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

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