Clarkesville, GA
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Clarkesville is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 1,746 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clarkesville is the 268th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Clarkesville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Clarkesville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clarkesville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarkesville who work in office and administrative support (12.43%), teaching (12.17%), and sales jobs (11.38%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.71% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Clarkesville is a very car-oriented city. 0.97% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Clarkesville is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Clarkesville has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

The overall education level of Clarkesville is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.15% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clarkesville in 2010 was $20,794, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,176 for a family of four. However, Clarkesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Clarkesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarkesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clarkesville include German, English, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Clarkesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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