5 Forsyth County GA
Fifth Fastest Growing County In the Nation
Forsyth County, Georgia
Forsyth County enjoyed explosive growth during the first few
years of the twenty first century. According to the U.S.
Census Bureau estimates Forsyth County is the fifth fastest
growing county in America based on percent of growth between
January 2000 and July 2006 for all counties that began the
century with more than ten thousand inhabitants.
Besides being one of the fastest growing counties in the USA
(2000 census), Forsyth County which is part of the Atlanta
metroplex, is also known for its racist past. The 1910 census
listed the racial makeup as "10847 white, 658 black, and 440
mulatto", classifying just over 10% of the population as of or
partially of African-American descent. However, two years
later, the entire African-American population was driven from
the county. By 2005, the Census Bureau estimated that 2.2% of
Forsyth County’s population was black.
Forsyth County which was founded in 1832, had already grown in
population to 98,407 by the year 2000. But in the six years
that marked the beginning of the 21 Century, the county
increased the number of inhabitants by 53.4 percent bringing
the estimated total population in July 2006 to 150,968.
The astounding growth of the last six years has made Forsyth
County the fastest growing county in the Peach State
of Georgia and the fifth fastest in the nation.
Although no figures are available to determine how the growth
may have affected the price of homes in the area, in the year
2000 the median cost for a home within the 226 square mile
jurisdiction was $184,600.
Georgia Real estate Auctions