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Clarkston, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Clarkston had a population of 7,925 as of July 1, 2016. Clarkston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clarkston is located at latitude 33.8108 and longitude -84.2409 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarkston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The City of Clarkston (GNIS ID: 2404059) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Clarkston is located within Atlanta-Decatur Division of DeKalb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clarkston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Clarkston, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,925
Population in Households 7,911
Population in Familes 6,181
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 7,300
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 2,710
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,719
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,019 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (15.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,235 (74.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 309 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $120,800
Average Home Value $131,985


Median Household Income $28,936
Average Household Income $39,268
Per Capita Income $13,516
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.95%
Households 0.65% 0.87%
Families 0.46% 0.79%
Median Household Income   -0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clarkston, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarkston to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 119 81st
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 140 78th
Median Household Income # 527 16th
Per Capita Income # 602 4th

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