Community Profile Summary

  • 2014 Population- 6406
  • County- Clayton
  • Population Growth (April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014) 4.2%
  • Land Area in Square Miles 2.6
  • Unemployment Rate 9.4%
  • Median Age 33.5
  • Average household size: 2.99
  • Average family size: 3.82

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lovejoy: 101.0 (U.S. average is 100)

Demographics:

  • Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 8.3%
  • Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 30.5%
  • Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 3.8%
  • White 18.8%
  • Black or African American 71.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5%
  • Asian 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0%
  • Two or More Races 2.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino 13.6%

For population 15 years and over in Lovejoy city:

  • Never married: 43.7%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

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For population 25 years and over in Lovejoy:

  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.9 minutes

Household Income

Variables2014 Median Household Income (Esri)2014 Average Household Income (Esri)2014 Per Capita
Income (Esri)
Atlanta MSA$55,802$78,171$28,914
Clayton County$36,937$47,750$16,789
Riverdale$33,186$43,142$15,562
Morrow$33,925$43,776$16,211
Lovejoy$49,079$60,615$19,578
College Park$28,291$43,764$17,800
Forest Park$28,173$35,411$11,653
Jonesboro$38,671$48,150$15,350
Lake City$34,298$42,600$14,851

Workforce & Labor Statistics

Educational AttainmentEstimatePercent
Population 25 years and over 3,611 3,611
Less than 9th grade 216 6.0%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3309.1%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1,041 28.8%
Some college, no degree 11,07029.6%
Associate’s degree 36010%
Bachelor’s degree 38410.6%
Graduate or professional degree 2105.8%
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.9%(X)
Percent bachelor’s degree or higher 16.4%(X)
Employment StatusEstimatePercent
Population 16 years and over 4,635 4,635
In labor force 2,904 62.7%
Civilian labor force 2,904 62.7%
Employed 2,460 53.1%
Unemployed 444 9.6%
Armed Forces 00.0%
Not in labor force 1,731 37.3%
Commuting to WorkEstimatePercent
Workers 16 years and over 2,275 2,275
Car, truck, or van – drove alone 1,670 73.4%
Car, truck, or van – carpooled 223 9.8%
Public transportation (excluding taxicab) 411.8%
Walked 522.3%
Other means 22910.1%
Worked at home 602.6%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 33.4(X)
OccupationEstimatePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 2,460 2,460
Management, business, science, arts occupations 679 27.6%
Service occupations 408 16.6%
Sales and office occupations 796 32.4%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 108 4.4%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 46919.1%
IndustryEstimatePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 2,460 2,460
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0 0.0%
Construction60 2.4%
Manufacturing 235 9.6%
Wholesale trade 41 1.7%
Retail trade 266 10.8%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 211 8.6%
Information 743.0%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 131 5.3%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 247 10.0%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 559 22.7%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 285 11.6%
Other services, except public administration 149 6.1%
Public administration 202 8.2%
Class of WorkerEstimatePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 2,460 2,460
Private wage and salary workers 1,910 77.6%
Government workers 428 17.4%
Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers 1225.0%
Unpaid family workers 00.0%

http://www.gmanet.com/GMASite/media/PDF/citydata/47616.pdf   2009-2013

Most Common Occupations

  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Daily Traffic

  • 2014 Annual Average Daily Traffic- 19,060

Infrastructure/Utilities