Forest Park, OH
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Forest Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 18,676 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Forest Park is the 99th largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities, Forest Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Forest Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Forest Park is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Park who work in office and administrative support (16.06%), sales jobs (10.99%), and healthcare (6.19%).

Also of interest is that Forest Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Forest Park is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.54% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Forest Park in 2010 was $23,275, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,100 for a family of four. However, Forest Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Forest Park include Irish, Other Subsaharan African, English, and Italian.

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