FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Coming in at No. 20, Forsyth County was recently named one of the most affluent counties in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The list was based on the median household income, using data from 2015. With a median household income of $97,886, Forsyth County was the only Georgia county to make the list.
Virginia had the most counties on the list with six, including the wealthiest in the top spot — Loudoun County with a median income of nearly $126,000.
The United States’ median household income is $55,755.
According to the Census Bureau, the average time for Forsyth County workers to commute to their job is roughly 31 minutes. There are nearly 6,000 employer establishments inside the county, according to the data, with more than 70,000 people in the work force.
However, the data shows about 6 percent of the population live in poverty.
Statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau earlier this year show the county’s population rose 4.03 percent last year and now stands at 221,009 in 2016.
That’s nearly a 26 percent increase from 2010 when the Forsyth population was estimated at 175,511.
According to Zillow, which lists homes for sale and rent, the median home values estimate in Forsyth County is $284,700 with about 3,000 homes for sale currently.