Clarkston, GA

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Population

12,702

0.858% growth

Median Age

27.7


Median Household Income

$35,934

7.31% growth

Poverty Rate

33%


Number of Employees

5,606

2.9% growth

Median Property Value

$110,200

14.1% growth

About

In 2017, Clarkston, GA had a population of 12.7k people with a median age of 27.7 and a median household income of $35,934. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clarkston, GA grew from 12,594 to 12,702, a 0.858% increase and its median household income grew from $33,486 to $35,934, a 7.31% increase.

The population of Clarkston, GA is 54.8% Black or African American Alone, 29.6% Asian Alone, and 7.57% White Alone. 46.1% of the people in Clarkston, GA speak a non-English language, and 54.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Clarkston, GA is $110,200, and the homeownership rate is 12.7%. Most people in Clarkston, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 35.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarkston, GA is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Clarkston, GA employs 5.61k people. The largest industries in Clarkston, GA are Manufacturing (1,285 people), Retail Trade (861 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (572 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($80,179), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,400), and Information ($42,933).

Median household income in Clarkston, GA is $35,934. Males in Clarkston, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Clarkston, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,934

2017 value

± $2,431

7.31%

1 Year Growth

± 11.7%

Households in Clarkston, GA have a median annual income of $35,934, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,486 in 2016, which represents a 7.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Clarkston, GA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Clarkston, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clarkston, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 222.04

  2. Census Tract 220.10

  3. Census Tract 221

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarkston, GA was Census Tract 222.04 with a value of $41,811, followed by Census Tract 220.10 and Census Tract 221, with respective values of $41,538 and $32,991.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

33% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarkston, GA (4.19k out of 12.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    2,046 ± 335

  2. Asian

    1,732 ± 274

  3. White

    182 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarkston, GA is Black, followed by Asian and White.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.61k

2017 Value

± 556

2.9%

1 Year growth

± 14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarkston, GA grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 5.45k employees to 5.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarkston, GA, are Production Occupations (1,054 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (838 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (538 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarkston, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clarkston, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,054 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (838 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (538 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clarkston, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.24 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.96 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clarkston, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,469), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($69,313), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($51,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.61k

2017 Value

± 556

2.9%

1 Year growth

± 14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarkston, GA grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 5.45k employees to 5.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarkston, GA, are Manufacturing (1,285 people), Retail Trade (861 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (572 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarkston, GA, though some of these residents may live in Clarkston, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Clarkston, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,285 people), Retail Trade (861 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (572 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clarkston, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.26 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.83 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clarkston, GA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($80,179), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,400), and Information ($42,933).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $38B and Electronics and $30.6B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

67.3% of the population of Clarkston, GA has health coverage, with 24% on employee plans, 34.5% on Medicaid, 1.67% on Medicare, 7.05% on non-group plans, and 0.102% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Clarkston, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Clarkston, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

32.7%

Uninsured

24%

Employer Coverage

34.5%

Medicaid

1.67%

Medicare

7.05%

Non-Group

0.102%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarkston, GA declined by 0.708% from 32.9% to 32.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clarkston, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Clarkston, GA is home to a population of 12.7k people, from which 54.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 52.9% of Clarkston, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clarkston, GA is composed of 6.97k Black or African American Alone residents (54.8%), 3.76k Asian Alone residents (29.6%), 961 White Alone residents (7.57%), 539 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.24%), 180 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.42%), 178 Two or More Races residents (1.4%), 116 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.913%), and 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0157%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clarkston, GA are African Languages (1,657 speakers), Other Asian Languages (1,099 speakers), and Other Indic Languages (1,076 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.9

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clarkston, GA was 27.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Clarkston, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Clarkston, GA residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

52.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

46.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 52.9% of Clarkston, GA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clarkston, GA was 46.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Clarkston, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Clarkston, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

54.5%

2017 Citizenship

61.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 54.5% of Clarkston, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clarkston, GA was 61.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    6.97k ± 637

  2. Asian Alone

    3.76k ± 577

  3. White Alone

    961 ± 334

In 2017, there were 1.85 times more Black or African American Alone residents (6.97k people) in Clarkston, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.76k Asian Alone and 961 White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Clarkston, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. African Languages

    1,657 speakers (15.2%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    1,099 speakers (10.1%)

  3. Other Indic Languages

    1,076 speakers (9.85%)

46.1% of Clarkston, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Clarkston, GA was African Languages. 15.2% of the overall population of Clarkston, GA are native African Languages speakers. 10.1% speak Other Asian Languages and 9.85% speak African Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    73 ± 60

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    58 ± 60

  3. Vietnam

    34 ± 42

Clarkston, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarkston, GA was $110,200 in 2017, which is 0.506 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,600 to $110,200, a 14.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarkston, GA is 12.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clarkston, GA have an average commute time of 35.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clarkston, GA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,934

Median Household Income

± $2,431

3.77k

Number of Households

± 397

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.77k households in Clarkston, GA grew to $35,934 from the previous year's value of $33,486.

The following chart displays the households in Clarkston, 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$110,200

2017 Median

± $17,031

$96,600

2016 Median

± $8,340

In 2017, the median property value in Clarkston, GA grew to to $110,200 from the previous year's value of $96,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clarkston, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarkston, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clarkston, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarkston, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

12.7%

2017 Homeownership

14.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 12.7% of the housing units in Clarkston, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 14.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clarkston, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clarkston, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clarkston, GA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

35.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarkston, GA have a longer commute time (35.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 8.53% of the workforce in Clarkston, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    52%

  2. Carpooled

    29.4%

  3. Public Transit

    11.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clarkston, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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