Athens-Clarke County, GA 

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+25.8% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

87.6 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

6.5 / 6.9

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Athens-Clarke County, GA

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia is a vibrant city located in northeastern Georgia. Its main attractions include the University of Georgia, downtown Athens' lively music scene, and several museums and galleries. For those looking to explore nature, there are plenty of trails to hike or bike throughout the area. Shopping and dining experiences are also plentiful here from boutique stores to classic diners. Whether you’re looking for a place to call home or just want some sightseeing and recreation, Athens-Clarke County won't disappoint! College town - Northeast Georgia, about 70 miles east of Atlanta.
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: -12.4% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 802 ft above sea level
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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.


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

Compared to the rest of the country, Athens-Clarke County's cost of living is 12.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Athens-Clarke County's Cost of Living

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

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

Athens-Clarke County's population is 126,118 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.6%. Learn More...

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

The median home cost in Athens-Clarke County is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.7%.

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 15.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Athens-Clarke County is .

Reviews for Athens-Clarke County   27 Reviews
Ath town - 7/5/2023
Athens is really a jewel hidden in & of itself. This place had so much stuff; it's constantly changing. They have city transit. They're expanding the highway and... Read More

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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

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

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