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Forsyth County is considered to be one of the fastest growing counties in the USA at number 8, and is the number 1 fastest growing county in the state of Georgia. Forsyth County is considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area, and was named by Forbes.com as the 55th richest county in the U.S. for 2008. A recent study based on 2006 census information has placed Forsyth County at number 13 in the nation in median annual income. The Forbes list shows Forsyth County having a median income of $83,682.
Residents and visitors alike enjoy recreation on Lake Lanier, a 35,000 acre lake on the east side of the county.
Forsyth County Facts:
- Total area – 247 square miles
- Population in July 2014 – 204,302
- Median age of residents – 36 years old
- Median income for a family – $86,569
- County seat – Cumming
Forsyth County Schools:
The public school system is Forsyth County’s largest employer (4,000 employees) and is an integral part of the community. It has experienced great growth over the past decade and is now home to 31,000 students in 30 schools. It is projected by 2013 to grow to over 50,000 students. Classrooms are technologically-advanced, as the school system places a heavy emphasis on being on the cutting edge of new technology and methods of teaching.
Forsyth County GA Real Estate:
Forsyth County maintains a large percentage of new homeowners. Due to rapid suburban sprawl and skyrocketing housing prices in neighboring Fulton County a large number of affluent professionals have moved into Forsyth county. Many new subdivisions with elegant houses have been constructed, several around world class golf courses. Close to Atlanta and the Blue Ridge mountains the area has attracted many of the Metro area’s new residents. Shopping continues to expand as the subdivisions fill in the county.
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