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1.07% growth
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1.26% decline
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5.13% growth
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2.03% growth


The economy of Forest Park, GA employs 7,764 people. The economy of Forest Park, GA is specialized in Construction; Transportation & Warehousing; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 2.34; 1.65; and 1.65 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Forest Park, GA are Construction (1,061), Retail trade (1,044), and Accommodation & Food Service (764), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($47,212), Utilities ($43,849), and Finance & Insurance ($39,135).

Median household income in Forest Park, GA is $30,835. Males in Forest Park, GA have an average income that is 1.14 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,960. The income inequality of Forest Park, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.382 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Forest Park, GA. In Clayton County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 31 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,956. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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Forest Park, GA is home to a population of 19,156 people, from which 84.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Forest Park, GA is composed of 7,532 Black residents (39.3%), 5,787 Hispanic residents (30.2%), 3,222 White residents (16.8%), 1,917 Asian residents (10%), and 331 Two+ residents (1.73%). The most common foreign languages in Forest Park, GA are Spanish (4,823 speakers), Vietnamese (1,438 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (98 speakers), but compared to other places, Forest Park, GA has a relative high number of Vietnamese (1,438 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (98 speakers), and Persian (53 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Forest Park, GA awarded 23 degrees. The student population of Forest Park, GA is skewed towards females, with 3 male students and 20 female students. Most students in Forest Park, GA are Black or African American (20 and 87%), followed by Asian (3 and 13%), Two or more races (0 and N/A), and American Indian (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Forest Park, GA by number of graduates are Beauty College of America (23 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Forest Park, GA are General Cosmetology (12 and 52.2%), Hair Styling & Design (1 and 4.35%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Forest Park, GA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest Park, GA is $55,200, which is 0.27 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $54,100 to $55,200, a 2.03% increase. The homeownership rate of Forest Park, GA is 42.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Forest Park, GA have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Forest Park, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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