Clayton County, Georgia

Clayton

Located 30 minutes south of Atlanta, Clayton County offers easy access to Interstates 75, 85, 285 and 675, along with rail service from Norfolk Southern and CSX and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It is the only county in the Atlanta area to be classified as a Foreign Trade Zone.
Major Employers:

  • Southern Regional Medical Center
  • FedEx Ground
  • Clayton State University
  • Gate Gourmet
  • Chime Solutions
  • Fresh Express
 

Clayton County Main Attractions

  • 1. Porsche Cars North American Experience Center

  • 2. Clayton County Performing Arts Center

  • 3. The Beach at Clayton County International Park

  • 4. Atlanta State Farmers Market

  • 5. Georgia Archives

Clayton County, Georgia Demographics

Familes & Kids

Families 67%
With Kids 29%

Median Age

32

Total Population

289,615

Male 135,117
Female 154,498

Travel to Work

Drive Alone
76%
Carpool
14%
Public Transit
4%
Walk
1%
Other
2%
Work at Home
4%

Big Clayton County Employers

Clayton County Area Cities

Forest Park

Forest Park was originally founded by farming families with an influx of railroad employees, but today is home to more than 20,000 people and has become a viable center for commerce.

Jonesboro

The county seat of Clayton, Jonesboro is known as the official “home” of Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind” and maintains its historic atmosphere with stately homes and beautiful landscapes.

Lake City

Lake City’s pride and joy is the Lake City Community Center, a nearly 5,000-square-foot multi-use facility designed for weddings, birthday parties, reunions and city meetings.  

Morrow

Morrow is home to Clayton State University, the Southeast Region Branch of U.S. Archives, the Georgia Archives, Reynolds Nature Preserve and Spivey Hall, a stunning performance center.

Lovejoy

Lovejoy, known as “The City of Peace,” is growing rapidly but strives to maintain the small-town community atmosphere that continues to attract residents and businesses.

Riverdale

Riverdale is located only about five miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and serves more than 14,000 residents, deeming it the second largest city in the county

Clayton County Services & Contact

More info also available on Clayton county official website.
  • PHONE/CABLE/INTERNET Xfinity/Comcast xfinity.com AT&T att.com

  • ELECTRICITY Central GA EMC cgemc.com Georgia Power Company georgiapower.com

  • DRIVER'S LICENSE 5036 State Route 85 Forest Park, GA 404-669-3961 Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-noon dds.ga.gov

  • TAG OFFICES 121 S. McDonough St. Jonesboro, GA 770-477-3331 1510 Southlake Parkway, Ste. 1J Morrow, GA 770-477-3331 co.clayton.ga.us

  • GARBAGE Private collection services for residential pickup, special item pickup. Clayton County Refuse Control 770-477-3548

  • PARKS Clayton County Parks & Recreation 770-477-3766 claytonparks.com

  • WATER Clayton County Water Authority ccwa.us

  • SCHOOL BUS ASSIGNMENTS Clayton County Public Schools 770-473-2835

  • LIBRARIES Clayton County Library System claytonpl.org

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