Athens-Clarke County, Georgia 

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Population

126,391

+7.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.9%

Median Income

$33,293

Median Home Price

$232,600

Median Age

27.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

6.5 / 6.9

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

College town - Northeast Georgia, about 70 miles east of Atlanta. May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Athens-Clarke County, while July and January are the least comfortable months.
State: Georgia
County: Clarke County
Metro Area: Athens-Clarke County Metro Area
City: Athens-Clarke County
Zip Codes: 30606 30605 30601 30607 30622 30683 30602 30609
Cost of Living: -12.8% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 802 ft above sea level

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Athens-Clarke County, GA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
College-town amenities
Nightlife
Educated population
Cons
Home prices
Property crime
Air service

What Bert Has To Say About Athens-Clarke County Metro Area

Athens is a clean, attractive and progressive town with a distinct southern flair. The local University of Georgia is the centerpiece of the area’s economy. Athens is noted as a center for pop music—REM and the B-52’s are from here—and the entertainment scene includes plenty of live music. Other arts and cultural amenities emanate from the university. The area has some interesting architecture and building projects, including a 10-year old Victorian-look “Classic Center” used as a convention center and concert hall, funded by tax initiatives.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Athens-Clarke County is 3.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Athens-Clarke County jobs have increased by 4.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Athens-Clarke County's cost of living is 12.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Athens-Clarke County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Athens-Clarke County, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Clarke county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 70.1% to 28.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Athens-Clarke County's population is 126,391 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Athens-Clarke County is Real Estate: $232,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.4%.

SCHOOLS
Athens-Clarke County public schools spend $13,470 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.4 students per teacher in Athens-Clarke County. More Education



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Housing Market in Athens-Clarke County

It's a good time to buy in Athens-Clarke County. Home Appreciation is up 13.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Athens-Clarke County is $232,600.
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Reviews for Athens-Clarke County   26 Reviews
Loved it so much I moved to Athens. - 9/24/2020
I absolutely love Athens, Ga. I grew up traveling the world, the first place that I have ever lived in for more than 5 years in a row was Athens, Ga. I cam here in 96... Read More

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Reasonable Rent - That's about it. - 8/29/2016
The "Old South" is alive and well, thing about Baptists is they look like real people. Also come late Spring several religious groups feel they have the right to knock... Read More

Beautiful - 12/7/2013
One of the nicest college towns in the... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, GEORGIA
30606 30605 30601 30607 30622 30683 30602 30609

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