Forest Park, Georgia Population 2020

20,441

Forest Park is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 20,441, it is the 50th largest city in Georgia and the 1815th largest city in the United States. Forest Park is currently growing at a rate of 0.93% annually and its population has increased by 10.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,468 in 2010. Forest Park reached it's highest population of 21,447 in 2000. Spanning over 9 miles, Forest Park has a population density of 2,196 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forest Park is $47,047 with a poverty rate of 28.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $842 per month, and the median house value is $63,200. The median age in Forest Park is 32 years, 31.7 years for males, and 32.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males.

Forest Park Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 45.51%
  • White: 33.15%
  • Other race: 11.49%
  • Asian: 5.81%
  • Two or more races: 3.16%
  • Native American: 0.89%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forest Park, Georgia is 20,441, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,063.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,468.

Forest Park, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American8,86645.51%
White6,45933.15%
Some Other Race2,23811.49%
Asian1,1315.81%
Two or More Races6163.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native1730.89%

Forest Park Population Pyramid 2020

Forest Park Median Age

32


Total

31.7


Male

32.2


Female

Forest Park Adults

There are 13,810 adults, (1,962 of whom are seniors) in Forest Park.

Forest Park Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Park Sex Ratio

Female

9,877

50.70%

Male

9,606

49.30%

Forest Park Households and Families

Forest Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Forest Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60%40%
All42.7%57.3%
Female37.4%62.6%
Non Family33.9%66.1%
Male31.7%68.3%

42.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4202.9642.7
Non Family2,4341.2933.9
Married1,9863.9860
Female1,5654.1437.4
Male4353.4731.7

3.88

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Forest Park Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,55513.00%
9th to 12th Grade1,98316.58%
High School Graduate4,26435.65%
Some College2,42120.24%
Associates Degree7025.87%
Bachelors Degree8837.38%
Graduate Degree1531.28%

Forest Park Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5,8074,831489
White2,8092,080299
Hispanic2,478926126
Other Race1,07638173
Asian678374108
Multiple Races20515414
Native American7777

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 asian people with a rate of 15.93%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,262$28,907$20,839
Less Than High School$21,676$25,417$16,944
High School Grad$22,472$28,871$20,280
Some College$29,391$32,209$27,899
Bachelors Degree$19,635$20,917$16,165
Graduate Degree$$$

$24,262

Average Earnings

$28,907

Average Male

$20,839

Average Female

Forest Park Language

Forest Park Language by Age

Forest Park Language

68.35% of Forest Park residents speak only English, while 31.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.95% of the population.

Forest Park Poverty

Forest Park Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,5882,36227.50%
Hispanic5,8622,00834.25%
White3,17362319.63%
Other2,23841518.54%
Asian1,13124821.93%
Multiple61618530.03%
Native166166100.00%

28.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.07%

Male Poverty Rate

31.94%

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 18.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.00%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.39%
High School20.26%
Some College16.92%
Bachelors or Greater14.86%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed60.58%
Female Unemployed50.58%
Female Employed18.89%
Male Employed13.19%

Forest Park Income

Forest Park Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,839$47,047
Families$36,442$51,982
Married Families$47,553-
Non Families$26,071$36,373

Forest Park Marital Status

Forest Park Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.9%

Male Marriage Rate

30.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Park Married by Age and Sex

Forest Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forest Park Marital Status by Race

Forest Park Veterans

936

Number of Veterans

856

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam317
Second Gulf War135
First Gulf War58
Korea56
World War II33
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64337
65 to 74208
75+187
35 to 54130
18 to 3474
Name Veterans % of Total
Black5317.98%
White3888.61%
Hispanic310.99%
Asian172.20%

$Forest Park Veterans by Education

11.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Park Employment Status

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

11.3%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Park Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.95%

Born in Georgia

82.73%

Native Born

17.27%

Foreign Born

11.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

82.73% of Forest Park residents were born in the United States, with 58.95% having been born in Georgia. 11.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,4411890.93%
201920,2521890.94%
201820,0632711.37%
201719,7921890.96%
201619,6034142.16%
201519,1893902.07%
201418,7991150.62%
201318,684-110-0.59%
201218,7942351.27%
201118,559950.51%
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%