Forest Park, Georgia Population 2021

19,962
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Forest Park is a city located in Clayton County Georgia. With a 2020 population of 19,962, it is the 52nd largest city in Georgia and the 1864th largest city in the United States . Forest Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually but its population has increased by 8.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,468 in 2010. Forest Park reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, Forest Park has a population density of 2,144 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forest Park is $45,340 with a poverty rate of 26.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $866 per month, and the median house value is $67,100. The median age in Forest Park is 32.7 years, 32.9 years for males, and 32.5 years for females.

Forest Park Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forest Parkwas:

  • Black or African American: 45.72%
  • White: 31.40%
  • Other race: 11.68%
  • Asian: 6.66%
  • Two or more races: 4.00%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forest Park, Georgia is 19,962 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,020.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,468.

Forest Park, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American9,01845.72%
White6,19431.40%
Some Other Race2,30311.68%
Asian1,3146.66%
Two or More Races7884.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native1060.54%
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Forest Park Population by Race

Forest Park Population Pyramid $2021

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Forest Park Median Age

32.7


Total

32.9


Male

32.5


Female

Forest Park Adults

There are 14,198 adults, (2,092 of whom are seniors) in Forest Park.

Forest Park Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Park Sex Ratio

Female

10,302

52.23%

Male

9,421

47.77%

Forest Park Population by Age

Forest Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forest Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male24%76%
Non Family27.8%72.2%
Female37.1%62.9%
All38.7%61.3%
Married59.7%40.3%

38.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forest Park Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6182.9138.7
Non Family2,5801.2627.8
Female1,7934.1837.1
Married1,7873.9359.7
Male4583.2424

3.85

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

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Forest Park Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,48912.08%
9th to 12th Grade2,02216.40%
High School Graduate4,53336.76%
Some College2,46119.96%
Associates Degree8066.54%
Bachelors Degree8126.59%
Graduate Degree2071.68%
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Forest Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black5,9634,934513
White2,8772,179204
Hispanic2,448947100
Other Race1,20744626
Asian774493121
2+ Races29424981
Native American4646

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 27.55%.

Forest Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,828$30,315$22,805
Less Than 9th Grade$22,982$25,759$17,674
High School Graduate$25,228$30,738$22,716
Some College$31,681$35,875$29,853
Bachelors Degree$16,354$17,659$16,111
Graduate Degree$40,801$51,750$

$25,828

Average Earnings

$30,315

Average Male

$22,805

Average Female

Forest Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Park Language by Age

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Forest Park Language

70.59% of Forest Park residents speak only English, while 29.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.26% of the population.

Forest Park Language

Forest Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,7262,29726.32%
Hispanic5,3431,41326.45%
White3,29774322.54%
Other2,30341317.93%
Asian1,31431423.90%
Multiple78821126.78%
Native9999100.00%

26.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.33%

Male Poverty Rate

29.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest Park is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest Park is Other, with 17.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.07%.

Forest Park Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.13%
High School16.80%
Some College16.05%
Bachelors or Greater13.78%

Forest Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed56.73%
Female Unemployed48.64%
Female Employed16.73%
Male Employed10.84%

Forest Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,792$45,340
Families$37,971$49,074
Married Families$53,310-
Non Families$27,384$36,663
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Income by Household Type

Forest Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.1%

Male Marriage Rate

27.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Park Married by Age and Sex

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Forest Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forest Park Marital Status by Race

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Forest Park Marital Status

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896

Number of Veterans

790

Male Veterans

106

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam348
Second Gulf War130
Korea53
First Gulf War42
World War II9

Forest Park Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64352
65 to 74244
75+129
18 to 3499
35 to 5472

Forest Park Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black4757.01%
White3668.10%
Asian555.91%
Hispanic411.33%

Forest Park Veterans by Race

Forest Park Veterans by Education

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11.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Park Veterans by Education

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Park Employment by Age

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Forest Park Employment by Race

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Forest Park Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.27%

Born in Forest Park

83.45%

Native Born

16.55%

Foreign Born

11.98%

Non Citizen

4.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.45% of Forest Park residents were born in the United States, with 59.27% having been born in Georgia. 11.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Forest Park Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,962-29-0.15%
202019,991-29-0.14%
201920,020-29-0.14%
201820,0492661.34%
201719,7831930.99%
201619,5904052.11%
201519,1853842.04%
201418,8011170.63%
201318,684-112-0.60%
201218,7962361.27%
201118,560960.52%
201018,464-2,983-1.49%
200021,4474,5222.40%
199016,925-1,857-1.04%
198018,782-1,212-0.62%
197019,9945,7933.48%
196014,20111,54818.27%
19502,6532,05316.03%
19406000.00%

Forest Park Population by Year