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Time Zone: Forsyth County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Cumming is the Seat for Forsyth County.

Forsyth County was founded in 1832 and was created by taking area from CherokeeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Forsyth had a population of 174,520 people. This is an increase of 77.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 98,407 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Forsyth represented 1.2% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010175,511+78.35%+0.57% since 2009
2009174,520+77.35%+3.82% since 2008
2008168,098+70.82%+6.14% since 2007
2007158,369+60.93% 
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200098,407The Last Census

More information can be found on the Forsyth County Census Page for Forsyth County.

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Websites for Forsyth County

Official Website:   www.forsythco.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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