Wages & HHI Patterns

Household Income on the Rise

As Clayton County’s population has steadily increased, so has its median household income (HHI). From 2019 to 2021, HHI increased by 7.5 percent, a value of more than $3,600 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 $51,497 $60,605 $64,994
Mean (Average) HH Income $61,523 $85,691 $91,547
Per Capita Income $21,582 $32,105 $35,384

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2020-2021

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Average Weekly Wage

Clayton County GA US
Avg. Weekly Wage $1,293 $1,612 $1,037
Avg. Wage Primary Industry $1,749 Transportation & Warehousing $1,391 Government $1,440Management
Highest Avg. Wage Industry $2,014 Chemical Mfg. $2,818 Management $1,440Management

Sources: Georgia Dept of Labor, 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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