Demographics

Labor Force

The rapidly growing population of Clayton County is an asset for businesses and industries seeking to hire existing residents or attract potential employees to the area. Read on to see how the area’s unique demographic composition separates Clayton County from the rest of the metro Atlanta region.


Clayton Fast Facts

  • Population: 289,615 (2018)
  • 60% of Clayton’s population is of working age (20-65)
  • Population is 53.3% Female, the highest rate in metro Atlanta
  • Median Age of 32.4 is the youngest in metro Atlanta
  • Population grew by 11.6% from 2010 to 2018
  • Projected Population by 2040: 327,552
  • More than 21% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher

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Age Demographics

Clayton County GA US
Median Age 32.4 36.8 38.2
0-9 16.5% 12.6% 12.1%
10-19 14.4% 14.2% 13.1%
20-34 22.5% 20.5% 20.5%
35-54 26.4% 26.6% 25.4%
55-64 11.1% 12.1% 12.9%
65 & older 9.3% 13.9% 16.0%

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Gender Demographics

Female Male
Dekalb 52.8% 47.2%
Fayette 51.2% 48.8%
Fulton 51.5% 48.5%
Henry 52.5% 47.5%
GA 51.3% 48.7%
US 50.8% 49.2%

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Population Statistics

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