Forsyth, Georgia


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 CountyGR|6. The city is in the Macon metropolitan area.

It is the former home of Tift College.

Geography

Forsyth is located at coor dms|33|2|6|N|83|56|17|W|city (33.035108, -83.938085)GR|1.

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.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,523, and the median income for a family was $35,405. Males had a median income of $25,600 versus $17,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,097. About 14.9% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation Department

The Monroe County Recreation Department is located at 100 Dan Pitts Drive in Forsyth, Georgia. The Recreation Sports Complex consists of baseball and softball fields, football field, soccer field, batting cages and pitching mounds. Also, located at the Recreation Department are two ponds, a nature trail, tennis court, two pavilions, picnic tables, grill and horse arena. The newest addition to the complex is our new Youth Center. The Youth Center consists of a basketball court, weight room, locker room and a meeting room. SPLOST money was allocated by voters for a new soccer complex but was reintroduced to the city budget by Jimmy Smith, as planned soccer fields will now be shared with football participants, effectively ending all hopes of growth in city/county soccer.

The Recreation Department offers various organized sporting events throughout the year. Starting the year off in January is Basketball season. Basketball is available for you boys and girls ages 7-14 years of age. March marks the start of Baseball/Softball season. Youth ages 3-14 are eligible to enjoy this favorite pastime. During the fall month of September, the Recreation Department offers Soccer and Football/Cheerleading. Soccer is available for girls and boys ages 4-13, whereas football/cheerleading is available for youth ages 5-12. During the summer months youth can attend various summer camps held at the Youth Center as well as enjoy playing free basketball.

Website: http://www.monroecountyrec.com

Notable people

* [http://www.chickwillis.com Chick Willis] , "The Stoop Down Man," blues musician.
* [http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/133461 Peppi Zellner] , NFL defensive end.
* [http://www.chargers.com/team/roster/tra-battle.htm Tra Battle] San Diego Chargers defensive back

References

External links

* [http://www.cityofforsyth.org/ City of Forsyth, Georgia]


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