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Clarkesville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Clarkesville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Habersham County at latitude 34.6093 and longitude -83.5275. Habersham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,358 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Clarkesville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Clarkesville, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Clarkesville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Clarkesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clarkesville: Clarksville.

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Clarkesville, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,721
Population in Households 1,602
Population in Familes 1,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density1 700
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 714
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 440
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 855 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 419 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 295 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $104,962
Average Home Value $128,452


Median Household Income $35,058
Average Household Income $49,445
Per Capita Income $20,164
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.16% 0.08%
Households -0.42% 0.0%
Families 1.44% -0.14%
Median Household Income   4.06%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
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.


Clarkesville, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarkesville to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 295 53rd
Population Density1 # 245 61st
Diversity Index2 # 429 31st
Median Household Income # 367 41st
Per Capita Income # 207 67th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.