Forest Park, GA

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Population

19,271

0.6% growth

Median Age

32


Median Household Income

$33,208

7.7% growth

Poverty Rate

32.7%


Number of Employees

7,971

2.67% growth

Median Property Value

$58,300

5.62% growth

About

In 2017, Forest Park, GA had a population of 19.3k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $33,208. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Forest Park, GA grew from 19,156 to 19,271, a 0.6% increase and its median household income grew from $30,835 to $33,208, a 7.7% increase.

The population of Forest Park, GA is 37.4% Black or African American Alone, 32.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.8% White Alone. 38.4% of the people in Forest Park, GA speak a non-English language, and 83.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Forest Park, GA is $58,300, and the homeownership rate is 42.6%. Most people in Forest Park, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest Park, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Forest Park, GA employs 7.97k people. The largest industries in Forest Park, GA are Construction (1,072 people), Retail Trade (977 people), and Manufacturing (820 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($42,844), Finance & Insurance ($35,698), and Transportation & Warehousing ($31,371).

Median household income in Forest Park, GA is $33,208. Males in Forest Park, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Forest Park, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,208

2017 value

± $2,020

7.7%

1 Year Growth

± 12%

Households in Forest Park, GA have a median annual income of $33,208, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $30,835 in 2016, which represents a 7.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Forest Park, GA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Forest Park, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest Park, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 404.07

  2. Census Tract 404.10

  3. Census Tract 404.16

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forest Park, GA was Census Tract 404.07 with a value of $46,395, followed by Census Tract 404.10 and Census Tract 404.16, with respective values of $40,108 and $37,632.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

32.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest Park, GA (6.15k out of 18.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    2,661 ± 444

  2. White

    2,504 ± 502

  3. Hispanic

    2,476 ± 503

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

7.97k

2017 Value

± 767

2.67%

1 Year growth

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forest Park, GA grew at a rate of 2.67%, from 7.76k employees to 7.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest Park, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,033 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (988 people), and Material Moving Occupations (890 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 (1,033 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (988 people), and Material Moving Occupations (890 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 (4.27 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.49 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forest Park, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($83,250), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,667), and Management Occupations ($43,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.97k

2017 Value

± 767

2.67%

1 Year growth

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forest Park, GA grew at a rate of 2.67%, from 7.76k employees to 7.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest Park, GA, are Construction (1,072 people), Retail Trade (977 people), and Manufacturing (820 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 Construction (1,072 people), Retail Trade (977 people), and Manufacturing (820 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Park, GA has an unusually high number of Construction (2.15 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.96 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forest Park, GA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($42,844), Finance & Insurance ($35,698), and Transportation & Warehousing ($31,371).

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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. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $38B and Electronics and $30.6B.

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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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B 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. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

68.9% of the population of Forest Park, GA has health coverage, with 22.6% on employee plans, 28.7% on Medicaid, 6.93% on Medicare, 9.44% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Forest Park, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1519 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients).

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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

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

31.1%

Uninsured

22.6%

Employer Coverage

28.7%

Medicaid

6.93%

Medicare

9.44%

Non-Group

1.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest Park, GA declined by 4.98% from 32.8% to 31.1%.

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. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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Diversity

Forest Park, GA is home to a population of 19.3k people, from which 83.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.4% of Forest Park, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Forest Park, GA is composed of 7.2k Black or African American Alone residents (37.4%), 6.26k Hispanic or Latino residents (32.5%), 3.62k White Alone residents (18.8%), 1.62k Asian Alone residents (8.4%), 289 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.5%), 258 Two or More Races residents (1.34%), 29 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.15%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Forest Park, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,823 speakers), Vietnamese (1,438 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (98 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Forest Park, GA was 32. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Forest Park, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Forest Park, GA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 22.4% of Forest Park, GA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forest Park, GA was 24%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Forest Park, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Forest Park, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

83.9%

2017 Citizenship

84.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 83.9% of Forest Park, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Forest Park, GA was 84.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    7.2k ± 926

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.26k ± 1.25k

  3. White Alone

    3.62k ± 502

In 2017, there were 1.15 times more Black or African American Alone residents (7.2k people) in Forest Park, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.26k Hispanic or Latino and 3.62k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Forest Park, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,823 speakers (27.8%)

  2. Vietnamese

    1,438 speakers (8.3%)

  3. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

    98 speakers (0.565%)

38.4% of Forest Park, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Forest Park, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 27.8% of the overall population of Forest Park, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 8.3% speak Vietnamese and 0.565% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    310 ± 97

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    164 ± 90

  3. Korea

    69 ± 54

Forest Park, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest Park, GA was $58,300 in 2017, which is 0.268 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $55,200 to $58,300, a 5.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest Park, GA is 42.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Forest Park, GA have an average commute time of 26.8 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.

Income

Household Income

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$33,208

Median Household Income

± $2,020

6.51k

Number of Households

± 575

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.51k households in Forest Park, GA grew to $33,208 from the previous year's value of $30,835.

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 $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$58,300

2017 Median

± $6,255

$55,200

2016 Median

± $5,181

In 2017, the median property value in Forest Park, GA grew to to $58,300 from the previous year's value of $55,200.

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 $50k - $60k 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

42.6%

2017 Homeownership

42.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 42.6% of the housing units in Forest Park, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Forest Park, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

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 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest Park, GA have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.72% of the workforce in Forest Park, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65.2%

  2. Carpooled

    18.9%

  3. Taxi

    4.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Forest Park, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Taxi.

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