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Population in 2012: 18,874 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.0%
 

Males: 10,172  (53.9%)
Females: 8,702  (46.1%)

Median resident age:  31.4 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 30260.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,005 (it was $33,556 in 2000)
Forest Park:

$25,005
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,288

Forest Park city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,137 (it was $69,500 in 2000)
Forest Park:

$57,137
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $108,456; Detached houses: $108,969; Townhouses or other attached units: $100,367; In 2-unit structures: $109,852; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $225,735; Mobile homes: $37,919

Median gross rent in 2012: $807.

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  • Black alone - 6,808 (36.9%)
  • Hispanic - 6,343 (34.3%)
  • White alone - 3,555 (19.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1,448 (7.8%)
  • Two or more races - 250 (1.4%)
  • Other race alone - 34 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 23 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.04%)

Races in Forest Park detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forest Park: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (8.9%), Irish (3.0%), German (2.6%), English (2.4%), West Indian (2.3%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 9.38 square miles.

Population density: 2,013 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Forest Park:

  • High school or higher: 63.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 17.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest Park city:

  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 35.9%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

5,024 residents are foreign born (6.3% Asia).

This city:  26.6%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 90 registered sex offenders living in Forest Park, Georgia as of November 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Forest Park to the number of sex offenders is 210 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $970 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $683 (1.0%)

Forest Park satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Atlanta, GA (9.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (596.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lake City, GA (1.3 miles ), Conley, GA (1.4 miles ), Morrow, GA (1.8 miles ), Hapeville, GA (2.0 miles ), Riverdale, GA (2.1 miles ), College Park, GA (2.4 miles ), East Point, GA (2.5 miles ), Gresham Park, GA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $36,500
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $48,000
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $70,900
  • 2000: 41 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $39,700
  • 2003: 42 buildings, average cost: $50,100
  • 2004: 51 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $59,100
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.62 N, Longitude: 84.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,379 (+33.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,340 (19.6%)

Forest Park household income distribution Forest Park home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Forest Park by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 6121023320202
per 100,000 32.64.68.94.60.09.213.113.59.20.09.50.010.6
Rapes 7211988461191043
per 100,000 38.09.149.141.637.036.817.527.150.341.447.321.415.9
Robberies 112129861131121131251199592954365
per 100,000 608.8587.3383.5522.5518.5519.1545.5536.7434.7422.8449.6229.8345.5
Assaults 110854773585486574570765773
per 100,000 597.9387.0209.6337.6268.5248.1375.3257.1205.9321.7359.6304.6388.0
Burglaries 357354367269277276272270409336247195229
per 100,000 1940.41611.71636.51243.91282.31268.01187.01217.61871.41544.11168.81042.21217.1
Thefts 1,2941,0261,0671,2231,1621,026934908831691688598684
per 100,000 7033.44671.34757.95655.55379.44713.64076.14094.93802.33175.63255.73196.03635.4
Auto thefts 2562292322264302401791711391619879108
per 100,000 1391.51042.61034.51045.11990.61102.6781.2771.2636.0739.9463.8422.2574.0
Arson N/AN/A9N/A0N/A8N/AN/AN/A7114
per 100,000 N/AN/A40.1N/A0.0N/A34.9N/AN/AN/A33.158.821.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 887.5625.7576.4635.9673.6592.7562.9547.9540.5496.8491.2365.5471.2

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Crime rate in Forest Park detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 107 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.52
Georgia average:

2.77

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Forest Park, Georgia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.6%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,961 (+22.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Average climate in Forest Park, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Forest Park-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 131% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Forest Park city center injured 46 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 1/10/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forest Park-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.4 miles away from Forest Park center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clayton County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest Park topographic map

Birthplace of: Cindy Schreyer - Professional golfer, Corey Johnson (American football) - Player of football, Roscoe Thompson - Racing driver.


Hospital/medical center in Forest Park:

  • FOREST PARK DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 380 FOREST PARKWAY)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Forest Park:

  • LAKE CITY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LAKE CITY, GA)
  • HEALTH CARE OF LAKE CITY INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MORROW, GA)
  • ARROWHEAD HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; JONESBORO, GA)

Political contributions by individuals in Forest Park, GA

Amtrak station near Forest Park:

  • 13 miles: ATLANTA (1688 PEACHTREE ST. NW) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: forestparkga.org

Colleges/Universities in Forest Park:

  • Beauty College of America (Full-time enrollment: 85; Location: 1171 Main Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.beautycl.com)
  • The Esani Institute (FT enrollment: 69; Location: 4971 Courtney Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.arnoldpadricks.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest Park:

  • Clayton State University (about 3 miles; Morrow, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,755)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (about 4 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 17,928)
  • Atlanta Technical College (about 7 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (about 8 miles; Decatur, GA; FT enrollment: 11,522)
  • Spelman College (about 10 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Morehouse College (about 10 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,512)
  • Clark Atlanta University (about 10 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,390)

Public high school in Forest Park:

Private high school in Forest Park:

  • FOREST PARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 33; Location: 5881 PHILLIPS DR; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Forest Park:

Private elementary/middle school in Forest Park:

  • ASH STREET BAPTIST LEARNING CTR (Students: 39; Location: 5370 ASH ST; Grades: PK - 4)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • FOREST PARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL NUMBER OF STUDENTS BETWEEN 40-100 added by SHARON

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Notable locations in Forest Park: Expressway Industrial Park (A), Atlanta General Depot (B), South Metro Atlanta Psychological Education Center (C), Forest Park Department of Fire Services Station 02 (D), Forest Park Department of Fire Services Station 01 (E), Forest Park Public Works Department (F), Forest Park Police Station (G), Forest Park City Hall (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Giant City South Shopping Center (1), Forest Square Shopping Center (2), Forest Plaza Shopping Center (3), Clayton Plaza Shopping Center (4), Ash-Morrow Plaza Shopping Center (5), Theater Drive Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Forest Park include: Victory Baptist Church (A), Forest Park Primitive Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Macedonia Cemetery (1), Forest Grove Cemetery (2), Forest Park City Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Shellnut Lake (A), Ballard Pond (B), Forest Lake (C), Stephens Lake (D), Marchman Lake (E), Suwanee Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Forest Park: Forest Park City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Amf Embassy Row Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 5885 Old Dixie Highway).

Hotel: Econo Lodge Forest Park (5060 Frontage Road).

 
Clayton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 SO2 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.8. This is about average.
City:

37.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.5
U.S.:

22.1
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.67. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.67
U.S.:

2.43
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00296. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00296
U.S.:

0.06353


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.2%
(23.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.2% for Black residents, 57.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 64.1% for other race residents, 52.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Forest Park, GA

329 people in correctional residential facilities in 2010
69 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

People in group quarters in Forest Park in 2000:

  • 817 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 172 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in state prisons
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Forest Park compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Forest Park (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Forest Park Drive-Thru Branch at 1099 Main Street, branch established on 1964/11/23; Forest Park Branch at 1066 Main Street, branch established on 1955/07/18. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Forest Park Branch at 4532 Jonesboro Road, branch established on 1974/12/10. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Heritage Bank: 4895 Evans Street Branch at 822 Main Street, branch established on 1955/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $367.1 mil, Deposits: $329.6 mil, headquarters in Jonesboro, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Ccf Holding Company
  • SunTrust Bank: North Clayton Branch at 141 Forest Parkway, branch established on 1971/03/19. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Community & Southern Bank: Forest Park Branch at 4140 Jonesboro Rd, Ste D-2, branch established on 2008/05/21. Info updated 2010/09/20: Bank assets: $2,188.5 mil, Deposits: $1,690.2 mil, headquarters in Carrollton, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Community & Southern Holdings, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest Park, Georgia:

  • Ramada Limited Suites Forest Park, 357 Lee St, Forest Park, GA 30297 , Phone: (404) 768-7799, Fax: (404) 768-5282
  • In Town Suites-Atlanta South, 363 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, GA 30297 , Phone: (404) 363-2325, Fax: (404) 361-6305
  • Travelodge, 6025 Old Dixie Rd, Forest Park, GA 30297 , Phone: (800) 578-7878, Fax: (404) 608-1016
  • Econo Lodge, 5060 Frontage Rd, Forest Park, GA 30297 , Phone: (404) 363-6429, Fax: (404) 363-1251
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 4415 Jonesboro Rd, Forest Park, GA 30297 , Phone: (404) 361-0200, Fax: (404) 361-0066
  • Super 8, 410 Old Dixie Hwy, Forest Park, GA 30297 , Phone: (404) 363-8811, Fax: (404) 361-1789
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest Park, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Forest Park travel time to work - commute


Forest Park mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (45%)

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Religion statistics for Forest Park city (based on Clayton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.36%
Here28.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim EstimateChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents55.6%13.5%10.7%3.7%2.2%
Congregations30.6%1.9%11.1%1.9%2.8%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.1%2.0%1.7%1.6%6.8%
Congregations3.7%4.6%3.7%2.8%37.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 49
Clayton County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Clayton County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Clayton County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 119
Here:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Clayton County:

30.7%
State:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$26,308$35,0770$0
Other Government Administration 22$82,654$45,0840$0
Judicial and Legal 4$10,160$30,4800$0
Police Protection - Officers 66$276,932$50,3510$0
Firefighters 60$203,149$40,6300$0
Streets and Highways 31$79,567$30,8001$744
Health 1$2,693$32,3160$0
Solid Waste Management 3$8,220$32,8802$1,656
Parks and Recreation 8$27,876$41,81410$4,854
Other and Unallocable 5$15,630$37,5120$0
Totals for Government 209$733,189$42,09713$7,254

Forest Park government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $525,000 ($27.82)
    Regular Highways: $346,000 ($18.33)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,097,000 ($217.07)
    Fire Protection: $2,086,000 ($110.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,952,000 ($103.42)
    General - Other: $1,201,000 ($63.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,121,000 ($59.39)
    Regular Highways: $1,048,000 ($55.53)
    Financial Administration: $779,000 ($41.27)
    Central Staff Services: $709,000 ($37.56)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $397,000 ($21.03)
    General Public Buildings: $282,000 ($14.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $218,000 ($11.55)
    Health Services - Other: $47,000 ($2.49)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($1.54)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $139,000 ($7.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $872,000 ($46.20)
    Police Protection: $533,000 ($28.24)
    Central Staff: $239,000 ($12.66)
    Fire Protection: $227,000 ($12.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $156,000 ($8.27)
    Financial Administration: $122,000 ($6.46)
    Regular Highways: $79,000 ($4.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $37,000 ($1.96)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $7,000 ($0.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,171,000 ($432.92)

Forest Park government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,041,000 ($108.14)
    All Other: $522,000 ($27.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $192,000 ($10.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $182,000 ($9.64)
    All Other: $57,000 ($3.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,289,000 ($227.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,018,000 ($106.92)
    Property Sale Other: $500,000 ($26.49)
    Interest Earnings: $110,000 ($5.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $240,000 ($12.72)
  • Tax - Property: $1,438,000 ($76.19)
    Public Utilities: $1,148,000 ($60.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $859,000 ($45.51)
    NEC: $740,000 ($39.21)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $513,000 ($27.18)

Forest Park government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,932,000 ($261.31)

13.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.64%
Georgia average:

10.98%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($201 average AGI)
Clayton County:

0.10%
Georgia average:

0.39%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fulton County, GA  3.32% ($24,318 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, GA  1.67% ($26,564)
from Henry County, GA  1.07% ($29,142)


13.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,564 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.39%
Georgia average:

9.55%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($145 average AGI)
Clayton County:

0.06%
Georgia average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fulton County, GA  2.97% ($26,249 average AGI)
to Henry County, GA  2.49% ($36,897)
to DeKalb County, GA  1.27% ($26,186)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest Park:

  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSSA (1570 AM; 5 kW; MORROW, GA; Owner: SOUTH ATLANTA BROACASTING, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WGKA (1190 AM; 25 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAEC (860 AM; 5 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WAEC LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWWE (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HAPEVILLE, GA; Owner: WAEC LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHP)
  • WYZE (1480 AM; 5 kW; ATLANTA, GA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest Park:

  • WRFG (89.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: RADIO FREE GEORGIA BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • WSB-FM (98.5 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZGC (92.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ATLANTA)
  • WSTR (94.1 FM; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WVEE (103.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWWQ (100.5 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WNNX (99.7 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WRAS (88.5 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKHX-FM (101.5 FM; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKLS (96.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLTM (94.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAMJ (102.5 FM; MABLETON, GA; Owner: NEW MABLETON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABE (90.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WHTA (107.9 FM; HAMPTON, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPZE (97.5 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: ROA LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCLK (91.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY)
  • WREK (91.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: RADIO COMMNS. BD, GEORGIA INST. TECH)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forest Park:

  • WXIA-TV (Channel 11; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WHSG (Channel 63; MONROE, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSB-TV (Channel 2; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WSB-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUPA (Channel 69; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF ATLANTA INC.)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WAGA (Channel 5; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPBA (Channel 30; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WANN-LP (Channel 32; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDTA-LP (Channel 53; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WANX-LP (Channel 26; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTBS (Channel 17; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SUPERSTATION, INC.)
  • WATL (Channel 36; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WATL, LLC)
  • WGCL-TV (Channel 46; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WTHC-LP (Channel 42; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: THE ATLANTA CHANNEL, INC.)
  • WIRE-CA (Channel 40; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W24AL (Channel 24; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WATC (Channel 57; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W04DB (Channel 4; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VVILPTV, INC.)
  • W52CL (Channel 52; MACON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSKC-LP (Channel 59; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.)
  • WGTV (Channel 8; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Forest Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18
Total length: 155 meters (509ft)
Total costs: $462,000
Total average daily traffic: 805,562
Total average daily truck traffic: 20,314

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 10
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Forest Park, GA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

104 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Forest Park)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Forest Park, GA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Forest Park)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1290P , Serial Number: 23-324, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 10/12/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel B Ball, 6345 Waikiki Way, Forest Park, GA 30050
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE CORP PEGASUS 912ULS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 149SE , Serial Number: A 052 ULS
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne R Casey, 5244 Springdale Rd, Forest Park, GA 30297
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9525T , Serial Number: 38-78A0125, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 04/21/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Douglas J Bryan, 797 North Ave, Forest Park, GA 30050



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED28$83,96119$52,42669$96,6754$18,41528$62,613
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$43,2103$43,6876$101,0133$18,8471$21,620
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$79,12611$39,97883$100,98216$36,72010$61,202
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$81,1706$57,85349$108,6793$34,0075$64,828
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$154,0651$68,09013$114,0761$66,5902$70,720

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.01 , 0403.02, 0403.03, 0403.04, 0403.05, 0404.07, 0404.10

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$99,4301$137,6900$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$89,6652$93,8301$39,720
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$61,1202$86,2600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$38,9200$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.01 , 0403.02, 0403.03, 0403.04, 0403.05, 0404.07, 0404.10

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 181
  • Hazardous Condition: 133
  • Service Call: 29
  • Good Intent Call: 17

Incident types - Forest Park


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest Park, GA

Most common first names in Forest Park, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6374.7 years
James5671.1 years
William4575.3 years
Robert3968.8 years
Charles2868.4 years
John2776.4 years
Dorothy2476.0 years
Betty2471.3 years
David1768.4 years
George1771.7 years
Most common last names in Forest Park, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2472.8 years
Jones2369.8 years
Williams2266.8 years
Davis2067.9 years
Brown1575.1 years
Johnson1558.6 years
Phillips1379.9 years
Mitchell1164.3 years
White972.9 years
Jackson972.1 years
Businesses in Forest Park, GA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Quiznos1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Ramada1
DHL1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Econo Lodge1Rooms To Go1
FedEx4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
InTown Suites1T-Mobile1
JCPenney2Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul4
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS6
McDonald's2Vans1
Penske1Waffle House2
Browse common businesses in Forest Park, GA


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  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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