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Clarkston, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Clarkston had a population of 8,179 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Clarkston, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,179
Daytime Population: Workers 1,187
Daytime Population: Residents 4,806
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,993
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 8,166
Population in Familes 6,375
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 7,534
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $30,062
Average Household Income $41,452
Per Capita Income $14,424


Total Housing Units 3,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 504 (16.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,328 (74.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 304 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $131,046
Average Home Value $142,411


Total Households 2,832
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 1,795
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 1.01%
Households 1.18% 1.04%
Families 1.0% 0.94%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 2017 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 # 118 81st
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 150 77th
Median Household Income # 529 16th
Per Capita Income # 596 5th

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