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Forest Park is a city in Clayton County, in the Atlanta metro area.

The latitude of Forest Park is 33.621N. The longitude is -84.369W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 988 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,247.


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Median household income
Local
$33,556
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Forest Park demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 196. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 9.1 per 1,000 people.
Forest Park attractions: Atlanta State Farmer's Market

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Forest Park residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forest Park ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forest Park was $14,932, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of Forest Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Forest Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $510.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.


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Libraries in Forest Park include Forest Park Branch Library ... View libraries

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Clayton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forest Park political report.

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The average commute time for Forest Park workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Forest Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Forest Park include Days Inn, Econo Lodge Forest Park, Ramada Limited, Super 8, Travelodge.

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