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
Telephone: (770) 477-3674
Fax: (770) 473-3990
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