Clarkston, Georgia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Clarkston, Georgia
—  City  —
Motto: “Small Town – Big Heart”
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°48′37″N 84°14′24″W / 33.81028°N 84.24°W / 33.81028; -84.24Coordinates: 33°48′37″N 84°14′24″W / 33.81028°N 84.24°W / 33.81028; -84.24
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyDeKalb
Government
 • MayorEmanuel Ransom[1]
Area
 • Total1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total7,554
 • DensityBad rounding here6,900/sq mi (Bad rounding here2,800/km2)
 • DemonymClarkstonian
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code30021
Area code(s)404, 678
FIPS code13-16544[2]
GNIS feature ID0331411[3]
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Clarkston, Georgia
—  City  —
Motto: “Small Town – Big Heart”
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°48′37″N 84°14′24″W / 33.81028°N 84.24°W / 33.81028; -84.24Coordinates: 33°48′37″N 84°14′24″W / 33.81028°N 84.24°W / 33.81028; -84.24
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyDeKalb
Government
 • MayorEmanuel Ransom[1]
Area
 • Total1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total7,554
 • DensityBad rounding here6,900/sq mi (Bad rounding here2,800/km2)
 • DemonymClarkstonian
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code30021
Area code(s)404, 678
FIPS code13-16544[2]
GNIS feature ID0331411[3]

Clarkston is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 7,554 at the 2010 census.[4] The city is home to the central campus of Georgia Perimeter College.

The city is noted for its ethnic diversity. In the 1990s refugee resettlement programs identified Clarkston as a good fit for displaced persons of many different backgrounds. The rental market was open, residents were moving farther out from the Atlanta urban core, and Clarkston was the last stop on a transit line into the city. By the 2000s the local high school had students from more than 50 countries; a local mosque had 800 worshipers; and by some estimates, half the population was from outside the U.S.

Contents

Geography

Clarkston is located at 33°48′37″N 84°14′24″W / 33.81028°N 84.24°W / 33.81028; -84.24 (33.810304, −84.239877)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), of which 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) is land and 0.94% is water.

Demographics

As of 2010 Clarkston had a population of 7,554. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 13.6% white (13.1% non-Hispanic white), 58.4% black or African American (57.9% non-Hispanic black), 0.2% Native American, 4.8% Vietnamese, 16.8% other Asian, 2.1% from some other race and 4.1% from two or more races. 2.8% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.[6]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,231 people, 2,469 households, and 1,587 families residing in the city. The population density was 6,856.3 people per square mile (2,659.0/km²). There were 2,622 housing units at an average density of 2,486.1 per square mile (964.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 19.44% White, 55.66% African American, 0.11% Native American, 12.57% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.56% from other races, and 9.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.61% of the population.

There were 2,469 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.2% were married couples living together, 21.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 40.0% from 25 to 44, 13.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,436, and the median income for a family was $38,056. Males had a median income of $27,604 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,304. About 19.5% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

In 2000, Clarkston had the highest percentage of people from Somalia of any community in the United States, with 7.6% of the population reporting having come from there.[7]

Sister cities

Education

DeKalb County School System operates Clarkston's public schools.

All of the schools are located outside of the city limits of Clarkston.

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf is a private school in Clarkston.

Public libraries

DeKalb County Public Library operates the Clarkston Branch.[8]

References

External links