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Clarkesville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Clarkesville had a population of 1,802 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Clarkesville is located at latitude 34.6126 and longitude -83.5249 in Habersham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarkesville encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Habersham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,358 feet.

The City of Clarkesville (GNIS ID: 2404056) 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 Clarkesville is located within Clarkesville Division of Habersham County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clarkesville: Clarksville.

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Clarkesville, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,802
Population in Households 1,689
Population in Familes 1,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density2 733
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $41,005
Average Household Income $58,939
Per Capita Income $24,880


Total Housing Units 889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 466 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $140,196
Average Home Value $201,288


Total Households 755
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 462
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.59%
Households 0.46% 0.6%
Families 1.34% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Clarkesville, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarkesville to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 297 53rd
Population Density # 233 63rd
Diversity Index # 432 31st
Median Household Income # 311 50th
Per Capita Income # 167 73rd

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