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The titles and rankings seem to come in droves each year.
From health and wealth to education and youth, most Forsyth residents know the county is at the forefront of north Georgia and the state in various factors that help shape quality of life.
These factors — which residents embrace and have come to expect — carry their share of numbers. Indeed, politicians and others are fond of touting such statistics.
With that in mind, the staff of the Forsyth County News contacted government and school officials, business owners and public safety personnel to compile some interesting and easy-to-read figures from the past year.
Forsyth County high school sports by the numbers
4,417 – Athletes, 2014-15 school year
2,667 – Male athletes (60.4 percent)
1,750 – Female athletes (39.6 percent)
988 – Athletes at Lambert, most in the county
574 – Male athletes at North Forsyth, most in the county
430 – Female athletes at Lambert, most in Forsyth
659 – Football players, most of any local sport
210 – Female lacrosse players, most of any girls’ sport in the county
13 – Region titles won by local high schools, 2014-15
3 – State championships won by local high schools, 2014-15 (Lambert boys and girls golf, Lambert girls swimming)