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Population (year 2000): 21,447. Estimated population in July 2005: 22,201 (+3.5% change)
Males: 11,030 (51.4%), Females: 10,417 (48.6%)

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Median resident age: 29.1 years
Median household income: $33,556 (year 2000)
Median house value: $69,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Forest Park:

  • Black (37.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (35.2%)
  • Hispanic (20.2%)
  • Other race (8.6%)
  • Vietnamese (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Other Asian (1.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (9.6%), Irish (4.1%), English (3.3%), German (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).Park, Georgia forum

Land area: 9.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Forest Park

  • High school or higher: 64.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest Park city

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

21.2% Foreign born (15.5% Latin America, 5.5% Asia).

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


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: GA Atlanta, (10.0 miles pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (612.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: City, GA (1.9 miles Lake GA (2.1 miles Conley, GA (3.3 miles Morrow, GA Hapeville, (4.3 miles GA (4.9 miles Riverdale, Park, GA (6.5 miles College GA Jonesboro, (6.6 miles Park, GA (6.8 miles Gresham


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 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

Latitude: 33.62 N, Longitude: 84.37 W


Industries providing employment: Construction (14.8%), Manufacturing (14.0%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.5%), Retail trade (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,932 (+18.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,578 (17.3%)


 

Crime in Forest Park by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 2 1 0
    per 100,000 4.7 9.3 4.7 0.0
Rapes 2 11 9 8
    per 100,000 9.3 51.3 42.0 37.3
Robberies 129 86 113 112
    per 100,000 601.5 401.0 526.9 522.2
Assaults 85 47 73 58
    per 100,000 396.3 219.1 340.4 270.4
Burglaries 354 367 269 277
    per 100,000 1650.6 1711.2 1254.3 1291.6
Thefts 1,026 1,067 1,223 1,162
    per 100,000 4783.9 4975.1 5702.4 5418.0
Auto thefts 229 232 226 430
    per 100,000 1067.7 1081.7 1053.8 2004.9
660.4 599.3 647.8 693.2

Average climate in Forest Park, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Forest

Forest Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/10/1972, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.2 miles away from the Forest Park city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the city center injured 46 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Forest Park:
  • SOUTHERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; RIVERDALE, GA)
  • SOUTH FULTON MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; EAST POINT, GA)
  • ANCHOR HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; COLLEGE PARK, GA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Forest Park:
  • THE WILLIAM B HARTSFIELD ATLANTA INTL (about 4 miles; ATLANTA, GA; ID: ATL)
  • DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE (about 22 miles; MARIETTA, GA; ID: MGE)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 74 miles; ROME, GA; ID: RMG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Forest Park:
  • FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT-BROWN FIELD (about 15 miles; ATLANTA, GA; ID: FTY)
  • BERRY HILL (about 15 miles; STOCKBRIDGE, GA; ID: 4A0)
  • CLAYTON COUNTY - TARA FIELD (about 17 miles; HAMPTON, GA; ID: 4A7)

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:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 26 $70,731 $32,645 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 30 $60,974 $24,389 0 $0
Streets and Highways 8 $22,508 $33,762 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 62 $196,829 $38,095 0 $0
Other Government Administration 10 $35,490 $42,588 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 13 $38,174 $35,237 5 $2,396
Fire - Other 2 $4,593 $27,558 0 $0
Police - Other 18 $40,308 $26,872 3 $988
Financial Administration 12 $34,533 $34,533 1 $912
Firefighters 49 $154,590 $37,858 0 $0
Totals for Government 230 $658,730 $34,368 9 $4,296
Colleges/Universities in Forest Park:
  • BEAUTY COLLEGE OF AMERICA (Full-time enrollment: 59; Location: 1171 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • ARNOLD-PADRICKS UNIVERSITY OF COSMETOLOGY (FT enrollment: 58; Location: 4971 COURTNEY DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.arnold-padricks.com)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest Park:
  • CLAYTON COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; MORROW, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,953)
  • ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 9 miles; ATLANTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; ATLANTA, GA; FT enrollment: 17,302)
  • GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE (about 10 miles; DECATUR, GA; FT enrollment: 8,213)
  • CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; ATLANTA, GA; FT enrollment: 4,652)
  • MOREHOUSE COLLEGE (about 11 miles; ATLANTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,867)
  • MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE (about 11 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,708)
Public high school in Forest Park:
  • FOREST PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,567; Location: 5452 PHILLIPS DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Forest Park:
  • FOREST PK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 5881 PHILLIPS DRIVE; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Forest Park:
  • BABB MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,120; Location: 5500 REYNOLDS ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FOREST PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 736; Location: 930 FINLEY DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HUIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 708; Location: 1260 ROCK CUT ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 584; Location: 5215 WEST STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EDMONDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 468; Location: 4495 SIMPSON ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HENDRIX DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: 4475 HENDRIX DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SOUTH METRO PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (Location: 5277 ASH STREET; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • SOUTH METRO PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (Location: 5277 ASH STREET; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • SOUTH METRO PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (Location: 5277 ASH STREET; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • SOUTH METRO PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (Location: 5277 ASH STREET; Grades: 00 - 00)
 

Forest Park compared to Georgia state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSSA (1570 AM; 5 kW; MORROW, GA; Owner: SOUTH ATLANTA BROACASTING, 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.)
  • WKHX-FM (101.5 FM; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAS (88.5 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • 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)
  • WCLK (91.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY)
  • WHTA (107.9 FM; HAMPTON, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPZE (97.5 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: ROA LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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:
  • WHSG (Channel 63; MONROE, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WXIA-TV (Channel 11; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • WSKC-LP (Channel 59; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.)
  • W52CL (Channel 52; MACON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGTV (Channel 8; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

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