Clayton County, GA

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Population

285,153

2.04% growth

Median Age

32.4


Median Household Income

$45,172

0.177% decline

Poverty Rate

21.9%


Median Property Value

$103,500

9.06% growth

About

In 2017, Clayton County, GA had a population of 285k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $45,172. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clayton County, GA grew from 279,462 to 285,153, a 2.04% increase and its median household income declined from $45,252 to $45,172, a -0.177% decrease.

The population of Clayton County, GA is 69.3% Black or African American Alone, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.1% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Clayton County, GA speak a non-English language, and 93.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clayton County, GA are Clayton State University (1,273 degrees awarded in 2016), United Education Institute-Morrow (186 degrees), and Empire Beauty School-Morrow (115 degrees).

The median property value in Clayton County, GA is $103,500, and the homeownership rate is 45.7%. Most people in Clayton County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.6 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 N/A people. The largest industries in Clayton County, GA are Transportation & Warehousing (19,987 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,290 people), and Retail Trade (16,084 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,214), Educational Services ($39,149), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,069).

Median household income in Clayton County, GA is $45,172. Males in Clayton County, GA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,924. The income inequality in Clayton County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,172

2017 value

± $2,880

-0.177%

1 Year Growth

± 9.05%

Households in Clayton County, GA have a median annual income of $45,172, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,252 in 2016, which represents a -0.177% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,612

Average Male Salary

± $1,239

$47,924

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Clayton County, GA made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Clayton County, GA by number of full-time 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

    $62,588 ± $3,904

  2. White

    $55,935 ± $993

  3. Two or More Races

    $48,186 ± $5,407

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Clayton County, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 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.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.48

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.183% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less 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 406.14

  2. Census Tract 405.13

  3. Census Tract 406.08

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clayton County, GA was Census Tract 406.14 with a value of $65,588, followed by Census Tract 405.13 and Census Tract 406.08, with respective values of $60,015 and $59,672.

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 13.4%. 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

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1 Year growth

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From N/A to N/A, employment in Clayton County, GA stayed at a rate of N/A%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clayton County, GA, are . 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 .

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clayton County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as .

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clayton County, GA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,716), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($52,378), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($49,397).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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1 Year growth

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From N/A to N/A, employment in Clayton County, GA stayed at a rate of N/A%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clayton County, GA, are Transportation & Warehousing (19,987 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,290 people), and Retail Trade (16,084 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 (19,987 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,290 people), and Retail Trade (16,084 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clayton County, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (3.26 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.45 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clayton County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,214), Educational Services ($39,149), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,069).

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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. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $38B and Electronics and $30.6B.

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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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% 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. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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%).

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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 285k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.3% of Clayton County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clayton County, GA is composed of 198k Black or African American Alone residents (69.3%), 37.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.3%), 28.8k White Alone residents (10.1%), 14.8k Asian Alone residents (5.19%), 5.45k Two or More Races residents (1.91%), 557 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.195%), 87 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0305%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clayton County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, 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 43. But people in Clayton County, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Clayton County, GA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 13.3% of Clayton County, GA residents 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

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    243,242 ± 11,967 people

  2. India

    96,807 ± 7,603 people

  3. Korea

    46,156 ± 5,263 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Clayton County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 243,242 Clayton County, GA residents, followed by India with 96,807 and Korea with 46,156.

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Citizenship

93.6%

2017 Citizenship

92.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.6% of Clayton County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clayton County, GA was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    198k ± 1.91k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    37.9k ± 5.63k

  3. White Alone

    28.8k ± 224

In 2017, there were 5.21 times more Black or African American Alone residents (198k people) in Clayton County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.9k Hispanic or Latino and 28.8k 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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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Clayton County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Clayton County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Clayton County, GA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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Clayton County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clayton County, GA awarded 1,747 degrees. The student population of Clayton County, GA is skewed towards women, with 2,340 male students and 5,515 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clayton County, GA are Black or African American (1,215 and 71.2%), followed by White (271 and 15.9%), Unknown (62 and 3.63%), and Asian (58 and 3.4%).

The largest universities in Clayton County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Clayton State University (1,273 and 72.9%), United Education Institute-Morrow (186 and 10.6%), and Empire Beauty School-Morrow (115 and 6.58%).

The most popular majors in Clayton County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (167 and 9.56%), Registered Nursing (137 and 7.84%), and General Business Administration & Management (135 and 7.73%).

The median tuition costs in Clayton County, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,886 and $14,142 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 135 degrees awarded

  2. 128 degrees awarded

  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clayton County, GA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 135 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. 1,273 degrees awarded

  2. 186 degrees awarded

  3. 115 degrees awarded

$3,886

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Clayton County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clayton State University with 1,273 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

512

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,235

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 512 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clayton County, GA, which is 0.415 times less than the 1,235 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Clayton County, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,215 degrees awarded

  2. White

    271 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    62 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clayton County, GA were to Black or African American students. These 1,215 degrees mean that there were 4.48 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 271 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clayton County, GA was $103,500 in 2017, which is 0.476 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,900 to $103,500, a 9.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Clayton County, GA is 45.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clayton County, GA have an average commute time of 28.6 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.

Income

Household Income

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$45,172

Median Household Income

± $2,880

94.2k

Number of Households

± 5,561

In 2017, the median household income of the 94.2k households in Clayton County, GA declined from $45,172 from the previous year's value of $45,252.

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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Housing

Property Value

$103,500

2017 Median

± $5,666

$94,900

2016 Median

± $4,485

In 2017, the median property value in Clayton County, GA grew to to $103,500 from the previous year's value of $94,900.

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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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

45.7%

2017 Homeownership

49.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 45.7% of the housing units in Clayton County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.2%.

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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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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Commute Time

28.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clayton County, GA have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.66% 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

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    13.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.63%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clayton County, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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