Clayton County, Georgia Population 2021

Clayton County, Georgia's estimated population is 298,374 with a growth rate of 1.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clayton County, Georgia is the 6th largest county inGeorgia. The 2010 Population was 259,877 and has seen a growth of 14.81% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021298,3743,0591.04%
2020295,3153,0591.05%
2019292,2563,0591.06%
2018289,1975,0131.76%
2017284,1844,8511.74%
2016279,3336,6132.42%
2015272,7206,0912.28%
2014266,6292,6140.99%
2013264,015-1,279-0.48%
2012265,2943,2631.25%
2011262,0312,1540.83%
2010259,87777,82542.75%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
1.04% (3,059)
County Website
State
Founded
November 30, 1858
County Seat
2010 Population
259,877
Growth Since 2010
14.81% (38,497)
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Clayton County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American196,49569.30%
White46,34816.35%
Some Other Race16,7895.92%
Asian14,5925.15%
Two or More Races8,6033.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native4640.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2470.09%
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Clayton County, Georgia Population by Race

Clayton County, Georgia Population Pyramid $2021

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Clayton County, Georgia Median Age

32.5


Total

30.6


Male

34.2


Female

Clayton County, Georgia Adults

There are 204,016 adults, (25,570 of whom are seniors) in Clayton County, Georgia.

Clayton County, Georgia Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

14.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Clayton County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

150,782

53.18%

Male

132,756

46.82%

Clayton County, Georgia Population by Age

Clayton County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clayton County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female37.4%62.6%
Male41.5%58.5%
Non Family42.5%57.5%
All49.5%50.5%
Married67.8%32.2%

49.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clayton County, Georgia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All94,2792.9549.5
Non Family31,4591.2642.5
Married31,2953.867.8
Female24,2683.7937.4
Male7,2573.8341.5

3.67

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

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Clayton County, Georgia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,8756.19%
9th to 12th Grade15,8058.99%
High School Graduate59,15733.65%
Some College40,81623.22%
Associates Degree14,8378.44%
Bachelors Degree22,60312.86%
Graduate Degree11,7216.67%
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Clayton County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clayton County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black122,093111,47326,271
White23,05819,3523,629
Hispanic17,9099,2291,800
Asian10,0896,7572,232
Other Race8,3273,792609
2+ Races3,4072,854785
Native American35224616
Islander1352315

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 23.04%.

Clayton County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,216$33,935$28,965
Less Than 9th Grade$25,388$30,508$19,186
High School Graduate$26,840$30,947$23,390
Some College$31,556$35,755$30,080
Bachelors Degree$40,110$41,080$39,242
Graduate Degree$51,758$59,151$48,271

$31,216

Average Earnings

$33,935

Average Male

$28,965

Average Female

Clayton County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clayton County, Georgia Language by Age

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Clayton County, Georgia Language

80.83% of Clayton County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 19.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.53% of the population.

Clayton County, Georgia Language

Clayton County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black192,06835,38418.42%
Hispanic36,8218,75823.79%
White27,7044,74117.11%
Other16,6693,20219.21%
Multiple8,5241,83621.54%
Asian14,3911,3679.50%
Islander24714659.11%
Native43214333.10%

18.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.12%

Male Poverty Rate

20.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clayton County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clayton County, Georgia is Islander, with 59.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clayton County, Georgia is Asian, with 9.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.15%.

Clayton County, Georgia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.58%
High School15.47%
Some College11.49%
Bachelors or Greater8.23%

Clayton County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.38%
Male Unemployed32.52%
Female Employed10.14%
Male Employed6.51%

Clayton County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clayton County, Georgia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,864$58,950
Families$53,319$64,978
Married Families$69,439$82,070
Non Families$33,649$42,296
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Income by Household Type

Clayton County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.4%

Male Marriage Rate

30.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Clayton County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Clayton County, Georgia Marital Status

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16,111

Number of Veterans

13,243

Male Veterans

2,868

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War5,562
Vietnam4,304
Second Gulf War3,930
Korea608
World War II165

Clayton County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,338
55 to 644,613
65 to 742,878
18 to 341,868
75+1,414

Clayton County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black11,9358.38%
White3,2869.42%
Hispanic5672.60%
Other Race3363.36%
2+ Races3247.30%
Asian2161.89%
Islander83.69%
Native American61.43%

Clayton County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Clayton County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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8.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clayton County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Clayton County, Georgia Employment by Age

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Clayton County, Georgia Employment by Race

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Clayton County, Georgia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.07%

Born in Clayton County, Georgia

86.50%

Native Born

13.50%

Foreign Born

7.24%

Non Citizen

6.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.50% of Clayton County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 51.07% having been born in Georgia. 7.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clayton County, Georgia Place of Birth

  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

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