Here’s a closer look at how Forsyth County’s statistics broke down.
Median household income: $101,743 (state: $55,679)
Poverty rate: 5.9% (state: 16.0%)
October 2019 unemployment: 2.5% (state: 3.4%)
Adults with a bachelor's degree: 51.7% (state: 30.7%)
Largest place in county: Cumming
According to the report’s authors, the majority of the counties on the list had lower unemployment rates and higher levels of college-educated adults than the state as a whole.
These are the richest counties in some of the country’s largest states, according to the report:
1. California – Santa Clara County
2. Texas – Fort Bend County
3. Florida – St. John’s County
4. New York – Nassau County
5. Pennsylvania – Chester County