Forest Park, GA 30297 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 30297: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Forest Park, GA 30297

Acceptable Alternative
Fort Gillem, GA 30297
Gillem Enclave, GA 30297
Gillem Enclv, GA 30297

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,058
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,937
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 924
  • County: Clayton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.615, Longitude -84.367
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Forest Park, GA 30297 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,396
Population in Households 29,947
Population in Familes 23,852
Population in Group Qrtrs 449
Population Density1 2,181
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 9,664
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 6,500
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 11,838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,819 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,845 (49.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,174 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $81,026
Average Home Value $98,370


Median Household Income $30,148
Average Household Income $39,667
Per Capita Income $12,991
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.62%
Households 0.26% 0.53%
Families 0.06% 0.4%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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 30297 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 30297 to the other 717 ZIP Codes 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 # 122 83rd
Population Density1 # 81 89th
Diversity Index2 # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 621 14th
Per Capita Income # 688 4th

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