Forest Park, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 19,823 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 
Males: 10,167  (51.3%)
Females: 9,656  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

32.0 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30260.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,011 (it was $33,556 in 2000)
Forest Park:

$34,011
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,795 (it was $14,932 in 2000)

Forest Park city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $67,495 (it was $69,500 in 2000)
Forest Park:

$67,495
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $107,143; detached houses: $108,676; townhouses or other attached units: $132,068; mobile homes: $11,305

Median gross rent in 2017: $859.

March 2019 cost of living index in Forest Park: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.7%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 40.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 19.2% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Forest Park, GA (2017)
    • 7,66138.2%Black alone
    • 6,56232.7%Hispanic
    • 3,37816.9%White alone
    • 1,6558.3%Asian alone
    • 2641.3%Two or more races
    • 2481.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.01%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 134 registered sex offenders living in Forest Park, Georgia as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Forest Park is 146 to 1.


Crime rates in Forest Park by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(9.2)
3
(13.1)
3
(13.5)
2
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.6)
1
(5.3)
2
(10.5)
4
(20.4)
4
(20.1)
3
(15.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(36.8)
4
(17.5)
6
(27.1)
11
(50.3)
9
(41.4)
10
(47.3)
4
(21.4)
3
(15.9)
8
(42.4)
12
(62.9)
20
(102.2)
10
(50.1)
8
(40.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
113
(519.1)
125
(545.5)
119
(536.7)
95
(434.7)
92
(422.8)
95
(449.6)
43
(229.8)
65
(345.5)
56
(297.0)
66
(346.1)
72
(367.9)
57
(285.7)
61
(304.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
54
(248.1)
86
(375.3)
57
(257.1)
45
(205.9)
70
(321.7)
76
(359.6)
57
(304.6)
73
(388.0)
51
(270.5)
101
(529.7)
65
(332.1)
60
(300.8)
62
(309.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
276
(1,268)
272
(1,187)
270
(1,218)
409
(1,871)
336
(1,544)
247
(1,169)
195
(1,042)
229
(1,217)
239
(1,268)
263
(1,379)
228
(1,165)
221
(1,108)
175
(874.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,026
(4,714)
934
(4,076)
908
(4,095)
831
(3,802)
691
(3,176)
688
(3,256)
598
(3,196)
684
(3,635)
703
(3,728)
711
(3,729)
698
(3,567)
762
(3,820)
690
(3,446)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
240
(1,103)
179
(781.2)
171
(771.2)
139
(636.0)
161
(739.9)
98
(463.8)
79
(422.2)
108
(574.0)
100
(530.4)
119
(624.0)
140
(715.4)
139
(696.8)
97
(484.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A8
(34.9)
N/AN/AN/A7
(33.1)
11
(58.8)
4
(21.3)
7
(37.1)
3
(15.7)
6
(30.7)
3
(15.0)
2
(10.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)618.6587.5571.8564.1518.6512.7381.5491.8468.0576.7580.9512.2453.0

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City-data.com crime index in Forest Park, GA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 82 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.00
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (7.9%), Irish (2.0%), African (1.5%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 9.38 square miles.

Population density: 2,114 people per square mile   (low).

Forest Park, Georgia map

4,501 residents are foreign born (15.9% Latin America, 5.9% Asia).

This city:

22.5%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $824 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $581 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 33.62 N, Longitude: 84.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,107 (+30.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,546 (18.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Forest Park, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Forest Park, GA in 2017
Forest Park satellite photo by USGS

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
Number of permits per 10,000 Forest Park, GA residents
Average permit cost in Forest Park, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Forest Park, GA
Historical housing units in Forest Park, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +3,961 (+22.7%).
Most common industries in Forest Park, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.9%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.2%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.4%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Air transportation (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Forest Park, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Forest Park, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.6. This is about average.

City:

82.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 15.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.459. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.459
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.58
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00340. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00340
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Forest Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 55% 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 slightly above Georgia state average. It is 82% 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 Forest Park center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 109.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 167.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 152.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 242.1 miles away from Forest Park center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 318.0 miles away from Forest Park center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clayton County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Forest Park:

  • FOREST PARK DIALYSIS CENTER (380 FOREST PARKWAY)

Other hospitals and 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)
  • ARROWHEAD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; JONESBORO, GA)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - CLAYTON COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; JONESBORO, GA)
  • EMBRACING HOSPICECARE OF SOUTH ATLANTA (Hospital, about 3 miles away; JONESBORO, GA)
  • SUNCREST HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; RIVERDALE, 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.

College/University in Forest Park:

  • Beauty College of America (Full-time enrollment: 88; Location: 1171 Main Street; Private, for-profit)

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

  • Clayton State University (about 3 miles; Morrow, GA; Full-time enrollment: 5,844)
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College (about 7 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,437)
  • Atlanta Technical College (about 7 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,217)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (about 8 miles; Decatur, GA; FT enrollment: 17,138)
  • Spelman College (about 10 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,383)
  • Georgia State University (about 10 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 30,264)
  • Morehouse College (about 10 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,379)

Public high school in Forest Park:

Private high school in Forest Park:

  • FOREST PARK STREET SCHOOL (Students: 35, Location: 260 FOREST PKWY, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Forest Park:

Private elementary/middle schools in Forest Park:

  • RISING SON ACADEMY (Students: 60, Location: 5880 OLD DIXIE HWY, Grades: PK-6)
  • ATLANTA ADVENTIST INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 45, Location: 5241 ASH ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • ASH STREET BAPTIST LEARNING CENTER (Students: 30, Location: 5370 ASH ST, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Forest Park

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Clayton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Forest Park:

Marital status in Forest Park, GA
  • Never married: 46.7%
  • Now married: 32.7%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Forest Park:

  • High school or higher: 68.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Forest Park
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Forest Park (Forest Park, Georgia Neighborhood Map):

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant76,232137
Other13,50314
Catholic10,5333
Black Protestant8,12515
Mainline Protestant6,69520
None144,336-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 49
Clayton County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Clayton County:

11.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Clayton County:

30.7%
Georgia:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.1%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.1%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Forest Park:

6.8
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Forest Park:

31.2%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Forest Park:

53.3%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.0%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forest Park, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 68$293,889$51,8630$0
Firefighters 50$210,016$50,4040$0
Streets and Highways 38$122,680$38,7411$2,511
Police - Other 23$68,408$35,6910$0
Health 18$83,487$55,6580$0
Financial Administration 12$56,252$56,2520$0
Parks and Recreation 9$36,053$48,07111$7,183
Other and Unallocable 6$18,790$37,5800$0
Other Government Administration 3$20,380$81,5206$11,120
Fire - Other 3$10,974$43,8960$0
Solid Waste Management 2$15,531$93,1860$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 232$936,460$48,43818$20,814

Forest Park government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $731,000 ($36.88)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,986,000 ($402.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,703,000 ($186.80)
    Regular Highways: $2,759,000 ($139.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,623,000 ($132.32)
    Health - Other: $1,666,000 ($84.04)
    General - Other: $1,228,000 ($61.95)
    Financial Administration: $1,225,000 ($61.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,087,000 ($54.84)
    Central Staff Services: $1,041,000 ($52.51)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $866,000 ($43.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $493,000 ($24.87)
    General Public Buildings: $491,000 ($24.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $33,000 ($1.66)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $4,487,000 ($226.35)
    General - Other: $690,000 ($34.81)
    Police Protection: $308,000 ($15.54)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($2.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000 ($1.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($1.56)
    Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($1.06)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($0.71)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($0.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,918,000 ($601.22)

Forest Park government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,407,000 ($121.42)
    Other: $792,000 ($39.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000 ($10.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $765,000 ($38.59)
    Other: $574,000 ($28.96)
    Public Welfare: $175,000 ($8.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $17,000 ($0.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,767,000 ($240.48)
    Other: $4,559,000 ($229.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,343,000 ($168.64)
    General Revenue - Other: $170,000 ($8.58)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($0.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $633,000 ($31.93)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($0.71)
  • Tax - Property: $7,736,000 ($390.25)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,472,000 ($74.26)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $866,000 ($43.69)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $815,000 ($41.11)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $372,000 ($18.77)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $134,000 ($6.76)
    Other License: $68,000 ($3.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $27,000 ($1.36)

Forest Park government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,696,000 ($337.79)

12.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($25,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.66%
Georgia average:

9.49%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($46 average AGI)
Clayton County:

0.02%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fulton County, GA  3.26% ($23,408 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, GA  1.54% ($24,426)
from Henry County, GA  1.29% ($29,789)


11.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($29,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.40%
Georgia average:

9.04%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($52 average AGI)
Clayton County:

0.03%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fulton County, GA  2.80% ($27,296 average AGI)
to Henry County, GA  1.91% ($36,094)
to DeKalb County, GA  1.22% ($26,017)
Businesses in Forest Park, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Quiznos1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Ramada1
Circle K1Rite Aid1
DHL1Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Rooms To Go1
Econo Lodge1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
FedEx4Subway1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
InTown Suites1Taco Bell1
JCPenney2U-Haul4
KFC1UPS6
Little Caesars Pizza1Vans1
McDonald's2Waffle House2

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
See more detailed statistics of Forest Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 86Number of bridges
  • 994ft / 303mTotal length
  • $4,614,000Total costs
  • 3,922,380Total average daily traffic
  • 126,058Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,610,225Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Forest Park, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 151950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 421980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Forest Park, GA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE CORP PEGASUS 912ULS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 149SE , Serial Number: A 052 ULS, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 12/07/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 11/15/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne R Casey, 5244 Springdale Rd, Forest Park, GA 30297
  • Aircraft: FISHER RICHARD H SONEX TD (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: JABIRU 3300 (120 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 176DF , Serial Number: 76, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 08/22/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 04/24/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Alan C Fenton, 679 Georgia Ave, Forest Park, GA 30297
  • Aircraft: BEECH 60 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-541 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 22K , Serial Number: P-51, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 02/03/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 03/09/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Jb Earthmoving Equipment LLC, Po Box 684, Forest Park, GA 30298
  • Aircraft: EMBRAER EMB-120ER (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 32, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PW118 (1800 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 298SW , Serial Number: 120328, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 105 Southfield Pkwy Ste 300, Forest Park, GA 30297
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/17/2018

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 in Forest Park, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Forest Park, GA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 134. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 181 took place in 2006, and the least - 21 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Forest Park, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (37.6%), and Structure Fires (35.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Forest Park, GA
    • 85537.6%Outside Fires
    • 81635.9%Structure Fires
    • 55824.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 462.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest Park, GA

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

  • Quality Suites Atlanta Airport East, 357 Lee St, Forest Park, Georgia 30297 , Phone: (404) 768-7799, Fax: (404) 768-5282
  • In Town Suites-Atlanta South, 363 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, Georgia 30297 , Phone: (404) 363-2325, Fax: (404) 361-6305
  • Econo Lodge, 5060 Frontage Rd, Forest Park, Georgia 30297 , Phone: (404) 363-6429, Fax: (404) 363-1251
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 4415 Jonesboro Rd, Forest Park, Georgia 30297 , Phone: (404) 361-0200, Fax: (404) 361-0066
  • Super 8, 410 Old Dixie Hwy, Forest Park, Georgia 30297 , Phone: (404) 363-8811, Fax: (404) 361-1789
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest Park, Georgia
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Forest Park, GA
  • 60.0%Utility gas
  • 38.8%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Forest Park, GA
  • 62.3%Electricity
  • 36.7%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Forest Park compared to Georgia state average:

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

Forest Park on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military transient quarters for temporary residents (population 1,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Vietnam (population 500+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a motorcycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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