Clayton County will add another 119,000 residents by 2050, according to estimates by the Atlanta Regional Commission.
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Clayton County will have almost 400,000 residents by the year 2050

Clayton County will add another 119,000 residents by the year 2050, according to population estimates from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

The southside community will grow to a population of 393,000 citizens by mid-century, the ARC predicts. Of the residents, 60 percent will be black by 2050, with hispanic and other non-white residents comprising 27 percent and 11 percent of the population respectively.

The share of residents age 75 or older will reach more than 8 percent in 2050, compared to 3 percent in 2015, the ARC estimates.

The changes in Clayton come as the 21-county Atlanta region is expected to add 2.9 million people by 2050, pushing the total population to 8.6 million, the ARC said.

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