Clayton County, Georgia Population 2018

Clayton County, Georgia's estimated population is 285,153 with a growth rate of 5.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clayton County, Georgia is the 6th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017285,15314,8845.51%
2016270,269-9,737-3.48%
2016280,0066,3312.31%
2015273,6756,2702.34%
2014267,4052,8941.09%
2013264,511-1,266-0.48%
2012265,7773,4171.30%
2011262,3602,5030.96%
2010259,85777,80542.74%
1990182,05231,69521.08%
1980150,35752,31453.36%
197098,04351,678111.46%
196046,36523,493102.72%
195022,87211,21796.24%
194011,6551,39513.60%
193010,260-899-8.06%
192011,1597066.75%
191010,4538558.91%
19009,5981,30315.71%
18908,2952683.34%
18808,0272,55046.56%
18705,4771,01122.64%
18604,4660.00%

Clayton County, Georgia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American184,017
White52,955
Asian14,025
Some Other Race12,513
Two or More Races6,130
American Indian and Alaska Native607
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander22

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Clayton County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Clayton County, Georgia Median Age

32.4


Total

30.5


Male

34.2


Female

Clayton County, Georgia Adults

There are 193,783 adults, (22,162 of which are seniors) in Clayton County, Georgia.

Clayton County, Georgia Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

12.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Clayton County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

142,551

52.74%

Male

127,718

47.26%

Clayton County, Georgia Households and Families

Clayton County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clayton County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.8%32.2%
All51%49%
Non Family45%55%
Male43.4%56.6%
Female36.9%63.1%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clayton County, Georgia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All90,1822.9551
Married31,9173.7867.8
Non Family30,1841.2745
Female21,8703.7736.9
Male6,2113.9443.4

3.67

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clayton County, Georgia Households

Clayton County, Georgia Education

Clayton County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,2226.78%
9th to 12th Grade15,9719.66%
High School Graduate52,57531.78%
Some College41,17924.89%
Associates Degree12,9907.85%
Bachelors Degree21,42712.95%
Graduate Degree10,0496.08%

Clayton County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black111,057101,38624,419
White26,03021,0473,830
Hispanic17,0828,5231,320
Asian9,4745,8181,705
Other Race6,1742,758518
Multiple Races2,6002,181413
Native American3772685

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 21.99%.

Clayton County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,868$31,109$26,659
Less Than High School$21,165$23,431$16,691
High School Grad$25,114$27,830$21,423
Some College$29,883$35,933$26,520
Bachelors Degree$38,746$40,833$37,518
Graduate Degree$47,220$51,424$46,338

$28,868

Average Earnings

$31,109

Average Male

$26,659

Average Female

Clayton County, Georgia Language

Clayton County, Georgia Language by Age

Clayton County, Georgia Language

80.12% of Clayton County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 19.88% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.58% of the population.

Clayton County, Georgia Poverty

Clayton County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black180,45543,16923.92%
Hispanic34,67912,93137.29%
Other12,1684,77839.27%
White31,2954,74615.17%
Multiple6,0171,94132.26%
Asian13,9141,92413.83%
Native59630050.34%

24.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.44%

Male Poverty Rate

25.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clayton County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clayton County, Georgia is Native, with 50.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clayton County, Georgia is Asian, with 13.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.62%.

Clayton County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.37%
High School20.28%
Some College15.79%
Bachelors or Greater8.48%

Clayton County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.26%
Male Unemployed38.89%
Female Employed13.15%
Male Employed9.65%

Clayton County, Georgia Income

Clayton County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,470$52,590
Families$47,256$57,574
Married Families$63,046$72,611
Non Families$30,955$39,007

Clayton County, Georgia Marital Status

Clayton County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.6%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Clayton County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Clayton County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Clayton County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Clayton County, Georgia Veterans

Clayton County, Georgia Veterans by War

17,190

Number of Veterans

13,975

Male Veterans

3,215

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
First Gulf War5,616
Vietnam5,201
Second Gulf War3,791
Korea730
World War II344

Clayton County, Georgia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 546,158
55 to 644,494
65 to 742,910
18 to 342,094
75+1,534

Clayton County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black12,2699.34%
White4,02810.10%
Hispanic6233.00%
2 or More3209.54%
Asian2952.74%
Other2593.40%
Indian193.56%

Clayton County, Georgia Veterans by Education

8.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clayton County, Georgia Employment Status

Clayton County, Georgia Employment by Age

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

12.2%

Unemployment Rate

Clayton County, Georgia Employment by Race

Clayton County, Georgia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Clayton County, Georgia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Forest Park184681973112636.84%
Riverdale152241625810346.79%
College Park 14392150356434.47%
Morrow6404727687213.62%
Lovejoy622763671402.25%
Jonesboro47184729110.23%
Lake City261227811696.47%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990