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Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area


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2022 population: 220,405   ( 27,864 from 2010)
Land area: 1024.9 square miles
Population density: 215.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:144,569 65.59% 10.8%
Black:42,52619.29% 14.4%
Indian:4250.19% 58.6%
Asian:8,0783.67% 32.0%
2+ races:4,2031.91% 50.7%
Hispanic:20,6049.35% 34.6%
Total non-White:75,83634.41% 22.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:4,901 11.4
Deaths:4,1609.7
Net Migration: 3,5498.2
Net Immigration: 7341.7
Change in White population:14,054 7.3
Change in Non-White pop.:13,810 7.2



Historical Presidential Election Results for Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 57% Joe Biden (D) 50,067 50.2% Donald Trump* (R) 47,963 48.1% 1,667 [+] 1.7% 99,697 1 0.06%
2016 51% Donald Trump (R) 39,968 47.4% Hillary Clinton (D) 39,440 46.7% 4,972 [+] 5.9% 84,380 1 0.06%
2012 48% Mitt Romney (R) 39,607 52.3% Barack Obama* (D) 34,260 45.2% 1,925 [+] 2.5% 75,792 5 0.06%
2008 55% John McCain (R) 39,823 49.4% Barack Obama (D) 39,613 49.1% 1,232 [+] 1.5% 80,668 4 0.06%
2004 48% George W. Bush* (R) 36,270 54.0% John Kerry (D) 29,933 44.6% 933 [+] 1.4% 67,136 3 0.05%
2000 40% George W. Bush (R) 27,696 52.8% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 22,155 42.2% 2,599 [+] 5.0% 52,450 5 0.05%
1996 40% Bill Clinton* (D) 22,339 47.1% Robert Dole (R) 21,438 45.2% 3,667 [+] 7.7% 47,444 4 0.05%
1992 43% Bill Clinton (D) 22,032 46.2% George Bush* (R) 19,525 41.0% 6,113 [+] 12.8% 47,670 4 0.05%
1988 37% George Bush (R) 21,090 56.6% Michael Dukakis (D) 15,937 42.8% 212 [+] 0.6% 37,239 3 0.04%
1984 38% Ronald Reagan* (R) 20,864 59.0% Walter Mondale (D) 14,527 41.0% 0 0.0% 35,391 0 0.04%
1980 38% Jimmy Carter* (D) 17,251 53.0% Ronald Reagan (R) 13,676 42.1% 1,596 [+] 4.9% 32,523 -9 0.04%
1976 38% Jimmy Carter (D) 18,791 65.9% Gerald Ford* (R) 9,720 34.1% 0 0.0% 28,511 -14 0.03%
1972 37% Richard Nixon* (R) 17,812 70.4% George McGovern (D) 7,452 29.4% 47 [+] 0.2% 25,311 10 0.03%
1968 42% George Wallace (AIP) 9,123 38.5% Richard Nixon (R) 7,496 31.6% 7,075 [+] 29.9% 23,694 -12 0.03%
1964 40% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 11,797 58.3% Barry Goldwater (R) 8,432 41.7% 0 0.0% 20,229 3 0.03%
1960 28% John Kennedy (D) 9,854 77.3% Richard Nixon (R) 2,894 22.7% 0 0.0% 12,748 -27 0.02%
1956 28% Adlai Stevenson (D) 9,042 76.6% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 2,749 23.3% 13 0.1% 11,804 -34 0.02%
1952 29% Adlai Stevenson (D) 9,446 80.0% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 2,358 20.0% 0 0.0% 11,804 -35 0.02%
1948 20% Harry Truman* (D) 5,653 72.4% Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 1,202 15.4% 954 [+] 12.2% 7,809 -33 0.02%
1944 18% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 5,839 86.5% Thomas Dewey (R) 907 13.4% 2 0.0% 6,748 -32 0.01%
1940 17% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 5,507 87.7% Wendell Willkie (R) 739 11.8% 30 0.5% 6,276 -33 0.01%
1936 19% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 5,657 86.8% Alf Landon (R) 841 12.9% 19 [+] 0.3% 6,517 -24 0.01%
1932 19% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 6,020 95.1% Herbert Hoover* (R) 270 4.3% 38 [+] 0.6% 6,328 -35 0.02%
1928 14% Al Smith (D) 3,038 63.4% Herbert Hoover (R) 1,756 36.6% 0 0.0% 4,794 -22 0.01%
1924 13% John Davis (D) 4,061 82.9% Calvin Coolidge (R) 563 11.5% 274 [+] 5.6% 4,898 -43 0.02%
1920 10% James Cox (D) 3,297 83.6% Warren Harding (R) 648 16.4% 0 0.0% 3,945 -44 0.01%
1916 11% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 3,431 85.8% Write-ins (I) 420 10.5% 150 [+] 3.7% 4,001 -42 0.02%
1912 8% Woodrow Wilson (D) 2,128 77.0% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 507 18.3% 130 [+] 4.7% 2,765 -18 0.02%
1908 9% William J. Bryan (D) 1,911 64.9% Write-ins (I) 539 18.3% 495 [+] 16.8% 2,945 -35 0.02%
1904 11% Alton Parker (D) 2,424 73.1% Write-ins (I) 619 18.7% 272 [+] 8.2% 3,315 -48 0.02%
1900 11% William J. Bryan (D) 2,302 79.1% William McKinley* (R) 433 14.9% 174 [+] 6.0% 2,909 -37 0.02%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 50,067 50.2%
Donald Trump* (R) 47,963 48.1%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 1,554 1.6%
Other 113 0.1%
TOTAL 99,697
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 1


2016 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 39,440 46.7%
Donald Trump (R) 39,968 47.4%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 3,471 4.1%
Jill Stein (Grn) 374 0.4%
Evan McMullin (I) 506 0.6%
Other 621 0.7%
TOTAL 84,380
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 1


2012 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 34,260 45.2%
Mitt Romney (R) 39,607 52.3%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 1,485 2.0%
Other 440 0.6%
TOTAL 75,792
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 5


2008 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 39,613 49.1%
John McCain (R) 39,823 49.4%
Ralph Nader (I) 84 0.1%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 858 1.1%
Other 290 0.4%
TOTAL 80,668
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): 4


2004 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 36,270 54.0%
John Kerry (D) 29,933 44.6%
Other 933 1.4%
TOTAL 67,136
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 3


2000 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 27,696 52.8%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 22,155 42.2%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 1,508 2.9%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 223 0.4%
Other 868 1.7%
TOTAL 52,450
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): 5


1996 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 22,339 47.1%
Robert Dole (R) 21,438 45.2%
Ross Perot (Ref) 3,053 6.4%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 607 1.3%
Other 7 0.0%
TOTAL 47,444
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): 4


1992 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 22,032 46.2%
George Bush* (R) 19,525 41.0%
Ross Perot (I) 5,918 12.4%
Other 195 0.4%
TOTAL 47,670
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): 4


1988 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 21,090 56.6%
Michael Dukakis (D) 15,937 42.8%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 157 0.4%
Other 55 0.1%
TOTAL 37,239
Turnout: 37% Diff (US): 3


1984 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 20,864 59.0%
Walter Mondale (D) 14,527 41.0%
TOTAL 35,391
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): 0


1980 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 13,676 42.1%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 17,251 53.0%
John Anderson (I) 1,269 3.9%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 327 1.0%
TOTAL 32,523
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): -9


1976 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 18,791 65.9%
Gerald Ford* (R) 9,720 34.1%
TOTAL 28,511
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): -14


1972 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 17,812 70.4%
George McGovern (D) 7,452 29.4%
Other 47 0.2%
TOTAL 25,311
Turnout: 37% Diff (US): 10


1968 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 7,496 31.6%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 7,061 29.8%
George Wallace (AIP) 9,123 38.5%
Other 14 0.1%
TOTAL 23,694
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): -12


1964 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 11,797 58.3%
Barry Goldwater (R) 8,432 41.7%
TOTAL 20,229
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): 3


1960 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 9,854 77.3%
Richard Nixon (R) 2,894 22.7%
TOTAL 12,748
Turnout: 28% Diff (US): -27


1956 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 2,749 23.3%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 9,042 76.6%
Other 13 0.1%
TOTAL 11,804
Turnout: 28% Diff (US): -34


1948 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 5,653 72.4%
Thomas Dewey (R) 925 11.8%
Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 1,202 15.4%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 13 0.2%
Other 16 0.2%
TOTAL 7,809
Turnout: 20% Diff (US): -33


1944 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 5,839 86.5%
Thomas Dewey (R) 907 13.4%
Other 2 0.0%
TOTAL 6,748
Turnout: 18% Diff (US): -32


1940 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 5,507 87.7%
Wendell Willkie (R) 739 11.8%
Other 30 0.5%
TOTAL 6,276
Turnout: 17% Diff (US): -33


1936 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 5,657 86.8%
Alf Landon (R) 841 12.9%
William Lemke (Union) 1 0.0%
Other 18 0.3%
TOTAL 6,517
Turnout: 19% Diff (US): -24


1932 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 6,020 95.1%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 270 4.3%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 11 0.2%
Other 27 0.4%
TOTAL 6,328
Turnout: 19% Diff (US): -35


1928 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 1,756 36.6%
Al Smith (D) 3,038 63.4%
TOTAL 4,794
Turnout: 14% Diff (US): -22


1924 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 563 11.5%
John Davis (D) 4,061 82.9%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 274 5.6%
TOTAL 4,898
Turnout: 13% Diff (US): -43


1920 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 648 16.4%
James Cox (D) 3,297 83.6%
TOTAL 3,945
Turnout: 10% Diff (US): -44


1916 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 3,431 85.8%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 150 3.7%
Other 420 10.5%
TOTAL 4,001
Turnout: 11% Diff (US): -42


1912 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 2,128 77.0%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 507 18.3%
William Taft* (R) 130 4.7%
TOTAL 2,765
Turnout: 8% Diff (US): -18


1908 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 495 16.8%
William J. Bryan (D) 1,911 64.9%
Other 539 18.3%
TOTAL 2,945
Turnout: 9% Diff (US): -35


1904 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 272 8.2%
Alton Parker (D) 2,424 73.1%
Other 619 18.7%
TOTAL 3,315
Turnout: 11% Diff (US): -48


1900 President, Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 433 14.9%
William J. Bryan (D) 2,302 79.1%
Other 174 6.0%
TOTAL 2,909
Turnout: 11% Diff (US): -37
* incumbent