Wages & HHI Patterns

Household Income on the Rise

As Clayton County’s population has steadily increased, so has its median household income (HHI). From 2018 to 2019, HHI increased by 2.6 percent, a value of more than $1,200 per household. With a young population of workers who are at the beginning of their careers, Clayton County is poised for future growth in HHI.

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Clayton County GA US
Median HH Income $47,864 $58,700 $62,843
Mean (Average) HH Income $58,543 $82,489 $92,324
Per Capita Income $20,970 $31,067 $34,103

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 Est.

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Average Weekly Wage

Clayton County GA US
Avg. Weekly Wage $1,063 $1,075 $994
Avg. Wage Primary Industry $1,523 Transportation & Warehousing $1,038 Healthcare $979Education & Health Services
Highest Avg. Wage Industry $2,295 Chemical Mfg. $2,230 Management $1,904Utilities

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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While the prospects for workers continue to improve, the area is still attractive for investors considering expansion. Wages are moderate compared to other metro areas, which can help companies control their bottom lines. In Clayton County, it is possible to lower business costs while offering competitive wages for qualified workers.

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