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Overview

Introduction to Clarkston, Georgia

Located in De Kalb county, Clarkston, Georgia, is 9 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta area.

Clarkston History

The origin of the city of Clarkston can be traced back to the 1830s, when Georgia Railroad constructed a rail line through the area. It connected the merchants of Athens with the outlets in South Carolina and Augusta. The community was originally named 'New Siding,' in honor of Jake New, who was a section foreman working for the Georgia Railroad. The city of Clarkston was officially incorporated into the state in the year 1882. It was named 'Clarkston' in honor of W. W. Clark, a Director of the Georgia Railroad and the Covington Railroad.

Clarkston and nearby Attractions

  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Braves Museum & Hall of Fame
  • Stone Mountain Park
  • Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
  • Panola Mountain State Park
  • Root House Museum

Things To Do In Clarkston

The city of Clarkston is home to several museums such as the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Braves Museum & Hall of Fame, Southeastern Railway Museum, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, and Gwinnett History Museum. It is also home to golf courses such as the Little Mountain Golf Course, Heritage Golf Club, and Charlie Yates Golf Course. The city also houses Georgia's Stone Mountain State Park, Crowley Family Mausoleum, Malibu Grand Prix Family Entertainment Center, and Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The Zoo Tavern, Zoo Atlanta, and Georgia Aquarium are ideal destinations for a trip with family and friends.

Clarkston Transportation

The closest major international airport is The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Clarkston Higher Education

Higher education is available at DeKalb Technical College, Clark Atlanta University, Emory University, and Georgia State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,594
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens3.5%
Employed Population 16+5,325
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married39%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$22,175
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,517
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,874

Wealth

Median Family Income$30,367
% Above Poverty Level64.1%
% Below Poverty Level35.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation10.6%

Housing

People Living Alone27.8%
Median Gross Rent$859
Median House Value$96,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63.1%
African22.6%
Ethiopian14.3%
English2.4%
West Indian1.8%
Irish1.7%
Liberian1.6%
Scottish1.6%
German1.5%
Somali1.5%
Barbadian1.1%
Polish0.9%
Arab0.6%
Austrian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Italian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
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Clarkston Almanac

CategoryValue
County DeKalb County
Standard Zip Codes30021
Phone Area Codes404,678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.81
Approximate Longitude-84.24

Clarkston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationCOVINGTON
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationWINDER 1 SSE
Distance32.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avondale Estates3,095$136,758
Chamblee27,862$48,476
Decatur21,210$130,885
Norcross16,293$42,620
Pine Lake644$47,273
Stone Mountain6,102$42,391

Clarkston Public Schools

Atlanta Area School For The Deaf
890 N Indian Creek Dr
ZIP: 30021
(404) 298-4868
Other
Total Enrollment 176
Clarkston High School
618 N Indian Creek Dr
ZIP: 30021
(678) 676-5302
High
Total Enrollment 1544
Gateway To College Academy
555 N Indian Creek Dr
ZIP: 30021
(678) 891-3220
High
Total Enrollment 86
Indian Creek Elementary School
724 N Indian Creek Dr
ZIP: 30021
(678) 676-5702
Primary
Total Enrollment 1087
Jolly Elementary School
1070 Otello Ave
ZIP: 30021
(678) 676-5802
Primary
Total Enrollment 896

Clarkston Private Schools

Fugees Academy
3919 Church St
ZIP: 30021
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
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