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What's it like to live in Clarkston?


  Clarkston Georgia U.S
Median household income $40,940 $48,642 $50,935
Median home price $79,500 $110,000 $152,300
Cost of living (% of national avg) 88% 92% 100%
Unemployment 10% 10% 9%
Days per year with some sun: 216   
Days per year with some precipitation: 108   
Population: 7,554 (2010)   
Males: 3,723 (49.3%)   
Females: 3,831 (50.7%)   
Median resident age: 29.5 years   
Georgia median age: 40.0 years   


Security Experts SafeWise List Clarkston among the 50 Safest Cities in Georgia

In 2014, the Home security experts SafeWise ranked Clarkston 44th in its list of the 50 Safest Cities in Georgia with populations over 5,000.The company based the ranking on findings from the FBI's "Crime in the U.S." report. Auburn, Ga., in Barrow County was ranked No. 1
Here’s what SafeWise had to say about Clarkston:
Located in the heart of the Atlanta metropolitan area, Clarkston provides the peace and quiet that people love about small towns just outside of major cities. Clarkston residents are committed to fostering a walking and biking community, a unique characteristic of the city’s cultural makeup.
The city also promotes outdoor activities, including its new renovation of Milam Park, which is now equipped with all new playground equipment, bike paths, a dog park, a new swimming pool complex, an ADA walking trail, and a Wildlife Nature Preserve and Twin Lakes with fishing that is open to the public. Clarkston has everything you could ever love about a tight-knit, community-driven small town all wrapped up in one rich, entertaining package.