Clayton County Information

Clayton in Georgia occupies 144 square miles and has a 2006 population of 271,240, a change from a 2000 population of 236,517 and 181,436 in 1990. 14.1% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 16.8% percent is 25-35, and 16.8% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 1,478 acts of violent crime reported in Clayton in 2004, a change from 1,239 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 7,782 people: 5.6% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 3.3%.

Read more about Clayton, Georgia in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyClayton 
StateGeorgia 
Land Area144 sq. milesRanked 3,075 of 3,140
Population 2006271,240Ranked 224 of 3,140
Population 2005266,614 
Population 2000236,517Ranked 245 of 3,140
Population 1990181,436Ranked 269 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion30.9% 
African American62.1% 
Asian American5% 
Native American.3% 
Pacific Islander.1% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 58.9% 
Population 5 to 1416.2% 
Population 15 to 2414.1% 
Population 25 to 3416.8% 
Population 35 to 4416.8% 
Population 45 to 5412.6% 
Population 55 to 647.7% 
Population 65 to 744.2% 
Population 75 and up2.6% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes1,4781,239
Murders / Manslaughters21 
Forcible Rapes65 
Robberies714 
Aggravated Assaults678 
Total Property Crimes13,65014,322
Burglaries3,242 
Larceny Thefts7,669 
Motor Vehicle Thefts2,739 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population140,144126,783
Unemployed Population7,7824,215
Unemployment Rate5.6%3.3%

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