Athens-Clarke County

Clarke County, now consolidated with the City of Athens, took its terri­tory from Jackson County. Still the smallest of all 159 Georgia counties, Clarke was named for General Elijah Clarke of Revolutionary War fame. Athens grew up around the University of Georgia, the oldest state uni­versity, chartered in 1785.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 1868, Athens GA 30603
Telephone 706.613.3031
Fax 706.613.3033

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Athens-Clarke County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 114737 (State Rank: 18)
Incorporated Millage Rage 13.2
Unincorporated Millage Rate 0
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 20
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 33.2
Total Unincorporated 20


County Officials