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Forest Park is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. It is located approximately nine miles (14 km) south of Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta - Sandy Springs - Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 18,468.HistoryOriginally the third stop from Atlanta on the Macon and Western Railroad, the city was incorporated in 1908. The 1465acre Fort Gillem was founded nearby in 1941 and was annexed into the city in 1973.GeographyForest Park is located at.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4sqmi, of which 9.4sqmi is land and 0.04sqmi (0.43%) is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 18,468 people, 6,877 households, and 4,839 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,990.9 people per square mile (882.8/km²). There were 7,233 housing units at an average density of 771.5 per square mile (297.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 19.2% White, 37.7% African American, 0.50% Native American, 7.9% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.3% of the population.Explore the family-friendly attractions of Forest Park and add them to your vacation plans using our United States planner.
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