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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (30.8%), Retail trade (12.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.4%), Manufacturing (11.8%).
Detached houses: $206,261Here:$206,261State:$224,856
Townhouses or other attached units: $227,415Here:$227,415State:$183,253
In 2-unit structures: $74,149Here:$74,149State:$162,731
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,263Here:$149,263State:$178,500
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $293,689Here:$293,689State:$202,248
Mobile homes: $78,659Here:$78,659State:$44,353
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Kerry/Edwards (Democratic): 58.3%
Bush/Cheney (Republican): 40.4%
Obama (Democratic): 65.7%
McCain (Republican): 34.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,438 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,525 (0.9%)
Area name: Athens-Clarke County, GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clarke County is $509 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $639 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $851 a month.
Cities in this county include: Winterville, Athens.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.098 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.082 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 15.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 33 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
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Neighboring counties: Barrow County , Jackson County , Madison County , Oconee County , Oglethorpe County .
Unemployment by year (%)
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year ($)
Current college students: 29,695
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 39.8%
Number of foreign born residents: 8,509 (21% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.9%
Housing units in Clarke County with a mortgage: 9,491 (809 second mortgage, 1,003 home equity loan, 34 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,355
Class of Workers
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Clarke County (%):
13.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,053 average adjusted gross income)
0.90% of residents moved from foreign countries ($525 average AGI)Clarke County:0.90%Georgia average:0.39%
7.96% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($16,269 average AGI)
4.78% relocated from other states ($11,259 average AGI)Clarke County:4.78%Georgia average:4.40%
13.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,019 average adjusted gross income)
0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($363 average AGI)Clarke County:0.23%Georgia average:0.09%
8.11% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($20,527 average AGI)
4.67% relocated to other states ($12,128 average AGI)Clarke County:4.67%Georgia average:3.17%
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 10,721 (8,647 aged, 2,074 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 67.1. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of homicide:
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.0. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
13,319 spouses, 20,369 children (18,724 natural, 443 adopted, 1,202 stepchildren), 1,620 grandchildren, 1,429 brothers or sisters, 570 parents, 1,400 other relatives, 2,254 non-relatives
Size of family households: 8,718 2-persons, 4,978 3-persons, 3,634 4-persons, 1,588 5-persons, 616 6-persons, 326 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 11,786 1-person, 5,217 2-persons, 1,571 3-persons, 1,060 4-persons, 154 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.
88.2% of residents of Clarke County speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 36% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
Population growth in Clarke County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.51 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)
Year house built
36% of Clarke County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Georgia.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $93,800
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Educational Attainment (%)
School Enrollment by Level of School (%)
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)
Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
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