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  Forsyth County is the richest county in Georgia. Cumming is the largest city located within this county. Moreover, this county is among the top ten richest in the nation.
  The population of Forsyth county is estimated at 220,067. In 2017 there were 2,367 births and 1,228 deaths in Forsyth county. Forsyth county has 43,225 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 7,651 that are owned free and clear and 8,557 that are renter occupied.


  The good residents of Forsyth County filed 96,780 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 2.2% of all Georgia filings and 0.065% of the entire nation. Forsyth had a combined total federal tax liability of $1,542,024,000 on earned income of $9,567,942,000. Other notable statistics from Forsyth County were 1,650 unemployment claims which collected a total of $5,061,000 and 42,590 charitable contributions valued at $303,214,000. 45,460 filings from Forsyth County paid a combined total of $161,241,000 in property taxes and 42,600 filings paid $392,895,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Forsyth county had 108 religious congregations with an estimated 73,982 members.

50.2% of the Forsyth population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 7.5% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


About 44% of Forsyth County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This is an increase from the 2012 election by 15,716 votes.

At $103,083 the median income is 183.7% of the Georgia average. An estimated 4,307 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Forsyth, the equivalant of around 3.8% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 4.2%.


Top 15 Industries in Forsyth County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
11,376Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
10,899Administrative and support services
8,463Retail trade
6,998Manufacturing
6,830Health care and social assistance
6,217Employment services
5,679Accommodation and food services
5,615Food services and drinking places
5,507Restaurants and other eating places
5,014Wholesale trade
4,442Professional, scientific, and technical services
4,074Merchant wholesalers, durable goods
2,938Full-service restaurants
2,841Ambulatory health care services
2,398Food manufacturing


In 2018 the average price reduction was 1.78% in Forsyth County (averaging across 3 zip codes; 30028, 30040 and 30041).

In 2018 20.63% of listings in Forsyth County (averaging across 3 zip codes; 30040, 30041 and 30028) dropped their price.


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