Forest Park, GA

Forest Park profile

Living in Forest Park

Forest Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 20,020 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Forest Park is the 48th largest community in Georgia.

When you are in Forest Park, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.63% of Forest Park’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Forest Park is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Park who work in office and administrative support (12.95%), food service (10.02%), and sales jobs (9.08%).

The citizens of Forest Park have a very low rate of college education: just 8.26% 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 2018 was $16,171, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,684 for a family of four.

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 Black or African-American, followed by White. 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 27.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forest Park include Irish, German, English, African, and Dutch.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Forest Park's cultural character, accounting for 16.55% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Forest Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.