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Clarke County, GA&

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0.94% growth
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Median Household Income
2.97% growth
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3.71% growth
Median Property Value
1.33% growth


The economy of Clarke County, GA employs 55,925 people. The economy of Clarke County, GA is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 2.35; 1.85; and 1.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Clarke County, GA are Educational Services (12,228), Accommodation & Food Service (7,772), and Retail trade (6,795), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,646), Utilities ($59,167), and Finance & Insurance ($42,342).

Median household income in Clarke County, GA is $33,116. Males in Clarke County, GA have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,820. The income inequality of Clarke County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.523 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Clarke County, GA. In Clarke County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 69 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,693. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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Clarke County, GA is home to a population of 122,037 people, from which 92.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Clarke County, GA is composed of 68,220 White residents (55.9%), 33,130 Black residents (27.1%), 12,838 Hispanic residents (10.5%), 5,308 Asian residents (4.35%), and 2,088 Two+ residents (1.71%). The most common foreign languages in Clarke County, GA are Spanish (10,329 speakers), Chinese (1,271 speakers), and Korean (813 speakers), but compared to other places, Clarke County, GA has a relative high number of Gujarati (304 speakers), Korean (813 speakers), and Hindi (339 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Clarke County, GA awarded 12,320 degrees. The student population of Clarke County, GA is skewed towards females, with 5,066 male students and 7,254 female students. Most students in Clarke County, GA are White (8,840 and 71.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,131 and 9.2%), Asian (760 and 6.17%), and Hispanic or Latino (489 and 3.97%). The largest universities in Clarke County, GA by number of graduates are University of Georgia (10,389 and 84.3%), Athens Technical College (1,788 and 14.5%), and Georgia Institute of Cosmetology (143 and 1.16%). The most popular majors in Clarke County, GA are General Psychology (495 and 4.02%), General Finance (431 and 3.5%), and General Biological Sciences (410 and 3.33%). The median tuition costs in Clarke County, GA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,364 and $27,574 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarke County, GA is $152,300, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $150,300 to $152,300, a 1.33% increase. The homeownership rate of Clarke County, GA is 38.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Clarke County, GA have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clarke County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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