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Clayton County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2014: 267,542 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 236,517 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 43,688
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,042
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 49,845
Renter-occupied apartments: 38,903 (it was 32,398 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

34%

Land area: 143 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 1876 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Clayton County: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.9%), Educational, health and social services (15.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Clayton County, Georgia:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (65.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (14.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.7%)
  • Asian alone (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 128,119  (47.9%)
Females: 139,423  (52.1%)

Clayton County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Clayton County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $42,120 ($42,697 in 1999)

This county:

$42,120
Georgia:

$51,244

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $689 (lower quartile is $590, upper quartile is $827)
This county:

$689
State:

$720


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $91,200 (it was $90,900 in 2000)
Clayton:

$91,200
Georgia:

$159,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,600 - $134,400

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $107,492
Here:

$107,492
State:

$222,992

Townhouses or other attached units: $77,168
Here:

$77,168
State:

$198,013

In 2-unit structures: $67,542
Here:

$67,542
State:

$148,346

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $242,255
Here:

$242,255
State:

$160,174

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,888
Here:

$128,888
State:

$216,323

Mobile homes: $36,340
Here:

$36,340
State:

$57,536
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,068
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $376

Institutionalized population: 3,379
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Health of residents in Clayton County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
64.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
39.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
98.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
64.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2323 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2001: 2534 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2002: 2283 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2003: 2519 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2004: 2046 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2005: 2106 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2006: 2217 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2007: 1238 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2008: 403 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2009: 85 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2010: 143 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2011: 106 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 93 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2013: 134 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2014: 328 buildings, average cost: $175,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,058 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $782 (1.0%)

Clayton County household income distribution in 2009 Clayton County home values distribution Clayton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.3%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 37.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.5% for American Indian residents, 20.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 47.6% for other race residents, 32.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.3%
Clayton County:

23.3%
Georgia:

17.0%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 37.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 20.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 43.5% for other race residents, 31.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 32 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 61 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clayton County is $686 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $763 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $929 a month.

Cities in this county include: Forest Park, Riverdale, Irondale, Conley, Morrow, Jonesboro, Bonanza, Lake City, Lovejoy.

Clayton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Clayton County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Clayton County: Shingle Roof Campground (A), Henry County Industrial Park (B), Clayton County Waterworks (C), Henry County Chamber of Commerce (D), Atlanta International Raceway (E), McDonough Fire Department Station 2 (F), Henry County Hampton Precinct Police Station (G), Henry County Fire Department Station 8 (H), Henry County Fire Department Station 7 (I), Henry County Fire Department Station 6 (J), Henry County Fire Department Station 3 (K), First Christian Church of Stockbridge (L), Eagles Walk Office Center (M), Henry County Fire Department Station 13 (N), Henry County Fire Department Station 12 (O), Henry County Fire Department Station 11 (P), Henry County Fire Department Station 10 (Q), Henry County Fire Department Station 4 (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Fairview Oaks Shopping Center (1), Spivey Junction Shopping Center (2), McDonough Marketplace Shopping Center (3), McDonough West Shopping Center (4), Paradise Point Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clayton County include: Antioch Baptist Church (A), Beersheba Primitive Baptist Church (B), Bentley Hill Methodist Church (C), Bethany Baptist Church (D), Bethel Baptist Church (E), Bethlehem Baptist Church (F), Cleveland Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), County Line Church (H), Triumph Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Knight Cemetery (1), Akins Cemetery (2), Antioch Cemetery (3), Bailey Cemetery (4), Selfridge Cemetery (5), Branan Cemetery (6), Brannan Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Davis Lake (A), Lake Dow (B), Lake Amah Lee (C), Lake Cindy (D), Clayton County Reservoir (E), Crumbley Lake (F), Hannahs Millpond (G), Harps Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cougar Creek (A), Williford Branch (B), Walnut Creek (C), Kalves Creek (D), Stanley Branch (E), James Creek (F), Island Shoals Creek (G), Hambrick Creek (H), Greer Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Graham County, Arizona , Columbia County, Arkansas , Edgefield County, South Carolina , Drew County, Arkansas , Lowndes County, Mississippi , Morris County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.3%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11,042
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 25,889 (30% naturalized citizens)

Clayton County:

10.9%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 9,570
  • 1990 to 1994: 5,946
  • 1985 to 1989: 3,715
  • 1980 to 1984: 3,263
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,316
  • 1970 to 1974: 993
  • 1970 to 1974: 337
  • 1965 to 1969: 749
Note: State values scaled to Clayton County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 38.1%

Clayton County marital status for males Clayton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 53,335
  • One, attached: 2,670
  • Two: 1,260
  • 3 or 4: 5,018
  • 5 to 9: 10,421
  • 10 to 19: 5,322
  • 20 or more: 4,566
  • Mobile homes: 3,802
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 67

Housing units in Clayton County with a mortgage: 38,076 (4,230 second mortgage, 2,985 home equity loan, 56 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,085

Here:

84.3% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clayton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant76,232137
Other13,50314
Catholic10,5333
Black Protestant8,12515
Mainline Protestant6,69520
None144,336-
Clayton County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 49
Clayton County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Clayton County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 119
This county:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Clayton County:

11.5%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Clayton County:

30.7%
State:

27.8%

Agriculture in Clayton County:

Average size of farms: 52 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,718
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $487.29
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 49.88%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.98%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,827
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.76%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $18,326
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.50
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Tornado activity:

Clayton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 1020640.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/22/1992, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clayton County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.8 miles away from Clayton County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 110.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 167.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 156.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 239.6 miles away from Clayton County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 321.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1554: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1554, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Tornadoes, Flooding, Heavy Rain, Tropical Storm Alberto, Incident Period: July 03, 1994 to July 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1033: July 07, 1994, FEMA Id: 1033, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Georgia TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 04, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-370: April 04, 1973, FEMA Id: 370, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Clayton County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (35%)
  • Vietnam (16%)
  • Nigeria (4%)
  • Laos (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Cambodia (3%)
  • Jamaica (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Clayton County (%):

  • United States or American (10%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • African (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Clayton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 85,944 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 20,528 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 799 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 587 (1%)
  • Railroad: 77 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 19 (0%)
  • Taxi: 201 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 148 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 118 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,586 (1%)
  • Other means: 858 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,715 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Clayton County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 1,326 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 817 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 585 people in nursing homes
  • 340 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 85 people in other group homes
  • 50 people in state prisons
  • 47 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in halfway houses

People in group quarters in Clayton County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 1,991 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 586 people in federal detention centers
  • 475 people in college/university student housing
  • 384 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 329 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 79 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 71 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 54 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 31 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,904.

13.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,217 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.67%
Georgia average:

9.45%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($81 average AGI)
Clayton County:

0.04%
Georgia average:

0.08%

10.14% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($16,430 average AGI)
3.49% relocated from other states ($5,706 average AGI)
Clayton County:

3.49%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fulton County, GA  4.01% ($20,515 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, GA  1.65% ($22,341)
from Henry County, GA  1.33% ($24,981)
from Cobb County, GA  0.51% ($22,845)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.38% ($21,440)
from Fayette County, GA  0.30% ($25,725)
from Spalding County, GA  0.20% ($20,645)


13.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.97%
Georgia average:

9.32%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($160 average AGI)
Clayton County:

0.06%
Georgia average:

0.09%

10.67% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($18,920 average AGI)
3.24% relocated to other states ($5,543 average AGI)
Clayton County:

3.24%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fulton County, GA  4.14% ($21,844 average AGI)
to Henry County, GA  1.66% ($30,523)
to DeKalb County, GA  1.59% ($22,285)
to Cobb County, GA  0.53% ($28,884)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.48% ($25,693)
to Fayette County, GA  0.40% ($34,255)
to Coweta County, GA  0.18% ($29,306)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.7

Births per 1000 population in Clayton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Clayton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clayton County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 26.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Clayton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Clayton County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 20,646 (15,197 aged, 5,449 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 9,695 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Clayton County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,457)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,369)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (761)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (693)
  • Unspecified dementia (611)
  • Congestive heart failure (583)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (560)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (513)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (503)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (426)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,394
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 127
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,436

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,727
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 516
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 83.2
  • Other - 30.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 86.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 59.2
  • Suffocation - 13.4
  • Other - 13.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 255,387
  • In family households: 220,053 (31,327 male householders, 31,062 female householders)
    33,033 spouses, 86,282 children (80,048 natural, 1,567 adopted, 4,667 stepchildren), 9,611 grandchildren, 5,562 brothers or sisters, 3,779 parents, 8,022 other relatives, 9,531 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 35,334 (13,242 male householders (10,355 living alone)), 15,002 female householders (12,677 living alone)), 7,090 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,037 (3,379 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 20,084 2-persons, 15,732 3-persons, 12,589 4-persons, 7,379 5-persons, 3,599 6-persons, 3,006 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 23,032 1-person, 4,151 2-persons, 612 3-persons, 249 4-persons, 113 5-persons, 50 6-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons.

37,738 married couples with children.
23,477 single-parent households (4,043 men, 19,434 women).

85.1% of residents of Clayton County speak English at home.
7.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 33% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $880,481,000 ($3,323 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $154,956,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $426,512,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $178,130,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $194,000
Federal grants: $135,445,000
Federal procurement contracts: $59,818,000 ($46,029,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $80,382,000 ($49,090,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,528,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $529,980,000
Federal Government insurance: $50,923,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 24,855
Here:

93 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,342
Here:

27 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +7,981
Here:

+30 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,355
Here:

+24 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Clayton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 25.61 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 448
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,241
  • 2000 to 2009: 25,549
  • 1990 to 1999: 16,900
  • 1980 to 1989: 19,719
  • 1970 to 1979: 21,403
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,693
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,513
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,439
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,826
Note: State values scaled to Clayton population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clayton County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clayton County population
  • 1 room: 40
  • 2 rooms: 310
  • 3 rooms: 2,295
  • 4 rooms: 2,545
  • 5 rooms: 10,197
  • 6 rooms: 14,542
  • 7 rooms: 9,571
  • 8 rooms: 6,008
  • 9+ rooms: 4,337
  • 1 room: 923
  • 2 rooms: 3,410
  • 3 rooms: 5,679
  • 4 rooms: 8,851
  • 5 rooms: 7,812
  • 6 rooms: 3,757
  • 7 rooms: 1,117
  • 8 rooms: 577
  • 9+ rooms: 272
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clayton County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clayton County population
  • no bedroom: 550
  • 1 bedroom: 875
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,699
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,042
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,832
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,847
  • no bedroom: 1,373
  • 1 bedroom: 7,913
  • 2 bedrooms: 14,078
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,786
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,066
  • 5+ bedrooms: 182
Cars and other vehicles available in Clayton County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clayton County population
  • no vehicle: 1,458
  • 1 vehicle: 13,740
  • 2 vehicles: 22,117
  • 3 vehicles: 9,135
  • 4 vehicles: 2,468
  • 5+ vehicles: 927
  • no vehicle: 3,097
  • 1 vehicle: 17,328
  • 2 vehicles: 9,733
  • 3 vehicles: 1,744
  • 4 vehicles: 303
  • 5+ vehicles: 193

43% of Clayton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Georgia.

Clayton County:

43.3%
State average:

50.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 121,570
  • Northeast: 15,265
  • Midwest: 16,392
  • South: 47,267
  • West: 6,525

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $92,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clayton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (78.5%)
  • Electricity (19.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Electricity (51.9%)
  • Utility gas (45.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,647
Here:

5.0%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 863
Here:

6.1%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,053
Here:

22.3%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Clayton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $40,181,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,584,000
    Regular Highways: $21,576,000
    General - Other: $21,056,000
    Local Fire Protection: $18,440,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,723,000
    Financial Administration: $7,735,000
    Health - Other: $7,134,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,886,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,640,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,832,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,542,000
    Libraries: $3,195,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,648,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,945,000
    Air Transportation: $1,300,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $352,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,623,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $12,958,000
    Health - Other: $1,802,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,155,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $8,253,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,767,000
    Health - Other: $4,745,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,036,000
    General Public Building: $775,000
    Local Fire Protection: $739,000
    General - Other: $496,000
    Police Protection: $185,000
    Central Staff Services: $92,000
    Libraries: $77,000
    Housing and Community Development: $55,000
    Financial Administration: $50,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $50,000
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $84,789,000

Clayton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $9,169,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,060,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,224,000
    Air Transportation: $1,200,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,703,000
    Health and Hospitals: $824,000
    Highways: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,472,000
    Highways: $116,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $7,758,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,571,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,923,000
    Special Assessments: $960,000
    Rents: $640,000
    Sale of Property: $221,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,743,000
    Highways: $1,020,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $108,188,000
    Property: $74,124,000
    Other Selective Sales: $9,371,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,655,000
    Public Utility License: $2,827,000
    Other License: $2,471,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,764,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,642,000

Clayton County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $79,024,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $75,864,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,585,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,630,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,640,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,685,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,160,000

Clayton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,223,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,281,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $75,864,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,622
  • Number of aged recipients: 598
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,024
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,489
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,068
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,065
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,417
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,601
Clayton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Clayton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,117$95,596426$67,2771,791$130,04555$38,5273$923,667370$65,1224$27,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED59$104,52541$60,927325$132,97828$50,6430$031$67,9030$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED353$93,734242$76,7192,069$121,135272$31,6991$160,000288$73,3928$35,125
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN248$100,496143$78,4201,134$126,34251$50,6271$2,240,000111$74,4500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS68$89,94135$80,114284$129,70816$74,3750$034$81,7651$97,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED46$77,13025$134,9203$69,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED38$97,71130$136,7006$95,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$74,70011$122,8181$113,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$89,3753$123,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$128,8892$123,5003$152,667

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Clayton County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James60869.4 years
Mary48274.8 years
William47771.3 years
John40471.8 years
Robert34767.5 years
Charles25466.8 years
Willie21073.8 years
Thomas19670.1 years
George18371.4 years
Dorothy17174.8 years
Most common last names in Clayton County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith29772.3 years
Williams19166.6 years
Brown18971.0 years
Jones18573.1 years
Davis17070.0 years
Johnson15369.7 years
Harris9771.0 years
Jackson9166.0 years
Moore8076.3 years
Roberts7972.1 years
Businesses in Clayton County, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2LensCrafters1
AT&T5Little Caesars Pizza4
Advance Auto Parts7Long John Silver's2
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Applebee's1Mazda1
Arby's2McDonald's14
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse2
AutoZone6Motel 61
Avenue1Motherhood Maternity2
Bakers1New Balance2
Bally Total Fitness1New York & Co1
Barnes & Noble1Nike14
Baskin-Robbins2Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1Panda Express3
Burger King7Papa John's Pizza1
CVS9Payless4
Casual Male XL1Penske4
Catherines1PetSmart1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut7
Chick-Fil-A5Plato's Closet1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Popeyes2
Church's Chicken4Publix Super Markets2
Circle K3Quality1
Clarion1Quiznos1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack3
Costco1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves3Red Roof Inn1
DHL1Rite Aid3
Dairy Queen4Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Rooms To Go3
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
Dunkin Donuts4Ryan's Grill1
Econo Lodge3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Express1SAS Shoes1
Extended Stay America1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx28Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears4
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Sleep Inn2
Foot Locker2Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel3
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Staples1
GNC3Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop4Subway7
H&R Block7Super 81
Havertys Furniture1T-Mobile13
Hilton1T.G.I. Driday's1
Home Depot4T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell6
Hot Topic1Target1
Hyundai1The Limited1
IHOP2Toyota1
InTown Suites2Toys"R"Us3
JCPenney3True Value1
Jones New York2U-Haul17
KFC4UPS18
Kincaid1Value City Furniture1
Kmart1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger5Victoria's Secret1
LA Fitness1Waffle House12
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens4
Lane Furniture2Walmart4

Clayton County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"