Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA

Census Place

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2022 Population
126,672
0.439% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
28.7
0.702% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
27.1%
1.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,798
9.97% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$242,300
21.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
62,443
1.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA had a population of 127k people with a median age of 28.7 and a median household income of $47,798. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA grew from 126,118 to 126,672, a 0.439% increase and its median household income grew from $43,466 to $47,798, a 9.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.4%), White (Hispanic) (4.16%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.47%).

None of the households in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.9% of the residents in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA are University of Georgia (13,515 degrees awarded in 2022), Athens Technical College (1,821 degrees), and Georgia Institute of Cosmetology (111 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA was $242,300, and the homeownership rate was 40.6%.

Most people in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA is home to a population of 127k people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.62% of Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA residents were born outside of the country (12.2k people).

In 2022, there were 2.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.3k people) in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.27k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.9%
2022 Citizenship
93.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.9% of Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    69.3k ± 511
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    33.4k ± 793
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.27k ± 981
11.1%
Hispanic Population
14k people

In 2022, there were 2.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.3k people) in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.27k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.1% of the people in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA are hispanic (14k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.2k people
9.55%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12k people

As of 2022, 9.62% of Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA residents (12.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA was 9.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,440 ± 234
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,145 ± 316
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    875 ± 291

Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA employs 62.4k people. The largest industries in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA are Educational Services (14,541 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,114 people), and Retail Trade (6,755 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,889), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,750), and Finance & Insurance ($54,053).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

62.4k
2022 Value
± 2,227
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 4.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 61.3k employees to 62.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (8,470 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,691 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (5,581 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

62.4k
2022 Value
± 2,227
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 4.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 61.3k employees to 62.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA, are Educational Services (14,541 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,114 people), and Retail Trade (6,755 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA, though some of these residents may live in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,378
Median earning men ± $1,463
$28,189
Median earning women ± $1,539

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,033), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,294), and Information ($49,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($74,519), Wholesale Trade ($69,392), and Public Administration ($44,111).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA awarded 15,447 degrees. The student population of Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 17,964 male students and 26,806 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA are White (10,439 and 70.1%), followed by Black or African American (1,385 and 9.3%), Asian (1,229 and 8.25%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,073 and 7.21%).

The largest universities in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA by number of degrees awarded are University of Georgia (13,515 and 87.5%), Athens Technical College (1,821 and 11.8%), and Georgia Institute of Cosmetology (111 and 0.719%).

The most popular majors in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA are General Biological Sciences (608 and 3.94%), General Psychology (592 and 3.83%), and General Finance (544 and 3.52%).

The median tuition cost in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA for a public four year colleges is $9,790 for in-state students and $28,830 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 42.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 44,770 (40.1% men and 59.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 44,770 students enrolled in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 28,773 records, of which 59.5% were women and 40.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 581 degrees awarded
  2. 544 degrees awarded
  3. 608 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA was General Psychology with 581 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,515 degrees awarded
  2. 1,821 degrees awarded
  3. 111 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Georgia with 13,515 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,319 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA, which is 0.692 times less than the 9,128 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 10,439 degrees mean that there were 7.54 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,385 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,790) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,390) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,032) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA was $242,300 in 2022, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $199,300 to $242,300, a 21.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA is 40.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA is $47,798. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA was Census Tract 1508 with a value of $98,003, followed by Census Tract 1509 and Census Tract 12, with respective values of $81,319 and $74,543.

Property

$242,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,069
$21,332
Median Property Taxes
±$1,217

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

40.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 40.6% of the housing units in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1508
  2. Census Tract 1509
  3. Census Tract 12

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA was Census Tract 1508 with a value of $98,003, followed by Census Tract 1509 and Census Tract 12, with respective values of $81,319 and $74,543.

The following map shows all of the places in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,798
Median Household Income
± $2,311
52.6k
Number of Households
± 1,970

In 2022, the median household income of the 52.6k households in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA grew to $47,798 from the previous year's value of $43,466.

The following chart displays the households in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.8%)
  3. Carpooled (8.44%)

In 2022, 71.6% of workers in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.8%) and those who carpooled to work (8.44%).

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Commute Time

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA (31.5k out of 116k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.4% of the population of Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA has health coverage, with 50.2% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 8.16% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clarke County, GA see 1296 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.5% decrease from the previous year (1481 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 334 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,296 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clarke County, GA

Primary care physicians in Clarke County, GA see an average of 1,296 patients per year. This represents a 12.5% decrease from the previous year (1,481 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.4% under 18 years, 38.9% between 18 and 34 years, 29.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.6%
Uninsured
50.2%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
8.16%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
1.06%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA grew by 0.334% from 12.5% to 12.6%.

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