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Clarkston
  • Suburb of Atlanta, GA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Clarkston is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 14,553. Clarkston is in DeKalb County. Living in Clarkston offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Clarkston there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Clarkston and residents tend to be liberal.

About

About Clarkston...
Population
14,553

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,500
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,227
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    87%
  • Own
    13%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    229.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    20.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    20.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    208.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    417.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,628.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    271.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    22%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    4%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    national  11%

Working in Clarkston

Jobs
grade C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,122
National
$75,149

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