Clayton County, Georgia


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


Total Population


Male 135,117
Female 154,498

Travel to Work

Drive Alone
Public Transit
Work at Home

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.


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 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, 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 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.
  • GAS SCANA Energy
    Approved Natural Gas Marketers, click “Natural Gas”


  • ELECTRICITY Central GA EMC Georgia Power Company

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • WATER Clayton County Water Authority

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

  • LIBRARIES Clayton County Library System

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