Forest Park, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest Park, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Forest Park had a population of 19,349 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 19,349
Daytime Population: Workers 12,590
Daytime Population: Residents 11,044
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,634
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 18,936
Population in Familes 14,976
Population in Group Qrtrs 413
Population Density2 2,086
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $32,517
Average Household Income $43,212
Per Capita Income $14,450


Total Housing Units 7,600 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,717 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,555 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,328 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $85,077
Average Home Value $107,076


Total Households 6,272
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 4,136
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.64% 0.75%
Households 0.54% 0.74%
Families 0.38% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

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, 2017 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 # 53 92nd
Population Density # 58 91st
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 475 24th
Per Capita Income # 595 5th

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