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Forsyth, Missouri
Location of Forsyth, Missouri
Location of Forsyth, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Taney
Area
 • Total 3.39 sq mi (8.78 km2)
 • Land 3.36 sq mi (8.71 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
928 ft (283 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,255
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,560
 • Density 761.00/sq mi (293.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65653
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-25192
GNIS feature ID 0749958
Website http://cityofforsythmo.com/

Forsyth is a city in Taney County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,255 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Taney County. The town is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area. Forsyth is located on Lake Taneycomo on U.S. Route 160.

History

A post office called Forsyth has been in operation since 1837. The community has the name of John Forsyth, 13th United States Secretary of State.

Geography

Forsyth is located at 36°41′12″N 93°6′46″W / 36.68667°N 93.11278°W / 36.68667; -93.11278. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.25 square miles (5.83 km2), of which, 2.24 square miles (5.80 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 88
1870 87 −1.1%
1910 478
1920 200 −58.2%
1930 281 40.5%
1940 290 3.2%
1950 354 22.1%
1960 489 38.1%
1970 803 64.2%
1980 1,010 25.8%
1990 1,175 16.3%
2000 1,686 43.5%
2010 2,255 33.7%
2019 (est.) 2,560 13.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,255 people, 967 households, and 590 families living in the city. The population density was 1,006.7 inhabitants per square mile (388.7/km2). There were 1,164 housing units at an average density of 519.6 per square mile (200.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 967 households, of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the city was 51.7 years. 16.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 32.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

Education

Forsyth R-III School District operates one elementary school, one middle school and Forsyth High School.

Forsyth has a lending library, the Forsyth Public Library.

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