Clayton County Information

“Where the World Lands and Opportunities Take Off,” Clayton County is a suburb just south of Atlanta that lists its title as home to the world’s busiest airports – Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport – among its many claims to fame. Although it is one of the smallest counties in Georgia in terms of land area, it is also one of the most densely populated. Providing a relaxed suburban lifestyle with plentiful amenities, it is just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta – offering residents access to the best of both worlds. Boasting more than 896 acres of parkland, the 32 parks of Clayton’s nationally accredited Parks & Recreation department now includes a state-of-the-art water park called Spivey Splash. Its unprecedented access to over 11 exits on 4 major Interstates, and 2 State Highways – as well as proximity to the airport – make it an attractive destination for logistics and distribution companies. Also attractive is its status as a Tier 1 Tax Credit County – offering the highest job tax credit in the 10-county metro Atlanta region. The film industry is also drawn to Clayton – with more than 200 credits in the last 10 years, including Jumanji 2, Ozark, Avengers: Endgame and more.

Forest Park
(404) 366-4720

The more populous Forest Park thrives on the economic engine of Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport and its related businesses, as well as the activity of the Georgia State Farmers Market. Located only nine miles away from Atlanta, Forest Park has easy access to the city and all it has to offer. The 1,465- acre Fort Gillem Military Reservation is in Forest Park. The city is a great center of commerce, growing rapidly since the 1950s. Forest Park is a great place for those wishing to be close to a large airport and major interstates as well as the city of Atlanta.

(770) 478-3800

Past and present are attractively blended in Jonesboro, with historic and recreational sites in abundance. Just 12 miles from Atlanta and the county seat of Clayton County, Jonesboro is an historical gem with all the amenities of a modern city. Easy access to Interstate 75 is a perk for those wishing to commute to Atlanta or visit the attractions of the city. Clayton County is where the famous movie Gone with the Wind was filmed, so there are numerous attractions for residents and visitors. Many recreational activities are in the area as well, including golf, fishing, and visual and performance arts.

(770) 961-4002

Morrow is home to Spivey Hall, Clayton State University’s acclaimed performing arts center and the Southlake Mall shopping complex. The city started as an acre of land in 1870, and that acre is still the center of the town. Morrow has grown from a trading stop to a thriving commercial town with appealing shopping venues, fine dining, and great entertainment centers. Many historical attractions are in Morrow, and the city has multiple annual events. The amenities of Atlanta are close by, as well as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

(770) 909-5300

Riverdale is a lovely town in southern Clayton County with a population of roughly 12,500 residents. The Clayton County Public School system, which serves the students of Riverdale, provides an excellent educational program for its students. The school system strives to prepare students for college and the business world. Located only 10 miles from Atlanta, Riverdale provides nice residential living in close proximity to the amenities of the large city. Only 5 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, reThe Clayton County Public School system serves the students of Riverdale. Located only 10 miles from Atlanta, Riverdale provides nice residential living close to the amenities of the large city. Only five miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, residents of Riverdale have easy access to travel.
Median household income in Riverdale is $37,100. The City of Riverdale’s South City Concert Series takes place at The Amphitheater at the Riverdale Town Center during the summer.sidents of Riverdale have easy access to travel.

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County Population

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Forest Park, Jonesboro, Lake City, Lovejoy, Morrow, and Riverdale


Main Contact Information
(770) 477-3208

Animal Control
(770) 477-3509

Business License
(770) 473-5415

Clayton County Tax Commissioner
(770) 477-3311

Driver’s License
(404) 657-9300

Extension Service
(770) 473-3945

Fire and Emergency Services
(770) 473-7833

Planning and Zoning
(770) 477-3569

Police Department
(770) 477-3600

Sheriff’s Office
(770) 471-1122

Voter Registration
(770) 477-3372

City of College Park
(404) 669-3759

City of Forest Park

City of Jonesboro

City of Lake City
(404) 366-8080

City of Lovejoy
(770) 471-2304

City of Morrow
(770) 961-4002

City of Riverdale
(770) 997-8989

Georgia Power Company

Natural Gas
Atlanta Gas Light Company

Atmos Energy Corporation

Water and Sewer
Clayton County Water Authority
(770) 961-2130

(770) 473-5495

Cable Television
Public Schools
(770) 473-2700

Clayton State University
(678) 466-4115

South Regional Medical Center
(770) 991-8000

All Emergencies
Clayton County Library System
Main Branch – Jonesboro
(770) 473-3850

Forest Park Branch
(404) 366-0850

Lovejoy Branch
(770) 472-8129

Jonesboro Branch
(770) 478-7120

Morrow Branch
(404) 366-7749

Riverdale Branch
(770) 472-8100
Clayton News Daily
(770) 478-5753

The Clayton Tribune
(706) 782-3312