Clarkston, GA

Census Place

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2020 Population
12,747
0.0235% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
26.9
3.24% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
30.8%
0.568% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,105
2.35% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$151,500
23.3% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
5,441
7.23% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Clarkston, GA had a population of 12.7k people with a median age of 26.9 and a median household income of $40,105. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Clarkston, GA declined from 12,750 to 12,747, a −0.0235% decrease and its median household income declined from $41,070 to $40,105, a −2.35% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clarkston, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (60.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (25.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (6.78%), White (Hispanic) (2.95%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.73%).

None of the households in Clarkston, 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.

55.5% of the residents in Clarkston, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Clarkston, GA was $151,500, and the homeownership rate was 9.17%. Most people in Clarkston, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarkston, GA was 1 car per household.

Diversity

Clarkston, GA is home to a population of 12.7k people, from which 55.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 52.5% of Clarkston, GA residents were born outside of the country (6.69k people).

In 2020, there were 2.33 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.66k people) in Clarkston, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.29k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 864 White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clarkston, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.66k ± 789
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.29k ± 710
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    864 ± 251
3.77%
Hispanic Population
480 people

In 2020, there were 2.33 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.66k people) in Clarkston, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.29k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 864 White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.77% of the people in Clarkston, GA are hispanic (480 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Clarkston, GA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

52.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6.69k people
53.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.77k people

As of 2020, 52.5% of Clarkston, GA residents (6.69k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clarkston, GA was 53.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

23
Median Native-Born Age
± 4.9
30
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Clarkston, GA was 26.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Clarkston, GA are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Clarkston, GA residents was 28.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    234,298 ± 11,751 people
  2. India
    98,606 ± 7,673 people
  3. Jamaica
    44,462 ± 5,166 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 234,298 Georgia residents, followed by India with 98,606 and Jamaica with 44,462.

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Citizenship

55.5%
2020 Citizenship
56.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 55.5% of Clarkston, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Clarkston, GA was 56.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    70 ± 72
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    58 ± 56
  3. Vietnam
    42 ± 73

Clarkston, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,276. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Clarkston, GA employs 5.44k people. The largest industries in Clarkston, GA are Retail Trade (1,079 people), Manufacturing (1,072 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (471 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,872), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,625), and Public Administration ($40,556).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,105
2020 value
± $5,038
−2.35%
1 Year Growth
± 16.5%

Households in Clarkston, GA have a median annual income of $40,105, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,070 in 2019, which represents a −2.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$69,082
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,257
$51,276
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $897

In 2020, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Georgia
  1. Asian
    $68,689 ± $4,099
  2. White
    $60,077 ± $1,041
  3. Two or More Races
    $48,607 ± $3,907

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clarkston, GA is from Georgia.
0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2020, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.302% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 220.10
  2. Census Tract 221

The following map shows all of the places in Clarkston, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarkston, GA (3.92k out of 12.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males < 5 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
    2,498 ± 470
  2. Asian
    1,044 ± 230
  3. White
    243 ± 124

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

5.44k
2020 Value
± 580
−7.23%
1 Year decline
± 15.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Clarkston, GA declined at a rate of −7.23%, from 5.87k employees to 5.44k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarkston, GA, are Production Occupations (932 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (632 people), and Material Moving Occupations (531 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 (932 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (632 people), and Material Moving Occupations (531 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clarkston, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.07 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.64 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clarkston, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($107,969), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($73,364), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($72,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.44k
2020 Value
± 580
−7.23%
1 Year decline
± 15.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Clarkston, GA declined at a rate of −7.23%, from 5.87k employees to 5.44k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarkston, GA, are Retail Trade (1,079 people), Manufacturing (1,072 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (471 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 Retail Trade (1,079 people), Manufacturing (1,072 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (471 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clarkston, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.97 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.8 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clarkston, GA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,872), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,625), and Public Administration ($40,556).

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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. $68.9B
  2. $63.5B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $68.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($63.5B) and Electronics ($51.2B).

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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$626B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $626B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.3T by 2050.

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. $57.7B
  2. $34B
  3. $30.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $57.7B, followed by Tennessee with $34B and North Carolina and $30.2B.

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

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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%). The most partisan county was Brantley County, GA with 90.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Georgia
49.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 90.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Brantley County, GA with 90.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarkston, GA was $151,500 in 2020, which is 0.659 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $122,900 to $151,500, a 23.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarkston, GA is 9.17%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Clarkston, GA have an average commute time of 34.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clarkston, GA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$151,500
2020 Median
± $19,920
$122,900
2019 Median
± $22,796

In 2020, the median property value in Clarkston, GA grew to to $151,500 from the previous year's value of $122,900.

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 $150k - $175k range.

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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.
$40,105
Median Household Income
± $5,038
3.37k
Number of Households
± 411

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.37k households in Clarkston, GA declined from $40,105 from the previous year's value of $41,070.

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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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

9.17%
2020 Homeownership
12.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 9.17% of the housing units in Clarkston, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 12.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clarkston, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

34.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarkston, GA have a longer commute time (34.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.2% of the workforce in Clarkston, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (57.4%)
  2. Carpooled (27.7%)
  3. Public Transit (8.11%)

In 2020, 57.4% of workers in Clarkston, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (27.7%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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 false.

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Health

74.6% of the population of Clarkston, GA has health coverage, with 23.2% on employee plans, 37.7% on Medicaid, 2.34% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.00785% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, GA see 914 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.93% decrease from the previous year (932 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1699 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.8%). Additionally, Candler County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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914 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DeKalb County, GA

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, GA see an average of 914 patients per year. This represents a 1.93% decrease from the previous year (932 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in DeKalb County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Georgia
$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

25.4%
Uninsured
23.2%
Employer Coverage
37.7%
Medicaid
2.34%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
0.00785%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarkston, GA declined by 12.6% from 29.1% to 25.4%.

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. 25.8% prevalence
  2. 25.5% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 25.8%.

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

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