|Clayton County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Largest city||Forest Park|
144 sq mi (374 km²)
143 sq mi (379 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), 1. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 15%
|PopulationEst. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology |
1,658/sq mi (640/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Clayton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America Daylight saving time ( DST A county is a Land area of Regional Government within a larger State. A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule As of 2000, the population was 236,517. The 2007 Census estimate placed the population at 272,217 . The county seat is Jonesboro. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Jonesboro is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States.
Clayton County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area and is the county in which most of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lies. Sandy Springs is a newly incorporated city incorporated in December 2005 Marietta is a City located in central Cobb County Georgia, and is its County seat. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced
The county was established in 1858 and named in honor of Augustin Smith Clayton (1783-1839), who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1832 until 1835. Augustin Smith Clayton ( November 27, 1783 &ndash June 21, 1839) was a Jurist and Politician from the American The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 144 square miles (374 km²), of which, 143 square miles (369 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (1. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 15%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 236,517 people, 82,243 households, and 59,214 families residing in the county. DeKalb County is located in the US state of Georgia. In 2000 the population of the County was 686712 Henry County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. As of the 2000 census the population was 119341 Spalding County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. Fayette County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. Fulton County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,658 people per square mile (640/km²). Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume There were 86,461 housing units at an average density of 606 per square mile (234/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 37. 94% White, 51. 55% Black or African American, 0. 32% Native American, 4. 49% Asian, 0. 07% Pacific Islander, 3. 55% from other races, and 2. 08% from two or more races. 7. 50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 82,243 households out of which 40. 70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45. 70% were married couples living together, 20. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28. 00% were non-families. 21. 80% of all households were made up of individuals and 3. 60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 84 and the average family size was 3. 30.
In the county the population was spread out with 30. 00% under the age of 18, 10. 40% from 18 to 24, 35. 40% from 25 to 44, 18. 40% from 45 to 64, and 5. 90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 94. 50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90. 90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $42,697, and the median income for a family was $46,782. Males had a median income of $32,118 versus $26,926 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,079. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 8. 20% of families and 10. 10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 20% of those under age 18 and 8. 90% of those age 65 or over.
The last quarter-century has seen a remarkable change in the racial diversity of the county's population. In 1980, Clayton county's population was 150,357 with 91% white and 9% minority , while in 2006 the population was approximately 271,240 with 20% white and 80% minority .
Clayton County has recently experienced a rise in crime, ranging from shootings to gang-related activity. Crime in the area might be attributed to the increase in population in the county and the large amount of affordable housing that attracts low-income families. The Bowen Homes housing project, which is one of the most notorious in Atlanta for its rate of violent crime, will be demolished in 2009 and these residents are very likely to move into Clayton County with the housing vouchers they will receive. On March 20, 2007, the county appointed its first black police chief, Jeffrey E. Events 1600 - The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Turner, who has promised to help alleviate crime in the county. 
The Clayton County School System is the 5th largest in Georgia according to statistics on the school system's web site. 
Clayton State University in Morrow is the only four year institution in the county. Clayton State University ( CSU) is a Public university in Morrow, Georgia, with over 6200 students Morrow is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4882 at the 2000 census
The Clayton County School System is on the brink of losing its accreditation. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has given the district until September 1, 2008 to meet specified requirements or lose accreditation. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ( SACS) is a regional Educational accreditation agency for over 13000 public and private educational institutions If they lose accreditation, it would be only the second system in the nation to do so since 1960. A grand jury is investigating and considering possible criminal indictments against the Clayton County School Board. At issue is whether the school board committed malfeasance in ignoring the short-comings of the school system and violating its own rules concerning the awarding of bids of contracts.
School Board Chairwoman Ericka Davis announced her resignation on April 2, 2008 amidst the allegations. Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell has called for the resignations of all Clayton County School Board Members. 
Amid controversy and orders for the police to quiet citizens, the Clayton County School Board hired a new temporary superintendent on April 26, 2008. This despite the fact that the new superintendent does not meet the qualifications set forth by SACS.