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Overview

Introduction to Cumming, Georgia

Cumming is the county seat of Forsyth County. The city was named in tribute to Col. William Cumming who participated in the War of 1812. According to census data, Forsyth county was positioned at number 13 in the country regarding medium annual income and included in the top ten for the fastest growing counties in the nation in 2006. The region is included in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. The Chattahoochee River is nearby.

History

The city was incorporated in 1834. The county was initially inhabited by Cherokee Indians. An Indian mound and village are situated along Settendown Creek. The land was acquired from the Cherokee by a treaty. The county's land was given away in a land lottery in 1832. Numerous landowners sold their property without even visiting their acreage. In more recent history, a well known civil rights march occurred in 1987. The march was mentioned in the New York Times. The week after the event, it was estimated that 20,000 civil rights activists participated in another march while more than 5,000 people protested the event. Most of the participants on both sides of the issue were not residents of the county. It is recognized as the biggest civil rights demonstration in the country since 1970. Observers claim that at least two thirds of the participants in the civil rights march were white. The race issue has significantly improved.

Attractions

The historic Pool's Mill Covered Bridge, constructed in 1906 crosses Settendown Creek and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. A few Indian archaeological sites and the historic Settles Home are located in the area. The clock tower situated in Cumming Town Hall and the Cumming Courthouse are notable landmarks. The annual Fourth of July parade is recognized for displaying the largest number of steam engine tractors in the world.

Activities

Baldridge Creek, Shady Grove and Sawnee parks provide campgrounds for visitors. The Lanierland Music Park showcases prominent country music entertainers, beginning in the summer and up to late fall. The area offers superb golf courses, including the championship golf course, Hampton Golf Village. Lake Sidney Lanier has an extensive shoreline and is popular for recreational activities and features Southern Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons. The city hosts the Cumming Fair & Festival and the Indian Festival & Rendezvous.

Transportation

The William B Hartsfield Atlanta INTL provides air transportation.

Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Gwinnett Technical College, Gainesville College and Emory University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,740
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+2,618
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married37.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.1%
Median Earnings25+$28,238
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,673
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,904

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,348
% Above Poverty Level83.6%
% Below Poverty Level16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone35.8%
Median Gross Rent$900
Median House Value$184,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.6%
German9.3%
Irish7.8%
English7.3%
Scottish2.4%
French Except Basque2.3%
Italian1.6%
Canadian1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Turkish1.3%
Swedish1%
Russian0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Czech0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Polish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Bermudan0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
African0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Cumming Almanac

CategoryValue
County Forsyth County
Standard Zip Codes30028, 30040, 30041
Phone Area Codes470,678,770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.29
Approximate Longitude-84.18

Cumming Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGAINESVILLE
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches
StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationDAHLONEGA 1 W
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 49 F
Apr Temp40 to 70 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip64.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alpharetta63,013$111,784
Buford13,927$62,121
Duluth28,681$71,120
Flowery Branch6,503$72,955
Sugar Hill20,889$74,316
Suwanee18,001$91,304

Cumming Public Libraries

Forsyth County Public Library
585 DAHLONEGA ROAD
Cumming, Georgia
(770) 781-9840

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Cumming Hospitals

Northside Hospital Forsyth
(Non-profit)
1200 Northside Forsyth Dr

Cumming Public Schools

Coal Mountain Elementary School
3455 Coal Mountain Dr
ZIP: 30028
(770) 887-7705
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Liberty Middle School
7465 Wallace Tatum Rd
ZIP: 30028
(770) 781-4889
Middle
Total Enrollment 984
Matt Elementary School
7455 Wallace Tatum Rd
ZIP: 30028
(678) 455-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 992
North Forsyth High School
3635 Coal Mountain Dr
ZIP: 30028
(770) 781-6637
High
Total Enrollment 2400
North Forsyth Middle School
3645 Coal Mountain Dr
ZIP: 30028
(770) 889-0743
Middle
Total Enrollment 1017
Silver City Elementary School
6200 Dahlonega Hwy
ZIP: 30028
(678) 965-5020
Primary
Total Enrollment 1095
Cumming Elementary School
540 Dahlonega St
ZIP: 30040
(770) 887-7749
Primary
Total Enrollment 938
Forsyth Academy
1130 Dahlonega Hwy
ZIP: 30040
(770) 781-3141
Forsyth Central High School
520 Tribble Gap Rd
ZIP: 30040
(770) 887-8151
High
Total Enrollment 1941
George W. Whitlow Elementary
3655 Castleberry Rd
ZIP: 30040
(678) 965-5090
Primary
Total Enrollment 1140
I-achieve Academy
1130 Dahlonega Hwy
ZIP: 30040
(678) 965-4970
Other
Total Enrollment 87
Kelly Mill Elementary
1180 Chamblee Gap Rd
ZIP: 30040
(770) 887-2461
Primary
Total Enrollment 1280
Otwell Middle School
605 Tribble Gap Rd
ZIP: 30040
(770) 887-5248
Middle
Total Enrollment 1159
Sawnee Elementary School
1616 Canton Hwy
ZIP: 30040
(770) 887-6161
Primary
Total Enrollment 1233
Vickery Creek Elementary School
6280 Post Rd
ZIP: 30040
(770) 346-0040
Primary
Total Enrollment 1194
Vickery Creek Middle School
6240 Post Rd
ZIP: 30040
(770) 667-2580
Middle
Total Enrollment 1242
West Forsyth High School
4155 Drew Rd
ZIP: 30040
(770) 888-3470
High
Total Enrollment 2362
Big Creek Elementary School
1994 Peachtree Pkwy
ZIP: 30041
(770) 887-4584
Primary
Total Enrollment 941
Brookwood Elementary
2980 Vaughan Dr
ZIP: 30041
(678) 965-5060
Primary
Total Enrollment 988
Chattahoochee Elementary School
2800 Holtzclaw Rd
ZIP: 30041
(770) 781-2240
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Daves Creek Elementary School
3740 Melody Mizer Ln
ZIP: 30041
(770) 888-1222
Primary
Total Enrollment 1221
Haw Creek Elementary
2555 Echols Rd
ZIP: 30041
(678) 965-5070
Primary
Total Enrollment 949
Lakeside Middle School
2565 Echols Rd
ZIP: 30041
(678) 455-7311
Middle
Total Enrollment 1118
Little Mill Middle School
6800 Little Mill Rd
ZIP: 30041
(678) 965-5000
Middle
Total Enrollment 905
Mashburn Elementary School
3777 Samples Rd
ZIP: 30041
(770) 889-1630
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Piney Grove Middle School
8135 Majors Rd
ZIP: 30041
(678) 965-5010
Middle
Total Enrollment 1309
Shiloh Point Elementary
8145 Majors Rd
ZIP: 30041
(678) 341-6481
Primary
Total Enrollment 1223
South Forsyth High School
585 Peachtree Pkwy
ZIP: 30041
(770) 781-2264
High
Total Enrollment 2693
South Forsyth Middle School
4670 Windermere Parkway
ZIP: 30041
(770) 888-3170
Middle
Total Enrollment 1193

Cumming Private Schools

Covenant Christian Academy
6905 Post Rd
ZIP: 30040
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 215
Cumming First United Methodist Church Preschool
770 Canton Hwy
ZIP: 30040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Ivy League Montessori School
1791 Kelly Mill Rd
ZIP: 30040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Montessori School Of Cumming
4601 Post Rd # B
ZIP: 30040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Cornerstone Schools
4888 Browns Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30041
Elementary
Total Enrollment 179
Fideles Christian School
1390 Weber Industrial Dr Ste 300
ZIP: 30041
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 137
Horizon Christian Academy
2160 Freedom Pkwy
ZIP: 30041
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 267
Montessori Academy
2830 Old Atlanta Rd
ZIP: 30041
Elementary
Total Enrollment 123
Montessori Children's House Of North Forsyth
4640 Martin Rd Ste 100
ZIP: 30041
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Montessori Kids Academy
3034 Old Atlanta Rd
ZIP: 30041
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Pinecrest Academy
955 Peachtree Pkwy
ZIP: 30041
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 770
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