Wages & HHI Patterns

Household Income on the Rise

As Clayton County’s population has steadily increased, so has its median household income (HHI). From 2017 to 2018, HHI increased by 3.26 percent, a value of nearly $3,500 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 $46,646 $58,756 $61,937
Mean (Average) HH Income $58,543 $82,489 $91,021
Per Capita Income $20,536 $31,187 $33,831

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 Est.

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Average Weekly Wage

Clayton County GA US
Avg. Weekly Wage $1,093 $1,090 $919
Avg. Wage Primary Industry $1,571Transportation & Warehousing $736Office Admin/Support $789Office Admin/Support
Highest Avg. Wage Industry $1,848 Chemical Mfg. $1,490Healthcare $1,608Healthcare

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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