Clarkesville, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clarkesville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Clarkesville had a population of 1,798 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Clarkesville is located at latitude 34.6093 and longitude -83.5275 in Habersham County. 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. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clarkesville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clarkesville: Clarksville.

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


Total Population 1,798
Daytime Population: Workers 2,237
Daytime Population: Residents 951
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,188
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.77
Population in Households 1,684
Population in Familes 1,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density2 731
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $38,776
Average Household Income $54,099
Per Capita Income $22,910


Total Housing Units 892 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 433 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 319 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $132,197
Average Home Value $182,292


Total Households 752
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 462
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.51% 0.58%
Households 0.47% 0.63%
Families 1.52% 0.51%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 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 # 295 53rd
Population Density # 232 63rd
Diversity Index # 431 31st
Median Household Income # 328 48th
Per Capita Income # 194 69th

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