Clayton County is located in the southern portion of the Atlanta Metropolitan region and is directly adjacent the City of Atlanta on the north and bordered by Fulton and DeKalb counties to the north, Fayette to the west, Spalding to the south, and Henry to the east. Seven municipalities are located within the county, including Jonesboro (County Seat), College Park, Forest Park, Lake City, Lovejoy, Morrow, and Riverdale. Clayton County has a land area of 143 square miles, with a 2006 population density of 2.97 persons per acre.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the year 2000 population of Clayton County was 236,517. The Census Bureau's estimate for 2006 was 271,240, reflecting a 14.7% increase in just six years. From 2000 to 2030, the county's population is projected by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to increase by 24 percent, with employment increasing by 30 percent between 2005 and 2030. Clayton County has approximately 2,334 miles of roadway, including interstates, state roads, county roads, and city streets. Interstate Highways I-75, I-85, I-285, and I-675, traverse the county for more than 186 miles.
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Director: Jeff Metarko
7960 North McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 477-3674
Fax: (770) 473-3990
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