Forsyth County


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Forsyth County, Georgia

100 Courthouse Sq Suite 010
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (770) 781-2120
Fax: (770) 886-2858
www.co.forsyth.ga.us

In north-central GA, northeast of Atlanta; organized Dec 3, 1832 from Cherokee County. Name Origin: For John Forsyth (1780-1841), governor of GA (1827-29) and U.S. secretary of state (1834-41)

Area (sq mi):: 247.37 (land 225.80; water 21.57) Population per square mile: 621.80
Population 2005: 140,393 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 42.70%; 1990-2000 123.20% Population 2000: 98,407 (White 92.30%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 5.60%; Asian 0.80%; Other 3.50%). Foreign born: 6.00%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $29,114; median household $68,890; Population below poverty level: 5.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $36,174-$30,555
Unemployment (2004): 3.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 33.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 58.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Forsyth County, North Carolina

PO Box 20099
Winston-Salem, NC 27120
Phone: (336) 761-2250
Fax: (336) 761-2018
www.co.forsyth.nc.us

In north-central NC, west of Greensboro; organized Jan 6, 1849 from Stokes County. Name Origin: For Col. Benjamin Forsyth (c.1760-1814), NC legislator and army officer killed during the War of 1812

Area (sq mi):: 412.92 (land 409.60; water 3.32) Population per square mile: 795.80
Population 2005: 325,967 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 6.50%; 1990-2000 15.10% Population 2000: 306,067 (White 66.10%; Black or African American 25.60%; Hispanic or Latino 6.40%; Asian 1.00%; Other 4.90%). Foreign born: 6.50%. Median age: 36.00
Income 2000: per capita $23,023; median household $42,097; Population below poverty level: 11.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $31,013-$32,067
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Winston-Salem County seat (191,523)
  • Kernersville (20,486)
  • Clemmons (16,276)

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    To increase awareness of the sexually transmitted disease among county residents and encourage them to get tested, officials at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health took to the streets, mounting a massive door-to-door outreach.
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