Forsyth County GA Information


Forsyth County Subdivisions

Forsyth County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 215,517
Population in Households 214,917
Population in Familes 192,121
Population in Group Qrtrs 600
Population Density1 962
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 72,004
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 57,339
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 77,380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59,774 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,230 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,376 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $295,812
Average Home Value $345,037


Median Household Income $90,937
Average Household Income $110,065
Per Capita Income $36,880
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.34% 3.85%
Households 3.12% 3.7%
Families 3.02% 3.63%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Forsyth County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forsyth County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 95th
Population Density1 # 7 96th
Diversity Index2 # 113 30th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 3 99th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.