Metro South At-A-Glance

Clayton County

Population: 264,951

Per Capita Income: $21,569

Unemployment Rate: 6 percent (Dec. 2005)

Municipalities: Ellenwood, Forest Park, Jonesboro, Lake City, Lovejoy, Morrow, Riverdale

Top Five Employers: Clayton State College & University, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Delta Technology Inc., JCPenney Co., Inc., Southern Regional Medical Center

Coweta County

Population: 105,376

Per Capita Income: $26,869

Unemployment Rate: 4.1 percent (Dec. 2005)

Municipalities: Newnan, Senoia, Grantville, Palmetto (part Coweta/part Fulton), Moreland, Turin, Sharpsburg, Haralson

Top Five Employers: Capitol Products Corp., Eckerd Drugs, Newnan Hospital, Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., Yamaha Motor Mfg. Co.

Henry County

Population: 159,506

Per Capita Income: $26,468

Unemployment Rate: 4.3 percent (Dec. 2005)

Municipalities: McDonough, Hampton, Locust Grove, and Stockbridge

Top Five Employers: Georgia Power, Henry Medical Center, Inc., Publix Super Markets, SunTrust Bank Atlanta, Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.

Fayette County

Population: 101,333

Per Capita Income: $37,185

Unemployment Rate: 3.9 percent (Dec. 2005)

Municipalities: Brooks, Fayetteville (County Seat), Inman, Peachtree City, Tyrone, Woolsey

Top Five Employers: Cooper Lighting, Fayette Community Hospital, Matsushita Electric Corp. of America, Photocircuits Corp., World Airways

Spalding County

Population: 60,886

Per Capita Income: $19,774

Unemployment Rate: 6.7 percent (Dec. 2005)

Municipalities: Experiment; Griffin (County Seat); Orchard Hill; Sunny Side

Top Five Employers: HomeNurse, Inc., Nacom Corp., Springs Industries, Inc., Tenet Healthsystems, Inc. - Spalding, Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.

Fulton County

Population: 814,438

Per Capita Income: $48,647

Unemployment Rate: 5.9 percent (Dec. 2005) South Fulton

Municipalities: East Point, Hapeville, College Park, Union City, Fairburn, Palmetto

Top Five Employers: Cox Enterprises, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority, Georgia Institute of Technology, Turner Services, Inc.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Georgia Department of Labor, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, county Web sites