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Healthiest Again! Forsyth Named Georgia's Healthiest County

The study utilized a rankings system to measure each county’s health, taking into account such factors as obesity and smoking and alcohol consumption ranks.

Credit: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study
Credit: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study

For the second straight year, a study from the University of Wisconsin has determined that Forsyth is Georgia’s healthiest county.

According to the 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study, Forsyth was followed by Oconee, Gwinnett, and Cherokee counties.

The study utilized a rankings system to measure each county’s health, taking into account such factors as obesity and smoking and alcohol consumption ranks.

Socioeconomic factors were also included, such as the number of residents with health insurance, high school graduation rates, and access to healthy foods, parks and clean air.

Of note is Forsyth's child poverty rate of 8 percent, which is significantly lower than the state’s average of 27 percent. Also, single-parent homes in the county total 13 percent, compared to Georgia's 36 percent total.

See more from the report attached with this article.

Denise Brown Abruscato March 27, 2014 at 08:39 AM
Forsyth county attracts many seniors and out of state people moving to GA with generous tax discounts. In addition, we have many opportunities within the county from a work and quality of life perspective. All the Best! Go Forsyth county.
Anthony Tisi March 27, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Lower property taxes was one of the main reasons we moved to Forsyth from NJ 10 years ago. Rock on Forsyth!
Ken D'Ademo March 30, 2014 at 09:38 AM
Forsyth is an awesome county with many amenities. But how much longer before it loses it's southern charm and become another over crowded county like its neighbors in Gwinnett and N. Fulton? How many more farms will developers turn into subdivisions?
American Justice March 31, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Good point Ken, but it's too late. The Bennett family has sold numerous farm acres at Campground Rd and Post Rd only to have hundreds of tract houses "pop" up like weeds. Will it end?

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