Income/capita 54%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 85%
IndexForest ParkGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$13,799$26,678$29,829
Median household income$30,835$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,008$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,994$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$22,438$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$20,172$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate8.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level34.5%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Forest Park is 54% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Forest Park is 44% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Forest Park is 85% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Forest Park is 128% higher than the national average

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      Forest Park employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry24.4%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector13.5%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.0%5.7%
      Wholesale & retail services16.0%17.1%
      Public administration3.8%5.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%6.5%
      Education, health & social services4.3%22.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Avondale Estates, GA3,095$100,87182%
      Druid Hills, GA13,444$88,54260%
      Tyrone, GA7,121$87,66558%
      Decatur, GA21,210$81,59847%
      Fayetteville, GA16,780$66,79321%
      Forest Park, GA19,156$30,83544%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bellwood, IL19,146$51,1737%
      Matteson, IL19,146$80,63946%
      Milledgeville, GA19,146$21,15862%
      Dixon, CA19,144$72,38331%
      Horizon City, TX19,142$51,2917%
      Forest Park, GA19,156$30,83544%
      Source: The Forest Park, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).