Clayton County, GA

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Population

289,615

1.56% growth

Median Age

32.4


Median Household Income

$46,646

3.26% growth

Poverty Rate

21.9%


Number of Employees

135,587

1.77% growth

Median Property Value

$116,700

12.8% growth

About

In 2018, Clayton County, GA had a population of 290k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $46,646. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Clayton County, GA grew from 285,153 to 289,615, a 1.56% increase and its median household income grew from $45,172 to $46,646, a 3.26% increase.

The population of Clayton County, GA is 69.1% Black or African American Alone, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.51% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Clayton County, GA speak a non-English language, and 94.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clayton County, GA are Clayton State University (1,267 degrees awarded in 2017), United Education Institute-Morrow (287 degrees), and Empire Beauty School-Morrow (123 degrees).

The median property value in Clayton County, GA is $116,700, and the homeownership rate is 52.2%. Most people in Clayton County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Clayton County, GA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Clayton County, GA employs 136k people. The largest industries in Clayton County, GA are Transportation & Warehousing (22,757 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,861 people), and Retail Trade (16,445 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($55,618), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,796), and Educational Services ($40,984).

Median household income in Clayton County, GA is $46,646. Males in Clayton County, GA have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,879. The income inequality in Clayton County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,646

2018 value

± $3,495

3.26%

1 Year Growth

± 9.53%

Households in Clayton County, GA have a median annual income of $46,646, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,172 in 2017, which represents a 3.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,446

Average Male Salary

± $1,225

$48,879

Average Female Salary

± $821

In 2018, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,571 ± $3,964

  2. White

    $57,866 ± $991

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,045 ± $24,311

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clayton County, GA is from Georgia.

0.475

2018 Wage GINI

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.859% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 404.11

  2. Census Tract 406.14

  3. Census Tract 406.15

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clayton County, GA was Census Tract 404.11 with a value of $69,158, followed by Census Tract 406.14 and Census Tract 406.15, with respective values of $68,030 and $66,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clayton County, GA (58.7k out of 269k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    39,003 ± 1,735

  2. Hispanic

    12,049 ± 842

  3. White

    11,452 ± 860

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

136k

2018 Value

± 7,691

1.77%

1 Year growth

± 7.75%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Clayton County, GA grew at a rate of 1.77%, from 133k employees to 136k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clayton County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,765 people), Material Moving Occupations (12,212 people), and Transportation Occupations (11,657 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clayton County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clayton County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,765 people), Material Moving Occupations (12,212 people), and Transportation Occupations (11,657 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clayton County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.41 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.22 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clayton County, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,297), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,662), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,108).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

136k

2018 Value

± 7,691

1.77%

1 Year growth

± 7.75%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Clayton County, GA grew at a rate of 1.77%, from 133k employees to 136k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clayton County, GA, are Transportation & Warehousing (22,757 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,861 people), and Retail Trade (16,445 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Clayton County, GA, by number of employees, are Transportation & Warehousing (22,757 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,861 people), and Retail Trade (16,445 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clayton County, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (3.52 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.51 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clayton County, GA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($55,618), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,796), and Educational Services ($40,984).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

81.3% of the population of Clayton County, GA has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 25.5% on Medicaid, 6.38% on Medicare, 9.8% on non-group plans, and 2.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Clayton County, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Clayton County, GA see 3558 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.4% increase from the previous year (3223 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3677 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,558 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clayton County, GA see an average of 3,558 patients per year. This represents a 10.4% increase from the previous year (3,223 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

18.7%

Uninsured

37.3%

Employer Coverage

25.5%

Medicaid

6.38%

Medicare

9.8%

Non-Group

2.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clayton County, GA grew by 14.8% from 16.3% to 18.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clayton County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Clayton County, GA is home to a population of 290k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.3% of Clayton County, GA residents were born outside of the country (38.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Clayton County, GA is composed of 200k Black or African American Alone residents (69.1%), 38.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.3%), 27.6k White Alone residents (9.51%), 14.9k Asian Alone residents (5.13%), 7.25k Two or More Races residents (2.5%), 593 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.205%), 308 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.106%), and 202 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0697%).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Clayton County, GA was 32.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Clayton County, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Clayton County, GA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

38.1k people

13.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

38.3k people

As of 2017, 13.3% of Clayton County, GA residents (38.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clayton County, GA was 13.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,281 ± 11,824 people

  2. India

    94,845 ± 7,527 people

  3. Jamaica

    45,320 ± 5,215 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 237,281 Georgia residents, followed by India with 94,845 and Jamaica with 45,320.

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Citizenship

94.4%

2018 Citizenship

93.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.4% of Clayton County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Clayton County, GA was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    200k ± 2.19k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    38.6k ± 5.93k

  3. White Alone

    27.6k ± 274

In 2018, there were 5.18 times more Black or African American Alone residents (200k people) in Clayton County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.6k Hispanic or Latino and 27.6k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Clayton County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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Education

In 2017, universities in Clayton County, GA awarded 1,783 degrees. The student population of Clayton County, GA is skewed towards women, with 2,337 male students and 5,559 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clayton County, GA are Black or African American (1,243 and 71.3%), followed by White (252 and 14.4%), Hispanic or Latino (74 and 4.24%), and Asian (65 and 3.73%).

The largest universities in Clayton County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Clayton State University (1,267 and 71.1%), United Education Institute-Morrow (287 and 16.1%), and Empire Beauty School-Morrow (123 and 6.9%).

The most popular majors in Clayton County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (186 and 10.4%), Medical Assistant (152 and 8.52%), and Registered Nursing (144 and 8.08%).

The median tuition costs in Clayton County, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,965 and $14,426 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 143 degrees awarded

  2. 121 degrees awarded

  3. 116 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clayton County, GA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 143 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,267 degrees awarded

  2. 287 degrees awarded

  3. 123 degrees awarded

$3,965

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Clayton County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clayton State University with 1,267 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

419

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,364

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 419 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clayton County, GA, which is 0.307 times less than the 1,364 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,243 degrees awarded

  2. White

    252 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    74 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clayton County, GA were to Black or African American students. These 1,243 degrees mean that there were 4.93 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 252 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clayton County, GA was $116,700 in 2018, which is 0.508 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $103,500 to $116,700, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Clayton County, GA is 52.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clayton County, GA have an average commute time of 31.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clayton County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$116,700

2018 Median

± $6,117

$103,500

2017 Median

± $5,666

In 2018, the median property value in Clayton County, GA grew to to $116,700 from the previous year's value of $103,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clayton County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clayton County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$46,646

Median Household Income

± $3,495

96.3k

Number of Households

± 6,258

In 2018, the median household income of the 96.3k households in Clayton County, GA grew to $46,646 from the previous year's value of $45,172.

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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clayton County, GA 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

52.2%

2018 Homeownership

45.7%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 52.2% of the housing units in Clayton County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 45.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clayton County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clayton County, GA have a longer commute time (31.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.67% of the workforce in Clayton County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.8%

  2. Carpooled

    13.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.05%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Clayton County, GA was Drove Alone (75.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.8%) and those who Worked At Home (4.05%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clayton County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clayton County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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