Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

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Population in 2021: 127,358 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +27.0%
 
Males: 60,909  (47.8%)
Females: 66,449  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

29.0 years
Georgia median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 30601, 30602, 30605, 30606, 30607, 30609, 30622, 30646.

Athens-Clarke County Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2021: $50,299 (it was $28,118 in 2000)
Athens-Clarke County:

$50,299
GA:

$66,559

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $29,820 (it was $17,103 in 2000)

Athens-Clarke County income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $237,100 (it was $103,000 in 2000)
Athens-Clarke County:

$237,100
GA:

$249,700

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $287,861; detached houses: $302,601; townhouses or other attached units: $164,152; in 2-unit structures: $79,048; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $110,924; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,130; mobile homes: $111,906

Median gross rent in 2021: $1,047.

March 2022 cost of living index in Athens-Clarke County: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 21.0%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.5% for American Indian residents, 30.0% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Athens-Clarke County, GA (2021)
    • 68,98954.8%White alone
    • 30,75224.4%Black alone
    • 13,52110.7%Hispanic
    • 7,0595.6%Two or more races
    • 5,0304.0%Asian alone
    • 5970.5%American Indian alone
    • 580.05%Other race alone

Races in Athens-Clarke County detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Athens-Clarke County by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(6.2)
2
(1.8)
10
(8.7)
5
(4.3)
6
(5.1)
5
(4.3)
2
(1.7)
4
(3.3)
3
(2.5)
4
(3.2)
6
(4.8)
6
(4.7)
6
(4.7)
4
(3.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
38
(33.5)
54
(47.4)
42
(36.7)
28
(24.2)
30
(25.6)
49
(41.7)
37
(30.8)
38
(31.3)
57
(47.2)
54
(43.6)
57
(45.6)
105
(82.7)
146
(114.7)
105
(81.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
142
(125.2)
204
(179.0)
154
(134.5)
111
(96.0)
132
(112.7)
158
(134.5)
125
(104.1)
125
(102.9)
116
(96.0)
163
(131.5)
123
(98.5)
109
(85.8)
130
(102.2)
102
(79.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
248
(218.7)
275
(241.3)
265
(231.4)
227
(196.4)
249
(212.6)
244
(207.7)
240
(199.8)
205
(168.7)
328
(271.4)
312
(251.7)
333
(266.6)
277
(218.1)
342
(268.8)
443
(345.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,306
(1,152)
1,706
(1,497)
1,918
(1,675)
1,334
(1,154)
1,359
(1,160)
1,149
(978.2)
967
(805.0)
761
(626.3)
936
(774.5)
822
(663.3)
683
(546.8)
589
(463.7)
667
(524.2)
597
(465.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,836
(3,383)
4,374
(3,839)
3,453
(3,015)
3,301
(2,856)
3,273
(2,795)
3,209
(2,732)
2,911
(2,423)
2,844
(2,341)
3,109
(2,572)
3,053
(2,463)
3,017
(2,415)
2,845
(2,240)
3,281
(2,578)
2,837
(2,214)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
351
(309.6)
365
(320.3)
274
(239.2)
298
(257.8)
241
(205.8)
243
(206.9)
194
(161.5)
187
(153.9)
237
(196.1)
225
(181.5)
230
(184.1)
294
(231.5)
282
(221.6)
351
(273.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
36
(31.7)
26
(22.8)
21
(18.3)
15
(13.0)
23
(19.6)
20
(17.0)
18
(15.0)
26
(21.4)
30
(24.8)
15
(12.1)
13
(10.4)
10
(7.9)
14
(11.0)
20
(15.6)
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City-data.com crime index in Athens-Clarke County, GA

Crime rate in Athens-Clarke County detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 270 (210 officers - 182 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Georgia average:

2.45
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Ancestries: English (6.9%), American (4.6%), Irish (4.4%), European (4.2%), German (4.1%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 117.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,082 people per square mile   (low).

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia map

11,925 residents are foreign born (4.6% Latin America, 2.9% Asia, 1.0% Africa).

This city:

9.4%
Georgia:

10.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $2,080 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $2,283 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (60.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (593.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Athens, GA (0.7 miles ),
Winterville, GA (2.4 miles ),
Hull, GA (2.5 miles),
Watkinsville, GA (2.6 miles ),
Bogart, GA (2.9 miles ),
Bishop, GA (3.2 miles),
Arnoldsville, GA (3.2 miles ),
North High Shoals, GA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 33.96 N, Longitude: 83.38 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +14,487 (+11.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 49,556 (76.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Distribution of median household income in Athens-Clarke County, GA in 2021
Distribution of house value in Athens-Clarke County, GA in 2021
Athens-Clarke County satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 180 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2020: 294 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2019: 517 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2018: 345 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2017: 189 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2016: 115 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2015: 89 buildings, average cost: $214,400
  • 2014: 116 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2013: 143 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2012: 185 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2011: 84 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2010: 94 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2009: 90 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2008: 204 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2007: 472 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2006: 463 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2005: 772 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2004: 1137 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2003: 817 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 2002: 750 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2001: 541 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2000: 531 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 1999: 416 buildings, average cost: $76,600
  • 1998: 537 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 1997: 318 buildings, average cost: $80,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Athens-Clarke County, GA residents
Average permit cost in Athens-Clarke County, GA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.4%
Georgia:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +13,524 (+15.6%).
Most common industries in Athens-Clarke County, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (22.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (19.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
  • Social assistance (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Athens-Clarke County, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2021
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2021
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2021
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)

Average climate in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia average temperatures Athens-Clarke County, Georgia average precipitation Athens-Clarke County, Georgia humidity Athens-Clarke County, Georgia wind speed Athens-Clarke County, Georgia snowfall Athens-Clarke County, Georgia sunshine Athens-Clarke County, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.8. This is about average.

City:

63.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.66
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Athens-Clarke County-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Athens-Clarke County city center killed one person and injured 65 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.3 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Athens-Clarke County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 133.7 miles away from Athens-Clarke County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 131.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 217.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 133.8 miles away from Athens-Clarke County center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from Athens-Clarke County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clarke County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Athens-Clarke County topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Athens-Clarke County:

  • ATHENS REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • ABC HOME HLTH OF ATHENS (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • ATHENS KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • ST MARY'S HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • ATHENS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF ATHENS (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ATHENS, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athens-Clarke County:

  • University of Georgia (about 1 miles; Athens, GA; Full-time enrollment: 32,679)
  • Athens Technical College (about 4 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 34 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Brenau University (about 35 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 36 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 40 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Piedmont College (about 44 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • HIGH SCHOOLS Clarke Central High School: 350 South Milledge Avenue Cedar Shoals High School: 1300 Cedar Shoals Drive Clarke County Alternative Education Program: H.T. Edwards Teaching and Learning Center, 440 Dearing Extension Classic City High School: A Performance Learning Center: 240 Mitchell Bridge Road added by TH
Clarke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

48.3%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Athens-Clarke County in 2010:

  • 8,045 people in college/university student housing
  • 431 people in state prisons
  • 348 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 157 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 98 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 74 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Athens-Clarke County in 2000:

  • 6,594 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 583 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 528 people in nursing homes
  • 145 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 97 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 81 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 67 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 29 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other group homes

For population 15 years and over in Athens-Clarke County:

Marital status in Athens-Clarke County, GA
  • Never married: 51.4%
  • Now married: 36.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

For population 25 years and over in Athens-Clarke County:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
Georgia average:

12.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Athens-Clarke County
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Athens-Clarke County, GA (based on Clarke County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,82456
Mainline Protestant13,40520
Catholic8,4751
Black Protestant3,84710
Other3,26617
Orthodox--
None72,897-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Clarke County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Clarke County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Clarke County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Here:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Clarke County:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Clarke County:

25.7%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.2%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Athens-Clarke County:

50.6%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Athens-Clarke County:

52.2%
Georgia:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Athens-Clarke County:

28.1
Georgia:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Athens-Clarke County:

18.6%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.8%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Athens-Clarke County:

6.8
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Athens-Clarke County:

29.3%
Georgia:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

60.5%
Georgia:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Athens-Clarke County:

83.3%
Georgia:

80.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Athens-Clarke County, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 243$1,205,668$59,5391$2,365
Firefighters 193$893,602$55,5610$0
Other and Unallocable 187$805,305$51,677178$82,004
Correction 179$940,861$63,0742$2,857
Judicial and Legal 133$637,099$57,48319$14,771
Parks and Recreation 120$534,103$53,41089$96,062
Water Supply 118$480,142$48,8281$798
Sewerage 99$366,753$44,4557$7,446
Financial Administration 80$379,150$56,8737$5,894
Police - Other 65$253,428$46,78729$12,638
Transit 63$229,103$43,63932$43,859
Other Government Administration 59$307,570$62,55716$23,427
Solid Waste Management 57$204,884$43,1336$7,444
Local Libraries 50$162,768$39,06486$37,762
Streets and Highways 41$171,725$50,2610$0
Airports 7$34,552$59,2324$4,209
Housing and Community Development (Local) 7$36,102$61,8890$0
Natural Resources 6$9,480$18,9600$0
Fire - Other 5$19,609$47,0621$1,102
Totals for Government 1,712$7,671,904$53,775478$342,638

Athens-Clarke County government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,580,000 ($83.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,334,000 ($18.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,334,000 ($10.47)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,172,000 ($9.20)
    General Public Buildings: $980,000 ($7.69)
    General - Other: $978,000 ($7.68)
    Central Staff Services: $333,000 ($2.61)
    Libraries: $246,000 ($1.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($0.26)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($0.13)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.05)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $40,492,000 ($317.94)
    Police Protection: $27,740,000 ($217.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,073,000 ($157.61)
    Water Utilities: $16,649,000 ($130.73)
    Sewerage: $16,155,000 ($126.85)
    Correctional Institutions: $16,012,000 ($125.72)
    Central Staff Services: $15,114,000 ($118.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,686,000 ($115.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,293,000 ($112.23)
    Financial Administration: $8,174,000 ($64.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,877,000 ($61.85)
    Libraries: $6,447,000 ($50.62)
    Regular Highways: $5,354,000 ($42.04)
    General Public Buildings: $5,218,000 ($40.97)
    Air Transportation: $2,506,000 ($19.68)
    Health - Other: $2,032,000 ($15.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,908,000 ($14.98)
    Public Welfare - Other: $753,000 ($5.91)
    Natural Resources - Other: $211,000 ($1.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,829,000 ($116.44)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,100,000 ($8.64)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $135,000 ($1.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,840,000 ($30.15)
    Financial Administration: $1,236,000 ($9.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $463,000 ($3.64)
    Police Protection: $259,000 ($2.03)
    General Public Building: $129,000 ($1.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $48,000 ($0.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000 ($0.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,000 ($0.12)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($0.11)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,634,000 ($44.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,792,000 ($37.63)

Athens-Clarke County government finances - Revenue in 2020 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $44,534,000 ($349.68)
    Other: $22,644,000 ($177.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,661,000 ($75.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,561,000 ($59.37)
    Air Transportation: $2,638,000 ($20.71)
    Regular Highways: $273,000 ($2.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $9,118,000 ($71.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,216,000 ($9.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $75,217,000 ($590.60)
    Other: $9,676,000 ($75.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,044,000 ($31.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,730,000 ($21.44)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,971,000 ($15.48)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,084,000 ($8.51)
    Sale of Property: $147,000 ($1.15)
    Rents: $125,000 ($0.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $19,493,000 ($153.06)
    Transit Utilities: $776,000 ($6.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,998,000 ($31.39)
    General Local Government Support: $377,000 ($2.96)
  • Tax - Property: $66,764,000 ($524.22)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $8,789,000 ($69.01)
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,533,000 ($67.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,062,000 ($24.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,941,000 ($23.09)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,979,000 ($15.54)
    Other License: $1,828,000 ($14.35)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,624,000 ($12.75)
    Other: $454,000 ($3.56)

Athens-Clarke County government finances - Debt in 2020 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $254,900,000 ($2001.44)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $236,407,000 ($1856.24)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,126,000 ($315.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,633,000 ($169.86)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,247,000 ($41.20)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,920,000 ($38.63)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $327,000 ($2.57)

Athens-Clarke County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,087,000 ($1021.43)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $205,695,000 ($1615.09)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,815,000 ($116.33)

Strongest AM radio stations in Athens-Clarke County:

  • WGAU (1340 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WRFC (960 AM; 5 kW; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC)
  • WBKZ (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JEFFERSON, GA; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WXAG (1470 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, GA; Owner: MECCA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WJJC (1270 AM; 5 kW; COMMERCE, GA; Owner: BANKS-JACKSON BROADCASTING)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athens-Clarke County:

  • WUOG (90.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA)
  • W250AC (97.9 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W203BK (88.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMSL (88.9 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: PRINCE AVENUE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WGMG (102.1 FM; CRAWFORD, GA; Owner: NEW BROADCAST INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, INC)
  • WUGA (91.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WPMA (102.7 FM; BUCKHEAD, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WMOQ (92.3 FM; BOSTWICK, GA; Owner: BOSTWICK BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WPUP (103.7 FM; ROYSTON, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Athens-Clarke County:

  • W42AO (Channel 42; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMUNITY TV)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Athens-Clarke County fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 191Number of bridges
  • 2,339ft / 713mTotal length
  • $232,796,000Total costs
  • 3,023,050Total average daily traffic
  • 102,619Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Athens-Clarke County, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 421960-1969
  • 321970-1979
  • 191980-1989
  • 161990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 92010-2019
  • 22020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Athens-Clarke County, GA

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • ATHENSGA, 205 B. Dairy Pak Road (Lat: 33.981917 Lon: -83.389722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 134.1 m, Overall height: 141.7 m, Call Sign: WPNN823,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6780.00 MHz, 6775.00 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz... (+64 more), Grant Date: 06/19/2018, Expiration Date: 07/14/2028, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 N. 18th St / Bin 5n-5409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-7600, Fax: (205) 257-2134, Email:
  • 9AT0834A, 205 B. Dairy Pak Road (Lat: 33.981806 Lon: -83.389861), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 134.1 m, Overall height: 141.7 m, Call Sign: WQQU506,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2020, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • UGA, 2145 Milledge Avenue South (026120 / Athens Milledge Ga) (Lat: 33.918778 Lon: -83.376944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 63.4 m, Overall height: 65.2 m, Call Sign: WQZA488,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11625.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz... (+14 more), Grant Date: 03/21/2017, Expiration Date: 03/21/2027, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 N. 18th St / Bin 5n-5409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-7600, Fax: (205) 257-2134, Email:
  • 9AT0905A, 297 Cemetary St (Lat: 33.950250 Lon: -83.371250), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WRJD580,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 08/11/2020, Expiration Date: 09/30/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2020, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • 9AT0905A, 297 Cemetary St (Lat: 33.950250 Lon: -83.371250), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WRJJ345,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 09/09/2020, Expiration Date: 11/30/2020, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2021, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • 9AT0905A, 297 Cemetary St (Lat: 33.950250 Lon: -83.371250), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WRKC629,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 12/11/2020, Expiration Date: 12/22/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/27/2021, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED347$137,549580$146,4201,767$162,86594$75,95223$1,521,391692$134,05831$52,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$158,00736$178,607111$145,6475$16,0700$017$92,0261$119,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED45$121,89255$141,871470$158,63444$45,1611$1,500,00067$129,00414$59,449
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN55$134,24171$143,651372$148,34018$43,1030$066$111,6983$75,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$121,6054$116,75062$157,4763$140,0000$03$74,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 29 tracts in Athens Clarke County, GA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED62$154,52281$187,62610$125,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$166,00019$152,2013$115,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$132,3338$163,7501$126,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$174,7502$155,5001$94,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$150,0000$01$109,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Athens-Clarke County, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Athens-Clarke County, GA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Athens-Clarke County, GA
  • 54.7%Electricity
  • 42.7%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Athens-Clarke County, GA
  • 75.8%Electricity
  • 20.8%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Athens-Clarke County compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Athens-Clarke County on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 females in this group)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 males in this group)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military transient quarters for temporary residents (population 1,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #91 (30601) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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