Athens-Clarke County

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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

PO Box 1868
Athens, GA 30603
Phone: (706) 613-3031
Fax: (706) 613-3033
www.athensclarkecounty.com

In north-central GA, northeast of Atlanta; organized Dec 5, 1801 from Jackson and Greene counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Elijah Clarke ( 1733-99), an officer in the American Revolution

Area (sq mi):: 121.28 (land 120.79; water 0.49) Population per square mile: 864.60
Population 2005: 104,439 State rank: 19 Population change: 2000-20005 2.90%; 1990-2000 15.90% Population 2000: 101,489 (White 62.00%; Black or African American 27.30%; Hispanic or Latino 6.30%; Asian 3.10%; Other 4.70%). Foreign born: 8.40%. Median age: 25.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,123; median household $28,403; Population below poverty level: 28.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,253-$23,125
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 18.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Athens County seat (102,744)

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