The Georgia Health Policy Center’s study of Georgia’s dental workforce defines a “dental professional shortage area” as a geographic area with less than one dentist for every 5,000 residents. While Forsyth County is not named as one of these areas, its population growth makes it a strong contender.
Forsyth County is the seventh fastest growing county in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine. In the past two years, the population grew 7.07%. What’s the allure? It could have something to do with Forsyth County’s award-winning schools, which boast the highest CRCT and ACT scores in the state. Perhaps it’s because Forsyth County was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance in 2012. Whatever the reason, the demographics confirm that the population is growing. The population is educated (26% have attained at least a Bachelor’s degree), employed and the average household income is nearly $100,000. That’s pretty impressive.
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