Forest Park has the 1566th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Forest Park is part of the Atlanta metro area. Unemployment in the Atlanta area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Atlanta has the 10th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Forest Park is below average at $49,430, and the median cost of a home in Forest Park is $59,300, which is below the national average. 8% of workers in Forest Park hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 66% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Forest Park. 78% of Forest Park workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 13% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Forest Park spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.