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|People QuickFacts||Clayton County||Georgia|
|Population, 2013 estimate||264,220||9,992,167|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||259,467||9,687,663|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||1.8%||3.1%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||8.0%||6.7%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||28.4%||24.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||7.8%||12.0%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||52.4%||51.1%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||24.2%||62.5%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||67.8%||31.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.6%||0.5%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||5.2%||3.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.1%||1.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||13.2%||9.2%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||14.0%||54.8%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||79.3%||83.3%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||14.7%||9.7%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||20.0%||13.1%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||82.3%||84.4%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||17.5%||27.8%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||30.3||27.0|
|Housing units, 2013||104,343||4,109,896|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||57.2%||66.0%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||29.5%||20.5%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$111,200||$156,400|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||3.00||2.70|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$18,445||$25,309|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$42,569||$49,604|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||21.5%||17.4%|
|Business QuickFacts||Clayton County||Georgia|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||3,811||216,3081|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||68,865||3,390,5401|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||-1.3%||1.9%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||24,258||797,404|
|Total number of firms, 2007||23,186||901,105|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||51.5%||20.4%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.7%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||11.8%||5.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||4.3%||3.6%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||38.1%||30.9%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||1,604,635||144,280,774|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||3,582,346||141,962,359|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||3,207,049||117,516,907|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$11,760||$12,326|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||398,890||16,976,235|
|Building permits, 2012||93||24,350|
|Geography QuickFacts||Clayton County||Georgia|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||141.57||57,513.49|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||1,832.5||168.4|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area|