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Old 01-20-2015, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Clayton County is predominately Black (mid 50's to 60ish percent), but in reality it is a really diverse community. The north side of Forest Park and Conley seem to have a large Hispanic community, the south side of Forest Park, Lake City, and Morrow are home to many Asian people. All of the above communities also have a huge population of older White and Black people who have been there for years. The Lake Spivey area. which probably does have the largest concentration of Whites in Clayton along with Forest Park/ Lake City, Morrow, and downtown Jonesboro, is also home to many south Asians (India etc) which are different from the mostly Southeast Asians in south Forest Park, Lake City, and Morrow) Clayton County really is a really diverse county; probably one of our greatest strengths. You will find many of our older neighborhoods a crazy quilt of ethnicities, while some of the newer builds are less so. Neighborhoods built in the last ten years or so tend to be less diverse. I have noticed that new builds in Morrow tend to be overwhelmingly southeast Asian and in Riverdale overwhelmingly Black. Could the Realtors be "directing" this? I doubt it. I think it is that people tend to buy in neighborhoods where they "know" people. That would put White home buyers either in the community where they grew up or a new neighborhood in Henry or Fayette County where their family or high school friends may have moved to. The Asian, Black, and Hispanic homebuyers also probably look where someone they know/ are related to are. I think that Clayton County is a testament to the fully integrated suburb.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Clayton County is predominately Black (mid 50's to 60ish percent), but in reality it is a really diverse community. The north side of Forest Park and Conley seem to have a large Hispanic community, the south side of Forest Park, Lake City, and Morrow are home to many Asian people. All of the above communities also have a huge population of older White and Black people who have been there for years. The Lake Spivey area. which probably does have the largest concentration of Whites in Clayton along with Forest Park/ Lake City, Morrow, and downtown Jonesboro, is also home to many south Asians (India etc) which are different from the mostly Southeast Asians in south Forest Park, Lake City, and Morrow) Clayton County really is a really diverse county; probably one of our greatest strengths. You will find many of our older neighborhoods a crazy quilt of ethnicities, while some of the newer builds are less so. Neighborhoods built in the last ten years or so tend to be less diverse. I have noticed that new builds in Morrow tend to be overwhelmingly southeast Asian and in Riverdale overwhelmingly Black. Could the Realtors be "directing" this? I doubt it. I think it is that people tend to buy in neighborhoods where they "know" people. That would put White home buyers either in the community where they grew up or a new neighborhood in Henry or Fayette County where their family or high school friends may have moved to. The Asian, Black, and Hispanic homebuyers also probably look where someone they know/ are related to are. I think that Clayton County is a testament to the fully integrated suburb.
Most of my white friends I grew up with started leaving in the early 90s for Henry and Spalding County.
I used to go to Clayton Community Church where they even left for Henry County around that time.
It was a predominantly white church then.it was located behind where Walmart in Morrow us now.im curious to know is it a diverse congregation? Or if the building is still occupied?

I was close friends with the pastors son.The pastors was close friends with Truett Cathy.
He donated lots of money and I met him at a couple of the service after singing in front of him for a special event.

I never thought I would like it as much as I do.its so diverse and I love it.
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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The old Clayton Community Church is now Rock Springs Baptist Church. The church is still mostly White, but diverse, especially in some of their missions (Celebrate Recovery etc) They are also about to host a Christian school that is moving to Morrow from Stockbridge. While once a medium size church, Rock Springs would probably be considered a small church today, but one that definitely has a determined remnant.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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The old Clayton Community Church is now Rock Springs Baptist Church. The church is still mostly White, but diverse, especially in some of their missions (Celebrate Recovery etc) They are also about to host a Christian school that is moving to Morrow from Stockbridge. While once a medium size church, Rock Springs would probably be considered a small church today, but one that definitely has a determined remnant.
Thanks for the info.
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