Community Profile

Welcome to Clarkesville, where big-city amenities mesh with small-town charm to create an unforgettable experience. The designation as a Main Street has invigorated Clarkesville. Scores of new businesses have sprung up and more are on the way. With the streetscape plan on Mayor Aycock's agenda and the Facade Grant helping to transform many of Clarkesville's famous buildings, you can feel the energy of a true, historic downtown coming to life!

  • Currently, downtown Clarkesville is along Washington Street from Louise Street to Mary Street, and all side roads in between
  • There are 167 businesses in this district
  • There are 1,625 people employed in this district
  • Traffic counts along Washington Street average 16,000 daily


  • Clarkesville is the county seat for Habersham County
  • Residents: 1,742
  • Population growth since last census: 39%
  • Median Age: 38.9 years
  • Male 47%, Female 53%
  • Median Income: $30,366

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