Clarkston, GA
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Clarkston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 12,215 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Clarkston is the 104th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Clarkston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Clarkston are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clarkston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarkston who work in office and administrative support (12.71%), sales jobs (11.10%), and food service (8.47%).

One downside of living in Clarkston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.83 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Clarkston, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

In terms of college education, Clarkston is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.87% of adults 25 and older in Clarkston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Clarkston in 2010 was $13,756, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,024 for a family of four. Clarkston also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.10% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Clarkston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clarkston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarkston residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Clarkston include African, Irish, English, and Other Subsaharan African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Clarkston's cultural character, accounting for 44.05% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Clarkston is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Other Asian languages.