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Forsyth County, GA


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
Designated Market Area: Atlanta, GA-AL-NC
USDA County Type (2015): Retirement Destination
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Urban Suburbs

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2022 population: 267,237   ( 91,726 from 2010)
Land area: 224.6 square miles
Population density: 1189.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:170,862 63.94% 21.2%
Black:12,0524.51% 181.1%
Indian:5770.22% 59.4%
Asian:53,13219.88% 386.2%
2+ races:4,7211.77% 122.3%
Hispanic:25,8939.69% 56.5%
Total non-White:96,37536.06% 178.8%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:5,230 10.4
Deaths:3,6157.2
Net Migration: 13,23126.3
Net Immigration: 1,2972.6
Change in White population:29,919 17.0
Change in Non-White pop.:61,807 35.2




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
175,511
140,94380.30%
4,2872.44%
3620.21%
10,9296.23%
2,1241.21%
16,5509.43%
34,56819.70%

2000
98,407
90,82092.29%
4260.43%
2000.20%
7810.79%
6530.66%
5,4775.57%
7,5877.71%

1990
44,083
43,48198.63%
00.00%
1900.43%
400.09%
n/a
3720.84%
6021.37%

1980
27,958
27,53898.50%
50.02%
2881.03%
310.11%
n/a
900.32%
4201.50%

1970
16,928
16,74898.94%
1590.94%
40.02%
70.04%
n/a
70.04%
180 1.06%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
21,769 22.1
6,1796.3
57,43858.4
3,0343.1
50,123 50.9
26,981 27.4
1990's
NumberRate
10,974 24.9
3,6828.4
49,076111.3
5631.3
47,339 107.4
6,985 15.8
1980's
NumberRate
5,316 19.0
2,368 8.5
13,382 47.9
n/a
15,943 57.0
182 0.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
8,680 51.3
n/a
10,790 63.7
240 1.4

Age, Family & Household Data for Forsyth County, GA

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
39.2
66,879 25.0%
200,358 75.0%
31,090 11.6%
84,662
2.98
68,948 81.4%
59,764 86.7%
3,165 4.6%
15,714 18.6%

2010
NumberPercent
36.9
53,405 30.4%
122,106 69.6%
15,638 8.9%
59,433
2.94
47,623 80.1%
40,711 85.5%
2,865 6.0%
11,810 19.9%

2000
NumberPercent
34.6
27,482 27.9%
70,925 72.1%
6,974 7.1%
34,603
2.82
28,388 82.0%
25,132 88.5%
1,167 4.1%
6,215 18.0%

1990
NumberPercent
32.7
11,401 25.9%
32,682 74.1%
3,919 8.9%
15,947
2.75
12,871 80.7%
11,513 89.4%
433 3.4%
3,076 19.3%

1980
NumberPercent
29.1
8,875 31.7%
19,083 68.3%
2,353 8.4%
9,380
2.97
7,994 85.2%
7,260 90.8%
338 4.2%
1,386 14.8%

2022 Housing Data for Forsyth County, GA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units88,181 
Median Value$451,100 
Occupied84,66296.0%
Vacant3,5194.0%
Owned71,82484.8%
Rented12,83815.2%
Median Rent$1,779 
Single-Family Units80,43591.2%
    Detached74,91785.0%
    Attached5,5186.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units4,5025.1%
Mobile Homes2,5112.8%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Forsyth County, GA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0001,5371.8%
$10,000 to $14,9998451.0%
$15,000 to $19,9991,0161.2%
$20,000 to $24,9991,5461.8%
$25,000 to $29,9991,4031.7%
$30,000 to $34,9991,1421.3%
$35,000 to $39,9991,5871.9%
$40,000 to $44,9991,7372.1%
$45,000 to $49,9991,9562.3%
$50,000 to $59,9993,3684.0%
$60,000 to $74,9994,9105.8%
$75,000 to $99,9998,95510.6%
$100,000 to $124,9999,41911.1%
$125,000 to $149,9998,93610.6%
$150,000 to $199,99913,70016.2%
$200,000 or more22,60526.7%
Median Household Income131,660 
Per Capita Income54,002 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state126 
Compared to U.S.120 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2,0212.4%
Public Assistance6890.8%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps2,6333.1%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed112,20776.1%
Unemployed4,4413.0%
In Armed Forces1560.1%
Total Labor Force116,80479.2%
Not in Labor Force30,63520.8%
Real Unemployment Rate 23.8%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector56,99739,08859.3%
Non-Profit2,2794,64032.9%
Self-Employed10,0025,82263.2%
Local Government2,9295,21036.0%
State Government8181,32538.2%
Federal Government47534458.0%
Total Private + Self66,99944,91059.9%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.6,50111,51936.1%
Total73,50056,42956.6%
Pct. Govt.8.5%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts32,43324.9%
Sales and Office Occupations28,00021.5%
Professional, Technical39,93030.7%
Service Occupations14,11110.8%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing920.1%
All others15,74312.1%
White Collar 77.1%
Industry
 Number%
Professional, scientific, technical21,17416.3%
Retail trade14,06010.8%
Manufacturing11,8459.1%
Educational services11,2818.7%
Health care and social assistance11,2668.7%
Finance and insurance10,0357.7%
Construction7,8336.0%
Accommodation and food services7,5225.8%
Other services6,0044.6%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.5,8354.5%
Information5,6854.4%
Transportation and warehousing4,6773.6%
Wholesale trade3,2542.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing3,1532.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation2,2711.7%
Public administration2,1991.7%
Utilities1,2831.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting4090.3%
Management3580.3%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction730.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Forsyth County, GA

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican11,7234.63%
Puerto Rican2,7411.08%
Cuban6680.26%
Dominican3300.13%
Total Central American2,9721.17%
Costa Rican710.03%
Guatemalan9660.38%
Honduran1,0700.42%
Nicaraguan2580.10%
Panamanian1610.06%
Salvadoran4460.18%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American4,4941.77%
Argentinean1860.07%
Bolivian550.02%
Chilean950.04%
Colombian2,2250.88%
Ecuadorian5520.22%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian6920.27%
Uruguayan1200.05%
Venezuelan5690.22%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic1,4190.56%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian29,33811.59%
Chinese4,4131.74%
Korean3,3811.34%
Filipino9770.39%
Vietnamese8500.34%
Japanese3060.12%
Laotian2560.10%
Taiwanese2190.09%
Cambodian1170.05%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English179,81675.2%
Spanish18,0597.6%
Other Indo-European13,3665.6%
Other Asian12,9975.4%
Chinese3,6391.5%
Korean2,5461.1%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic2,4351.0%
Other1,8700.8%
German, other Germanic1,2600.5%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English35,57914.1%
German27,73011.0%
Irish24,4899.7%
American17,7757.0%
Italian13,2915.2%
Scottish6,2122.5%
Polish5,9992.4%
European5,7192.3%
French5,3382.1%
Scotch-Irish3,1901.3%
British2,1430.8%
Dutch2,0110.8%
Swedish1,8880.7%
Welsh1,8790.7%
Norwegian1,6610.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen226,39289.4%
Not a citizen26,83310.6%
Native202,83480.1%
Foreign-born50,39119.9%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Forsyth County, GA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
4,616 2.8%5,489 3.3%24,286 14.6%38,295 23.1%58,027 35.0%35,218 21.2%
  Average years of education: 14.7
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 4,616 2.8%
9-12 Years 5,489 3.3%
H.S. Grad or GED 24,286 14.6%
Some College 38,295 23.1%
Bach. Degree 58,027 35.0%
Grad Degree 35,218 21.2%
Average years of education: 14.7

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Forsyth County, GA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 24,803 23,697 1,106 4.5% 5.4%
1991 25,643 24,462 1,181 4.6% 5.3%
1992 27,198 25,774 1,424 5.2% 6.6%
1993 28,669 27,597 1,072 3.7% 5.7%
1994 31,362 30,407 955 3.0% 5.1%
1995 34,281 33,262 1,019 3.0% 4.8%
1996 38,402 37,602 800 2.1% 4.6%
1997 42,694 41,817 877 2.1% 4.5%
1998 49,153 48,279 874 1.8% 4.2%
1999 55,080 54,237 843 1.5% 3.8%
2000 56,976 55,615 1,361 2.4% 3.5%
2001 61,040 59,271 1,769 2.9% 4.1%
2002 64,513 61,724 2,789 4.3% 5.3%
2003 67,299 64,594 2,705 4.0% 5.1%
2004 70,365 67,744 2,621 3.7% 5.1%
2005 75,197 72,124 3,073 4.1% 5.7%
2006 79,741 76,861 2,880 3.6% 5.1%
2007 84,108 81,089 3,019 3.6% 4.9%
2008 88,105 83,529 4,576 5.2% 6.8%
2009 87,994 80,459 7,535 8.6% 10.4%
2010 88,550 81,352 7,198 8.1% 10.7%
2011 90,893 84,225 6,668 7.3% 10.1%
2012 93,459 87,366 6,093 6.5% 9.0%
2013 96,381 90,753 5,628 5.8% 8.1%
2014 100,209 94,927 5,282 5.3% 7.1%
2015 103,197 98,435 4,762 4.6% 6.1%
2016 110,988 106,296 4,692 4.2% 5.4%
2017 117,538 113,083 4,455 3.8% 4.8%
2018 121,485 117,584 3,901 3.2% 4.0%
2019 125,115 121,572 3,543 2.8% 3.5%
2020 120,904 115,371 5,533 4.6% 6.5%
2021 127,280 124,100 3,180 2.5% 3.9%
2022 130,295 127,263 3,032 2.3% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com