Living in Forest Park, GA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Forest Park SnackAbility

2
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
10
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
3
Commute
5

Forest Park, GA Crime Report

1,096
Total Crimes
5,473.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
113.11%
Above National Average

Forest Park, GA Cost Of Living

87
Forest Park's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Forest Park, Georgia Info Snack

Forest Park is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. It is located approximately nine miles (14 km) south of Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 18,468.
Population
19,483
Unemployment
11.3%
Poverty
28.1%
Median Home
$63,200
Median Income
$34,839
Median Rent
$842

Forest Park, GA Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Forest Park in Georgia

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Map Of Forest Park, GA

Population over time in Forest Park

Year Population % Change
2017 19,483 1.1%
2016 19,271 0.6%
2015 19,156 1.1%
2014 18,953 0.9%
2013 18,783 0.3%
2012 18,731 -0.7%
2011 18,856 -1.0%
2010 19,048 -1.4%
2009 19,322 -
Crime/100k Forest Park GA USA
Violent Crime 669.2 326.6 368.9
Murder 15.0 6.1 5.0
Robbery 304.6 78.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 309.6 216.6 246.8
Property Crime 4804.2 2573.7 2199.5
Burglary 874.0 431.3 376.0
Larceny 3445.9 1907.0 1594.6
Car Theft 484.4 235.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Forest Park

White
16.9% (3,286)
African American
44.0% (8,575)
American Indian
0.9% (173)
Asian
5.8% (1,131)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (26)
Two Or More
2.2% (430)
Hispanic
30.1% (5,862)
Race Forest Park GA USA
White 16.9% 53.2% 61.1%
African American 44.0% 31.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.9% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 5.8% 3.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.2% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 30.1% 9.4% 17.8%

Household Income For Forest Park, Georgia

Less than $10,000
5.4% (105,912)
$10,000 to $14,999
11.1% (216,680)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.5% (359,919)
$25,000 to $34,999
15.2% (296,493)
$35,000 to $49,999
18.8% (365,382)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.4% (338,069)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.6% (167,213)
$100,000 to $149,999
3.6% (70,405)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.7% (14,263)
$200,000 or more
0.7% (13,959)
Income Forest Park GA USA
Less than $10,000 5.4% 7.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 11.1% 4.8% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.5% 9.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 15.2% 9.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 18.8% 13.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.4% 17.8% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.6% 12.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 3.6% 13.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.7% 5.4% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.7% 5.8% 7.0%

Gender in Forest Park

Female
50.7% (9,877)
Male
49.3% (9,606)
Gender Forest Park GA USA
Female 50.7% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 49.3% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Forest Park for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
13.0% (2,532)
9-12th Grade
17.0% (3,312)
High School / GED
36.0% (7,013)
Some College
20.0% (3,896)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,168)
Bachelor's Degree
7.0% (1,363)
Master's Degree
1.0% (194)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Forest Park GA USA
< 9th Grade 13.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 17.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 7.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 1.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Forest Park

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I live in Forest Park and know enough not to mix up the southern part of the Atlanta MSA with Chesapeake Bay.

This little burg has its issues, but what town doesnt- Its the last place in metro Atlanta with affordable housing. We elected our first African-American mayor. And the citys diverse population finally has a voice in its own governance.

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