Who makes up Forsyth County?

To read the entire Progress 2016 edition, click here.

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 by the numbers

204,302 – Population

10,094 – Veterans 2010-14

71,045 – Housing units

59,633 - Households 2010-14

$260,200 – Median value of owner-occupied housing units

91.6%  – People with a high school degree or higher for those age 25 or older

30.3 – Mean travel time to work in minutes for workers ages 16 or older

$87,657 – Median household income

* Note: Numbers are for 2014, the most recent year for which figures were available.

Cumming by the numbers

5,615 – Population

337 – Veterans 2010-14

1,892 – Households, 2010-14

$169,700 – Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2010-14

82.1% – People with a high school degree or higher for those age 25 or older

23.3 – Mean travel time to work in minutes for workers age 16 or older

$42,414 – Median household income

* Note: Numbers are for 2014, the most recent year for which figures were available.