Clayton County, Georgia Population 2020

Clayton County, Georgia's estimated population is 299,777 with a growth rate of 1.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clayton County, Georgia is the 5th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020299,7775,0811.72%
2019294,6965,0811.75%
2018289,6155,0811.79%
2017284,5344,8981.75%
2016279,6366,7682.48%
2015272,8686,1902.32%
2014266,6782,6451.00%
2013264,033-1,250-0.47%
2012265,2833,3021.26%
2011261,9812,1500.83%
2010259,83177,77942.72%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
1.72%
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Founded
November 30, 1858
County Seat

Clayton County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American192,76569.17%
White47,59017.08%
Some Other Race15,7875.67%
Asian14,5865.23%
Two or More Races7,2402.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native5710.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1270.05%

Clayton County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Clayton County, Georgia Median Age

32.4


Total

30.5


Male

34


Female

Clayton County, Georgia Adults

There are 200,334 adults, (24,343 of whom are seniors) in Clayton County, Georgia.

Clayton County, Georgia Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Clayton County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

147,918

53.08%

Male

130,748

46.92%

Clayton County, Georgia Households and Families

Clayton County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clayton County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.6%31.4%
All50.6%49.4%
Non Family43.7%56.3%
Male43.5%56.5%
Female38.3%61.7%

50.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All92,8452.9550.6
Married30,9633.7968.6
Non Family30,6491.2643.7
Female23,9043.7738.3
Male7,3293.7943.5

3.66

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clayton County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,7756.26%
9th to 12th Grade15,4748.99%
High School Graduate56,69632.94%
Some College41,52824.13%
Associates Degree14,1118.20%
Bachelors Degree22,63613.15%
Graduate Degree10,9026.33%

Clayton County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black118,522108,81225,817
White24,00419,8003,871
Hispanic17,5538,9181,609
Asian9,9916,5321,991
Other Race7,5063,291616
Multiple Races3,0812,513665
Native American41028329
Islander55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 21.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,613$32,558$28,195
Less Than High School$22,928$27,546$17,767
High School Grad$26,715$30,810$22,469
Some College$30,514$33,793$28,400
Bachelors Degree$41,063$43,825$40,065
Graduate Degree$50,242$57,875$48,785

$30,613

Average Earnings

$32,558

Average Male

$28,195

Average Female

Clayton County, Georgia Language

Clayton County, Georgia Language by Age

Clayton County, Georgia Language

80.27% of Clayton County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 19.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.48% of the population.

Clayton County, Georgia Poverty

Clayton County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black188,44837,00619.64%
Hispanic35,96110,32728.72%
White28,9324,42615.30%
Other15,6243,64023.30%
Asian14,4141,90113.19%
Multiple7,1541,78024.88%
Native55021939.82%
Islander127127100.00%

20.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.55%

Male Poverty Rate

22.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clayton County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clayton County, Georgia is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clayton County, Georgia is Asian, with 13.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.92%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.82%
High School16.94%
Some College12.45%
Bachelors or Greater8.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.71%
Male Unemployed31.14%
Female Employed10.93%
Male Employed7.47%

Clayton County, Georgia Income

Clayton County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,778$57,211
Families$51,118$62,975
Married Families$67,816$79,985
Non Families$32,625$41,204

Clayton County, Georgia Marital Status

Clayton County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.2%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Clayton County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Clayton County, Georgia Veterans

16,280

Number of Veterans

13,461

Male Veterans

2,819

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War5,469
Vietnam4,706
Second Gulf War3,414
Korea593
World War II211
Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,394
55 to 644,739
65 to 742,971
18 to 341,722
75+1,454
Name Veterans % of Total
Black11,9088.57%
White3,4739.60%
Hispanic6152.89%
Other3233.55%
2 or More2847.27%
Asian2832.48%
Indian91.75%

$Clayton County, Georgia Veterans by Education

8.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clayton County, Georgia Employment Status

66.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Clayton County, Georgia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

51.74%

Born in Georgia

86.52%

Native Born

13.48%

Foreign Born

7.07%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.52% of Clayton County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 51.74% having been born in Georgia. 7.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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