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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Clayton County is 264,221, which is 11.71% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.03% and is about the same as the national average rate of 11.61%. The Clayton County population density is 1,830.66 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 166.73 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Clayton County is black, which represent 66.56% of the total population. The average Clayton County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 264,221. #6

Population Growth Since 2000, #80

Clayton County

Population Density, #4

Clayton County
1,830.66 per square mile
166.73 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:58,024 (21.96%, #159)
Black:175,863 (66.56%, #3)
Hispanic:35,231 (13.33%, #12)
Asian:13,344 (5.05%, #5)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):721 (0.27%, #57)
One Race, Other:10,036 (3.80%, see rank)
Two or More Races:6,233 (2.36%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:24,283 (68.93%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:2,226 (6.32%, see rank)
Cuban:983 (2.79%, see rank)
Central American:5,500 (15.61%, see rank)
South American:850 (2.41%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:692 (5.19%, see rank)
Chinese:502 (3.76%, see rank)
Filipino:533 (3.99%, see rank)
Japanese:97 (0.73%, see rank)
Korean:524 (3.93%, see rank)
Vietnamese:7,123 (53.38%, see rank)
Asian, Other:3,873 (29.02%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

236,981 (89.69%) out of the total population of 264,221 reported first ancestry.

 Clayton County% of the Total PopulationGeorgiaU.S.
Arab2970.11%, see rank0.29%0.56%
Czech180.01%, see rank0.14%0.47%
Danish540.02%, see rank0.14%0.42%
Dutch5950.23%, see rank0.76%1.40%
English4,5621.73%, see rank8.23%8.02%
French1,3550.51%, see rank1.68%3.34%
German3,5211.33%, see rank7.23%15.03%
Greek2280.09%, see rank0.20%0.41%
Hungarian780.03%, see rank0.19%0.46%
Irish5,5792.11%, see rank8.10%10.80%
Italian9860.37%, see rank2.26%5.52%
Norwegian1180.04%, see rank0.37%1.42%
Polish4000.15%, see rank1.06%3.01%
Portuguese1270.05%, see rank0.12%0.44%
Russian2450.09%, see rank0.42%0.92%
Scotch-Irish6270.24%, see rank1.24%0.99%
Scottish1,0220.39%, see rank1.75%1.72%
Subsaharan African11,7364.44%, see rank1.81%0.95%
Swedish1640.06%, see rank0.46%1.27%
Swiss410.02%, see rank0.11%0.30%
Ukrainian280.01%, see rank0.13%0.31%
American20,4947.76%, see rank11.81%7.12%
Welsh2160.08%, see rank0.40%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 125,870 (47.64%, see rank)
Females: 138,351 (52.36%, see rank)

Clayton County
Male: 47.64%
Female: 52.36%
Male: 48.83%
Female: 51.17%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Clayton County
32.30 years old
35.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Clayton County
30.40 years old
34.40 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Clayton County
33.90 years old
37.00 years old
38.80 years old

 Clayton County% of the Total PopulationGeorgiaU.S.
Under 5 years21,5568.16%, see rank6.77%6.36%
5 to 9 years20,4767.75%, see rank7.07%6.51%
10 to 14 years21,3998.10%, see rank7.10%6.59%
15 to 19 years19,5577.40%, see rank7.15%6.85%
20 to 24 years20,4737.75%, see rank7.20%7.13%
25 to 34 years39,57914.98%, see rank13.68%13.47%
35 to 44 years38,70614.65%, see rank14.00%12.96%
45 to 54 years36,16913.69%, see rank14.09%14.09%
55 to 64 years26,60510.07%, see rank11.45%12.29%
65 to 74 years12,8404.86%, see rank6.93%7.64%
75 to 84 5,0691.92%, see rank3.34%4.25%
85 years and over1,7920.68%, see rank1.22%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Clayton CountyGeorgiaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population160,760, 100%6,410,416209,056,129
Less Than High School29,204, 18.17%, see rank14.97%13.67%
High School Graduate50,583, 31.46%, see rank28.58%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree51,820, 32.23%, see rank28.14%29.09%
Bachelor Degree19,794, 12.31%, see rank17.92%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree9,359, 5.82%, see rank10.39%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.82, see rank13.4113.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Clayton County GeorgiaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten8,76478.79%21.21%74.76%25.24%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)33,59892.63%, see rank7.37%, see rank90.88%9.12%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)17,27293.35%, see rank6.65%, see rank90.70%9.30%90.60%9.40%
College16,08175.88%, see rank24.12%, see rank80.55%19.45%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School3,77061.30%, see rank38.70%, see rank62.37%37.63%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Clayton CountyGeorgiaU.S.
Total Households87,490, 100%3,540,690116,211,092
Average Household Size2.98, see rank2.722.63
1 Person Households26,132, 29.87%, see rank26.68%27.57%
2 or More Person Households61,358, 70.13%, see rank73.32%72.43%
Family Households (Families)56,955, 65.10%, see rank67.98%66.22%
Average Family Size3.89, see rank3.413.32
Married-Couple Family31,105, 35.55%, see rank47.85%48.42%
Nonfamily Households30,535, 34.90%, see rank32.02%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Clayton County%GeorgiaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total200,790see rank7,832,615252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over93,329100%, see rank3,779,687123,281,364
Never Married41,76044.74%, see rank36.24%35.77%
Married39,58642.42%, see rank51.67%52.04%
Widowed1,5841.70%, see rank2.31%2.57%
Divorced10,39911.14%, see rank9.77%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over107,461100%, see rank4,052,928129,692,771
Never Married44,77941.67%, see rank30.53%29.48%
Married39,73936.98%, see rank47.98%49.19%
Widowed7,2656.76%, see rank8.62%9.16%
Divorced15,67814.59%, see rank12.86%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Clayton County%GeorgiaU.S.
Native224,43084.94%, see rank90.28%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence135,37451.24%, see rank55.29%58.73%
Born in Different State84,95732.15%, see rank33.68%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4,0991.55%, see rank1.31%1.42%
Foreign Born39,79115.06%, see rank9.72%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship15,7675.97%, see rank3.75%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship24,0249.09%, see rank5.96%7.09%
Born In Europe7600.29%, see rank0.90%1.53%
Born In Asia10,4833.97%, see rank2.69%3.82%
Born In Africa4,8441.83%, see rank0.80%0.55%
Born In Oceania220.01%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America23,5628.92%, see rank5.12%6.83%
Born In Northern America1200.05%, see rank0.18%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Clayton County%GeorgiaU.S.
English71,21081.39%, see rank86.60%79.39%
Spanish9,04010.33%, see rank7.16%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2,2612.58%, see rank3.13%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages3,3453.82%, see rank2.23%3.36%
Other1,6341.87%, see rank0.88%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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