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Forsyth County is located in Georgia with a population of 211,300. Forsyth County is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Forsyth County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Forsyth County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Forsyth County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Forsyth County are highly rated.
Population
211,300

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$301,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,249
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Forsyth County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    110
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    785.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,660.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    251.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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    Forsyth County Reviews

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    Forsyth County is a booming town that is undergoing major growth. There is an influx of people moving into our county due to the pristine school systems and affordable living. There are still numerous local restaurants that have been open since the town first started and the sense of community is incredible. However, our county is predominantly white so I hope that over the next few years we can become more diverse as more people continue to move here.
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    Great Schools, Good Parks, Nice People...overall it's a nice place to be. Though it would be nice if fewer neighborhoods were built (ruins the view) and if Tyson could take down their chicken factory, it has a very revolting smell most days.
    At least the smell stays in a half-mile radius of the factory so it's not too bad.
    Forsyth County has a great, diverse community and is part of the wealthier counties of the metro Atlanta area. There are people of all types, ethnicity, races, jobs, etc. Many students know each other despite being in other schools within the county, which goes to show how close people are here. The schools here also offer quite a lot of clubs for students to join. From where I live, I don't really hear about any safety or criminal issues so that's relieving for me. Since this is in the suburban areas, there are multiple places like Publix, Starbucks, etc. where students can get part-time jobs if needed/wanted.