Clayton County is located in southern Georgia. The County Seat is Jonesboro and the largest city is Forest Park. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 267,542 and the 2010 census population was 259,467. The land area is 141.57 square miles and there are 1832.5 persons per square mile.
24.2% of the population is White, 67.8% is Black or African American, 13.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 81.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 18% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $97,500, there are 86,274 households, an average of 2.99 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,950, the median household income is $40,606, and 24% of the persons in Clayton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 23,186. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,207,049, and sales per capita were $11,760. The percentage of black-owned firms is 51.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 38.1%.
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