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Clarke County, GA


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Athens-Clarke County, GA
Designated Market Area: Atlanta, GA-AL-NC
USDA County Type (2015): Government, Persistent Poverty
American Communities Project County Type (2023): College Towns

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2022 population: 129,875   ( 13,161 from 2010)
Land area: 119.2 square miles
Population density: 1089.4 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:72,156 55.56% 8.2%
Black:34,95626.92% 13.9%
Indian:2190.17% 55.3%
Asian:5,1873.99% 6.8%
2+ races:2,6052.01% 38.3%
Hispanic:14,75211.36% 21.0%
Total non-White:57,71944.44% 15.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:2,960 11.5
Deaths:2,0608.0
Net Migration: -327-1.3
Net Immigration: 6192.4
Change in White population:5,482 4.7
Change in Non-White pop.:7,679 6.6




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
116,714
66,67457.13%
30,69526.30%
1410.12%
4,8594.16%
1,8831.61%
12,19210.45%
50,04042.87%

2000
101,489
62,89561.97%
27,49627.09%
1640.16%
3,2033.16%
1,1231.11%
6,4366.34%
38,59438.03%

1990
87,594
60,90269.53%
22,87426.11%
910.10%
2,1152.41%
n/a
1,6121.84%
26,69230.47%

1980
74,498
55,43274.41%
17,42023.38%
850.11%
6990.94%
n/a
6970.94%
19,06625.59%

1970
65,177
51,61979.20%
12,64319.40%
260.04%
3350.51%
n/a
4310.66%
13,558 20.80%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
13,682 13.5
5,9385.9
1,9011.9
5,8765.8
3,779 3.7
11,446 11.3
1990's
NumberRate
11,944 13.6
5,6966.5
-4,479-5.1
1,7602.0
1,993 2.3
11,902 13.6
1980's
NumberRate
10,812 14.5
5,068 6.8
7,627 10.2
n/a
5,470 7.3
7,626 10.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
2,366 3.6
n/a
3,813 5.9
5,508 8.5

Age, Family & Household Data for Clarke County, GA

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
28.9
21,777 16.8%
108,098 83.2%
14,825 11.4%
53,336
2.22
24,955 46.8%
16,187 64.9%
3,552 14.2%
28,381 53.2%

2010
NumberPercent
25.9
20,423 17.5%
96,291 82.5%
9,952 8.5%
45,414
2.37
22,044 48.5%
14,226 64.5%
3,388 15.4%
23,370 51.5%

2000
NumberPercent
25.7
18,159 17.9%
83,330 82.1%
8,112 8.0%
39,678
2.35
19,860 50.1%
13,227 66.6%
3,103 15.6%
19,818 49.9%

1990
NumberPercent
25.7
17,763 20.3%
69,831 79.7%
7,490 8.6%
33,113
2.40
18,200 55.0%
13,001 71.4%
2,524 13.9%
14,913 45.0%

1980
NumberPercent
24.5
16,331 21.9%
58,167 78.1%
5,868 7.9%
26,603
2.48
16,172 60.8%
12,466 77.1%
1,973 12.2%
10,431 39.2%

2022 Housing Data for Clarke County, GA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units55,905 
Median Value$242,600 
Occupied53,33695.4%
Vacant2,5694.6%
Owned21,98041.2%
Rented31,35658.8%
Median Rent$1,045 
Single-Family Units30,27654.2%
    Detached27,00148.3%
    Attached3,2755.9%
Buldings with 5+ Units16,33729.2%
Mobile Homes2,3134.1%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Clarke County, GA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0005,60010.5%
$10,000 to $14,9992,8985.4%
$15,000 to $19,9992,8165.3%
$20,000 to $24,9992,8945.4%
$25,000 to $29,9992,9655.6%
$30,000 to $34,9992,8985.4%
$35,000 to $39,9992,7305.1%
$40,000 to $44,9992,3424.4%
$45,000 to $49,9991,9453.6%
$50,000 to $59,9993,8097.1%
$60,000 to $74,9994,7999.0%
$75,000 to $99,9995,57110.4%
$100,000 to $124,9993,8737.3%
$125,000 to $149,9992,3214.4%
$150,000 to $199,9993,1385.9%
$200,000 or more2,7375.1%
Median Household Income48,692 
Per Capita Income30,138 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state85 
Compared to U.S.81 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2,0713.9%
Public Assistance9421.8%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps5,98111.2%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed54,63664.4%
Unemployed2,9423.5%
In Armed Forces2570.3%
Total Labor Force57,83568.1%
Not in Labor Force27,06931.9%
Real Unemployment Rate 35.3%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector19,83617,93952.5%
Non-Profit1,3942,22238.6%
Self-Employed2,9892,46754.8%
Local Government1,3852,64534.4%
State Government5,2916,29145.7%
Federal Government33042843.5%
Total Private + Self22,82520,40652.8%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.8,40011,58642.0%
Total31,22531,99249.4%
Pct. Govt.25.9%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts8,53713.5%
Sales and Office Occupations10,91817.2%
Professional, Technical20,26431.9%
Service Occupations12,31619.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing3690.6%
All others11,42318.0%
White Collar 62.6%
Industry
 Number%
Educational services14,78823.3%
Health care and social assistance7,26911.5%
Retail trade6,90910.9%
Accommodation and food services6,83010.8%
Manufacturing4,8797.7%
Professional, scientific, technical4,0576.4%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.3,1665.0%
Transportation and warehousing2,5894.1%
Other services2,2113.5%
Construction2,2043.5%
Public administration1,6792.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,5682.5%
Wholesale trade1,4502.3%
Finance and insurance1,3252.1%
Real estate and rental and leasing9721.5%
Information7341.2%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting5240.8%
Utilities1400.2%
Management1280.2%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction360.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Clarke County, GA

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican7,6225.91%
Puerto Rican4970.39%
Cuban9200.71%
Dominican4100.32%
Total Central American2,4101.87%
Costa Rican120.01%
Guatemalan3600.28%
Honduran5110.40%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian570.04%
Salvadoran1,4701.14%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American1,5151.18%
Argentinean2400.19%
Bolivian240.02%
Chilean140.01%
Colombian6410.50%
Ecuadorian410.03%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian3410.26%
Uruguayan130.01%
Venezuelan2010.16%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic8460.66%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian1,4571.13%
Chinese1,0780.84%
Korean8060.63%
Filipino4160.32%
Vietnamese3830.30%
Burmese2960.23%
Thai1310.10%
Hmong1040.08%
Japanese890.07%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English104,19485.0%
Spanish10,7468.8%
Other Asian1,4051.1%
Other Indo-European1,2221.0%
Chinese9880.8%
Other8580.7%
Arabic7400.6%
German, other Germanic6120.5%
Korean5790.5%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English14,43211.2%
German10,9378.5%
Irish10,7908.4%
American4,6073.6%
European4,0433.1%
Italian3,9573.1%
Scottish3,5792.8%
French2,2971.8%
Polish2,0451.6%
Scotch-Irish1,9961.5%
British1,7581.4%
Dutch1,1580.9%
African1,0350.8%
Welsh8820.7%
Russian8300.6%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen121,12994.0%
Not a citizen7,7356.0%
Native116,56790.5%
Foreign-born12,2979.5%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Clarke County, GA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
2,640 3.6%4,784 6.5%13,658 18.6%17,054 23.3%17,848 24.4%17,281 23.6%
  Average years of education: 14.4
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 2,640 3.6%
9-12 Years 4,784 6.5%
H.S. Grad or GED 13,658 18.6%
Some College 17,054 23.3%
Bach. Degree 17,848 24.4%
Grad Degree 17,281 23.6%
Average years of education: 14.4

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Clarke County, GA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 43,368 40,881 2,487 5.7% 5.4%
1991 42,868 41,137 1,731 4.0% 5.3%
1992 42,608 40,648 1,960 4.6% 6.6%
1993 43,108 41,432 1,676 3.9% 5.7%
1994 44,368 42,757 1,611 3.6% 5.1%
1995 45,660 44,148 1,512 3.3% 4.8%
1996 46,433 44,927 1,506 3.2% 4.6%
1997 47,188 45,726 1,462 3.1% 4.5%
1998 47,689 46,162 1,527 3.2% 4.2%
1999 46,836 45,571 1,265 2.7% 3.8%
2000 53,962 52,126 1,836 3.4% 3.5%
2001 54,547 52,465 2,082 3.8% 4.1%
2002 55,778 53,420 2,358 4.2% 5.3%
2003 57,356 55,057 2,299 4.0% 5.1%
2004 57,996 55,464 2,532 4.4% 5.1%
2005 59,182 56,350 2,832 4.8% 5.7%
2006 62,613 59,713 2,900 4.6% 5.1%
2007 64,284 61,583 2,701 4.2% 4.9%
2008 65,879 62,243 3,636 5.5% 6.8%
2009 64,063 58,954 5,109 8.0% 10.4%
2010 56,779 51,424 5,355 9.4% 10.7%
2011 57,069 51,801 5,268 9.2% 10.1%
2012 57,948 52,974 4,974 8.6% 9.0%
2013 57,805 53,315 4,490 7.8% 8.1%
2014 56,136 52,226 3,910 7.0% 7.1%
2015 56,485 52,987 3,498 6.2% 6.1%
2016 58,767 55,484 3,283 5.6% 5.4%
2017 61,483 58,535 2,948 4.8% 4.8%
2018 60,985 58,519 2,466 4.0% 4.0%
2019 59,737 57,543 2,194 3.7% 3.5%
2020 58,206 54,453 3,753 6.4% 6.5%
2021 58,531 56,275 2,256 3.9% 3.9%
2022 57,891 55,977 1,914 3.3% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com