Forsyth, Georgia

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Forsyth is a city in Monroe County, Georgia, United States. The population was 3,776 at the 2000 census. This number was corrected to read 4,300. The city is the county seat of Monroe County[3].

Forsyth is part of the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the former home of Tift College.



Forsyth is located at 33°02′06″N 83°56′17″W / 33.035108°N 83.938085°W / 33.035108; -83.938085.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,776 people, 1,457 households, and 1,027 families residing in the city. The population density was 758.8 people per square mile (292.8/km²). There were 1,560 housing units at an average density of 313.5/sq mi (120.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 40.3% White, 57.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 1,457 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 26.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

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