Forest Park, OH

Forest Park profile

Living in Forest Park

Forest Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 18,583 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Forest Park is the 99th largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Forest Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Forest Park is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Park who work in office and administrative support (13.52%), sales jobs (8.14%), and business and financial occupations (8.11%).

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: 27.39% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Forest Park in 2018 was $26,801, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,204 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 German, Irish, English, African, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Forest Park's cultural character, accounting for 15.31% of the city’s population.

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