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County Profile

Incorporated: May 15, 1821

Population: 21,757

Total Area: 395.7 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Forsyth (County Seat)

• Culloden

Monroe County was formed in 1821 from Creek Indian land. It is named for President James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States and author of the Monroe Doctrine.

Forsyth, the county seat, is named for John Forsyth, who, as minister to Spain, negotiated the purchase of Florida in 1819. Culloden was named for a Scottish Highlander who opened a store there in 1780. Culloden is also the site of the oldest Methodist church in Georgia.

High Falls State Park, the Chattahoochee National Forest, and Lake Juliette are located in the county. High Falls used to be the site of a prosperous town that faded away after being bypassed by the railroads.

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is located in Forsyth.

Juliette, in Monroe County, is home to the Whistle Stop Cafe, made famous by the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. It has become a tourist attraction, and is still serving fried green tomatoes.

Some of the festivals in the county are the Forsythia Festival held every spring to honor the flower, and the Culloden Highland Games and Scottish Festival.

Monroe County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 395.6 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 64.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 98.0%. On the 2000 census form, 99.3% of the population reported only one race, with 27.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.3% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.74 persons compared to an average family size of 3.12 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $19,948. Per capita income grew by 17.2% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).


People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 25,425 Covered Employment 6,363
   Growth (%) since 1990 48.6%    Average wage per job $31,898
Households (2000) 7,719 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 3.6%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 13,727    Average wage per job $28,260
Unemployment Rate (2009) 8.8 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 8.0%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $35,501    Average wage per job $35,075
Median Household Income (2008) $52,114 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County 0.5%
Poverty Rate (2008) 13.7    Average wage per job $28,006
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 77.7 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 1.4%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 17.1    Average wage per job $34,855



Address: 50 Thornton Rd, Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (478) 994-6186
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: 479
Grades: 6-8

Address: 310 Montpelier Ave, Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (478) 994-2812
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: 1,168
Grades: 9-12

3. MONROE County
Address: 25-a Brooklyn Avenue, Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (478) 994-7072
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

Address: 558 Ga Highway 83 S, Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (478) 994-7066
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: 916
Grades: PK-5

Address: 70 Thornton Rd, Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (478) 994-3495
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: 1,018
Grades: PK-5

Address: 500 Ga Highway 83 S, Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (478) 994-6803
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: 408
Grades: 6-8

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