Forest Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 19,383 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Forest Park is the 48th largest community in Georgia.
Forest Park is a blue-collar town, with 39.99% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Forest Park is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Park who work in sales jobs (11.49%), office and administrative support (11.11%), and food service (8.36%).
The citizens of Forest Park have a very low rate of college education: just 7.98% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Forest Park in 2010 was $13,172, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,688 for a family of four. Forest Park also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.35% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Forest Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Forest Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forest Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Forest Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forest Park include German, English, African, and Bahamian.
Forest Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.04%.
The most common language spoken in Forest Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.