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The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County is the 6th largest city in Georgia with a population of 127,289 as of July 1, 2021. Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County 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 Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County is located at latitude 33.9508 and longitude -83.3689 in Clarke County. The formal boundaries for the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County encompass a land area of 116.36 sq. miles and a water area of 1.79 sq. miles. Clarke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.
The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County has a C8 Census Class Code which indicates the balance of a consolidated city excluding the separately incorporated place(s) within that consolidated government. Separate census estimates are also produced for the semi-independent places which together with the "balance record," sum to the entire territory of the consolidated city.
Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County is located within Athens Division of Clarke County.
|Total Population||127,289 (100%)|
|Population in Households||116,876 (91.8%)|
|Population in Families||70,181 (55.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||10,413 ( 8.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$39,547|
|Average Household Income||$62,898|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||24%|
|Per Capita Income||$24,739|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||54,293 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||19,261 (35.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||30,277 (55.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,755 ( 8.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$223,710|
|Average Home Value||$277,521|
|Housing Affordability Index3||97|
|Average Household Size||2.36|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.29%|
|Per Capita Income||3.19%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.39%|
The table below compares Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 6||99th|
|Population Density||# 140||78th|
|Median Household Income||# 443||29th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 52||8th|
|Per Capita Income||# 254||60th|
|Diversity Index||# 96||85th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.