $5,028,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,206,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,704,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,594,000
    Health - Other: $1,432,000
    Solid Waste Management: $877,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $192,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $109,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,810,000
    Other: $1,198,000
    General Local Government Support: $48,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,010,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,157,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,459,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,334,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $297,486,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $232,275,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,427,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,460,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,663,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,081,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $7,845,000
    Sewerage: $5,230,000
    Police Protection: $3,088,000
    Regular Highways: $1,425,000
    Local Fire Protection: $781,000
    Central Staff Services: $745,000
    General - Other: $385,000
    Parks and Recreation: $180,000
    General Public Building: $70,000
    Financial Administration: $56,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $37,000
    Health - Other: $27,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $317,377,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,853,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,081,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,590,000
    Other: $1,030,000
  • Tax - Property: $84,695,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $68,753,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $8,926,000
    Other License: $4,831,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,524,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,018,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,618,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $735,000
    Other: $522,000
    Other Selective Sales: $465,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $65,772,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,553,000

Forsyth County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,786,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,902,000
    Other: $5,480,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,576,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,087,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $16,931,000
    Sewerage: $11,287,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,474,000
    Police Protection: $2,251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $904,000
    Financial Administration: $311,000
    Central Staff Services: $64,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $24,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $36,243,000
    Water Utilities: $20,756,000
    Local Fire Protection: $16,618,000
    Sewerage: $13,838,000
    General - Other: $11,527,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,329,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,500,000
    Regular Highways: $8,192,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,565,000
    Financial Administration: $7,123,000
    Libraries: $5,028,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,206,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,704,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,594,000
    Health - Other: $1,432,000
    Solid Waste Management: $877,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $192,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $109,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,810,000
    Other: $1,198,000
    General Local Government Support: $48,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,010,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,157,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,459,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,334,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $297,486,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $232,275,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,427,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,460,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,663,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,081,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $7,845,000
    Sewerage: $5,230,000
    Police Protection: $3,088,000
    Regular Highways: $1,425,000
    Local Fire Protection: $781,000
    Central Staff Services: $745,000
    General - Other: $385,000
    Parks and Recreation: $180,000
    General Public Building: $70,000
    Financial Administration: $56,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $37,000
    Health - Other: $27,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $317,377,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,853,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,081,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,590,000
    Other: $1,030,000
  • Tax - Property: $84,695,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $68,753,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $8,926,000
    Other License: $4,831,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,524,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,018,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,618,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $735,000
    Other: $522,000
    Other Selective Sales: $465,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $65,772,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,553,000

Forsyth County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,786,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,902,000
    Other: $5,480,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,576,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,087,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $16,931,000
    Sewerage: $11,287,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,474,000
    Police Protection: $2,251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $904,000
    Financial Administration: $311,000
    Central Staff Services: $64,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $24,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $36,243,000
    Water Utilities: $20,756,000
    Local Fire Protection: $16,618,000
    Sewerage: $13,838,000
    General - Other: $11,527,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,329,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,500,000
    Regular Highways: $8,192,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,565,000
    Financial Administration: $7,123,000
    Libraries: $5,028,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,206,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,704,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,594,000
    Health - Other: $1,432,000
    Solid Waste Management: $877,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $192,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $109,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,810,000
    Other: $1,198,000
    General Local Government Support: $48,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,010,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,157,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,459,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,334,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $297,486,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $232,275,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,427,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,460,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,663,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,081,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $7,845,000
    Sewerage: $5,230,000
    Police Protection: $3,088,000
    Regular Highways: $1,425,000
    Local Fire Protection: $781,000
    Central Staff Services: $745,000
    General - Other: $385,000
    Parks and Recreation: $180,000
    General Public Building: $70,000
    Financial Administration: $56,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $37,000
    Health - Other: $27,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $317,377,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,853,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,081,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,590,000
    Other: $1,030,000
  • Tax - Property: $84,695,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $68,753,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $8,926,000
    Other License: $4,831,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,524,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,018,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,618,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $735,000
    Other: $522,000
    Other Selective Sales: $465,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $65,772,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,553,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 690
  • Number of aged recipients: 154
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 536
  • Number of recipients under 18: 81
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 362
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 247
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 272
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 271
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,054$203,3361,387$247,1306,665$235,862138$124,391422$220,31861$102,967
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED45$205,82297$243,866510$242,67314$85,50022$227,0914$109,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED117$202,231162$245,9011,926$248,76081$75,32175$200,62716$84,688
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN149$203,550204$264,3581,576$247,31649$117,75559$192,06810$110,900
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS26$223,30843$277,186348$261,2444$158,00015$193,7330$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED296$281,986273$251,7144$196,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED95$266,242108$245,1300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED33$307,30363$255,2543$160,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$307,85724$255,4581$417,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$261,87512$252,1670$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Forsyth, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Forsyth, GA - Value
Most common first names in Forsyth County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14072.7 years
Robert10574.5 years
Mary10482.0 years
William10075.4 years
John9275.9 years
Charles5977.0 years
Thomas4871.7 years
George4575.8 years
Betty4474.7 years
Ruth4183.9 years
Most common last names in Forsyth County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6477.8 years
Martin5479.5 years
Jones4377.2 years
Brown3377.2 years
Williams2874.0 years
Anderson2578.5 years
Thomas2273.9 years
Johnson2068.7 years
Pruitt1974.2 years
Wood1979.8 years
Businesses in Forsyth County, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Kroger3
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware3LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's3
Ann Taylor1New Balance1
Applebee's1New York & Co1
Arby's1Nike10
Ashley Furniture1Office Depot1
AutoZone3Old Navy1
Barnes & Noble1Outback1
Baskin-Robbins1Outback Steakhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Panda Express1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Papa John's Pizza2
Blockbuster2Payless1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS5PetSmart1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A2Pizza Hut3
Chico's1Popeyes1
Coldwater Creek1Publix Super Markets4
Comfort Suites1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
DHL1Red Robin1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Discount Tire1Sears2
DressBarn1Shoe Carnival1
Dressbarn1Sprint Nextel2
Dunkin Donuts1Staples1
FedEx10Starbucks5
Ford1Steak 'n Shake1
GNC4Subaru1
GameStop2Subway7
Gymboree1T-Mobile4
H&R Block3T.J.Maxx1
Haagen-Dazs1Taco Bell2
Hardee's1Talbots1
Hilton1Target1
Hobby Lobby1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul10
Home Depot1UPS15
Honda1Vans1
IHOP1Verizon Wireless1
J. Jill1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House5
Jones New York2Walgreens3
Justice1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's2
Kohl's1YMCA1

Forsyth County on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"