Clarkston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 7,317 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Clarkston is the 103rd largest community in Washington.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clarkston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clarkston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarkston who work in office and administrative support (13.96%), sales jobs (12.75%), and food service (9.63%).
Of important note, Clarkston is also a city of artists. Clarkston has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Clarkston’s character.
One of the benefits of Clarkston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.69 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The rate of college-level education in Clarkston is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.29% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Clarkston in 2010 was $18,128, which is low income relative to Washington, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,512 for a family of four.
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 White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Clarkston include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Clarkston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.