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Forest Park, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Park had a population of 18,763 as of July 1, 2016. Forest Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Park is located at latitude 33.6205 and longitude -84.3582 in Clayton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forest Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Clayton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 991 feet.

The City of Forest Park (GNIS ID: 2403636) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Forest Park is located within Forest Park-Morrow Division of Clayton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest Park: Astor, Forest Station, Forrest Park, Quick Station.

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Forest Park, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,763
Population in Households 18,356
Population in Familes 14,537
Population in Group Qrtrs 407
Population Density1 2,023
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 6,061
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 4,004
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 7,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,629 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,432 (45.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,480 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $80,162
Average Home Value $99,296


Median Household Income $31,540
Average Household Income $41,148
Per Capita Income $13,748
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.5%
Households 0.07% 0.42%
Families -0.08% 0.28%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Forest Park, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Park to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 55 91st
Population Density1 # 61 90th
Diversity Index2 # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 465 26th
Per Capita Income # 596 5th

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