Forest Park, GA
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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.

When you are in Forest Park, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.56% 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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Park who work in office and administrative support (11.79%), sales jobs (8.95%), and maintenance occupations (6.89%).

In Forest Park, just 8.69% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Forest Park in 2010 was $13,285, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,140 for a family of four. Forest Park also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.07% 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 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 33.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forest Park include English, German, African, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.

Forest Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.98%.

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