Clarkston, WA


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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 sales jobs (14.63%), office and administrative support (14.34%), and maintenance occupations (8.91%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Clarkston spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.34 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In Clarkston, just 10.64% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Clarkston in 2010 was $17,272, which is low income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,088 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.

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