Clarkston, a small city in Georgia, has a population of just over 12,000. Families with young children are a common sight, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community, though young professionals are also well-represented. Clarkston ranks as the 10th-youngest city in the state with an average age of just over 30. Only 18% of residents are homeowners in Clarkston, as the majority rent. At $925/month, the average rent is slightly below the state average.
Clarkston residents have an average commute of about 39 minutes, slower than the Georgia average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (35%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is used by only 5% of the population. Relatively few commuters walk to work.
Many Clarkston residents work in one of two industries: manufacturing and retail. Together, these industries make up 17% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Clarkston workers earn an average annual income of around $45K, less than the Georgia average. Clarkston's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Among Clarkston residents over the age of 25, 13% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.