Forest Park, GA

Census Place

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2019 Population
19,723
1.23% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
32.7
2.19% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
26.2%
6.83% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$36,792
5.61% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$67,100
6.17% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
7,577
3.58% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Forest Park, GA had a population of 19.7k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $36,792. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Forest Park, GA grew from 19,483 to 19,723, a 1.23% increase and its median household income grew from $34,839 to $36,792, a 5.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forest Park, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (17.3%), White (Hispanic) (14.1%), Other (Hispanic) (11.5%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.66%). 0% of the households in Forest Park, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 88% of the residents in Forest Park, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Forest Park, GA was $67,100, and the homeownership rate was 38.7%. Most people in Forest Park, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest Park, GA was 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Forest Park, GA is home to a population of 19.7k people, from which 88% are citizens. As of 2019, 52.1% of Forest Park, GA residents were born outside of the country (10.3k people).

In 2019, there were 2.62 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.96k people) in Forest Park, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.41k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.78k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forest Park, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.96k ± 869
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.41k ± 503
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.78k ± 700
27.1%
Hispanic Population
5.35k people

In 2019, there were 2.62 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.96k people) in Forest Park, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.41k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.78k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.1% of the people in Forest Park, GA are hispanic (5.35k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Forest Park, GA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

52.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
10.3k people
17.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.36k people

As of 2019, 52.1% of Forest Park, GA residents (10.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forest Park, GA was 17.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

29
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.7
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Forest Park, GA was 32.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Forest Park, GA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Forest Park, GA residents was 32.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    246,708 ± 12,049 people
  2. India
    94,981 ± 7,532 people
  3. Korea
    42,867 ± 5,073 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 246,708 Georgia residents, followed by India with 94,981 and Korea with 42,867.

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Citizenship

88%
2019 Citizenship
88.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 88% of Forest Park, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Forest Park, GA was 88.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    348 ± 149
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    130 ± 98
  3. Korea
    33 ± 38

Forest Park, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Forest Park, GA is $36,792. In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Forest Park, GA was Census Tract 404.16 with a value of $53,750, followed by Census Tract 404.10 and Census Tract 404.07, with respective values of $49,719 and $49,271.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,410. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Forest Park, GA employs 7.58k people. The largest industries in Forest Park, GA are Retail Trade (1,166 people), Construction (960 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (799 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($47,394), Wholesale Trade ($38,929), and Transportation & Warehousing ($34,141).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,792
2019 value
± $2,752
5.61%
1 Year Growth
± 10.4%

Households in Forest Park, GA have a median annual income of $36,792, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,839 in 2018, which represents a 5.61% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,215
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,246
$49,410
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $863

In 2019, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Georgia
  1. Asian
    $64,371 ± $3,992
  2. White
    $58,053 ± $1,010
  3. Two or More Races
    $45,559 ± $4,644

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest Park, GA is from Georgia.
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.478
2018 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2019, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.199% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 404.16
  2. Census Tract 404.10
  3. Census Tract 404.07

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forest Park, GA was Census Tract 404.16 with a value of $53,750, followed by Census Tract 404.10 and Census Tract 404.07, with respective values of $49,719 and $49,271.

The following map shows all of the places in Forest Park, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest Park, GA (5.06k out of 19.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    2,297 ± 415
  2. White
    1,724 ± 329
  3. Hispanic
    1,413 ± 323

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forest Park, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.58k
2019 Value
± 718
3.58%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Forest Park, GA grew at a rate of 3.58%, from 7.32k employees to 7.58k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest Park, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (981 people), Material Moving Occupations (974 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (933 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest Park, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forest Park, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (981 people), Material Moving Occupations (974 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (933 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Park, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (3.46 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.44 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forest Park, GA, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($75,636), Protective Service Occupations ($55,214), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($43,301).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.58k
2019 Value
± 718
3.58%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Forest Park, GA grew at a rate of 3.58%, from 7.32k employees to 7.58k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest Park, GA, are Retail Trade (1,166 people), Construction (960 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (799 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest Park, GA, though some of these residents may live in Forest Park, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Forest Park, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,166 people), Construction (960 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (799 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Park, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.12 times higher than expected), Construction (1.94 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forest Park, GA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($47,394), Wholesale Trade ($38,929), and Transportation & Warehousing ($34,141).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $64B
  2. $52.9B
  3. $50.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $64B, followed by Mixed freight ($52.9B) and Electronics ($50.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$573B
2018 Value in Georgia
$1.16T
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
103% growth

In 2018, total outbound Georgia trade was $573B. This is expected to increase 103% to $1.16T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $44.2B
  2. $27.4B
  3. $27.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $44.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.4B and Alabama and $27.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Clayton County, GA went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 84.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (13.6%), followed by Other (2.15%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Clayton County, GA
84.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following Johnny Isakson's resignation.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest Park, GA was $67,100 in 2019, which is 0.279 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $63,200 to $67,100, a 6.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest Park, GA is 38.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Forest Park, GA have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forest Park, GA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$67,100
2019 Median
± $4,247
$63,200
2018 Median
± $4,960

In 2019, the median property value in Forest Park, GA grew to to $67,100 from the previous year's value of $63,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forest Park, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forest Park, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$36,792
Median Household Income
± $2,752
6.62k
Number of Households
± 624

In 2019, the median household income of the 6.62k households in Forest Park, GA grew to $36,792 from the previous year's value of $34,839.

The following chart displays the households in Forest Park, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Forest Park, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forest Park, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

38.7%
2019 Homeownership
42.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 38.7% of the housing units in Forest Park, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Forest Park, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest Park, GA have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.39% of the workforce in Forest Park, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (70.3%)
  2. Carpooled (19.1%)
  3. Public Transit (3.67%)

In 2019, 70.3% of workers in Forest Park, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (19.1%) and those who used public transit to get to work (3.67%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Forest Park, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forest Park, GA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Health

75.3% of the population of Forest Park, GA has health coverage, with 25.3% on employee plans, 31.1% on Medicaid, 6.81% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Georgia was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Clayton County, GA see 3811 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.76% decrease from the previous year (3960 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4059 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1484 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.8%). Additionally, Candler County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,811 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clayton County, GA

Primary care physicians in Clayton County, GA see an average of 3,811 patients per year. This represents a 3.76% decrease from the previous year (3,960 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clayton County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Georgia
$4,406
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,199
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,429
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

24.7%
Uninsured
25.3%
Employer Coverage
31.1%
Medicaid
6.81%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest Park, GA declined by 5.06% from 26% to 24.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forest Park, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 25.8% prevalence
  2. 25.5% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 25.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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