Clayton County was formed in 1858 out of portions of Fayette and Henry counties. It was named after Judge Augustin S. Clayton, who served in the Georgia General Assembly.
Notable landmarks include Clayton State University, Spivey Hall, the National Archives at Atlanta and Reynolds Nature Preserve. Large employers include Delta TechOps, Southern Regional Medical Center and Fresh Express.
Clayton’s population, relatively flat in the years following the financial crisis, is growing as the county’s economy strengthens. At 143 square miles, Clayton is the third-smallest county in the state and the second-smallest in the 10-county region, larger only than Rockdale County.
Clayton County by the Numbers
|Population Change (2000-15)||+ 5.5%|
|Population Forecast (2040)||327,552|
|Median Household Income||$41,731|
|Mean Travel Time to Work||31.1 minutes|
|2015 Building Permits (single family)||427|
|2015 Building Permits (multifamily)||0|
- Neighborhood Nexus Clayton County Data Profile
- Neighborhood Nexus Clayton County Fact Sheet
- Clayton Population & Employment Forecast
- Metro Atlanta Speaks Data Dashboard