Clayton County Quick Facts

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Clayton County is one of Georgia’s smallest counties in land size with an area of 146 square miles. Yet, with more than 251,800 (according to ARC’s latest figures), it is one of the most densely populated. A suburban community just minutes south of downtown Atlanta, Clayton County has a relaxed and neighborly feel like a small town, but with all the amenities of a major metropolitan area. An attractive lifestyle, business opportunities, a fine public educational system plus a university, and numerous excellent healthcare facilities make Clayton County a highly attractive place to live, work and play.

  • Established in 1858
  • Named after Judge Augustin S. Clayton
  • Most of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is in Clayton County
  • Margaret Mitchell based most of the action in “Gone With The Wind” on  historical records found in the old Clayton County Courthouse
  • Clayton State University in Morrow is a part of the University System of Georgia
  • The Georgia State Archives is located in Morrow

Clayton County offers…

  • A county-wide Class 3 Fire Insurance Rating
  • Certified as a StormReady Community
  • A state-of-the-art landfill that will meet the county’s solid waste needs well into the next century
  • A nationally acclaimed, self-sustaining wastewater treatment system
  • Clayton State University ~ a four year institution offering masters, baccalaureate and associate degrees along with vocational and technical degrees
  • Atlanta’s only designated Foreign Trade Zone which provides tax advantages for company’s foreign goods in transit
  • One of the best transportation systems in the region with U.S. interstate highways I-75, I-85, I-285, and I-675 and rail service by Norfolk-Southern and CSX
  • Convenient air service at the world’s busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located in the northwest corner of the county
  • The second largest convention and exhibition facility in the state. The Georgia International Convention & Trade Center, located in College Park, has 329,000 square feet of space
  • Twenty-five industrial parks – 20 of which house Fortune 500 companies