Forsyth County, GA

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2022 Population
253,225
3.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.2
0.513% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
4.6%
13% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$131,660
8.81% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$451,100
17% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Forsyth County, GA had a population of 253k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $131,660. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Forsyth County, GA grew from 245,754 to 253,225, a 3.04% increase and its median household income grew from $120,999 to $131,660, a 8.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forsyth County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (16.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.96%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.63%), and White (Hispanic) (3.52%).

None of the households in Forsyth County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.4% of the residents in Forsyth County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Forsyth County, GA are MAK Beauty Institute (35 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Forsyth County, GA was $451,100, and the homeownership rate was 84.8%.

Most people in Forsyth County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Forsyth County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Forsyth County, GA is home to a population of 253k people, from which 89.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.9% of Forsyth County, GA residents were born outside of the country (50.3k people).

In 2022, there were 4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (167k people) in Forsyth County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 10k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.4%
2022 Citizenship
89.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.4% of Forsyth County, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Forsyth County, GA was 89.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forsyth County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    167k ± 719
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    41.9k ± 621
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10k ± 614
9.61%
Hispanic Population
24.3k people

In 2022, there were 4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (167k people) in Forsyth County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 10k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.61% of the people in Forsyth County, GA are hispanic (24.3k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

19.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
50.3k people
19.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
47k people

As of 2022, 19.9% of Forsyth County, GA residents (50.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forsyth County, GA was 19.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,043 ± 322
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,006 ± 329
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,503 ± 297

Forsyth County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Forsyth County, GA employs 130k people. The largest industries in Forsyth County, GA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (21,174 people), Retail Trade (14,060 people), and Manufacturing (11,845 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($126,354), Information ($118,558), and Finance & Insurance ($117,589).

Occupations

130k
2022 Value
± 2,984
3.61%
1 Year growth
± 3.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Forsyth County, GA grew at a rate of 3.61%, from 126k employees to 130k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forsyth County, GA, are Management Occupations (21,827 people), Sales & Related Occupations (17,332 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (14,713 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forsyth County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

130k
2022 Value
± 2,984
3.61%
1 Year growth
± 3.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Forsyth County, GA grew at a rate of 3.61%, from 126k employees to 130k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forsyth County, GA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (21,174 people), Retail Trade (14,060 people), and Manufacturing (11,845 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forsyth County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Forsyth County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$85,326
Median earning men ± $4,148
$50,549
Median earning women ± $1,590

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($135,430), Information ($128,307), and Wholesale Trade ($118,892).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($110,764), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,975), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,211).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,528
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,220
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,419
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Forsyth County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 65.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.53%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Forsyth County, GA awarded 35 degrees. The student population of Forsyth County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 8 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Forsyth County, GA are White (27 and 79.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3 and 8.82%), Asian (2 and 5.88%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (2 and 5.88%).

The largest universities in Forsyth County, GA by number of degrees awarded are MAK Beauty Institute (35 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Forsyth County, GA are General Cosmetology (29 and 82.9%), Hair Styling & Design (3 and 8.57%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (3 and 8.57%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forsyth County, GA was $451,100 in 2022, which is 1.6 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $385,600 to $451,100, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Forsyth County, GA is 84.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Forsyth County, GA have an average commute time of 31.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forsyth County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Forsyth County, GA is $131,660. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Forsyth County, GA was Census Tract 1306.11 with a value of $186,473, followed by Census Tract 1306.04 and Census Tract 1306.05, with respective values of $179,712 and $176,818.

Property

$451,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,238
$71,824
Median Property Taxes
±$1,748

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forsyth County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

84.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 84.8% of the housing units in Forsyth County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1306.11
  2. Census Tract 1306.04
  3. Census Tract 1306.05

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forsyth County, GA was Census Tract 1306.11 with a value of $186,473, followed by Census Tract 1306.04 and Census Tract 1306.05, with respective values of $179,712 and $176,818.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Forsyth County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$131,660
Median Household Income
± $2,258
84.7k
Number of Households
± 2,168

In 2022, the median household income of the 84.7k households in Forsyth County, GA grew to $131,660 from the previous year's value of $120,999.

The following chart displays the households in Forsyth County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forsyth County, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (25.8%)
  3. Carpooled (6.28%)

In 2022, 65.7% of workers in Forsyth County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (25.8%) and those who carpooled to work (6.28%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forsyth County, GA have a longer commute time (31.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.69% of the workforce in Forsyth County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Forsyth County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forsyth County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forsyth County, GA (11.6k out of 252k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forsyth County, GA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.2% of the population of Forsyth County, GA has health coverage, with 66.2% on employee plans, 4.48% on Medicaid, 9.1% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.846% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Forsyth County, GA see 2492 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.993% decrease from the previous year (2517 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2669 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1484 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Forsyth County, GA

Primary care physicians in Forsyth County, GA see an average of 2,492 patients per year. This represents a 0.993% decrease from the previous year (2,517 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Forsyth County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 44% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.8%
Uninsured
66.2%
Employer Coverage
4.48%
Medicaid
9.1%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
0.846%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forsyth County, GA declined by 10.8% from 8.74% to 7.8%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 22.3 in Forsyth County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 26.5% in Forsyth County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.9% in Forsyth County, GA.

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