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Forsyth, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Forsyth had a population of 2,428 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Forsyth is located at latitude 36.6922 and longitude -93.11 in Taney County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forsyth (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Taney County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 938 feet.

The City of Forsyth (GNIS ID: 2394793) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Forsyth is located within Township of Swan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Taney County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forsyth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Forsyth, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,428
Daytime Population: Workers 1,795
Daytime Population: Residents 1,390
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,185
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 2,304
Population in Familes 1,756
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density2 1,043
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $37,693
Average Household Income $54,594
Per Capita Income $24,942


Total Housing Units 1,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 733 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 309 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $132,642
Average Home Value $153,245


Total Households 1,041
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 624
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.75%
Households 0.5% 0.7%
Families 0.2% 0.6%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Forsyth, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forsyth to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 231 78th
Population Density # 334 68th
Diversity Index # 396 62nd
Median Household Income # 705 32nd
Per Capita Income # 346 67th

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