Clayton County, GA

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2022 Population
296,312
0.672% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33
0.917% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
2.89% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,207
8.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$167,200
22.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
138,006
1.18% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clayton County, GA had a population of 296k people with a median age of 33 and a median household income of $56,207. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clayton County, GA grew from 294,335 to 296,312, a 0.672% increase and its median household income grew from $51,945 to $56,207, a 8.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clayton County, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (69%), White (Non-Hispanic) (8.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.05%), Other (Hispanic) (4.87%), and White (Hispanic) (4.06%).

None of the households in Clayton County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.8% of the residents in Clayton County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clayton County, GA are Clayton State University (1,333 degrees awarded in 2022), United Education Institute-Morrow (723 degrees), and Empire Beauty School-Morrow (44 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Clayton County, GA was $167,200, and the homeownership rate was 52.9%.

Most people in Clayton County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Clayton County, GA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Clayton County, GA is home to a population of 296k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.7% of Clayton County, GA residents were born outside of the country (37.8k people).

In 2022, there were 8.02 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (204k people) in Clayton County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 15k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.8%
2022 Citizenship
93.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.8% of Clayton County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clayton County, GA was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clayton County, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    204k ± 1.48k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.5k ± 115
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    15k ± 216
13.4%
Hispanic Population
39.8k people

In 2022, there were 8.02 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (204k people) in Clayton County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 15k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.4% of the people in Clayton County, GA are hispanic (39.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Clayton County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
37.8k people
12.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
37.7k people

As of 2022, 12.7% of Clayton County, GA residents (37.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clayton County, GA was 12.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,442 ± 712
  2. Vietnam
    3,605 ± 552
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,091 ± 560

Clayton County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clayton County, GA employs 138k people. The largest industries in Clayton County, GA are Transportation & Warehousing (19,567 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,159 people), and Retail Trade (15,908 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($55,856), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,663), and Utilities ($51,979).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

138k
2022 Value
± 3,915
1.18%
1 Year growth
± 3.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clayton County, GA grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 136k employees to 138k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clayton County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,812 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,986 people), and Material Moving Occupations (11,744 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clayton County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

138k
2022 Value
± 3,915
1.18%
1 Year growth
± 3.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clayton County, GA grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 136k employees to 138k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clayton County, GA, are Transportation & Warehousing (19,567 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,159 people), and Retail Trade (15,908 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clayton County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Clayton County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,542
Median earning men ± $1,420
$32,718
Median earning women ± $901

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($55,448), Public Administration ($51,521), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,905).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($56,589), Public Administration ($51,088), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,321).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,470
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 851
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 820
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clayton County, GA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 85% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (14.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.939%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Clayton County, GA awarded 2,126 degrees. The student population of Clayton County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,291 male students and 5,128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clayton County, GA are Black or African American (1,219 and 58%), followed by Unknown (467 and 22.2%), White (165 and 7.86%), and Hispanic or Latino (117 and 5.57%).

The largest universities in Clayton County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Clayton State University (1,333 and 62.7%), United Education Institute-Morrow (723 and 34%), and Empire Beauty School-Morrow (44 and 2.07%).

The most popular majors in Clayton County, GA are Medical Assistant (271 and 12.7%), Dental Assisting (199 and 9.36%), and General Business Administration & Management (169 and 7.95%).

The median tuition cost in Clayton County, GA for a public four year colleges is $4,064 for in-state students and $14,786 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Clayton County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 56.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 45.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,419 (30.9% men and 69.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,419 students enrolled in Clayton County, GA, 30.9% men and 69.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 4,402 records, of which 73.1% were women and 26.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 110 degrees awarded
  2. 104 degrees awarded
  3. 90 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clayton County, GA was Community Psychology with 110 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Clayton County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,333 degrees awarded
  2. 723 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clayton State University with 1,333 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 669 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clayton County, GA, which is 0.459 times less than the 1,457 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 1,219 degrees mean that there were 2.61 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 467 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($10,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,004) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,074) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clayton County, GA was $167,200 in 2022, which is 0.593 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $136,600 to $167,200, a 22.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Clayton County, GA is 52.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clayton County, GA have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clayton County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clayton County, GA is $56,207. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clayton County, GA was Census Tract 406.14 with a value of $115,083, followed by Census Tract 406.09 and Census Tract 406.15, with respective values of $80,774 and $75,694.

In 2022, 20.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clayton County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.54%.

Property

$167,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,613
$55,466
Median Property Taxes
±$2,279

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clayton County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

52.9%
Homeownership
2022
71.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.9% of the housing units in Clayton County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 406.14
  2. Census Tract 406.09
  3. Census Tract 406.15

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clayton County, GA was Census Tract 406.14 with a value of $115,083, followed by Census Tract 406.09 and Census Tract 406.15, with respective values of $80,774 and $75,694.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Clayton County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$56,207
Median Household Income
± $2,153
105k
Number of Households
± 3,420

In 2022, the median household income of the 105k households in Clayton County, GA grew to $56,207 from the previous year's value of $51,945.

The following chart displays the households in Clayton County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clayton County, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.8%)
  2. Carpooled (12.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.31%)

In 2022, 73.8% of workers in Clayton County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.7%) and those who worked at home (7.31%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clayton County, GA have a longer commute time (32.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.34% of the workforce in Clayton County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 20.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clayton County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.54%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clayton County, GA (49.3k out of 292k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clayton County, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 25% of the children was living in poverty in Clayton County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 16%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 632 in Clayton County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 85.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

81.9% of the population of Clayton County, GA has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 7.46% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.91% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clayton County, GA see 3653 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.15% decrease from the previous year (3811 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4009 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1400 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,653 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clayton County, GA

Primary care physicians in Clayton County, GA see an average of 3,653 patients per year. This represents a 4.15% decrease from the previous year (3,811 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clayton County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.3% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.95% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.1%
Uninsured
37.5%
Employer Coverage
22.8%
Medicaid
7.46%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.91%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clayton County, GA declined by 0.699% from 18.3% to 18.1%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 73.5 in Clayton County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.8% in Clayton County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.2% in Clayton County, GA.

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